Faux Shearling Throw


Treat yourself like a queen with this Faux Shearling Throw. This is one of the most lavishly comfortable crochet blanket patterns we've ever seen. With a simple neutral design, this crochet afghan is chic and plush. You won't believe what a cozy blanket you can create with just some basic crochet stitches, like the double crochet stitch. This luxury afghan is perfect for a rejuvenating nap. You'll wake up feeling like you're at a fancy spa with this blanket.


Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook, L/11 or 8 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® “Eco-Ways®”: 7 balls 3360 Mushroom A. (or RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 4 skeins 360 Cafe) & RED HEART® “Light & Lofty®”: 9 skeins 9334 Café auLait B.

  • Hooks: 6.5mm [US K-10.5] and 8mm [US L-11].

  • Yarn needle.

Size: Throw measures 47” x 47”.

Gauge: 11 sts = 4”; 10 rows = 4” in pattern with A and smaller hook; 9 sts = 4”; 9 rows = 4” in sc with B and larger hook. Squares = 11” x 11”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hooks to obtain the gauges.

Square A (Make 16)
With smaller hook and A, ch 32.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, [dc in next ch,sc in next ch] 15 times; turn – 31 sts (16 sc, 15 dc).

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in first sc, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 15 times; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, [dc in next sc, sc in next dc] 15 times; turn.

Rows 4-27: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 28: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Square B (Make 16)
With larger hook and B, ch 25.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 24 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rows 3-24: Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off after Row 24,continue to joining.

Joining Round
With B and smaller hook, holding wrong sides of an A square together with a B square, the A square is designated as the right side; working through both thicknesses, * work 24 sc evenly spaced to corner, work 3 sc in corner; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Repeat Joining Round for all 16 pairs of squares.

With smaller hook and B, sc squares together into 4 rows of 4 joined squares.

With smaller hook, join B in any corner; ch 1, * 3 sc in corner, sc in each sc to next corner; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


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I love the look of this throw. It is perfect for at the cabin, or to throw over a rocking chair or the back of the couch to have handy. The instructions are easy to follow. I will be adding this one to my to do list for this winter!

I like the blanket, but, do not understand instructions

Hi djhixson, I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with this pattern - to make this pattern, you follow the directions for Square A 16 separate times and then for Square B 16 separate times to give you 32 individual squares. Then all you have to do is join them all together following the instructions provided. If you still have questions, feel free to go to our Facebook page and post a comment on the wall to see if anyone else has made this blanket or can offer any advice. Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

I just love the color combination of this afghan. So relaxing and calming. It makes me think of drinking a hot cup of coffee. Faux shearling....I have not researched what is a shearling.Anyway, I will definitely make this afghan the problem is when. It's inspiring enough that the pattern is just right here on the same page.

Love the look of this pattern. What a shame that the eco-ways yarns (as well as all the bamboo wool blends) have been discontinued from Red Heart and are no longer available. Looking for a substitute.

I to am not very good at reading patterns. Would very much appreciate more detailed instructions. Don't understand what is meant here.

I am new to crocheting...so forgive my stupidity...but are you crocheting the brown and ivory squares on top of one another? Like you would a pillow? It looks like the blanket is ivory on one side and the sqaures on top. I would love to make this but want to be sure I understand the directions. Please help!

You're not stupid! A few little additional directions are needed. I see the squares are made separately -- THEN you take a light and a dark and put them wrong sides together and stitch them together around the edges (double thickness!) -- like you said -- like a pillow! My problem would be, what does "continue to joining" mean???


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