5 1/2 Hour Throw

5 1/2 Hour Throw

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Wrap up in a 5 1/2 Hour Throw that takes hardly any time at all to complete. There really is no better way to spend your time than creating a lovely throw blanket with this free crochet pattern. It is fun to work up, especially since it goes by so quickly, and will keep you warm and cozy as you spend your days by the fireplace with a book or coffee in hand. If you think you don't have time to crochet an afghan blanket, then this beautiful design will prove otherwise! Bring this project with you while meeting friends for coffee or work on it while watching TV. As this is an easy crochet pattern, you might be able to complete this project over a weekend.

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookQ or 16mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Medium weight/worsted weight yarn (design uses┬áVanna's Choice Yarn in Linen, Sapphire, and┬áKelly Green)
  • Q or 16 mm hook
  • Large-eye blunt needles (set of 6)
  • 11 in. (28 cm) piece of cardboard

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This 5 1/2 hour throw does not look like it is a quick project. I guess coupled with the bulky/chunky yarn and the v stitch that is used makes this go pretty quick. I love the mingle of colors and as always the fringe is a great detail to any finished project.

This looks like such a great idea! I have some super bulky weight yarn, and I have been looking for a pattern to make with it. Both of my kids have chosen some yarn, and have been asking me to make them a blanket. I am hoping this weekend I can make at least one of them!

The end result of the five and a half hour throw looks way more complicated than it really is. With the add fringe and the visible texture it is hard to believe that this is constructed with only two lines of direction. I guess I could have this made in an evening if I really set my mind to it.

I am currently working on this and I absolutely love it. I found a video on YouTube that covers the v-stitch. I am using Red Heart 7 oz. skeins, 2 of each color (total of 6 skeins) and it is working out great. Red Heart for me is much more economical than the one used in the pattern.

Whenever I see the words easy, one night, one day, one skein, I am drawn to it like a heat seeking rocket. This is a great project. I have many relatives and friends in the colder parts of the country and this will make a lovely present. It's easy, pretty and I don't have to worry about it getting broken in shipping!

Now THIS is a fabulous throw! Chunky, very cozy and perfect for snuggling under on the sofa in our coming winter here in South Africa. The color is just gorgeous and the bulky yarn and 16mm crochet hook mean that it will work up really fast. Our teenage daughter says the best part of that is that I will be able to make another one specially for her. My thinking is that, now that she has learnt the basics of crochet, she can make it for herself, lol!

I love this quick to crochet throw. Using only one stitch and several colors of yarn makes this crochet project go together very fast. Nice that there is not complicated counting. Great task for TV watching and keeping hands busy at the same time. I imagine using a variegated yarn would add additional interest to the pattern as well.

This looks so comfy! I love patterns with multiple strands of yarn held together. Blankets always end up super soft and squishy, and it makes for endless colour variations. I'm up in Canada and it's stupidly cold here in the middle of winter. Might have to make a few of these for my family next year.

I have seen a lot of patterns like this where you hold 2 or 3 colors of yarn together and I find it so beautiful and challenging to make. Combining colors together is a challenge in itself as you need to consider the favorable outcome of the finished product. This 51/2 Throw is another beautiful project combining three different contrasting colors together producing a gorgeous throw perfect as a gift or personal use. This throw will surely be the envy of your friends and guests.

I am working on this throw and using 2 skeins at a time instead of 3. I am using an N hook. I needed apx ten skeins of variegated yarn (apx 250yd/per). I made it longer and wider than shown. I put 2 rows of V-stitch on sides which looks nicely finished. I will add fringe to bottom/top. Almost finished. Took me DAYS not hours to complete. Hope this info helps.

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I plan to try making this throw but I'm not sure what the last part of the instructions for rows 2 - 39 means: "dc in 3rd ch of turning ch." Any help would be appreciated. Lisa

the last dc joined to the 3rd ch of turning ch will act as (dc,ch 1, dc) to complete the row.

I can't get to the pattern. It keeps redirecting to an ad site.

SIZE One Size x in x cm Materials - Vanna's Choice Yarn Linen balls - Vanna's Choice Yarn Sapphire balls - Vanna's Choice Yarn Kelly Green balls Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q- Large-Eye Blunt Needles Set of in cm piece of cardboard GAUGE V-sts rows in cm in pattern with strands of yarn held together 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 in cm square try using a smaller size hook or needles if more stitches and rows try a larger size hook or needles NOTES Throw is worked with strand of each color yarn held together THROW With strand each of A B and C held together ch Row DcRead More in th ch from hook ch dc in same ch V-st made sk ch dc ch dc in next ch V-st made repeat from to last ch sk ch dc in last ch Rows - Ch turn dc ch dc in each ch- sp across dc in rd ch of turning ch Fasten off FINISHING Side Edging From Right Side work row of single crochet evenly spaced on side edge of Throw Repeat on opposite side edge Weave in ends Fringe Wrap yarn around cardboard Cut strands at one end For each Fringe hold strands of each yarn 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 Read more at http www favecrafts com Crochet-Afghans Under- -Hours-Throw-from-Lion-Brand-Yarn UTTWbzq gPWjzB

I forgot to mention that I did not add the fringe to this throw. It takes a lot of yarn and I don't care for fringe that much when one uses an afghan. I think fringe is more for looks.

