Inspired by the beauty of Colorado, and suitable for a Rocky Mountain winter, this throw will keep you warm wherever you live! This crocheted blanket pattern is made with simple stitches, yet has enough variety to keep you interested. It works up fairly quickly with chunky yarn, or you can sub by holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together.
See the FREE blanket crochet pattern below by scrolling down, or you may choose to purchase the ad-free printable from Etsy HERE or the kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE. Maker members, get your download in the member library HERE. On we go!
My favorite types of blankets are the ones that are easy, but still don’t make me totally bored by the end. Blanket projects are no joke because they take a long time, so you’d better enjoy it, or it may never be finished! At least that’s the case for me…lol. (Remember these blankets? Chunky Icelandic Crochet Blanket, Mod Heirloom Crocheted Blanket, Wintertide Throw)
With this pattern you will use crossed stitches to create the pretty eyelets and post stitches to make the raised braids (you can find video tutorials for all of the stitches with a simple search on YouTube). There is all kinds of texture, but the pattern repeats, so it’s simple yet it holds your attention. You’ll see how short the pattern is at the end of this blog post. Short and concise, just how I like!
I wouldn’t say that this is a great pattern for total beginners, as there are a few different stitches involved, but it’s definitely suitable for anyone who is comfortable with all of the basics. Definitely give the pattern a read before you attempt it! This way you can see if you think you’re up to it. 🙂
If you’re looking for a crocheted blanket that can really be used for so many things, I think this is a great option! It’s sort of a go-to as it’s classic, but has great character as well. It would be really easy to make adjustments ( SEE THE PATTERN NOTES SECTION FOR HOW TO ADJUST THE SIZE) for this to work as a baby blanket or even a large blanket for a bed.
Let’s hop to this free pattern!
Colorado Throw Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Inspired by the beauty of Colorado and suitable for a Rocky Mountain winter, this blanket will keep you cozy all season long wherever you live. You’ll use simple stitches to create the look of raised braids and crossed stitches to make beautiful eyelets. The chunky wool blend yarn makes for a relatively quick project and the stitch patterns are so much fun. Get ready to welcome chilly nights with your new throw!
9 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Hue + Me Chunky Weight Yarn in Bellini 125 g/skein convenient kit HERE available in many color options
Pattern uses approximately 1,000 grams
US size L crochet hook 8.0 mm
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
40” x 48” (small throw)
Approximately 9 stitches and 6 rows of pattern in 4” x 4”
This blanket is made from the bottom up and is finished with a border on two sides. Feel free to practice on a small swatch before beginning the blanket to ensure you understand the stitches. To adjust the size of the blanket (or to make a small swatch), you can start with a chain containing any EVEN number of stitches. To make the blanket longer, simply repeat rows 2 – 7 until the blanket reaches your desired length. Have fun!
Abbreviations (US) & Skills:
ch – chain
st – stitch
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
FPhdc – front post half double crochet
Hdc flo – hdc through the front loop only
WS- wrong side
RS – right side
COLORADO THROW PATTERN
Row 1 Dc in 4th ch st from hook and each st across the row. (88 sts) WS
Row 2 Ch 3 (counts as st) turn, *sk st, dc in next st, working behind st made, dc in skipped st; repeat from * across the row, dc in last st. (88 sts) RS
Row 3 Ch 2 (doesn’t count as st here or throughout pattern), turn, hdc flo in each st across the row. (88sts)
Row 4 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row. (88 sts)
Row 5 Repeat row 4.
Row 6 Ch 2, turn, FPhdc across.
Row 7 Ch 3 (counts as st), turn, dc in next st and in each st across.
Repeat rows 2 – 7, in that order until blanket is 48” long or you reach your desired length.
Crochet two rows of single crochet stitches along each of the two long edges of the blanket.
Now cuddle up in your wonderful, new, Colorado Throw!
I really hope you enjoyed this blanket pattern! I’d love to hear about it on Instagram @mamainastitch #mamainastitch.
Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.