The Three Hour Throw lives up to its name – you can crochet this jumbo afghan in less than 3 hours! And you don’t even need a giant hook – just Bernat Blanket Extra and your own hands, and the free crochet blanket pattern on Moogly!
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Bernat Blanket Extra
To make the Three Hour Throw, I used two strands of Bernat Blanket Extra held together – and that made some really big stitches!
This fluffy chenille style yarn is so fun to work with, and feels great in your hands! So it’s perfect for hand crocheting!
Hand Crocheting – No Hooks Needed!
Crocheting with your hands isn’t really any harder than crocheting with a hook. You still yarn over with the yarn before pulling it through loops.
The key is to decide on the “size” of your hand-hook. In other words, how many fingers will you use to establish the sizes of the loops? For this blanket, I recommend using 3 fingers in the loops to get the right size.
Of course, everyone’s fingers are a different size, and since this is a blanket, the gauge isn’t as important. So use however many fingers give you the fabric you like, and just work the pattern as wide and long as desired!
Whip Up A Three Hour Throw
Once you get the hang of making the stitches, the Three Hour Throw practically leaps off your hook! With only 20 stitches and 23 rows, you can make a great throw size in an evening. I believe I finished in just over 2 hours – if I’d know it was so fast I would’ve timed it more carefully!
And it’s easy to customize to your own size too! There’s no stitch count or row count to worry about – just work to the size desired!
Three Hour Throw
4 balls Bernat Blanket Extra (7-Jumbo/UK: 16+ ply; 300 g/10.5 oz, 87 meters/97 yards)
Colorway Shown: Velveteal
Gauge: 1.9 sts x 1.7 rows = 4″/10cm in main st pattern
Size: 42″ x 54″
Custom Sizing: Ch to desired width, plus 1 ch; repeat Rows 2 and 3 to desired length
Helpful Links and Tutorials
Yarn is always held doubled in this pattern. Pull from one end each of 2 skeins. Leave longer tails to weave in with thicker yarn.
Row 1: Ch 21, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem ch across; turn. (20 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, blo sc in each st across until 1 st rem, sc in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, flo sc in each st across until 1 st rem, sc in last st; turn.
Row 4 – 23: Rep Rows 2 and 3. Break yarn, finish off, and weave in ends.
This yarn is so soft and cozy, and this blanket is so quick to crochet! You can personalize the Three Hour Throw with color and borders – I can’t wait to see what you make with it!
Looking for More Moogly Afghans?
I’m excited to say that this is the 56th afghan I’ve designed! You can explore them all on Ravelry – be sure to add the ones you like to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites!
SHARING IS CARING
I can’t wait to see your finished Three Hour Throws! If this free crochet blanket pattern does inspire you to make your own, 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!
THE FINE PRINT
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