The Care Package Throw is colorful, fun, and very fast to crochet - which makes it perfect for care packages! Whether it's a homesick kid off at college, or a friend going through a hard time, sending love you can literally wrap yourself up in is always a very good thing.
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The Care Package Throw is made with Red Heart With Love - a very deliberate choice! This yarn is soft but strong - ready for washing machines, kids, and pets. And it comes in 56 colors - so you can tailor it to the recipient, or your own decor.
There are several tricks that make the Care Package Throw so fast to crochet! First and foremost, it's made with 3 strands of yarn all held together. Use all the same color, mix and match, this is another way to customize this throw!
Secondly, the fringe is built right in! So no border or edging to make, and no ends to weave in. Let's say that again: No. Ends. At. All. Love that! All you do is crochet, cut, and turn - and before you know it, you'll have a Care Package Throw to send to someone special!
Care Package Throw
US - P/Q, 15.0mm - Clover USA
3250 yds Red Heart With Love (100% Acrylic; “4”/Medium/Worsted/Aran/UK: 10-12 ply; 7oz (198 g); 370yds (338m))
Color A: White (2 skeins)
Color B: Pewter (3 skeins)
Color C: True Blue (1 skein)
Color D: Jadeite (1 skein)
Color E: Daffodil (1 skein)
Color F: Holly Berry (1 skein)
Gauge: 5 sts x 3 rows = 4" in main stitch pattern
Finished Size: 48" wide x 58" long
Helpful Links & Tutorials
Hold 3 strands of yarn together as one to crochet this pattern. For instance, when the instructions state "With Color A, A, B" this means to hold two strands of Color A and one strand of Color B together. When two strands of the same color are used, you can pull the yarn from both ends of the skein.
Be sure to leave at least 6" at the beginning and end of each row - this is the fringe and can be trimmed to the desired length when you are done crocheting if needed.
The STHDC (tutorial linked above) and hdc sts are never crocheted into.
Set Up Row: With Color A, A, B, ch 71; break yarn and turn. (71 ch)
Row 1: STHDC in the first ch, dc in the next ch, *ch 1, dc2tog working into the previous ch and the ch after the next ch (skip the ch in between); rep from * until 1 ch remains, ch 1, dc in the previous ch, hdc in the last ch; break yarn and turn. (2 hdc, 2 dc, 34 dc2tog)
Row 2 - 8: STHDC in the first dc, dc in the next ch sp, *ch 1, dc2tog working in previous ch sp and next ch sp; rep from * until 2 sts remain, ch 1, dc in previous ch sp, hdc in the last dc; break yarn and turn. (2 hdc, 2 dc, 34 dc2tog)
Row 9 - 16: With Color B, C, C, rep Row 2.
Row 17 - 24: With Color B, D, D, rep Row 2.
Row 25 - 32: With Color B, E, E, rep Row 2.
Row 33 - 40: With Color B, F, F, rep Row 2.
Row 41 - 48: With Color A, A, B, rep Row 2.
And lickety-split, you've made the Care Package Throw! I whipped this one up in just 2 evenings - it's a great Netflix pattern, easy to memorize, and there will be a video tutorial available soon too!
I chose the colors of Red Heart With Love that inspired me - and I can't wait to see which colors you choose! It's also a great stashbuster - even more so since you cut the yarn every row!
If this pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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