Crochet Blanket Pattern Colorado Throw – Mama In A Stitch

Inspired by the beauty of Colorado, and appropriate for the winter of the Rockies, this throw will keep you warm wherever you are! This crochet blanket pattern is made with simple stitches, but has enough variety to keep you interested. It works fairly quickly with thicker yarn, or you can alternate by holding two strands of woolen yarn together.

See the free blanket crochet pattern below by scrolling down, or you can choose to purchase the ad-free printable from Etsy HERE or the collection from Lion Brand Yarn HERE. Maker members, get the download in the member library here. We go!

texture for days….

My favorite types of blankets are the easy ones, but they don’t completely get me bored in the end. Comprehensive projects are no joke because they are time consuming, so you better have fun with them, or they may never finish! At least that’s the case for me… lol. (Remember these blankets?

With this pattern, you’ll use cross stitch to create pretty eyelets and spread stitches to make raised braids (you can find video tutorials for all the stitches with a simple YouTube search). There are all kinds of texture, but the pattern is repeated, so it is simple but catches your attention. You’ll see how short the style is at the end of this blog post. Short and concise, as I like!

This crochet blanket is very comfortable. Perfect for winter in Colorado – or any winter.

I wouldn’t say this is a great pattern for complete beginners, as there are several different stitches involved, but it’s definitely for anyone who feels comfortable with all the basics. Definitely give the pattern a read before you try it! This way you can see if you think you are capable of it. 🙂

I loved this shot my husband got. The mountains in all their glory and the photo really highlights my favorite aspects about the blanket. Raised braids, eyelets, and a squish factor.

If you’re looking for a crochet blanket that can really be used for so many things, I think this is a great choice! It’s kind of a go-to classic because it has such a great personality, too. It would be really easy to make adjustments (see the pattern notes section for how to adjust the size) for this to work as a baby blanket or even a large bed blanket.

Yay for crochet blanket season!

Let’s jump into this free pattern!

Just a reminder that you can also choose to purchase the ad-free printable pattern from Etsy by clicking here.

Colorado Throw Blanket Free Crochet Pattern


Inspired by the beauty of Colorado and appropriate for the winter of the Rockies, this blanket will keep you comfortable all season long, wherever you are. You’ll use simple stitches to create the look of raised braids and cross stitches to make pretty holes. Thicker wool blend yarn makes a relatively quick project and the stitch patterns are very fun. Get ready for cold nights with your new throw!


9 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Hue + Me Chunky Weight Yarn in Bellini 125g/skein Comfortable set available here in many color options

The pattern uses about 1000g

Crochet Hook US Size 8.0mm


Textile needle to weave in the ends

size (approximate):

40 x 48 inches (small throw)


Approx 9 stitches and 6 rows of pattern measures 4″ x 4″

Style notes:

This blanket is made from bottom to top and finished with two sides frame. Feel free to practice on a small sample before starting the blanket to make sure you understand the stitches. To adjust the size of the blanket (or to make a mini swatch), you can start with a chain that contains any number of stitches. To make the blanket longer, repeat rows 2 through 7 until the blanket reaches the desired length. Enjoy!

Abbreviations (US) and Skills:

Chapter – Series

u – stitch

DC – double crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

FPhdc – Half Double Crochet Front Column

HDC flo – hdc through front ring only

WS- the wrong side

RS – right side

Colorado throwing style

Episode 90

grade 1 DC at 4y st ch from the hook and each st across the row. (88 BC)

Class 2 ch 3 (counted as st), *sk st, dc in next st, running behind st made, dc in skapped st; Repeat from * across the row, dc on the last st. (88 BC) Republika Srpska

grade 3 Ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout the pattern), turn, hdc flo on each st across the row. (88 seconds)

grade 4 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo on each street across the row. (88 pieces)

grade 5 Repeat row 4.

grade 6 Chapter 2, in turn, via FPhdc.

class 7 ch 3 (counted as a street), turn, dc on the next street and on every street across.

Repeat rows 2 through 7, in this order until the blanket is 48 inches long or the length you want it to be.

the border:

Crochet two rows of single crochet stitches along each of the two long edges of the blanket.

Now cuddle up in the cool and new Colorado throw!

I really hope you enjoyed this overall pattern! I’d love to hear about her on Instagram @mamainastitch #mamainastitch.



Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% of my own.

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