Under 6 Hours Crochet Throw Pattern
One day crochet afghan patterns don't get better than this.
Make a free crochet throw pattern to create your own afghan in just under six hours. That's right - you can crochet an entire afghan in just one night. Easy crochet patterns are perfect for beginners and this one is sure to keep you busy.This fast and fun work-up shows you how to crochet a throw pattern that will add some cuddly options to any room in your house. Whether you drape this free crochet throw pattern over your living room couch or keep it at the end of the bed in your guest room, it is sure to get some use.
The warm, chunky yarn makes this the perfect winter accessory for anyone who wants to hide from the cold. If you like free crochet patterns but don't have a lot of time to get crafty, work on this project - you can work on it while you catch up on your favorite television shows.
PS: Find more crochet throw patterns below, and check out our video tutorial on double crochet!
NotesThrow is worked with 1 strand of each color yarn held together.
Crochet HookQ or 16mm hook
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge3 V-sts + 4 rows = 6 in. (15 cm) in pattern with 3 strands of yarn held together.
Note: Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Finished Size45 X 60 in. (114.5 x 152.5 cm)
- 860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen, 5 balls
- 860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire, 5 balls
- 860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green, 5 balls
- Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19
- Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
- 11 in. (28 cm) piece of cardboard
How to Crochet the 6 Hour Crochet Throw Pattern
With 1 strand each of A, B and C held together, ch 67.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in same ch (V-st made), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made); repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch.
Rows 2-39: Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
From Right Side, work 1 row of single crochet evenly spaced on side edge of Throw. Repeat on opposite side edge.
Weave in ends.
Wrap yarn around cardboard. Cut strands at one end. For each Fringe, hold 3 strands of each yarn (9 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop and tighten. Make fringe along both ends of Throw. Trim fringe evenly.
More Crochet Throw Patterns
If you loved making the free crochet throw pattern above, you are going to adore the projects below. These is nothing comfier or cozier than snuggling under a crochet throw while you watch TV, read a good book, or even work on a brand new free crochet pattern. Crochet throw patterns are a great way to add some texture and warmth to any room of your home, providing a quick and easy way to cuddle to any and all guests.
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Learn How to Double Crochet
New to double crochet? Check out this handy video tutorial for how to double crochet from our friends at AllFreeCrochet.
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bclearwriting 7375 254
Mar 03, 2021
The pattern says 15 skeins of yarn? Is this correct?
biaginasola 871186 6
Jul 29, 2019
I have a question on the needles. What are they used for? I cannot find a reference to them in the directions. Large Blunt Eyed Needles- set of 6
Aug 05, 2019
Hi there! The needles are used to weave in ends. You don't need all 6---Lion Brand just suggests you purchase a pack of them, and you can have them on hand for future projects. I hope that helps!
Apr 24, 2017
It is beautiful, looks wonderfully cuddly and cozy, is rated Easy and takes only 6 hours! How much better can it get? Throws, wraps and shawls are my favorite things and this one has me itching to get started. So nice that the different colors are used together plus using a 16mm hook means that it is chunky and warm and I like it so much that I will probably be making more than one!
grayandmarg 120373 1
Apr 13, 2017
Looks so good I'lol make this soon
Apr 06, 2017
Oh, how I wish I knew how to crochet! This throw is beautiful. Can it really be made in six hours? I don't know enough about crochet to be able to judge the time something takes. This looks so soft and cuddly. Maybe I should head over to my favorite craft store and sign up for a crochet class!
Feb 01, 2017
The throw is beautiful. If I want to make it wider how many stitches do I have to use to increase the size? Thank you!
Jan 19, 2017
This is a simple pattern and from the picture and comments I see that it's beautiful. I was wondering could this be made into a poncho. My eldest who is away at college in Rochester, NY has requested that I make a blue poncho for him with different shades of blue in it like his ripple crocheted afghan that made for him when he was younger. Now I am on the hunt for a pattern that is simple and beautiful that can is or can be easily converted into a poncho.
