Crochet Blanket Pattern Colorado Throw

Inspired by the beauty of Colorado, and suitable for a Rocky Mountain winter, this throw will keep you warm wherever you live!

This crochet 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. Yay!

If you are comfortable with a variety of crochet stitches, you will have fun making this. It’s simple, but has enough variation and stitches to keep you interested. No getting bored!

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!

Texture for days…..

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 typically 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)

One good thing about this Colorado Throw is that it is fairly quick to make because it uses the chunky yarn. It still has a great drape and the stitches really pop!

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!

This crocheted blanket is seriously COZY as can be. Perfect for a Colorado winter – or any winter.

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. 🙂

I just loved this shot that my hubby got. The mountains are in all their glory and the photo really highlights my fave aspects about the blanket. The raised braids, eyelets, and squish factor.

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.

Yay for crocheted blanket season!

Let’s hop to this free pattern!

Just a reminder that you may also choose to purchase the ad-free printable pattern from Etsy by clicking HERE.

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

Size (approximate):

40” x 48” (small throw)


Approximately 9 stitches and 6 rows of pattern in 4” x 4”

Pattern Notes:

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


Ch 90

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!


What Yarn Do I Use To Crochet A Throw Blanket?

I personally like to use chunky #5 yarn for throw blankets because they work up quickly! This is the yarn that I used in the Colorado Throw. You can also use worsted weight yarns or super bulky yarns. It really depends on the specific pattern that you’re making!

I really hope you enjoyed this blanket pattern! I’d love to hear about it on Instagram @mamainastitch #mamainastitch.

Also, if you love making blankets, here are some others to check out!

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Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Love the throw and just have one question. You said that if we wanted to adjust the size (as I would want it larger) to start a chain with any odd number of stitches; however, your throw starts with an even number (90). Did I read that wrong? At any rate, I’m saving this to start after the holidays, as I have too many projects going right now. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful patterns with us!

    1. I’m so sorry for the confusion! I’m just getting to comments now, however, I corrected the Notes section to read an “even” number of stitches for the chain. The pattern is correct, and that was just an error that I missed in the final edit!! Thanks for asking and so glad you like it!!

  2. Hello! I have the same question as Nancy. I want to make this just slightly smaller for someone in a wheel chair. I have just the yarn I want for this and am eager to get started, so I’m looking forward to your answer. Thank you!

  3. You created another beauty , looking forward to making this. I do have one question , did you make that sweater you have on in the picture ?

  4. Hi Jessica. This is about the 4th throw I’ve made from your patterns. One is more beautiful than the next. After perusing the internet for days to find a pattern to use up quite a stash of bulky yarn I have in my overflowing yarn bins, I saw your post about this pattern and rushed to see if it would work and yay, yay, it does! I started it last night and am loving it already. I love the stitch repeat, and like so many of your patterns, it’s the perfect mix of mindless and challenging (learned two new stitches with this pattern) to hold my interest. I’m making this throw for my dear aunt in her 80s who is suffering from end stage liver failure. I’ve made her a few things over the years, but I know she’ll love this. Thank you for being so consistent in your posts and patterns. Love what you do!

    1. I’m so thrilled you are liking these patterns!! How sweet that you’re making it for your aunt. I will be praying for her and you all will be in my thoughts!

  5. I was just thinking the same thing about the # of starting chains! Is it an odd or even #?

    1. It’s an even number ( like the pattern ). The notes section has been corrected and sorry for the confusion!

      1. Oh gosh, well I started an odd #…….91 chains and somehow it worked out as my blanket is finished and looks amazing! I love this pattern! It worked up so quickly. Hue & Me yarn was perfect for this project! I used Haze and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. My ends are all weaved in and now I just have to figure out the border. ‍♀️ I’m not very good at those lol. Thank you for your time and for the beautiful pattern!

  6. I have box full of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Bonus Bundles – in several colors. Would this pattern work well with 6 Super Bulky?

  7. I’m excited to make this beautiful blanket for my new granddaughter but I do not know how to do the stitch in row 2 where you work behind the DC stitch and DC in the SK stitch. What is this called? Is there a video demonstration I could look at? Thank you for your lovely work.

  8. While waiting for the kit I started with 6 bulky yarn and it’s working up nicely. Got the knit can’t wait to start. Love your patterns!

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