As someone who loves to crochet, I’m always looking for different ways to make my designs. When faced with the challenge of the yarn being discontinued for the Crochet Fisherman Throw pattern a fellow crocheter emerged from the depths of Facebook with a brilliant suggestion – hold two strands of worsted weight yarn together. Not only does it make the blanket super plush and cozy, but it’s way easier on the wallet too!
If you’re the kind soul who shared this tip, please give me a shout-out because I want to properly thank you. Sadly, my Facebook got hacked (ugh, don’t get me started), so I can’t find you to express my gratitude. But know that you are a crochet genius in my book!
And, a special thank you to WeCrochet, who provided all the yarn for this project, I was able to create a beautiful aqua-colored throw made by holding two strands of Brava Tweed Colour Heron worsted weight yarn together.
My living room is a blend of dark brown leather, beige walls with aqua accents. It has been this way for 16 years and many times I have thought about changing it but never do.
The Heron colour of the Brava Tweed Yarn is both a versatile and calming hue that creates a relaxing atmosphere but still has an uplifting effect with its bright and cheerful feel. Plus, aqua pairs perfectly with earthy neutrals, warm wood tones, and metallic accents, making it a great choice for my living room.
So when it comes to the Brava Tweed Heron (aqua) colour for the Crochet Throw, you can’t go wrong! Its muted blue-green tones blend seamlessly with a variety of decor styles, and its tweed texture gives it a cozy and inviting feel.
Add this throw in any colour to any room and instantly bring charm and class to your space. Whether draped over a couch or folded at the foot of a bed, the Brava Tweed and the classic texture of the Crochet Throw pattern will blend with any decor and mimics a knit stitch, making it a perfect fit for any room. With the added thickness and coziness of using two strands together, it’s sure to be your go-to accessory for staying comfy and warm.
But crochet isn’t just a fun and relaxing hobby – it’s also a part of the slow fashion movement. As more and more people become aware of the impact of fast fashion on the environment, they’re turning to more sustainable options. And crochet is a perfect fit.
With its handmade quality and the ability to up-cycle materials, crochet is becoming increasingly popular as a way to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. And as the demand for slow fashion continues to grow, crocheted items are becoming a high-demand item for both selling and gifting.
Crochet blankets, in particular, are a perfect example of this trend. They’re not only a practical item to have around the home, but they’re also a great way to add a personal touch to your decor. And with the added thickness and coziness of using two strands together, the Crochet Fisherman Throw is sure to be a hit.
But don’t worry if you’re new to crocheting – this pattern is easy to follow using just chain stitch and double crochet. And if you do run into any questions, there is a video tutorial to answer all your questions.
How Big Should a Throw Blanket Be?
Blanket Sizing Chart
When it comes to crocheting a throw, the size you choose can greatly affect the final look and functionality of the project. The standard size for a crochet throw is around 50 to 60 inches in width and 60 to 70 inches in length, making it perfect for draping over a couch or using as a decorative bedspread.
However, you can adjust the size based on your personal preference and the intended use of the throw. For example, if you want a smaller throw for snuggling up on the couch, a size of 40 to 50 inches in width and length may be more suitable.
Be sure to use my Blanket Resizing Chart below to find out the exact measurements that will be perfect for you!
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On the other hand, if you want to create a large, cozy throw for a queen or king-sized bed, a size of 80 to 90 inches in width and length would be more appropriate. Ultimately, the size of your crochet throw will depend on your individual needs and the intended use of the finished product.
Blanket Resizing Calculator
Regardless of what size you want to make I have the blanket resizing calculator that will tell you exactly how many rows and starting stitches you need based off of the swatch you make.
A crochet blanket resizing calculator is a tool that can help you adjust the size of your crochet blanket pattern according to your specific needs. To use this calculator, you will need to input some basic information such as the size of the original blanket, the size you want to resize it to, and the yarn weight and hook size you plan to use.
Once you have entered this information, the calculator will generate the number of stitches and rows you need to make to achieve the desired size. This will help you to adjust your pattern accordingly and ensure that your finished crochet blanket is the perfect size for your needs.
Just remember to double-check your calculations and make any necessary adjustments as you work through the pattern.
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Best yarn for this pattern
Selecting the right yarn for your project can make a significant difference in the final outcome. In this crochet throw pattern, I used WeCrochet Brava Tweed yarn and Bernat Premium Tweed yarn to create two different throws, and I love how each turned out.
