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Free Modern Crochet Blanket Pattern – The Patton Throw

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This free modern crochet blanket pattern can be found below. It is easy to work up with the main body made with one stitch. It’s also quick to make for a blanket thanks to the yarn used! This blanket uses 9 skeins of Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn – and it makes for one cozy blanket!

This is a beginner friendly pattern. While the stitch used is not one of the first stitches many people learn, it is easy to get the hang of. If you are a beginner and need a few reminders, check out my how to crochet post here.

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Woman sits on couch holding coffee with free modern crochet blanket pattern. The blanket is color-blocked and made with herringbone double crochet stitch.

This throw will turn you into a homebody

Just a quick warning! 😉 Now that this blanket is done I just don’t want to leave the house! It is the perfect blanket to snuggle up under with a good book and cup of tea (or coffee.) This yarn and stitch combination is easily the coziest blanket I’ve ever made.

I actually made this blanket as a housewarming gift for my sister and her fiance (and it’s named after their labrador, Patton). I wanted a stitch that was not overly feminine and that they both would enjoy. After spending days swatching and looking for the perfect stitch – I found it! The Herringbone Double Crochet stitch made in the back loop only (see photo tutorial below!)

All of that swatching was worth it – the blanket is simple, modern, and best of all – Cozy!

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The Yarn

My sister had one request – she wanted their blanket to be gray. So of course, I found three grays and just couldn’t choose between them. Lion Brand has some beautiful options with their Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn. I realized they would all go together beautifully as an ombre look, but I also wanted it to be more modern. So I went with an ombre color-blocked look.

But you can absolutely go for a more colorful look with the same yarn brand. I would love to see someone work one of these up with the colors Succulent, Fisherman, and Terracotta – just for an example.

This yarn is a bulky Acrylic- Wool blend that provides the perfect amount of warmth while remaining so, so soft!

Two hands are shown crocheting a free modern crochet blanket pattern. The blanket is made with the herringbone double crochet stitch.

Helpful How-Tos

While this blanket is beginner-friendly, the main stitch is not a typical stitch and there will be some color changes. Check out the sections below if you need some help in these areas.

How to do the Herringbone Double Crochet stitch

This stitch is similar to a regular Double Crochet stitch, but with a twist – literally. See quick video demonstration on the right.

To make a Herringbone Double Crochet (HbDC), Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch. (For this blanket, we’ll be going through the back loop of the stitch and not both loops. This is specific to this blanket and not the Herringbone Double Crochet stitch itself). Now yarn over and pull up a loop, then pull that loop directly through the first loop on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through just the first loop on your hook. Yarn over one last time and pull through remaining two loops. And that’s it!

How to change colors at the end of a row

Start the last HbDC stitch of the row, but don’t close off the stitch by yarning over and pulling through the last two loops on your hook. Instead, drop your working yarn and grab your new color. Pull this color in through the last two loops on your hook to complete the last HbDC stitch of the row.

Now you can chain 3 and keep going in the new color.

What You’ll Need

Here are the materials you’ll need:

Gauge & Size:

Guage: 4″ = 6 st, 3.75 rows

Overall size: Roughly 52″ x 62″

Abbreviations (U.S. Terminology):

Ch = Chain

St = Stich

Yo = Yarn Over

Dc = Double Crochet

Sc = Single Crochet

Hbdc = Herringbone Double Crochet (Yo, insert hook, Yo, pull up a loop and pull it immediately through the first loop on hook, yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through two loops. See photo tutorial above)

Blo = Back Loop Only

Homebody Throw Crochet Pattern

Foundation: Starting with the color Charcoal, Chain 80

Row 1: Hbdc in 4th chain from hook and in each remaining chain across (77 St)

Rows 2 – 20: Chain 3 and turn work. Skip first St. Hbdc in Blo of each remaining stitch across. Hbdc in turning chain. (77 St)

Rows 21 – 40: With the color Licorice, Chain 3 and turn work. Skip first St. Hbdc in Blo of each remaining stitch across. Hbdc in turning chain. (77 St)

Rows 41 – 60: With the color Grey Marble, Chain 3 and turn work. Skip first St. Hbdc in Blo of each remaining stitch across. Hbdc in turning chain. (77 St)

Fasten off after row 60 and tie in ends.

Notes: for the color-blocked look, each color will have 20 rows. See sections above for how to change colors at the end of a row.

Gray free modern crochet blanket pattern is laid across a couch with a yellow pillow.

I hope you had as much fun making the Homebody Throw as I did! And I can just imagine how gorgeous this blanket would be in the other Wool-Ease Thick and Quick colors.

If you make yourself (or someone else) a Patton Throw, please use hashtag #tinycouchcrochet and tag me in social media posts so that I can share! I am @Tinycouchcrochet on both Instagram and Tiktok.

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-Ashley