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4 Day Throw – Free Crochet Pattern

4 day throw crochet pattern from Handmade by Stacy J

The 4 Day Throw was inspired by a knit stitch that I modified for a collaboration project with another designer. She directed her followers to my YouTube channel and had them pick out a stitch for her upcoming design. Well, they all picked a knit stitch. My fellow designer is not a knitter, so I adapted the stitch to slightly resemble the stitch chosen. Hence, the Leafy Lace Stitch was born!

As I created the stitch, it really called out to me to be a blanket. So, I gathered some yarn and gave it a shot. Although I loved the first version, it needed some adjustments. So, I made it again and had it tested. The testers did an amazing job and also gave me feedback that required going back to the drawing board. I reworked and rewrote the pattern, had it tested once more and here we have it!

I named it the “4 Day Throw” because I was able to make each version In just under 4 days. However, I did work on each blanket for about 8-10 hours each day. Your timing may vary depending on your skill level and the time that you have to dedicate to your project.

My testers rated the 4 Day Throw for an Intermediate to Advanced level crocheter. They did warn that this is not a project with which you can lose yourself in a television program or podcast. This project does require some concentration. However, the end result is worth it!

It’s sized for a 48″ x 58″ throw and the terms are written in US terminology. There’s a full length video tutorial (with time stamps) to help throughout the entire throw.

Also, THANK YOU to all of my wonderful testers! I couldn’t have done this pattern without you! And a big THANK YOU to Mary Maxim for providing the yarn for this gorgeous blanket!

If you’d like to purchase an ad-free pdf of this pattern, please visit my Ravelry store or LoveCrafts. The 15 page pdf includes a chart, checklist, larger font and gift tags for gifting your blanket.

Materials:

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Size:  48” x 58” / 122 cm x 147.3 cm

Pattern Difficulty level: Intermediate

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Stitches & Terms Used (Pattern is written in US terms):

BPTR: Back Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] three times

BPTR3tog: Back Post Treble 3 Together – Yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around first stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (2 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around next stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (3 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around next stitch, draw up a loop [yo, draw through 2] two times (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through remaining 4 loops

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Dc2tog: Double Crochet 2 Together – Yo, insert hook into next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 (leaving 2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 (3 loops remaining on hook), yo and then draw through all 3 loops on hook

Ea: Each

Fdc: Foundation Double Crochet – Ch 3; Yo, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook); Yo and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made); [Yo and draw through 2 loops] 2x (1 Fdc with ch at bottom); *Yo, insert hook under the 2 loops of the chain at the bottom of the stitch just made, yo and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), (yo and draw through 2 loops) 2 times; rep *

FPTR3tog: Front Post Treble 3 Together – Yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around first stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (2 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around next stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (3 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around next stitch, draw up a loop [yo, draw through 2] two times (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through remaining 4 loops

FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] three times

modBPTR: Modified Back Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around post that faces RS of indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] twice (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in stitch behind post just worked, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2, yo, draw through remaining 3 loops

modFPTR: Modified Front Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around post that faces RS of indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] twice (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in stitch behind post just worked, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2, yo, draw through remaining 3 loops

Rep: Repeat

RS: Right Side

Sk: Skip

Sp: Space

St(s): Stitch (es)

Tch: Turning Chain

WS: Wrong Side

X: Times (Example: 5x = 5 times)

Yo: Yarn over

Gauge Swatch

The gauge swatch pattern is used to confirm that you are working with the same tension as I do. This helps in determining the amount of yarn needed. If your gauge swatch turns out larger, go down a hook size. If your swatch measures smaller, then go up a hook size.

The gauge swatch pattern has a slightly different border than the blanket does. However, it’s a great way for you to gain understanding of how the leaves are formed. You’ll get comfortable with the placement of your stitches, as well as understand the modified front and back post treble crochet stitches.

To see a video tutorial that walks you through the gauge swatch, please click the image below or click HERE; you can also visit my stitch tutorial page, if you prefer.

Gauge Swatch Pattern

Measures:  6” x 5” / 15.24 cm x 12.7 cm

Note (For Gauge Swatch only): Ch-3 at beg of row counts as first dc

Using J / 6 mm crochet hook, work 19 Foundation dc and skip to step 2 (only work step one is if the beginning ch method is your preferred method)

Row 1: Ch  22; Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc) and then in ea ch across

2: Ch 3, turn; (RS): 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 3, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 3, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in top of tch

3: Ch 3, turn; (WS): 1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-2 sp, 1 BPTR around first post of 3-dc cluster, [1 BPTR, 1 dc, 1 BPTR] in second st, 1 BPTR around third post of 3-dc cluster, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp and dc, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in top of tch

