Inspired by classic woven blankets, the Hygge Holiday Throw turns any chair or couch into an inviting spot to curl up. Despite being full texture, this beginner crochet blanket pattern uses very simple crochet stitches (and there's a video tutorial!) Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.
This free beginner crochet blanket pattern and video is a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.
It's starting to cool off here in Colorado, which is getting me in the mood for all things hygge. If you're not familiar with the word "hygge," it's a Danish and Norwegian word--that's very trendy at the moment!--for describing all things cozy that foster a feeling of comfort and togetherness.
Um, sign me up for all the hygge you got.
I'm guessing as a crochet-lover, you may have a pretty strong sense of hygge in your life already. I mean, most of what we make with yarn is in the pursuit of comfort and coziness, isn't it? Below are a few other Make & Do Crew free crochet patterns that I think could add a good dose of hygge to your life.
When I set out to design this beginner crochet blanket pattern, I had in mind that I wanted to create something that felt holiday-ish, but not as on-the-nose as my corner-to-corner Christmas afghan.
The Hygge Holiday Throw gives a nod to Scandinavian Christmas style, while hopefully still remaining neutral enough that you could recreate the pattern in different colors for a year round blanket. (Personally, my neutral-loving heart would be thrilled to see a Fisherman and Taupe combo!)
Lion's Pride Woolspun proved to be the perfect yarn for the job once again. (You can see it in action in my free Cocoon Cardigan pattern as well.) The reason I love Woolspun for this beginner crochet blanket pattern is because the yarn has basically no fuzzy "halo" around it, which creates really beautiful stitch definition. It's also a chunky yarn, so it's a speedy way to whip up a holiday afghan even if this beginner blanket is a larger project than you usually tackle.
Speaking of the stitch, the Hygge Holiday beginner blanket pattern uses the Suzette stitch, with a few rows of basic single crochet to add a more "woven blanket" look. The Suzette stitch is seriously easy--just a simple alternation of single crochet and double crochet. In fact, I created a video tutorial for this stitch a while back, which you can find here. This blanket pattern is worked just as described in the video, but with a longer beginning chain. For me, this stitch totally hits the sweet spot between happily mindless and discouragingly mind-numbing. 🙂 (Check out the free tote bag pattern I designed with the Suzette stitch here--it's also super beginner-friendly!)
I'm happy to report that Lion Brand has created a Hygge Holiday Throw kit that includes all the yarn you'll need, plus a printed copy of the pattern. What a fun squish-fest to receive in the mail! 🙂 You can order your kit here.
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More Free Christmas Crochet Patterns
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Hygge Holiday Throw
Free Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Inspired by classic woven blankets, the Hygge Holiday Throw turns any chair or couch into an inviting spot to curl up. Work it in a holiday color scheme to make a modern blanket that goes with any decorating style or choose more neutral colors for an afghan that you can enjoy year round. Full of texture, but not complexity, this pattern uses very simple crochet stitches and techniques and is perfect for a confident beginner. Watch the stitch video tutorial here.
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• Lion’s Pride Woolspun (Weight: 5/Bulky - 127 yds, 3.5 oz)
- Color A: Fisherman (8 skeins)
- Color B: Tomato (3 skeins)
• Tapestry needle
• Size N (10 mm) crochet hook
• 6” cardboard tube or tassel maker
• Sharp scissors
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
37” x 49”
Blanket size can be increased by chaining any even number of stitches and working additional rows of the solid colored section (Rows 34-70).
8 sts x 7 rows = 4”
Overall Pattern Notes:
• Find a step-by-step video tutorial of the stitch used in this throw here.
• To change colors between rows, complete the final yo of the last sc of the row with the new color. Pattern is written with the assumption that the last sc before a color change will be worked this way.
• Whenever possible, crochet over the tails from color changes to avoid having to weave them in at the end.
Foundation Row: With Color A, ch 74.
Row 1: (COLOR A) (1 sc, 1 dc) into second ch from hook, *skip next ch, (1 sc, 1 dc) into next ch; repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in last ch; turn. (73)
Rows 2-7: (COLOR A) ch 1, (1 sc, 1 dc) into first sc, sk next dc, *(1 sc, 1 dc) into next sc, sk next dc; repeat from * to end finishing with 1 sc in turning ch; turn.
From this point on, repeat Row 2, except where noted.
Row 8: (COLOR B)
Rows 9-10: (COLOR A)
Row 11: (COLOR B)
Rows 12-13: (COLOR A)
Row 14: (COLOR B)
Rows 15-16: (COLOR A)
Row 17: (COLOR B)
Row 18: (COLOR A) ch 1, sc in each st; turn.
Row 19: (COLOR B) ch 1, (1 sc, 1 dc) in first sc, *skip next sc, (1 sc, 1 dc) into next sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in last sc; turn.
Rows 20-22: (COLOR B)
Row 23: (COLOR A) Rep Row 18.
Row 24: (COLOR B) Rep Row 19.
Rows 25-26: (COLOR A)
Row 27: (COLOR B)
Rows 28-29: (COLOR A)
Row 30: (COLOR B)
Rows 31-32: (COLOR A)
Row 33: (COLOR B)
Rows 34-70: (COLOR A)
Row 71: (COLOR B) Rep Row 18
Row 72: (COLOR A) Rep Row 19
Rows 73-74: (COLOR A)
Row 75: (COLOR B) Rep Row 18
Row 76: (COLOR A) Rep Row 19
Rows 77-78: (COLOR B)
Row 79: (COLOR A) Rep Row 18
Row 80: (COLOR B) Rep Row 19
Rows 81-84: (COLOR A)
Fasten off. Weave in remaining ends.
• See Photo above for close-up of border.
Attach Color B in any corner.
Border Round: Ch 1, *sc, loosely ch 1; rep from * working evenly around blanket; ch 2 in corners; ch 1 and sl st to first sc of round to join.
Fasten off. Weave in remaining ends.
Using Color B and a cardboard tube cut to 6” (or a tassel maker), wrap yarn approximately 30 times around the tube lengthwise. Insert 10” strand of yarn underneath wrapped yarn on one end of the tube. Tie a few secure knots, but do not trim these pieces. Use sharp scissors to cut the wrapped yarn at the opposite end of the tube.
Fold the resulting strands of yarn in half and wrap a 10” piece of yarn around the top of the strands to create a small sphere of yarn. Trim the excess of these pieces. Use the tails from the first 10” piece of yarn to tie the tassel onto the corner of the blanket. Use tapestry needle to hide the remaining ends in the middle of the tassel.
Repeat this process in each of the other three corners.
Start a fire, brew some tea and cuddle up in hygge heaven!
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Here are some more free patterns from Make & Do Crew that might help you cultivate a hygge home:
1. Sedona Fringed Throw - free crochet pattern
2. Sunday Slippers - free crochet pattern with leather soles
3. The Huggle Hooded Cowl - free knitting pattern
4. Modern Corner-To-Corner Christmas Afghan - free c2c crochet graph patterns