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One Ball Mini Throw


Updated March 17, 2016
(21 Votes)


If you have one ball of extra yarn lying around your house (and who doesn't?!), then you can make this One Ball Mini Throw. It's a quick and easy crochet afghan pattern that you can make in just an evening using Red Heart Comfy Chunky yarn. Depending on the color yarn you select, this crocheted afghan can be made for a boy or a girl. It could even be made for a newborn baby if you are looking for a sentimental homemade gift idea for an upcoming baby shower.

One Ball Mini Throw
One Ball Mini Throw
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Crochet Hook: L/11 or 8 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® “Comfort® Chunky”: Art N405, 1 - 360g ball solid colour
  • Crochet Hook: 8.00 mm (US L-11)
  • Yarn sewing needle.

SIZE: Throw measures approximately 30” x 30” (76cm x 76cm).

For Larger Afghan (39“ X 45”) purchase 2 balls of yarn and chain 108.

TENSION: 2 repeats = 9” (23 cm); 6 rows = 5 1/4” (14 cm) in pattern. CHECK YOUR TENSION. Use any size hook to obtain the tension.

2trcl = * [yo] twice, draw up a loop in st, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; rep from * once more; yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.



Ch 82.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, * ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next 3 ch; rep from * across; turn.
Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 4, skip first sc, 3 tr in next sc, skip next ch-3 sp; (2trcl, ch 3, 2trcl, ch 3, 2trcl) all in next ch-3 sp - tr shell made; skip next ch-3 sp, *skip next sc, 5 tr in next sc, skip sc and ch-3 sp, tr shell in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc; skip next sc, 3 tr in next sc, tr in last sc; turn
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 3 tr, * skip next tr, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 3, skip next tr, sc in next 3 tr, rep from * across working last sc in top of ch-4; turn.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 14 more times, then rep Row 2 once more.
Last Row: Ch 1, sc in first 3 tr, * skip next tr, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next tr, sc in next 3 tr; rep from * across working last sc in top of ch-4; turn. Do not fasten off but work Edging as follows:

Edging-Rnd 1: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 1, sc) all in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, ** 2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, 2 sc in ch-3 sp ***, sc in next 3 sc; rep from ** to last 3 sc, end at ***; sc in next 2 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) all in last sc; turn to work down side edge; **** work 3 sc over tr at edge, sc in st at end of next row; rep from **** to next corner st; turn to work across bottom edge; work in same manner across bottom and then next side edge; join with a sl st in first sc


ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over; * or ** or *** or **** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** or *** or **** as indicated; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.


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Sorry to say, but this is a difficult pattern to follow. Couldn't get through it even with the Feb 16, 2016 update.

Although this seems it should be a fairly straight forward pattern, I found it to be terribly confusing. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!

Thanks for letting everyone know this pattern is still difficult to complete even after the update, I was thinking about working on this pattern as a gift for my toddler daughter, thought it would be the perfect size being a "mini" throw. But after reading all the negative comments about this pattern, I'm thinking I'll search for another project!

I will be making this for one of my grand daughters.

Tried, failed, wish you had a how-to video for this.

Reading the pattern I dont know what a trcl is. Also tremble what stitch is this. Thank you.

I'm glad to see there was a correction but where I keep getting off is on Row 3. It says to sc in next 3 trc, sk next trc,(but there are 2 trc that it skips). Ive reworked this line twice to make sure its not just me....

Hi everyone, Thanks for letting us know about your experience with this pattern. We've updated the pattern on our site with the corrections from Red Heart. Thanks! -editors of AllFreeCrochet

It seems that a year later people are still trying to figure out this pattern. Is there any hope for it? It's very pretty and I would like to make it. However, it seems that you have an epic fail here.

I understand what "tr" is, I do not know how to make it, can you help me please?

Reading the pattern I dont know what trcl is. Also tremble stich can you help?

Here's the corrected pattern at the website for Red Heart: == ern-correction-one-ball-mini-throw I'm looking forward to making this!

I too have tried several times to make it work unsuccessfuly. It is so pretty and just right for our nursing home ministry at church. Please take a look and see if perhaps there is a typo. Thank you for posting it.

I cannot find Red Heart Comfort Chunky yarn. Is there a substitute? Red Heart says you can find it in retailers in Canada or online. I am in USA.

Go to Walmart. I there is a chunky yarn sold at the one near me that works up really nice. It is called Hometown USA by Lion Brand Yarn

I have tried to start this several times yesterday and can't seem to get it going right. Not sure if count is wrong or is it me. Think it is a beautiful pattern but it's not making sense to me. Going to try again

One Ball Mimi throw: Do not fasten off but work......., work what? Sentence isn't finished. Is 2trcl, two triple crochet cluster?

Here's the link to the corrected PDF of the pattern on Red Heart's website: It's supposed to say "work the edging as follows" but their formatting was off kilter I guess.

Can someone please tell me what "2trcl" means in these instructions? Thanks.

directions for 2trcl hope this helps!

I would think 2 treble crochet.

It's listed above under "Special Abbreviation"

Read the special abbreviations section. It will give you the instructions for this stitch.


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