Have a summer (or winter) love affair with the ripple stitch when you crochet the Summer Fling Throw! This easy to memorize blanket pattern can by made in any size – and in cool cotton, used year round!
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The Summer Fling Throw was my road trip project when I went to visit my sister in Colorado! So this pretty crochet blanket traveled across several states, along many highways, and spent a lot of time in my lap.
The cool yarn made it comfy no matter what weather we drove through (and there was a pretty good variety of that too) – Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton is mercerized 100% cotton so it’s the perfect yarn for making blankets with fantastic stitch definition and year-round comfort.
I made the Summer Fling Throw in a handy lap blanket/throw size, but I’ve included the info you’ll need to make it in any size you like! And if you are looking for something warmer than cotton, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice is a good acrylic option, and Wool-Ease worsted would be a good wool blend to use for winter weather. This stitch pattern will work no matter what!
And one quick tip to make the edging easier – keep the remainder of the ball of each color attached when you finish that stripe, and use that when crocheting that side of the edging without adding more ends to weave in. (Use a stitch marker to hold it to the side so it doesn’t get tangled with the other yarns – you can see how I did this on another project here.)
The size shown makes this extra easy – each strip uses one skein of yarn!
Summer Fling Throw
US – J, 6.0mm hook – Furls Crochet
1300-8900 yds Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% cotton; Worsted/UK: 10 ply/”4″; 186 yds/170 m; 100 grams/3.53 oz)
Color A: Grass (3 balls/558 yds for size shown, see below for other sizes)
Color B: Rose (3 balls/558 yds for size shown, see below for other sizes)
Color C: Ecru (3 balls/558 yds for size shown, see below for other sizes)
Gauge: 1 pattern repeat (20 sts) = 5.5″ across; 8 rows = 4″ in pattern
Size: 40″ x 52″ shown; see Additional Sizes Chart below the Instructions for additional standard size info, or use the stitch multiple below to create your own custom sizes.
Stitch Multiple: multiple of 20 +3
dc5tog – [yo and insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (remaining loops stay on hook)] 5 times, yo and pull loop through all 6 loops on hook.
dc3tog – [yo and insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (remaining loops stay on hook)] 3 times, yo and pull loop through all 4 loops on hook.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 143, skip the 3 chs closest to the hook (does not count as a st), dc2tog, *[ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 5 dc in next ch, rep [ to ] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch,** dc5tog; rep from * across finishing last rep at **, dc3tog over last 3 chs, turn. (141 sts inc chs)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch sp across, leaving the turning chain at the end unworked; turn. (141 sc)
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), skip the 1st st, dc2tog, *[ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 st, 5 dc in next st, rep [ to ] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 st,** dc5tog; rep from * across finishing last rep at **, dc3tog over last 3 sts, turn. (141 sts inc chs)
Row 4 – 12: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, ending on a Row 2 repeat; break Color A.
Row 13: With Color B, join to 1st st with sl st, ch 2, skip the 1st st, dc2tog, *[ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 st, 5 dc in next st, rep [ to ] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 st,** dc5tog; rep from * across finishing last rep at **, dc3tog over last 3 sts, turn. (141 sts inc chs)
Row 14 – 24: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, ending on a Row 2 repeat; break Color B.
Row 25 – 36: With Color C, repeat Rows 13 – 24.
Row 37 – 48: With Color A, repeat Rows 13 – 24.
Row 49 – 60: With Color B, repeat Rows 13 – 24.
Row 61 – 72: With Color C, repeat Rows 13 – 24.
Rows 73 – 108: Repeat Rows 37 – 72, do not break Color C.
Edging: Continuing with Color C, ch 1, turn blanket 90 degrees to crochet along side (working into the edge), sc evenly along side of blanket using matching color in each section/stripe, ch 1, sc evenly along foundation chain (continuing with Color A in this section), ch 1, sc evenly along second side of blanket using matching colors in each section/stripe, ch 1; join to first sc of Row 72 with sl st, break yarn. (Note: This edging round is a perfect set up for adding additional decorative borders if desired, but adding a border will require additional yarn.)
ADDITIONAL SIZES (estimates only, please check your work as you go and purchase sufficient yarn to finish your project):
- Baby (40″ x 40″): Ch 143; 80 rows; 1300 yds/7 balls total minimum
- Lapghan/Throw (40″ x 52″): See pattern above; 1674 yds/9 balls total minimum
- Twin (70″ x 90″): Ch 263; 180 rows; 5100 yds/28 balls total minimum
- Queen (90″ x 100″): Ch 328; 200 rows; 7300 yds/40 balls total minimum
- King/Cal King (110″ x 100″): Ch 400; 200 rows; 8900 yds/48 balls total minimum
I hope you enjoy making the free Summer Fling Throw crochet pattern! It’s the perfect road trip, pool-side, hammock time crochet project!
Be sure to share your photos on social media – I love to see what you make, and I can’t wait to see what colors you choose!
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