If you are looking for a new and easy crochet throw blanket either for yourself or to decorate your space, the Poinsettia crochet throw blanket is your go to! Perfect texture, stash busting crochet throw pattern.
Starting the new year with this easy crochet throw pattern perfect for beginners. Not only is this a beautiful throw to make, it is also the perfect throw to perfect some crochet stitches and techniques. Oh, these stiches are the basic every day crochet stitches!
Not only that, but you would be making the Poinsettia crochet throw blanket along with many other crocheters in this years Crochet ALong – CAL, which is perfect for anyone looking for the easy answer to How to crochet a throw blanket.
Poinsettia crochet throw blanket
Scroll down for the details which includes the supplies, crochet stitches and instructions (to be added at the start of the CAL) for this easy crochet Afghan pattern.
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Time line for Poinsettia crochet throw blanket crochet along
The Poinsettia crochet throw blanket crochet along would begin on January 20th, 2023 and would run for a total of 10 weeks! This is enough time for you to crochet at your pace and still have fun making your favorite crochet throw blanket.
The crochet throw blanket would have 5 different sections, with each section being released every 2 weeks.
Section 1 – January 20th through February 3rd
Section 2 – February 3rd through February 17th
Section 3 – February 17th through March 3rd
Section 4 – March 3rd through March 17th
Section 5 – March 17th through March 31st
After these sections and weeks, you would definitely know how to crochet a throw blanket
Supplies needed for the crochet throw blanket
Yarn – This easy crochet throw pattern is designed and tested using worsted weight yarn. This is a #4 weight yarn.
The prototype in this post was made using –Lion brand 24/7 Cotton, #4 Medium, Worsted weight (100% Mesmerized Cotton, 186 yards/ 170m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)
Other yarns that can be substituted for this crochet throw blanket includes –
Estimated total Yardage – 4110 yards. The prototype was made using 5 colors – Camel, White, Off white, Aqua and Navy
A = Camel = 980 yards
B = White – 650 yards
C = Navy = 880 yards
D = Off white – 800 yards
E = Aqua – 800 yards
Hook and other Materials
5 mm Crochet Hook
Gauge – 14 sts over 8 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc
Please note that gauge is not important for this project.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any other #4 weight yarn can be substituted.
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
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The crochet stitches needed for the Poinsettia crochet throw
Chain/chains – ch/chs
Single Crochet – sc
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Finished Measurement – 70″ by 70″
This blanket is worked in sections with the first 2 sections made in rows and joined together.
The remaining sections of this easy crochet throw are then made in rounds.
The Throw Blanket Pattern
Make 8 pieces
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as first hdc), hdc in 4th ch from hook, turn – 2 hdc
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st, turn – 4 hdc
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn – 4 hdc
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st until last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn – 6 hdc
Row 5: Rep Row 3
Row 6: Rep Row 4 – 8 hdc
Row 7: Rep Row 3
Row 8: Rep Row 4 – 10 hdc
Row 9: Rep Row 3
Row 10: Rep Row 4 – 12 hdc
Row 11: Rep Row 3
Row 12: Rep Row 4 – 14 hdc
Row 13: Rep Row 3
Row 14: Rep Row 4 – 16 hdc
Row 15: Rep Row 3
Row 16: Rep Row 4 – 18 hdc
Row 17: Rep Row 3
Row 18: Rep Row 4 – 20 hdc
Row 19: Rep Row 3
Row 20: Rep Row 4 – 22 hdc
Row 21: Rep Row 3
Row 22: Rep Row 4 – 24 hdc
Row 23: Rep Row 3
Row 24: Rep Row 4 – 26 hdc
Rows 25 – 26: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn – 26 hdc
Row 27: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 24 hdc
Row 28: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn – 24 hdc
Row 29: Rep Row 27 – 22 hdc
Row 30: Rep 28
Row 31: Rep Row 27 – 20 hdc
Row 32: Rep 28
Row 33: Rep Row 27 – 18 hdc
Row 34: Rep 28
Row 35: Rep Row 27 – 16 hdc
Row 36: Rep 28
Row 37: Rep Row 27 – 14 hdc
Row 38: Rep 28
Row 39: Rep Row 27 – 12 hdc
Row 40: Rep 28
Row 41: Rep Row 27 – 10 hdc
Row 42: Rep 28
Row 43: Rep Row 27 – 8 hdc
Row 44: Rep 28
Row 45: Rep Row 27 – 6 hdc
Row 46: Rep 28
Row 47: Rep Row 27 – 4 hdc
Row 48: Rep 28
Row 49: Ch 1, hdc2tog twice – 2 hdc
Do not fasten off
Crocheting around the whole petal
Round 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st/ch sp around, aim for 3 sc at the tips, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 202 sc
Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, aim for 3 hdc at the tips to prevent curling, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 208 hdc
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each 3rd loop around, aim for 3 sc in each tip, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 214 sc
Set aside and make 7 more.
To assemble / join the leaves together
Finishing of the first part
- Join A with a sl st to any part of the center of the joined panel.
- Crocheting into the 3 stitches with the stitch markers Left unjoined when joining the leaves together.
- Note that there would be one or two sts between leaves, make sure to crochet into these also.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 36 sc
Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 1, 12 hdc, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 12 hdc
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 24 hdc
Round 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, rep from * until the end, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 36 hdc
Round 4: Ch 1, in 3rd loop, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 36 sc
Sew the centerpiece to the center of the leaves.
- Place the centerpiece on the center of the panels already joined.
- Using A, sew the centerpiece to the hole left on the center of the panel.
Tips for a neat sewing
- Turn to the wrong side, use the Front loop of the centerpiece and the back loop of the panels.