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Hygge Holiday Free Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern

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!)

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.

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!)

This free beginner crochet blanket pattern and video is a collaboration with my friends at 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.

Infuse a little Scandinavian style in your Christmas with this hygge beginner crochet blanket pattern. Get the free pattern and video tutorial from Make & Do Crew featuring Lion's Pride Woolspun.

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.

These hygge crochet patterns are modern and cozy. Slippers, mittens and crochet sweater patterns.
The Dwell Sweater // Morning Mittens // Sierra Slippers

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!)

Infuse a little Scandinavian style in your Christmas with this hygge beginner crochet blanket pattern. Get the free pattern and video tutorial from Make & Do Crew featuring Lion's Pride Woolspun.

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.

So cozy! This is a beginner crochet blanket pattern that's easy enough for anyone to make! There's a video tutorial as well.Scandinavian style woven Christmas blanket. This free crochet blanket pattern is made with the Suzette stitch and is great for beginners!

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.

Do not re-publish this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, credit Make & Do Crew as the designer and link back to this post. Do NOT use my photos as your own sales photos. ­­You can read my policies hereNow let’s make something awesome!

Hygge Holiday Throw
Free Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Explanation:
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.

Supplies:
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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

Measurements:
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).

Gauge:
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.

THROW

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.

BORDER

Notes:
• 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.

TASSELS

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.

How to make a tassel from yarn.

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!

I love to see your finished projects! Use #MakeAndDoCrew and tag me Instagram (@MakeAndDoCrew) to show off your stitches and have a chance to be featured.

Free crochet afghan, slippers, hood and blanket patterns from Make & Do Crew.

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

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14 Comments

  • Rose
    October 28, 2017 at 8:39 am

    This is beautiful. The colour combo is perfect!

    Reply
  • Karen Hilliard
    October 28, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Oh Jess,
    That is so beautiful!

    Reply
  • rosy
    October 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    can u sent me the Alter cloth designs

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Hey Rosy,

      I’m not sure I understand what you’re asking for? I’d be happy to help if I can.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Claudia Lea Messier
    October 28, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Your patterns are SO much fun! My problem is that I do not do my crocheting in the same place where I have WiFi, so if it’s not downloadable I can’t do it. I don’t mind the ads, but I don’t have MS Word. How can I download the pattern and tutorial?

    Reply
  • Jennifer
    November 9, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I know this is a hard question to answer, but about how long did it take you to make this blanket? I’m sort of a newbie…taught myself a few years ago and now I’m wanting to pick it back up. I just went today and bought my yarn to start this – can’t wait! Judging by my pace, I may get it done by the end of winter, ha. Thanks for the lovely pattern!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Hey Jennifer,

      This is a great project for a newbie! The yarn is thick enough that it goes pretty quickly. I made mine in about a week, crocheting probably 1-3 hours a day. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • anna
    November 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful !!!!!!!
    Anna

    Reply
  • Jenn
    November 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Jess! Holiday crafting mayday! Can you please post a pic of the blanket laying flat and straight with row one on the bottom? I am trying to use the picture as a visual guide to my progress.

    Also, I added two extra chains to my foundation row, and got the foundation plus first seven rows out of one skein, for anyone doing math at home. Those chain+7 rows are about 4 inches tall.

    I love this pattern and stitch. Thank you for sharing it! This would be a gorgeous stitch to work up in bold [Gryffindor] rugby stripes.

    Reply
  • Celia
    December 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Hi, Jess.
    Just wanted to let you know that I am so grateful for your sharing this pattern! It is gorgeous and I have just finished my own a few moments ago. It is a Christmas gift for a family member and I could not be more pleased with how it has turned out. I used the same colors and am so glad I did!
    Thank you for the share!
    Merry Christmas!
    Celia

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Oh, Celia. I absolutely love getting comments like this. Congrats on finishing your afghan! I’m sure it will make a wonderful gift!

      Merry Christmas and happy crocheting to you too!

      Jess

      Reply
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