It’s time for some gorgeous, cozy, color today with The Mountain Throw! Inspired by the mountain landscapes, sunrises, and sunsets, this blanket using the granny spike stitch is sure to add beauty to any space. And bonus – there are no color changes!
It’s been so cool over the last couple of years to step out of my usual, neutral palette into some bright and bold colors.
Between the Rolling Hills Throw, the knit Woven Throw, Sundance Crochet Blanket, playing with colorful yarns has become almost a challenge for me. How can I put a bunch of amazing colors together in a way that’s pretty? AND, how can we do this without the ever annoying color changes. Ha!
This blanket comes together so easily with this meditative stitch and wonderfully soft yarn. As with the rest of the stripey, colorful blankets, it’s really fun to see the different colors as you go. It helps me to not get bored, which DOES happen on bigger projects.
What Yarn Do I Use For The Mountain Throw?
To get the variety of color in this blanket, I went with Lion Brand Ferris Wheel and used a few colorways! It’s a light weight yarn, so it creates a light fabric.
As I mentioned earlier, there are no color changes because of the yarn. You simply work through each skein until it runs out. The color changing yarn does all the hard work for you!
What Stitch is Used For this Colorful Blanket?
Isn’t this the coolest stitch pattern? This is the granny spike stitch, and you can find several tutorials by doing a simple search on YouTube for this stitch. I love it because it create a non-holey fabric, which I love for blankets. It is definitely a yarn eater though! So be prepared with enough yarn. 🙂
Alright, let’s get to this pattern!
You can see the free pattern below, or you may choose to purchase the ad-free printable version HERE from Etsy!
The Mountain Throw Colorful Granny Spike Stitch
Free Crochet Pattern
Inspired by colorful mountain landscapes, The Mountain Throw brings gorgeous, woodsy
warmth to any space. Using a repetitive stitch pattern, you’ll create a lovely light blanket
perfect for everyday use. Watch the varied tweed colors emerge without ever having to make a color change thanks to the self striping yarn. This blanket is soft and not “holey”. Have fun customizing your colors for your space – there are so many beautiful options!
2 (3) Lion Brand Yarn Ferris Wheel in Summer Day (Kit HERE)
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Ferris Wheel in Buttercup
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Ferris Wheel in Imaginary Garden
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Ferris Wheel in Pink Marmalade
Each skein contains 270 yds & 85 g
Pattern uses approximately 425 g (765 g)
US size H 5.0 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Follow directions throughout pattern for the size you are making. The smaller size is listed first, followed by the larger size.
Lapghan: 50” X 28”
(Note this Lapghan size is relatively long and thin making for a great lap blanket or even a wrap on the shoulders. Start with a shorter starting chain if you’d like a more square version.)
Throw: 50” X 51”
Size can be adjusted. See “Pattern Notes” for more details.
Approximately 13 sts & 9 rows in 4” X 4” of pattern
This throw is crocheted from the bottom up. There are no color changes as the yarn is self striping. Simply start a new skein with the indicated color when each skein has been used.
The blanket is made with the “Granny Spike Stitch”. There are many tutorials for this type of stitch online that can be found by conducting a simple search. Consider practicing on a small swatch before beginning by making a chain in a multiple of 4 and adding 1 extra stitch. Follow the stitch pattern as written. Have fun!
Size Adjustments: You may adjust the width by making a longer or shorter starting chain in a multiple of 4, then add 1 extra chain stitch at the end. Next, simply crochet following the pattern until your blanket is the desired length.
Abbreviations (US) & Skills:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
ch sp – chain space
ch-st – chain stitch
Dc spike – double crochet spike
yo – yarn over
st – stitch
sts – stitches * – repeat
Double Crochet Spike Stitch (Dc spike) : yo, insert hook in st 2 rows below, yo, finish double
crochet as typical.
*Note the two size options have the same width, and therefore the same starting chain. The length is different.
Order of Colors (crochet following pattern and add a new skein as you finish each skein)
Lapghan: Summer Day, Imaginary Garden, Buttercup, Pink Marmalade, Summer Day
Throw: Summer Day, Imaginary Garden, Buttercup, Pink Marmalade, Summer Day, Pink
Marmalade, Buttercup, Imaginary Garden, Summer Day
Ch 161 for both sizes with the color “Summer Day” as indicated above
Row 1 3 dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next*, repeat from * to * across to
last 4 sts, ch 1, sk 3, 2 dc in last ch.
Row 2 Ch 2, turn, make *1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc spike into center ch-st of row below, 1 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch1* in each ch sp across to end of row, make 2 dc in beg ch 2 sp of
Row 3 Ch 2, turn, make *1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc spike into center st of row below, 1 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch1* in each ch sp across to end of row, make 2 dc in the beg ch 2 sp of
the previous row.
Repeat row 3 until all yarn is used, or you’ve reached your desired length.
That’s all there is to this lovely blanket!
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I hope you enjoy making this colorful throw!