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Beautiful Beginner Crochet Throw

Updated August 15, 2018
Beautiful Beginner Crochet Throw
Beautiful Beginner Crochet Throw
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You'd never guess from looking at this elegant crochet throw that it's actually very easy to hook! Get your crochet feet wet with this Beautiful Beginner Crochet Throw that will make your friends think you've had a hidden crochet hobby for years! With this simple yet stunning blanket to show for your efforts, you'll want to change up the colors and crochet one for every room of your house. You'll love the feel of Red Heart's soft, chunky yarn between your fingers, but you'll love it even more when you get to snuggle into the beautiful beginner blanket you made! 

Beginner

Crochet HookM/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge15 dc = 8" (20.5 cm); 13 rows = 8" (20.5 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures 45" wide x 55" long (114.5 x139.5 cm).

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver Chunky™: 8 skeins 341 Light Grey
  • Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE
When joining a new skein, join at the end of a row in the last stitch. Edging can be worked over the beginning and end tails to minimize weaving in.

THROW

  1. Ch 83.
    Row 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—82 sc

  2. Row 2 (right side): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each sc across, turn—82 dc.

  3. Rows 3–89: Ch 2, dc in space between each dc across, turn.

EDGING

Round 1: With right side facing, ch 1, sc in each dc across; working in ends of rows of first side, sc in first row, *2 sc in next row, sc in next row; repeat from * across; working in opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across; working in ends of rows of other side, sc in first 2 rows; 2 sc in next row, **sc in next row, 2 sc in next row; repeat from ** across; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

ch
chain(s)
dc
double crochet
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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This Beautiful Beginner Crochet Throw sounds just like my first crocheted afghan. The pattern is really easy and great for anyone just starting out or a old timer who is looking for a quick and easy throw to make. With all the how to videos out there today a beginner can learn new stitches easily. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet throw pattern.

Simple but elegant is how I describe this Beginner Throw. For expert chrocheters this is very easy to make but for those who don't know this craft, this looks so complicated. But no, this is very easy to make. Just go ahead and enjoy the beauty of this throw. This will also look great in earth colors, pastels or vibrants.

Ooh, this is a pretty design. It's simple yet it's not boring.

I bet this would make a great baby blanket! Especially with the super soft yarn. Plus the stitch pattern creates gaps so baby wouldn't get too hot.

This blanket looks very elegant and actually does seem easy enough for a beginner. This would be a great first afghan for a new crocheter!

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