This blanket turned out even better than what I’d envisioned! There’s so much I like about this vintage style blanket. It’s warm, chunky and completely reversible. It’s also easy to make as it is worked with a simple one row repeat! The ripples are pretty and understated and the bobbles/clusters are feminine and full of character.
I absolutely love the vintage vibe that I get when looking at this blanket. Oh! And it doesn’t need any blocking or added borders. I’m considering making a video tutorial for this blanket. Would you use that? Let me know! (You’ll see the free pattern below or you may purchase the ad-free, printable version HERE) UPDATE!! FIND THE BLOG POST WITH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE
You may have recently seen my Wintertide Throw Blanket which also uses the Fisherman color in Wool Ease Thick & Quick. This pattern uses the Fisherman as well as Oxford Grey which is available in the bonus bundles. However, feel free to use any super bulky yarn that you like. I know many folks can’t use wool, so feel free to sub with your favorite yarn. This particular color combo goes with just about any home decor, but you can make this in as many colors as you’d like. If you carry the grey along the sides, you won’t have to weave in many ends for the color changes.
It’s been a lot of fun to play with new textures lately. While this pattern is super interesting, it also makes for perfect couch crochet. The Wintertide Throw certainly keeps your interest, but this Vintage Lola Throw is great for watching movies and crocheting at the same time. You’ll quickly memorize the one row repeat, so it’s a really relaxing project.
With your large hook and super bulky yarn, you will simply make a chain and get started on the first row. After you get through the first row, you’ll begin the repeat pattern in row 2. You’ll see the ripple effect happening right away!
The texture on this blanket is just too much fun, don’t you think?
I do suggest that you make a small swatch before beginning the entire blanket. You can practice the stitch before overwhelming yourself with the large project. You’ll find instructions below that will tell you how to make the small practice swatch first.
Let’s get to this pattern!
You’ll see the free pattern below, or you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF from Etsy HERE.
Also, I may share a video tutorial in the coming weeks, so let me know if that would be helpful.
Description: Featuring chunky yarn, this blanket exudes vintage vibes and a cozy feel with feminine yet bold stitches. The understated ripples echo back to antique throws, but the modern striping and chunky stitches speak to today’s modern look. The stitch pattern is simple and the blanket works up quickly with a large hook!
US Size P 11.5mm hook (ensure hook matches mm indicated)
Pattern uses approximately 1450 grams (Note: 1 Bonus Bundle contains the equivalent of two regular skeins of the solid colors in Wool Ease Thick & Quick)
Gauge: Not important for this pattern
Notes: This blanket is completely reversible and looks the same on both sides! Consider carrying the grey yarn up the side to avoid weaving in those ends. You may want to practice the pattern on a small swatch before beginning. Simply chain 23 and work the pattern as written to ensure it’s turning out correctly.
Size: 36” x 66” Blanket length can easily be adjusted by crocheting for more or fewer rows. This blanket was crocheted loosely. If you’re not getting the width you’d like, adjust your hook to a larger size or add more stitches to your beginning chain. In order to adjust width, make your chain longer or shorter while keeping a multiple 10 + 3 extra stitches.
Abbreviations (US) & Skills:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
bobble – *yo, insert hook in ch2 space, yo, pull up yarn; repeat from * for a total of 4 times or until there are 9 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 9 loops, ch 1.
Vintage Lola Throw Pattern
With Grey, Ch 43 sts
Row 1 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, *skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch; rep from * across to last 6 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn
Row 2 Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, [bobble, ch 2, bobble] in next ch2 space, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * across to within last 6 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn
Repeat row 2, making color changes as indicated below, until you have reached your desired length.
Work 4 rows with the color Grey, followed by two rows of the color Fisherman. Finish the blanket with the color grey in order to match the beginning chain edge of the blanket.
Make poms or tassels as desired to attach to corners.
Now, snuggle up in your new blanket! If you make one, I’d love to see it on Instagram! Tag me @mamainastitch and #mamainastitch.
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