Monochromatic doesn't have to be boring! In this modern fringed crochet throw free pattern, two weights of yarn combine to add instant style and texture to any room of your house. The free pattern is below or you may purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here.
Anybody else have a little crush on the store Anthropologie? When I used to live in San Francisco, my walk home from work would take me past their downtown store and I would often treat myself to an inspiring lap around the store, filling my mind with decorating and DIY ideas before I headed home.
This crochet throw free pattern is part of a partnership with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.
It's funny because Anthropologie is so good at picking up on trends that are bubbling up in the maker community and co-oping them for their own purposes, that often I'd find things for sale there very similar to something I'd made in the past. I suppose the channel of inspiration goes both ways.
For this free crochet throw pattern though, I must give credit to Anthro for planting the idea in my head. I came across this fringed pillow and it struck me that the general concept of it could be translated beautifully into a crochet ripple pattern. (Here's another crochet ripple afghan I designed that you might like too!)
So when I set to work planning this crochet blanket free pattern, I knew immediately that I wanted to use Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the main afghan. It's super chunky and squishy, making it work up quickly, and the wool content adds just the right amount of organic texture that I love in home decor projects.
What's so cool about Thick & Quick though is that it has a thinner, worsted weight little sister named named simply, Wool-Ease. Several colorways of Thick & Quick are also available in the worsted-weight version, making this the perfect yarn to combine into a fringetastic-chunky-throw-blanket party! (UPDATE: Lion Brand has turned this pattern into a kit that includes all the yarn you'll need plus a black and white copy of the pattern. Grab yours here!)
I just love the way the fringe adds so much texture and interest to this crochet throw, yet the overall effect still remains understated and timeless enough to be used for many years to come. Perhaps it's because my parents received their own ivory colored crochet ripple afghan for their wedding that I keep thinking this Sedona Throw would make a perfect wedding gift. I know I'd be pretty psyched to receive it! 🙂
If you're more of a visual learner, I've added a bonus stitch chart to the ad-free, printable PDF of this pattern that could be helpful as you learn the basic ripple repeat. Charts are pretty time consuming to make, but man, I find them sooooo helpful that I try to add them to patterns when possible in case you like them too. You can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with the stitch chart here.
Sedona Fringed Throw
Free Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Combine two different weights of the same color Wool-Ease yarn to create a statement throw that’s loaded with texture and style. The relatively simple ripple pattern is accented by layers of fringe, just begging to be snuggled with. Toss this monochromatic afghan on the back of a chair or over the foot of your bed to instant visual interest to any room. While the skills needed for this pattern are perfect for a confident beginner, there will be nothing elementary about the finished result!
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***Purchase a kit with all the yarn and a copy of the pattern here.***
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Weight: 6/super bulky - 106 yds, 6 oz)
- Wheat (402) - 7 skeins
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease (Weight: 4/medium - 197 yds, 3 oz)
- Wheat (402) - 2 skeins
• Tapestry needle
• Size N (10 mm) crochet hook
• Size Q (15.75 mm) crochet hook
• 10” by about 7” piece of cardboard to make fringe
• Sharp scissors
65” tall (when measured from the peak of the ripples on both sides)
5.5 dc = 4”
3 rows = 4”
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
tch – turning chain
st – stitch
sp – space
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
ch1sp – the space created by one chain
ch3sp – the space created by three chains
2dc cluster – two double crochet cluster: [yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook
• I find that it helps me stay on track if I periodically count the number of dc posts on each slant of the ripple pattern. Doing this can quickly identify if there has been an error increasing or decreasing. If you’d like to count, there should be 13 dc posts on each slant in rows 2, 3 and 4 and 7 dc posts on rows 1 and 5.
• To increase the width of the pattern, use a multiple of 27 + 5.
• If you prefer learning visually, you might benefit from purchasing the printable pattern, which includes a stitch chart for this section.
Foundation Round: Using larger hook and thicker yarn, ch 85.
Row 1: Dc in fifth ch from hook, *(ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch) 5 times, ch 1, sk next ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, (ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch) 5 times, ch 1, sk next ch**, work 2dc cluster working first half-closed dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, work second half-closed dc in next ch, yo, complete 2dc cluster; rep from * across, ending last repeat at **, work 2dc cluster working first half closed dc in next ch, sk next ch, work second half-closed dc in last ch, yo, complete cluster, turn. (81)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc) , sk next ch1sp, dc in next dc, *(dc in next ch1sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch3sp, (dc in next dc, dc in next ch1sp) 5 times**, work 2dc cluster working first half-closed dc in next dc, sk next 3 sts, work second half-closed dc in next dc, yo, complete cluster; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, work 2dc cluster working half-closed dc in next dc, sk next 2 sts, work second half-closed dc in top of tch, yo, complete cluster; turn.
Rows 3-4: Ch 3 (counts as dc) , sk first 2 sts, dc in next dc, *dc in next 10 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch3sp, dc in next 10 dc**, work 2dc cluster working first half-closed dc in next dc, sk next 3 sts, work second half-closed dc in next dc, yo, complete cluster; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, work 2dc cluster working half-closed dc in next dc, sk next 2 sts, work second half-closed dc in top of tch, yo, complete cluster; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk first 2 sts, dc in next dc, *(ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch3sp, ch 1, (dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc) 5 times**, work 2dc cluster working first half-closed dc in next dc, sk next 3 sts, work second half-closed dc in next dc, yo, complete cluster; rep from * across, ending last repeat at **, work 2dc cluster working first half closed dc in next dc, sk next 2 sts, work second half-closed dc in top of tch, yo, complete cluster, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 seven more times. You should have eight sections of ripple. Fasten off and weave in ends.
• Reference the video tutorial for a quick visual overview of how to add fringe.
TO CREATE FRINGE: Holding a strand from both balls of worsted-weight yarn, wrap both strands around a 10” piece of cardboard dozens of times. (See photo below.) Insert scissors underneath strands on the upper edge of the cardboard and cut all the strands, being careful to keep them held together and organized. Fold the resulting section of strands in half and cut them again to create pieces of yarn that are approx. 10” each.
TO ADD FRINGE TO BLANKET: (See photos below for step by step visual tutorial.) Fringe will be added below alternating open “window”-looking rows (rows 5 in the pattern). Counting from the bottom of the blanket where you started crocheting, add fringe in the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th section of ripple. In each fringe row, begin adding fringe in the 3rd double crochet post of the row and end by leaving 2 double crochet posts empty at the end of the row.
In each ripple section where fringe is to be added:
- In the row 4 (below the window-looking row), insert smaller hook into top portion of double crochet post.
- Use hook to grab three strands of fringe.
- Pull fringe through double crochet post, creating a loop.
- Pull fringe tails through loop and tug gently to secure.
- Repeat in the upper post of each double crochet. In the decrease sections of each row (the bottom of the “V” in each ripple), work one total set of fringe into the post of the 2dc cluster.
Curl up under your new Sedona throw with a cup of spiced tea and start planning your next desert adventure!
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