Updated: Mar 4, 2021
Yes, it's July and yes, I made a SUPER cozy afghan when it was 85 degrees outside. And yes, it's okay to crochet out of season! (Please don't tell me otherwise.) Plus, the air conditioning can be pretty chilly, ya know?
I will admit, this pattern probably doesn't count as a "throw". However, in our household, throws just don't work. Any time I'm making a blanket I always make it "Landon Length". My boyfriend, Landon, is 6'4" and regular throws just don't cut it- or rather- cover it. But let me tell you what, for a girl who is 5'- I don't mind a little extra blanket to snuggle up with.
There are a number of different basket weave crochet stitches. I chose this one because I wanted the basket weave pattern to stand out. (The boxes are larger because you do every two rows on the alternating, instead of one or leaving spaces like some basket weave stitches) Plus, with the dense stitches it makes for an even heavier blanket- so if that's what you're going for (I was!) then this stitch is perfect!
This pattern is Finley approved <3
8 mm Hook
Weight 6 (Super Bulky) Yarn
I used Bernat Blanket Yarn (Vintage White and Silver Steel- I needed 10 of the Silver Steep and 2 of the Vintage White)
Extra Large Thread Hook (Needs to have a bigger eye for this bulky yarn)
R1: DC in the 4th ch from the hook, and in each ch across (102 dc)
R2: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), FPDC in next 2 st, *BPDC in next 3 st, FPDC in next 3; rep to end.
R3: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), FPDC in next 2 st, *BPDC in next 3 st, FPDC in next 3; rep to end.
R4: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), BPDC in next 2 st, *FPDC in next 3 st, BPDC in next 3; rep to end.
R5: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), BPDC in next 2 st, *FPDC in next 3 st, BPDC in next 3; rep to end.
R6-106: REP R3 - R5
The border consists of 5 rows of single crochet stitches. When crocheting along the sides of the blanket- it’s easiest to keep your spacing by doing 1 single crochet per corresponding row. (When working along the rows and not with them)
To get the rounded corners- crochet 3 single crochets in each corner stitch for each row. (Will add a total of 12 sc each row)