4: Ch 3, turn; 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-2 sp, 1 FPTR around ea of the next 2 posts, [1 FPTR, 1 dc, 1 FPTR] in next st, 1 FPTR around post of ea of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp and 1 dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in top of tch

5: Ch 3, turn; 1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 1 BPTR around ea of the next 2 posts, 1 BPTR3tog around next 3 posts, 1 BPTR around ea of next 2 posts, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and 1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next stand 1 dc in top of tch

6: Ch 3, turn; 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts and ch-2 sp, ch 2, 1 FPTR in next st, 1 FPTR3tog around next 3 posts, 1 FPTR in next st, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and in ea of next 2 dcs, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in top of tch

7: Ch 3, turn; 1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts and 1 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, BPTR3tog around next 3 posts, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and in ea of the next 3 sts, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in top of tch

Take a look at your gauge swatch and it should look like the example below. It should measure 6” / 15.2 cm across and 5” / 12.7 cm tall. Now, let’s move on to the blanket.

If you’d like to purchase an ad-free pdf of this pattern, please visit my Ravelry store or LoveCrafts – The pdf includes 15 pages, a chart, a checklist, larger font for ease of reading and gift tags for gifting your blanket.

Blanket Pattern

Notes:

  • Ch-2 at beg of row does not count as st
  • First dc will be made in first st where tch is located
  • Each leaf is worked in a panel; Panels 1, 3, 5 & 7 begin and end with a full leaf, panels 2, 4, & 6 begin and end with a half leaf
  • There is a chart at the end of the written pattern for reference, as well as a check list
  • Optional: Using a lockable stitch marker, mark the right side of your work

Full length video tutorial (with time stamps), please click below

Directions:

Work 127 Fdc and skip to Bottom Border section (only the work step below is if the beginning ch is your preferred method)

Chain 129: Work 1 dc in third ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as first dc) and in ea ch across (127 dc)

Bottom Border:

Row 1: Ch 2, turn; (RS): 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, *1 modFPTR, 1 dc; rep * across until 1 st remains; 1 dc in top of tch (62 modFPTR, 65 dc)

2. Ch 2, turn; (WS): 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, *1 modBPTR around FPTR from previous row, 1 dc in next st; rep * until 1 st remains, 1 dc2tog in last st and top of tch (62 modBPTR, 64 dc, 1 dc2tog)

3. Ch 2, turn; (RS): 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, *1 modFPTR, 1 dc; rep * across until 1 st remains; 1 dc2tog in last st and top of tch (62 modFPTR, 64 dc, 1 dc2tog)

Repeat rows 2-3 once more

Repeat row 2 once more

Bottom border of 4 Day Throw crochet pattern from Handmade by Stacy J

Body of Blanket

Row 1:

Ch 2, turn; (RS): 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1: 

1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 3, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 3, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, 1 Fptr in next st

Panel 2: 

dc in ea of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2, 1 Fptr around ea of next 2 sts, 1 FpTr3tog around post just worked and ea of the next 2 posts, 1 Fptr around post just worked, 1 Fptr around next st, ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 Fptr in next st

Rep Panel 1 – Panel 2 twice more

Rep Panel 1 once more making last Fptr a ModFPTR, then end with [1 dc, 1 modFPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (14 modFPTR, 51 dc, 14 ch-2, 4 3-dc clusters, 18 FPTR, 3 FPTR3tog, 1 dc2tog)

Row 2:

Ch 2, turn; (WS): 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1: 

1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-2 sp, 1 BPTR around first post of 3-dc cluster, [1 BPTR, 1 dc, 1 BPTR] in second st, 1 BPTR around third post of 3-dc cluster, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp and dc, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 Bptr in next st

Panel 2: 

1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 dc in ch-sp, ch 2, 1 BPTR, 1 BPTR3tog, 1 BPTR, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-sp, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 Bptr in next st

Rep Panels 1-2 twice more

Rep Panel 1 once more making last Bptr a ModBptr and then end with [1 dc, 1 modBPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (14 modBPTR, 49 dc, 14 ch-2, 20 BPTR, 4 [BPTR, 1 dc, BPTR] Cluster, 3 BPTR3tog, 1 dc2tog)

Row 3:

Ch 2, turn; 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1: 

1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-2 sp, 1 FPTR around ea of the next 2 posts, [1 FPTR, 1 dc, 1 FPTR] in middle st of 3-dc cluster, 1 FPTR around post of ea of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp and 1 dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 Fptr in next st

Panel 2: 

1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-sp, ch 2, FPTR3tog, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-sp, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, 1 Fptr in next st