Nov 29, 2016
I have made several throws with this stitch. Beautiful! If the pattern "holes" seem too large, use a chunkier yarn. I love the Bernat blanket yarn for this. Of course you won't be able to use 3 strands but they have lovely solid colors or variegated yarn as,well.
Mar 01, 2016
There are two types of crochet projects that I enjoy. One is the simple pattern, like the one shown above, enjoyable and relaxing to work on at just about anytime, and the other is afghan or tunisian crochet. I enjoy embroidering patterns on the finished afghan, and again it is easy to do. Do many of you make blankets or throws using the Tunisian afghan stitch method?
Mar 02, 2016
Hi DanielleKathleen! You're totally right. It is so important to have both types of projects available. I am a bigger fan of simple stuff though. I find it easier to actually use and cuddle into since I don't get too worked up if something happens to it. - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts
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Feb 26, 2016
I usually prefer to make the quicker throw patterns because I haven't the patience to take up a complicated, more time-consuming project.
marieludwig 160781 8
Feb 23, 2016
what does ch 3 (dc ch 1 dc) in each ch 1 sp across double crochet in 3rd ch of turning chain I under stand ch 3 (dc ch 1 dc) its what comes after
Feb 05, 2017
"in each chain 1 space across" means that you'll work the ch3(dc ch1 dc) every time you see the little space in the previous row made whenever you did the ch1. Hope that helps!
Feb 17, 2016
Couldn't you use a single chunky variegated yarn? I know it would't be so heavy, but I am making it for looks not warmth.
Feb 18, 2016
Hello! If you want to change the yarn weight, just make sure to adjust your gauge and hook appropriately. The blanket may end up a bit larger than the stated size up top. Hope that helps! We'd love to see the pattern when you're done! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com
Jan 28, 2016
really like this patten. I would like to put in afghan on my king size bed. It is 8 feet wide with hang over, and would like to like it 10 feet long. I'm not sure how much yarn to get. Can you please help.
Feb 18, 2016
Check out these free tutorial from our friends at AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns on how to resize an afghan pattern for some tips: http://www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com/Tips-for-Crochet/How-to-Crochet-Re-Sizing-Crochet-Blanket-Patterns Hope that helps! -Kaylee Pope, Editor of FaveCrafts
melissamaheux94 15 05664
Jan 02, 2016
I REALLY LIKE THIS PATTERN. IT HAS A NICE FLOW TO IT. IT IS PERFECT FOR BEGINNERSATLEAST ONCE THEY GET PAST THE FIRST INITIAL "V" ROW.-M.M.
Nov 04, 2015
How do you think it will effect the afghan if I started it with a HDC row instead of a chain?
Dec 21, 2015
Hi Twitchin Kitten! For specific questions on patterns, I suggest reaching out to the designer (in this case Red Heart Yarn) or asking our active Facebook community for some help. Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor
melissamaheux94 15 05664
Jan 02, 2016
TRY IT. CROCHET ABOUT 10 HDC AND THEN CONTINUE W/ THE PATTERN. YOU MIGHT LIKE WHAT SOMEONE ELSE DOESNT.-M.M.
Sep 25, 2015
I want to do this pattern but there is no pattern only the picture. Where is the pattern? I do not have a printer so I just need to see the instructions.
FaveCrafts Editor JL
Sep 28, 2015
Hi there, the pattern is above - look for the words "Instructions" on the page (just below the ad for the 26 Free Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners page). Hope this helps - Julia from FaveCrafts
Sep 16, 2015
I have crocheted this pattern, it is heavy. Also you do need to catch all 3 strands for each stitch. It is a great stash buster!
Dec 21, 2015
Hi carmanjh 4049173! We are so glad you enjoyed it and would absolutely love to see a photo of your finished product! - Kaylee, Editor
Apr 18, 2015
This seems way too simple for my liking, don't know if I would try it. Beginners would love it though.
