Crochet Happy Holiday Throw Pattern

Crochet Happy Holiday Throw
Crochet Happy Holiday Throw
Crochet Happy Holiday Throw

Crochet Happy Holiday Throw

It’s cheerful and educational all wrapped up in one afghan. It’s giftable and would be an awesome stash busting free pattern. For colouring, Diva Dan selected neutral blue combination from my own yarn collection using Caron Simply Soft. See my notes below about switching to this yarn. This is the Crochet Happy Holiday Throw.

This pattern calls for 7 colours of Red Heart Super Saver. I am assigning Diva Dan’s selections to each colour of my own version to stay on track.

You can follow along or speed ahead. The full pattern is available.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern
Free Pattern: Crochet Happy Holiday Throw

After Filming Suggestion for Section 4 – Bobbles

Dc Clusters naturally pop out to the opposite side of the work. In the written instructions, it’s telling us to do this stitch on the right side of the afghan. Meaning, the popping out will naturally fall to the back of the afghan. I am recommending the following:

  1. Fasten off in Week 3 completely. 
  2. Then start Week 4 on the Wrong Side (WS) and continue the pattern as written for the entire section. This will make all DC Cluster Rows pop out to the front of the afghan.
  3. At the end of this section, I would recommend fastening off. Then starting Part 5 on the Right Side as it suggests and continue as written. 

Learning Opportunities

I have decided to make this a pop-up stitch along with the concept. I cannot quickly film this and need time in between sections. I decided to break this afghan up into 6 parts.

  1. Ripple Pattern
  2. Cluster Shell Pattern
  3. Larksfoot Pattern
  4. Bobble Stripes Pattern
  5. Zig-Zag Pattern
  6. Final Border

The afghan has a significant repeat. If you look carefully at it.

  • It’s rows 1 – 63.
  • Then repeat rows 2 – 63.
  • Then repeat rows 2 – 12.
  • Border

Video Goals

To do each section to get you to the repeat of ending at row 63. Then you will follow the written instructions and repeat back by revisiting the videos, if required, to do the sections all over again. Each section will be its own video.

Crochet Christmas Morning Throw
Crochet Christmas Morning Throw


Due to this being a stitch sampler and through past experiences, I am not going to figure out how to change the sizing. Each stitch combination is a different stitch multiple which makes it difficult, sometimes unrealistic multiple stitch count numbers. We did a stitch sampler. The Christmas Morning Throw is an example of a stitch sampler we have done where the stitch multiples were not possible to repeat across to slightly change the size. Stitch samplers, especially when fabulous, can be like that.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern
Free Pattern: Crochet Christmas Morning Throw

Mikey’s Colours

I decided to look at my stash and pull some yarn. Truth is, Daniel is our colour guy and he selected it. I will need to change the hook size to 5 mm / H for my version which will decrease the size of the blanket. I don’t know how much yarn I will actually go through by changing out the yarn.

  • Contrast A – Off White
  • Contrast B – Soft Green
  • Contrast C – Country Blue
  • Contrast D – Dark Country Blue
  • Contrast E – Grey Heather Tweed
  • Contrast F – Off White Tweed
  • Contrast G – Charcoal
Modern Frosty Winter Colours
Modern Frosty Winter Colours. We purposely picked deflated balls.

Tutorial Sample

Due to time constraints, I taught the repeating for each pattern section. The videos give the demonstrations, which includes the border. I wish I had free time to complete this entire blanket. It is really nice.

Crochet Happy Holiday Tutorial Sample
Crochet Happy Holiday Tutorial Sample

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Part 1 – Ripple Pattern

Part 2 – Cluster Shells Pattern

Part 3 – Larksfoot Pattern

Part 4 – Bobble Stripes Pattern

Part 5 – Zig Zag Pattern

Final – Border

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  1. Sandi

    Hi for the bobbles pattern how many rows of bobbles ?

    • Mikey

      Let me read the pattern. I’ll be back shortly.

    • Mikey

      Pattern stated the Bobble Section is from rows 37 to 48. I believe 5 rows based on math but you can also see 5 rows of bobbles on sample as well.

  2. Ann Feist

    I see that someone has already asked for a diagram chart and that it is not available. I love the videos, and they really do help, but charts are important too for those of us who are visual learners.
    If you think of it the next time you have a conference with Yarnspirations, I’d appreciate if you would pass on the request for them to chart it.
    Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for all that you bring to us.


    • Generally, the diagrams are up to the designer on whether or not they decide to include them. With the number of patterns that are presented to Yarnspirations, they would not have the time or manpower to create diagrams for every pattern they receive.

  3. Elcee

    Could I use a soft cotton yarn for this? It’s a “4” weight but less yardage per skein so I’m thinking I would just need to buy more skeins?
    Thank you for putting so much work into making these videos – you rock!!

    • You certainly could, but yes if there is less yardage you would need to buy more balls.

  4. Heather powell

    Would love to join.

    • Mikey

      The free pattern is out now. All videos are filmed and out. You can go at your own pace. 😀 Please enjoy.

      • Amber Dineen

        In the process of making the Happy Holiday Throw and I love crocheting it. So many different patterns xx

  5. Concepción Enríquez

    Wow Mickey!! I am so impressed by your talent! I am new in crochet, and sometimes I get disappointed since I am autodidact, but I think I can learn a lot from you!
    Thanks! I am going to try it!

    • Mikey

      Determination really can go a long way. Try it, you really don’t have much to lose. 😀

  6. Amber

    Hi I am doing the Happy Holiday blanket and have got to row 49 zig zag. I cannot find any tutorial for this and the rows that follow. Please can you help! 😊

    • Mikey

      Sure can. I was up after midnight… I started filming after supper last night. I finished most of the section before I went to bed. I have to finish the final 3 rows which I have to film today. I can have it for you tomorrow as I still have a bit of work to do before I can push it out. Is that okay? – 🙂 Michael

  7. Martina Thomas

    Hi Mikey!
    Is there a chart for this pattern?

    • Mikey

      Unfortunately not. It wasn’t provided with this written instruction. It’s one of the reasons why I am filming. it. I’m sorry.

  8. Karen

    Good Morning Mikey, Dan and fur babies! I think I may need to hit up a Michaels to get me some yarn for this beauty! This looks like such a fun project to do. Thanks for all you do!

    • It is a really pretty pattern, I love the colours Mikey picked to do it in.

  9. Frieda Christianson

    Would like my subscription to be deleted. Cannot work with you all! It is for personal matter! Have looked for a place to unsubscribe many times! Thanks!

    • Mikey

      Morning Frieda, we don’t have a subscription or newsletter. It’s why you cannot find it. We suspended our newsletters 2 years ago. What are you being notified on? If it’s Facebook, just unlike the page. If it’s the Stitch Social Group, just leave the group. If it’s YouTube, just unsubscribe.

      This website has no membership to unsubscribe from.

      Best wishes and enjoy your weekend. Michael

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