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It’s family movie on the sofa season, and this would not be complete without a super simple chunky throw blanket to warm your knees. The Marian Bay Throw Blanket is the 4th pattern in the Marian Bay series, and the second homeware design.
Chunky throw blanket inspiration
The Marian Bay Throw Blanket is a featured design on the Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop by Tonya Bush of Nana’s Crafty Home. Every day, for 24 days, a different pattern will be available for FREE from one of the designers listed in the image below.
This design is the natural progression of the Marian Bay Hot Water Bottle Cover, however, it also is something that I need and a great gift make. The pictured throw was a birthday gift for a friends daughter. I love rich colours, but I wouldn’t normally choose this Raspberry shade, it wouldn’t go with anything in my house! However, the recipient chose it and I have to say that I didn’t actually want to let it go.
Yarn and Materials
To make your own Marian Bay chunky throw blanket you need 12 balls of Paintbox Simply Chunky or approx 1600m chunky/bulky weight yarn. The pdf pattern includes, 2 different sizes – small throw and large throw/afghan size. Below you will find the instructions to make the small throw size.
Pattern info & tips
The Marian Bay chunky throw blanket, is a super simple throw pattern. Made using Paintbox Yarns, Simply Chunky in Raspberry, and a 6.5mm hook, this throw works up in a couple of movies time.
Paintbox Simply Chunky is the part of the Lovecrafts house brand yarn range. 100% acrylic yarn, 100g 149yds £2.25 per skein. Available in 50 different shades. This yarn is machine wash and dry on low heat, great to work with, easy to frog and holds up very well to a lot of use. This makes it perfect for a chunky crochet throw, or any project that you expect to be a high use item.
Skill level: Intermediate
Terms: US Crochet terms
Yarn: Paintbox Simply Chunky
- Double Crochet
- Front Post Treble Crochet
- Back Post Treble Crochet
- Single Crochet
Buy your copy of the Marian Bay Chunky Throw pattern here
Marian Bay Chunky Throw Free pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Terms: US Terms
Paintbox Chunky 100g 136m/149yd
12 x Raspberry Pink Paintbox Simply Chunky
Hook: 6.5 mm
Other items: scissors, darning needle, stitch markers (optional)
Gauge: 4 repeats x 8 rows = 4ins
Pattern for gauge =
Row 1 – [fptr in the next st, (dc in the next 2 sts, fptr)]
Row 2 – [bptr, (dc in the next 2 sts,bptr)]
Size: 48in x 48in – small throw
This piece is worked from the bottom up
Ch3 counts as a dc
Ch1 does not count as a sc
Pattern included is for a small sized throw.
- Single Crochet – sc
- Double Crochet – dc
- Front Post Treble Crochet – fptr
- Back Post Treble Crochet – bptr
Sc in the second ch from the hook (sk ch does not count as a st here and throughout), sc in each st across. Turn (125)
Ch3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in each st across. Turn (125)
Ch3, dc in the next st, [fptr in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts], repeat across to the end. Turn
Ch3, dc in the next 2 sts, [bptr, dc in the next 2 sts], repeat until 2 sts remain, dc in the next 2 sts. Turn
Ch3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in the next st, [fptr in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts], repeat across to the end. Turn
Rows 6 – end:
Repeat rows 4 & 5 until work measures 48ins
Final Row :
Ch1, sc in the same st, sc in each st across. Tie off and secure your ends.
I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Marian Bay Throws!
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Bye for now,