The Brava Tweed yarn, provides exceptional durability and ease of maintenance while also adding a beautiful tweed texture to the finished piece. The Bernat Premium Tweed yarn, adds an extra layer of warmth and softness to the final product.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter, the type of yarn you choose plays an essential role in creating a beautiful and practical crochet throw. I highly recommend trying out these tweed yarns to make your own unique throw.
Recommended Yarn Substitutes
Recommended Worsted Weight Yarns (two strands held together)
Wool of the Andes Superwash
Bernat Premium Tweed
Recommended Chunky Yarns (using one strand only)
When substituting yarns for a crochet pattern, it’s crucial to keep the gauge as close as possible to the original yarn. Gauge refers to the number of stitches and rows in a given area of the crochet fabric, and it affects the size and shape of the finished project.
If the gauge of the substitute yarn is significantly different from the original yarn, the project’s feel and look may be affected. To ensure that the finished project looks and feels as close to the original design as possible, make a swatch with the substitute yarn and compare it to the original yarn swatch to match the gauge.
Be sure to visit www.yarnsub.com to help you choose the right substitute.
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Free Crochet Pattern for Fisherman Throw
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat
Using a 5.5 – 6.5 mm crochet
11 – 14 sc = 4”
Gauge is typically not a must for blanket making, however, matching the recommended yarn gauge can assist in successful substitution and result in a more accurate finished product.
40” x 60” Including Fringe.
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Brava Tweed by WeCrochet 17 skeins = 1700 grams / 3700 yds
Worsted Weight Recommendations
When substituting yarns in a crochet pattern, it’s always a good idea to buy a little extra. To avoid disappointment, always err on the side of caution and purchase a bit more yarn than you think you’ll need.
Making the Fringe
Fringe is placed in the end of every row evenly across bottom and top of throw.
Cut 600 (or 4 at a time) pieces of yarn approximately 16 inches long.
Fold 4 pieces of yarn at a time in half and hold bottom of throw with wrong side facing you, use hook to draw the folded ends around the stitch pulling from right side under stitch back up through to right side again.
Pull the loose ends through the folded section and draw the knot up not too firmly. Repeat in the end of every other row. Once fringes are all attached lay flat on hard surface and trim to straighten the bottom of the fringe. I cut mine at 6 inches measured from top of knot.
Crochet Throw Instructions
Changing The Length
To lengthen or shorten this throw just add or subtract the number or rows you work.
Changing The Width
To adjust the width you will need to change the amount of stitches in your starting chain. Be sure to keep your chain a multiple of 2.
With 11.5 mm hook
3 skipped chain of row 1 counts as 1st dc
Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook (this counts as 1st dc), *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch* rpt from * to * ending with dc in last ch. Ch 2 turn. (71)
Row 2: Chain 2 of previous row counts as 1st hdc. Dc in 1st ch one row below, ch 1, skip next ch. *Dc in next ch one row below, ch 1, skip next ch* rpt from * to* to last 2 sts Skip 2nd last st, hdc in last ch. Ch 2 turn. (71)
Row 3: Ch 2 from previous row counts as 1st hdc. Dc in 1st skipped st under ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in skipped st under ch space, ch 1 skip next st* rpt from *to* to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st. Ch 2 turn (71)
Repeat row 3 until throw reaches 50” or desired length.
At the end of last row before finishing row ch 1 and turn.
Finishing row: Sc in 1st ch space, dc in skipped stitch under ch space, (sc, dc in skipped st under ch space) rpt () in each ch 1 space till end of row. End with hdc in last ch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Pull all ends from joining yarn to one side of the throw. Weave in all ends and secure with Fray Check – make sure that you fasten off on the same side for all ends – this will become the wrong side of the throw.
Handy Hint – I don’t cut ends until the very last step that way the wrong side is always clearly visible.
When making crochet blankets, don’t let discontinued yarn deter you from creating beautiful crochet projects like this throw! With a little bit of creativity, you can always find a way to adapt and work with the materials you have available.
In this case, using two strands of worsted weight yarn together can not only substitute for the discontinued yarn but also create a unique texture and thickness to your throw. I hope you enjoy making this pattern and have fun experimenting with different colour combinations and yarn types to make it your own. Happy crocheting!
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