Apr 18, 2015
I have made a few of these blankets, I find them very heavy. Also you need to be careful to catch all 3 strands for each stitch.
Jan 18, 2015
beginner's Double crochet ripple afghan
Jan 03, 2014
How many chain sets to make this bigger? More of a blanket than a throw
crawford4321 19617 46
Jan 19, 2014
I am currently working on this and am loving it. I found a video on YouTube that covers the v-stitch. For your first working chain, if you want to make it larger than the pattern, crochet in sets of 13. So, chain 13, is it big enough, if not, chain 13 more. Repeat until you have the desired length and chain an additional 3. The 3 will serve as a double crochet stitch when you start back across. Hope this helps.
Sep 14, 2013
I agree with Busy Jean that 2 strands would be better. I've considered making this several times but put it off for other projects. Now that I hear how well it works up with 2 strands, I think I'll make one for my son for Christmas. Although I love the VW yarn, it's just too pricey for such small quantity on a skein. The Red Heart With Love is super soft and the skeins are large, so may go with that. Happy hooking, everyone!
psychoc6988 333582 0
Apr 16, 2013
I am confused and hope someone can help...am I making a v st in every ch in the 2nd row or every other ch? This is the part I do not understand: (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across, Thanks in advance.
Jun 25, 2013
It says skip 2 chains, (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) in next chain (V-stitch made);-that means each time you skip 2 chains,the next chain,the 3rd chain from the previous one of which you made the V-stitch,would be where you make the V-stitch.In other words,a V-stitch is made by skipping 2 chains,and then double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in the next stitch,otherwise,the 3rd chain.Which means you are in every other 3rd chain from the previous V-stitch made.The purpose of skipping 2 chains,and then double crochet, chain 1, double crochet,is so there is a hole that is shaped like a V.You are not making a V-stitch in every chain in the 2nd row in each chain-1 space across.
Mar 20, 2013
Check out you tube tutorial I would watch some of bobby 123 it's close and she makes more sense
Jun 19, 2013
I looked on You Tube but could not find bobby 123. Can you be more specific of the video name?
Jun 25, 2013
I think you should enter bobby 123 along with crocheting a V-stitch,or just crochet a V-stitch
Jun 25, 2013
crocheting a V-stitch,sorry
Mar 19, 2012
Please correct the pattern to show the correct amount of balls of yarn to use for this project! Thank you!
Mar 19, 2012
I too hate it when there is an error in the pattern. The 5 skein each color is probably right as VC yarn is 170 yards per skein. I might opt for another type yarn, such as pound of love & two more of whatever sparked my fancy at the moment. You could also consider one of the pre-textured yarns such as RH Fiesta & just triple up on it. Tangled yarn should not be a problem if you center pull & keep them on ends. Stuff them in a plastic coffee can if you have a problem with them "wandering".
Mar 19, 2012
I started to post a comment and something messed up and it went through when I wasn't ready so I don't know what got entered or if it made sense I hope you don't use that one I've made three of these afghans and really like them but I made minor changes to the pattern I thought strands of yarn would make it too heavy and expensive I used just two strands of worsted weight yarn and a P hook for two of them and a N hook for the other It depends on how thick the yarn is and how big you want the holes to be I also crocheted more than the stitches to make it wider maybe with the strands it makes it bigger I don't know I used yarn I had and they were four ounce skeins and I had a little left over from skeins Two…Read More of the afghans I used four skeins each as that was all I had and it turned out fine Depends how large you want your afghan to be It's a good way to use up yarn you have on hand and it makes a nice tweed look I don't think I would want to use three strands when I see how nice these were with the strands
Mar 19, 2012
By the way the amounts I gave before was using Jiffy a chunky yarn so probably takes lots more if use three strands of worsted weight or maybe it would just be a lighter weight, I am kind of confused now, sorry
Mar 04, 2012
Hello, this is my first post. I'd like to increase the width on this pattern, what number increments do I add to get the v-stitchs to come out right ? Thanks for your hehlp
Mar 19, 2013
The V-stitch takes 3 stitches. The beginning of the 1st row takes 5 chains and the end of the row takes 2 chains, so the pattern is a multiple of 3 stitches + 7 stitches for the beginning and end. On a short repeat like this one where the pattern starts in the first row, you can just chain the width you want it to be, then untie any unused chains at the end of the first row.
