The Winter Windows Throw is a Free Crochet Blanket Pattern that uses Granny Squares and a unique repeat of skipped stitches
Today’s project is just about the coziest thing here on Amelia Makes so far! As a crochet blanket, the Winter Windows Throw is not only interesting to look at, it is VERY warm and comfy as well. Thick yarn and lots of double crochet stitches make this project nice and thick, while two-toned granny squares, a pattern down the middle section, and finishing tassels make the whole thing very unique.
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About This Project
The Winter Windows Throw is a wonderful blanket to make for a favorite couch or even as a bed covering. The weight of the yarn make the finished throw feel like an actual “weighted” blanket. It is just very substantial and feels reassuring to have on your lap when snuggled in for the night.
The size of the yarn also helps this project to go by quickly. While it is a good-sized blanket, finishing at about 64” square, using super bulky yarn means that it doesn’t take forever.
Finally, there are a few different details to this that give it a lot of visual interest. First of all, a row of large granny squares in contrasting colors create some nice, wide sections at the ends. Tassels added on the corners create a whimsical touch. But perhaps most interesting, some repeats of skipped stitches create a rather surprising pattern in the main part of the blanket.
To make the Winter Windows Throw, you will need the following:
- Almost 800 yards of super bulky yarn, such as Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick and Quick. If doing a 2-color blanket, you will need 350 of one color(for the squares on each end) and 425 yards of another color. For my Blanket, I used the colors Oatmeal and Sea Glass.
- N/9.00mm hook
- Stitch Markers(technically not required, but very useful for this project)
The most commonly used stitch in this blanket is, by far, double crochet. Knowing how to chain, double crochet, work a granny square in the round, and slip stitch are the main skills required and are fairly basic. However, a few parts of this pattern are just a step more advanced.
I used the join as you go method to connect my granny squares, making everything more seamless. In fact, the only noticeable seam that this project requires is between the second set of granny squares and the rest of the blanket. The first row of squares serves as a starting point for all of the rows that come in the middle.
The pattern of open spaces/skipped stitches in the middle section of this blanket is not difficult to do, but requires reading several repeats of stitches. This pattern gives the blanket an almost nordic (or maybe southwestern) look and was something a bit new to me. To create this, different stitches get replaced with a ch1 and skipped to create little “windows” all along the work. This is the part of this crochet blanket where I found that stitch markers came in handy quite a bit!
With all things considered, this could be labeled an intermediate pattern.
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Keep the Crafting Delightful!
In this crochet blanket, several different elements are combined to make something that is super warm and cozy. Tassels, granny squares, and skipped stitches all make the Winter Windows Throw very unique
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