Golden Hour Throw Blanket

January is here, and there’s nothing I want more than to snuggle up under a cozy blanket during these long winter nights. I was inspired by the beautiful Caron Swirl Cakes yarn to update my home décor and add some beautiful color and texture to my living room. The acrylic wool blend makes this blanket very warm without being too heavy or scratchy, and the gold, cream and gray tones are perfect for adding some brightness to these cold and dreary days!

The great thing about this throw, besides the lovely yarn, is the texture. Using just two simple stitches, you can achieve a knit look crochet blanket with a dense texture that will keep you warm all winter.

All you need for this pattern is Caron Swirl Cakes yarn, or a comparable bulky weight yarn, a size N crochet hook, and to know how to single crochet and half double crochet. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Let’s get to it…

GOLDEN HOUR THROW CROCHET PATTERN

Stitch abbreviations:

-Chain- (CH)

-Single Crochet- (SC)

-Half Double Crochet- (HDC)

-Stitch(es)- (ST(s))

Materials:

  • 7 balls of Caron Swirl Cakes in the color Gold Fusion, or 1750 yards of any level 5 Bulky yarn (acrylic wool blend)
  • Size N/17 9mm crochet hook
  • Large eye sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Gauge:

4×4” = 8 rows x 10 stitches

Special Notes:

  • The SC rows are done in the third loop of the HDC’s. This loop is behind the top two loops of the HDC, and will be the loop closest to you on the back of the blanket.
  • Adjust the size to your liking. Any length chain can be used to start, and the two row repeat can be added to or subtracted from as needed!
  • The chains at the beginning of each row do not count as stitches.
  • The blanket will curl a bit on the sides due to the tension of the stitches. This is normal and will flatten as the blanket gets larger. A border can be added at the end to flatten it completely.

Pattern:

CH 122.

Row 1: HDC in the 3rd CH from the hook and in each CH across. (120 STs)

R2: Ch 1. SC in the 3rd back loop of each HDC (see notes). (120 STs)

R3: CH 2. HDC in each SC across. (120 STs)

R4-140: Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 140 rows, or until desired size. Cut yarn, weave in ends and enjoy!

Final measurements:

-52” (132 cm) wide, 70” (178 cm) long

I hope you enjoy this pattern! If you make a Golden Hour throw be sure to tag me in your pics on Instagram because I love to see your creations!

This is an original pattern by Christina of February Sky Designs.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to it but please do not reprint it on your site or sell it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Christina of February Sky Designs, and link to my blog februaryskydesigns.com. Thank you for respecting creators and their work!

The Fairy Fade Throw Blanket

Making a blanket for another person is a special thing to me. Blankets are inherently time-consuming, but when I imagine the recipient wrapping themselves in it and keeping warm I also feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I think a lot of us are looking for some comforting projects right now, and what better way to use up some of your stash than a beautiful blanket. If you have a stash of fuzzy yarn lying around I suggest this easy and meditative blanket to make something for someone you love (yourself included!).

This blanket is made using bulky yarn (I used Lion Brand Homespun) and is entirely made of half double crochets so it’s very beginner friendly. You can make the color fade as bright or as neutral as you’d like, the possibilities are endless! Just grab 5 colors you like together and a neutral shade to pull them together, like the white I used, and you’re on your way to a beautiful throw blanket.

The Fairy Fade Throw Blanket

Materials:

  • 7 balls (1,295 yards) of bulky weight (level 5) yarn: 5 balls of different colors and 2 balls of a neutral color, like white. Pictured is Lion Brand Homespun in Barrington (Color A), Mixed Berries (Color B), Purple Aster (Color C), Oyster (Color D), Tudor (Color E), Hepplewhite (Color F)
  • Size N 10 mm crochet hook
  • Large eye sewing needle
  • Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations:

-Chain (CH)

-Stitch (ST)

-Half Double Crochet (HDC)

Size:

50” wide, 60” long

Gauge:

4”x4”= 6 rows x 8 HDC

Notes:

The size of this blanket very customizable. Follow the gauge and increase or decrease the starting chain any number, and continue adding rows in sequence or remove rows to make it larger or smaller.

To make the color changes easier, do not cut the yarn as soon as you reach the white sections. Leave the first color attached while you add the white and complete two rows. When you get back to the colored yarn, bring the yarn up along the side and continue with the next two rows. Do this for the white as well so you only have to join and weave in the ends at the end of each fade section.

Pattern:

CH 100

Row 1: Using Color A, HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook. HDC across (99 ST).

Row 2: CH 1. Turn. HDC across. (99 ST)

Repeat Row 2 for 10 total rows of Color A.

Row 11 and 12: Join Color F and repeat Row 2 for 2 rows. Do not cut yet (see notes).

Repeat row 2 throughout the blanket in the following sequence:

Row 13 and 14: Color A

R 15, 16: Color F

R 17, 18: Color B

R 19, 20: Color F

R 21-30: Color B

R 31, 32: Color F

R 33, 34: Color B

R 35, 36: Color F

R 37, 38: Color C

R 39, 40: Color F

R 41-50: Color C

R 51, 52: Color F

R 53, 54: Color C

R 55, 56: Color F

R 57, 58: Color D

R 59, 60: Color F

R 61, 70: Color D

R 71, 72: Color F

R 73, 74: Color D

R 75, 76: Color F

R 77, 78: Color E

R 79, 80: Color F

R 81-90: Color E

If you make your own Fairy Fade Blanket, be sure to tag me on Instagram! Be well everyone.

This is an original pattern by Christina of February Sky Designs.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to it but please do not reprint it on your site or sell it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Christina of February Sky Designs, and link to my blog februaryskydesigns.com. Thank you for respecting creators and their work!