Feb 15, 2012
When I see a pattern that neglects to mention the quantity of yarn needed, yet specifies a size, I am very disappointed, especially when it is a pattern that would interest a beginner. WHAT QUANTITY OF YARN DOES THE DESIGNER SUGGEST?
Mar 19, 2012
did you ever get an answer to this?
dogmom42002 157239 5
Feb 03, 2012
I used Redheart 7 oz skeins, 2 of each color (total of 6 skeins) & it worked out great. Redheart for me is much more economical.
Jan 24, 2012
Darcy 7 In this case a skein is a ball. As the pattern refers to "balls" and it is talking about Vanna's Couice. In other patterns a ball is how many yarns come and it is usually in a 50 g ball. Some balls are 25 g. etc. However, a regular skein of 1.75 oz equals a 50 g ball. a larger skein of 3.5 oz is the same weight as a 100 g ball. Hope this helps you.
Mar 19, 2012
But it doesn't state how many balls of each of Vanna's colors was used. I looked on Lion Brand site for this pattern and it takes 18 balls of solid colors or 23 in heather or multi colors. Hope this helps
Jan 18, 2012
I, too, was wondering about the amount of yarn. If I use 15 skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn, just how heavy is this throw? Jandj143 said she made a cal. king size bedspread and it was heavy. I am guessing she increased the pattern to make it bigger, but I don't see that anyone has addressed the weight. I am looking for a quick and easy throw, not a bedspread. Help!
deborabradford 129 1453
Dec 18, 2011
I have a Question for you? is there a way to do this with one strand? It is very pretty.
Jan 04, 2012
this pattern can be done with one strand of yarn, however it does take a lot longer and you have to use a smaller crochet hook. I made a california king size bedspread for my bed using this pattern and it is gorgeous and heavy. good luck
terripatton 941112 7
Nov 26, 2011
Hello, I love this afgan, however I have a question, if I were to use a smaller needle like a 'N' and 2 strands would it still turn out ok??? My sister runs a little warm all the time and I thought a 2 strand would still be pretty just not as heavy...am I right is guessing this??
Nov 09, 2011
Here you go, This pattern is in Lion Brand website 5 1/2 hour throw. Materials: 5 balls 860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen 5 balls 860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire 5 balls 860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green 1 Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15.75) 1 Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 11 in. (28 cm) piece of cardboard
Jan 10, 2012
15 balls of yarn? What is a ball? Is it a skein? I have Vanna's Choice yarn, and to use 15 skeins would make an ENORMOUS afghan. Please advise!?
Oct 04, 2011
Could someone please specify how many skeins of each color?
Apr 13, 2011
Could I just use a single strand of a super bulky?
Apr 25, 2012
I am going to! Will use a smaller hook, obviously. Going to use Sensations classic brushed yarn, it is a "5" bulky and I will use a "J" or "K" hook. Just trying to figure out how many chains to start w/..... want it wider than pattern specifies too.
Apr 05, 2011
Now I know why it's called the 5 1/2 hour throw. You spend at least that much time UNTANGLING the three yarns. LOL But it does make a pretty end product.
Mar 23, 2011
According to Lion Brand site it takes 5 balls of each yarn
Mar 23, 2011
There is no indication of how many balls of each colour are needed for this afghan. Without that, I can't see myself tackling it, lovely though it is. Perhaps this could be fixed, so that those of us who are always looking for quick and distinctive gifts can make this afghan?
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