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Spiced Cider Throw Blanket

My WIP pile seems to continuously grow, while my pile of completed projects just can’t keep up. All that to say: I had planned to post the Spiced Cider Throw Blanket pattern months ago. It’s a little bit of autumn, a little bit of the holiday season. Let’s just hope, instead, that it brings a bit of joy and cozy warmth to January <3

If anyone here hasn’t tried out Lion Brand’s Re-Spun Thick & Quick, this is the project to test it out with! I first picked up a few skeins of it when my local Jo-Ann’s got some in, and I literally wanted one in every color. The palette is gorgeous. Lovely pastels, but also some really luscious bold, warm tones. The color used for the Spiced Cider Throw is, appropriately: Cider. But if you make this throw in any of the other colors (I’ve been eyeing Whipped Cream, personally), I’d love to see the results!

I had a bit of trouble choosing a stitch for the Spiced Cider Throw. Because the Re-Spun yarn is bulky, but also has a luxurious silkiness, I knew I wanted something with a bit of drape and textured definition. I’ve always loved the Blossom stitch pattern, but worried that making a heavy blanket in it would lead to some serious warping once blocked. But luckily, this wasn’t the case! I put the Spiced Cider Throw through the washer and dryer (I’m a very lazy blocker) and it came out perfect, in my opinion. It’s heavy and warm, but it has a structured laciness that’s lovely to look at but still nice and sturdy.

Read on for the free pattern, or check out the ad-free, printable pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, or LoveCrafts!

spiced cider throw portrait

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Supplies:

Optional Supplies:

Gauge Information:

8 sts + 5 rows over 4-inches (in pattern)

Abbreviations + Glossary (US Terms):

chChainch-spChain Space
scSingle Crochetst(s)Stitch(es)
dcDouble CrochetrepRepeat

Measurements:

Finished throw blanket (blocked) measures 42-inches (107cm) by 52-inches (132cm).

spiced cider throw detail

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch4 at the start of even-numbered rows counts as dc + ch1.

Spiced Cider Throw Blanket

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Blanket

Ch 97

Row 1: [dc, ch1, dc] in 3rd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, skip 1 ch, [dc, ch1, dc] in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch4, skip first sc and next dc, *sc in ch-sp, ch1, skip next dc, dc in next sc, ch1, skip next dc; rep from * to last ch-sp and dc, sc in last ch-sp, ch1, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch1, skip first dc, *skip next ch, [dc, ch1, dc] in next sc, skip next ch, sc in next dc; rep from * to end, working last sc in 3rd ch of ch-4, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until blanket measures 52-inches (approx. 69 rows total).

After the final row, fasten off & weave in ends.

Tassels

Make 4.

Step 1: Lay your yarn on top of your book/cardboard/tassel maker, then wrap up and over the top. Wrap the yarn continuously around. The more wraps, the thicker the tassel.

Step 2: Once satisfied with the size of your tassel, snip the working yarn at the bottom.

tassel tutorial 1

Step 3: Remove the wrapped yarn and snip each wrap at the bottom.

Step 4: Cut another length of yarn and lay the tassel flat over this piece in the center. Knot the single cut of yarn around the tassel.

tassel tutorial 2

Step 5: Cut one more length of yarn and knot this around the tassel, about an inch below the previous knot.

Step 6: You may wish to leave the tassel as is. However, I think that the Re-Spun yarn has a lovely look when combed out a bit. Be gentle when combing so that you don’t pull the strands loose of the tassel.

tassel tutorial 3

Step 7: Attach your tassel with a knot to a corner of the blanket, using the yarn from the knot in Step 4. Hide the ends of this yarn by pushing these through the bump of the tassel with a tapestry needle.

Repeat these steps to make 4 tassels, one for each corner of the blanket.

spiced cider throw tassels

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