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.
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:
- Fasten off in Week 3 completely.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Ripple Pattern
- Cluster Shell Pattern
- Larksfoot Pattern
- Bobble Stripes Pattern
- Zig-Zag Pattern
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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
Comments on “Crochet Happy Holiday Throw Pattern”
Hi for the bobbles pattern how many rows of bobbles ?
Let me read the pattern. I’ll be back shortly.
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.
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.
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.
Would love to join.
The free pattern is out now. All videos are filmed and out. You can go at your own pace. 😀 Please enjoy.
In the process of making the Happy Holiday Throw and I love crocheting it. So many different patterns xx
Best wishes… Have fun. Michael
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!
Determination really can go a long way. Try it, you really don’t have much to lose. 😀
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! ?
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
Is there a chart for this pattern?
Unfortunately not. It wasn’t provided with this written instruction. It’s one of the reasons why I am filming. it. I’m sorry.
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.
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Best wishes and enjoy your weekend. Michael
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