I made this in about 7 hours. Plan on making another one but making it bigger for better coverage

I made this afghan with Red Heart Super Saver yarn using 15 oz of 3 colors and the Q hook. It turned out beautiful. It is very lacy looking with the V-stitch spaces being a little to large for my family since the toes and fingers seem to come through easily.

This is very pretty but at a cost of about $65.00 (15 balls about $4.00 each), it's way out of my price range. It would take me 3 months just to purchase the yarn. Maybe one day I will try it.

I've made 4 of these afghans in one month using Caron Simply Soft and a K needle, 2 strands at a time. I used 10 skeins buying them on sale, 2 for $6.00 or $33.00 depending on your sales tax. It's a soft blanket with smaller holes, about 48" x 65". It took 5 days to make each one. I worked about 10 hours total. I added a V boarder around to complete the look. I hope this helps!

I made two of these with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn for gifts, also got the pattern from Lion Brand website. Took me about 8 hours, not too bad, and turned out cuddly and warm.

Just wanted to say that I made 2 of these for christmas gifts and love them both very much. However it took me much longer than afew hours to make. I'm going to say that alot of it had to do with hand problems (carpal tunnel) and then the demands of family throughout the project but all in all the throws still were done quicker than a normal stitched afghan and I wouldn't mind making another for myself

This comment may be late, but I have the same pattern freebie from Michaels Lion Brand yarn, and it calls for: Vanna's Choice(Art #860) #099 linen 5 balls #100 white 5 balls #123 Beige5 balls Lion Brand crochet hook size Q-19(15mm) Choose any colors you want, make sure what ever yarn you use fits the gauge by the hook us use. Example, if you choose not to use their suggested yarn, needle size, or the three yarns per the pattern, you have to experiment with your own needle and yarn. Also the weight of the yarn matters on thick or thin. I am a rebel, so I use what I have and I am in between beg & easy, more than 3 rows is to fussie for me, my brain freezes, unless I follow U-tube videos.

@shelleymiles2001 1518065, We suggest you try contacting the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. --Editor of AllFreeCrochet

Can someone please tell me how many skeins of yarn that you need to make this throw? Ty

So how much of each color is needed? (this is like reading a mystery novel). P

How many skeins of each color are needed for this pattern -- didn't see in project info

This is what it says on the lionsbrand web site about this pattern: Skill Level: Easy Size: One Size Craft: Crochet Corrections: None Pattern #: 80112AD Customer Rating: ***** 4.6 (based on 14 reviews) Write your own review 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 1 Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 11 in. (28 cm) piece of cardboard Hope that helps! :)

sharilynparr, did you use the 5 balls of each color then ? I sure do want to try this pattern.

Hi, This question is about the 5 1/2 hour throw. It doesn't tell how many of each color of yarn you need to buy. Thank you. I love your web site. Lucy

The Lion Brand site indicates 5 balls of each color you choose to use - they use orange colors on the site; the fringe can be easily added - I doubt this will be a 5.5 hour project, especially with 3 strands and quick work, it doesn't seem likely!! But beautiful when done I'm sure.

Still no one has indicated how many ball of yarn this takes

How many balls of each color should I buy?

How many balls of each color did it take? Wish the pattern would indicate that.

Like this pattern- it's easy and looks good. But it took me MANY more than 5 1/2 hours to do, and I'm not a beginner. Anyway, still a good pattern. Had a little trouble figuring out how not to get the 3 strands tangled, but eventually I set up a little box with three compartments so that the balls were kept separate and couldn't roll around together. I used a Q hook.

Thanks for the input. I have changed the hook size to a size Q.

WHAT'S GOING ON? I CAN'T GET THIS PATTERN! I'V Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage E TRIED TWICE AND BOTH TIMES GET A PAGE SAYING " Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." VERY FRUSTRATING.

I've crocheted this throw and with 3 strands with a Q hook specified in the pattern and it came out great!

On this 5 1/2 hr. blanket you wrote that a M hook should be used. If you click on instruc. Lion Brand writes that a Q hook should be used. A reader wrote in and said that she used a N hook because Q was too big. It doesn't affect me but I believe that you should check on hook size.

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