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Diamond Ridge Throw Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Cozy up with this easy Diamond Ridge Throw Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern. This throw crochets up with a section of front post ridges followed by a section of bobble diamonds. You then repeat those sections a few times, allowing you to get into a relaxing flow that has enough going on to keep your interest. And you can take that to the bank, because it’s coming from someone who gets bored super easily and has a hard time committing to big crochet projects (like blankets)! The final result is comfortingly cozy and beautiful to display!

I’ve been keeping my eye on this gorgeous Hue + Me Yarn by Lion Brand because I’m obsessed with all the soft colors. The colors just make me feel all zen and cozy when I look at them so it felt perfect to make a blanket out of one of them. They recently added to the color pallet as well, so I guess I’ll have to come up with another excuse to try out more of them! For the Diamond Ridge Throw Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern, I landed on Agave, but any of the lovely colors (or a combination of them) will turn out beautifully when making this throw. Major bonus – this yarn is washable + dryable!

WIN-WIN-WIN!

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Size:

This blanket turns out to be approximately 42″ x 40″. It’s a great size to cozy up under – definitely bigger than a lap blanket! Also, don’t worry about gauge. I’m definitely of the belief that gauge doesn’t always matter – and blankets are one of those times. Just find the tension that feels good and let it flow!

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Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sk – skip
hk – hook
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fpsc – front post single crochet (instructions below)
fpdc – front post double crochet (instructions below)
DcBo – double crochet bobble stitch (instructions below)
[…] – number of stitches in row/round
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

The Pattern

Blanket notes:

  • The turning chain always counts as a stitch, so don’t forget to make a stitch into the top of the double crochet turning chain as you go along
  • Turn your work at the end of each row (For clarity, I mention the number of chains in your turning chain for each row since we’re alternating between sc and dc rows, but I don’t explicitly say “turn” on each row… but do it!)
  • The bobbles and the ridges should always be raised on the same side as each other

Start by chaining 132

Row 1: sk next 2 st, dc in each st across [130]

Row 2: ch 1, fpsc in each st across (around top post only, not the long post. Refer to special method instructions in pattern tips above)

Row 3: ch 2, sk next st, dc in each st across

Row 4: ch 1, fpsc in each st across

Row 5: ch 2, sk next st, dc in each st across

Row 6: ch 2, fpsc in each st across

Row 7: ch 1, sc in next 12 st, (DcBo in next st, sc in next 20 st) x5, DcBo in next st, sc in next 12 st

Row 8: ch 1, sc in each st across

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Row 9: ch 1, sc in next 10 st, (DcBo in next st, sc in next 3 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 16 st) x5, DcBo in next st, sc in next 3 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 10 st

Row 10: ch 1, sc in each st across

Row 11: ch 1, sc in next 8 st, (DcBo in next st, sc in next 7 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 12 st) x5, DcBo in next st, sc in next 7 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 8 st

Row 12: ch 1, sc in each st across

Row 13: ch 1, sc in next 6 st, (DcBo in next st, sc in next 5 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 5 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 8 st) x5, DcBo in next st, sc in next 5 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 5 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 6 st

Row 14: ch 1, sc in each st across

Row 15: ch 2, sc in next 4 st, (DcBo in next st, sc in next 5 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 3 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 5 st, DcBo in next st, sc in next 4 st) x6

Row 16: ch 1, sc in each st across

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Row 17-24: repeat rows 6-13 IN REVERSE ORDER. So, you will repeat row 13, then 12, then 11, etc…ending with row 6. (Row 17=Row 13 / Row 18=Row 12 / Row 19=Row 11 / Row 20=Row 10 / Row 21=Row 9 / Row 22=Row 8 / Row 23=Row 7 / Row 24=Row 6)

Row 25: ch 2, sk next st, dc in each st across

Row 26: ch 2, fpsc in each st across (remember, top post only, not the long post)

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Row 27-30: repeat rows 25 & 26 twice (Row 27 & 29=Row 25 / Row 28 & 30=Row 26

Row 31: ch 2, sk next st, dc in each st across

Row 32: ch 1, fpsc in each st across

Row 33-49: repeat rows 7-23 (bobble diamond section repeat)

Row 50-58: repeat rows 24-32 (ridges section repeat)

Row 59-75: repeat rows 7-23 (bobble diamond section repeat)

Row 76: ch 1, fpsc in each st across

Row 77: ch 2, sk next st, dc in each st across

Row 78: ch 1, fpsc in each st across

Row 79: ch 2, sk next st, dc in each st across

Row 80: ch 1, fpsc in each st across

Row 81: ch 2, sk next st, dc in each st across

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Border:

Continuing straight away, down the left side of the throw, make a border of single crochet, placing 1 single crochet in the end of each of the single crochet rows (for example, rows 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8) and placing 2 single crochets into the ends of each of the double crochet rows. Place 2 single crochets into each corner of the blanket, before proceeding down the next side, to prevent curling corners. Repeat all the way around, creating a border.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

After all your hard work, wrap yourself up in this super cozy Diamond Ridge Throw Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern and enjoy the relaxing fruits of your labor!

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