Rep panels 1-2 twice more

Rep panel 1 once more making last Fptr a ModFPTR, then end with [1 dc, 1 modFPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (14 modFPTR, 47 dc, 14 ch-2, 4 [FPTR, 1 dc, FPTR] clusters, 22 FPTR, 3 FPTR3tog, 1 dc2tog)

4 Day Throw row 3 completion from Handmade by Stacy J

Row 4:

Ch 2, turn; 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1: 

1 dc in next st, 1 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 1 BPTR around ea of the next 2 posts, 1 BPTR3tog around next 3 posts, 1 BPTR around ea of next 2 posts, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and 1 dc in next st, 1 Bptr in next st

Panel 2:

1 dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-sp, 3 dc in top of FPTR3tog from previous row, ch 2, sk ch-sp and 1 dc, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, 1 Bptr in next st

Rep panels 1 – 2 twice more

Rep panel 1 once more making last Bptr a ModBPTR, then end with [1 dc, 1 modBPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (14 modBPTR, 49 dc, 14 ch-2, 22 BPTR, 3 3-dc clusters, 4 BPTR3tog, 1 dc2tog)

Row 5:

Ch 2, turn; 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1:

1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 dc in ch-sp, ch 2, 1 FPTR in next st, 1 FPTR3tog around next 3 posts, 1 FPTR in next st, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and in ea of next 2 dcs, 1 Fptr in next st

Panel 2: 

1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-sp, 1 FPTR in next st, [1 FPTR, 1 dc, 1 FPTR] in middle st of 3-dc cluster, 1 FPTR in next st, ch 2, sk ch-sp and 1 dc, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 Fptr in next st

Rep panels 1 – 2 twice more

Rep panel 1 once more making last Fptr a ModFPTR, then end with [1 dc, 1 modFPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (14 modFPTR, 51 dc, 14 ch-2, 3 [FPTR, 1 dc, FPTR] clusters, 20 FPTR, 4 FPTR3tog, 1 dc2tog)

Row 6:

Ch 2, turn; 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1: 

1 dc in next 3 sts and 1 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, BPTR3tog around next 3 posts, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and in ea of the next 3 sts, 1 Bptr in next st

Panel 2:

1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-sp, 1 BPTR in ea of next 2 sts, [1 BPTR, 1 dc, 1 BPTR] in middle st of 3-dc cluster, 1 BPTR in ea of next 2 sts, ch 2, sk ch-sp and 1 dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 Bptr in next st

Rep panels 1 – 2 twice more

Rep panel 1 once more making last Bptr a ModBPTR, then end with [1 dc, 1 modBPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (14 modBPTR, 53 dc, 14 ch-2, 18 BPTR, 3 [BPTR, dc, BPTR] clusters, 4 BPTR3tog, 1 dc2tog)

Row 7:

Ch 2, turn; 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1:

1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-sp, 3 dc in top of BPTR3tog from previous row, ch 2, sk ch-sp and 1 dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, 1 Fptr in next st

Panel 2:

1 dc in next st, 1 dc in ch-sp, ch 2, 1 FPTR in ea of next 2 sts, 1 FPTR3tog, 1 FPTR in ea of next 2 sts, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-sp, 1 dc in next st, 1 Fptr in next st

Rep panels 1 – 2 twice more

Rep panel 1 once more but make last Fptr a ModFPTR, then end with [1 dc, 1 modFPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (14 modFPTR, 51 dc, 14 ch-2, 4 3-dc clusters, 18 FPTR, 3 FPTR3tog, 1 dc2tog)

4 Day Throw crocheted sample from Handmade by Stacy J

Repeat rows 2-7 eleven more times ending with last repeat with completion of row 6

(12 full leaves on panels 1, 3, 5, 7; 11 full leaves with 2 half leaves on panels 2, 4, 6)

Top Border

Row 1:

Ch 2, turn; 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st] 7x

Panel 1: [1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st] 2x, 2 dc in ch-sp, 1 dc next st (top of bptr3tog from previous row), 2 dc in ch-sp, [1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st] 2x, 1 modFPTR in next st

Panel 2: 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in ch-sp, 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in between the next st and st just previously worked, 1 dc in next st (middle st of 7 sts worked in previous row), 1 dc in between the next st and st just previously worked, 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in ch-sp, 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st

Rep panels 1 – 2 twice more

Rep panel 1 once more ending with [1 dc, 1 modFPTR] 6x, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last dc and in top of tch (84 dc, 42 modFPTR, 1 dc2tog)

Row 2:

Ch 2, turn; (WS): 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st] across to last 2 sts and tch, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last st and tch (64 dc, 62 modBPTR, 1 dc2tog)

Row 3:

Ch 2, turn; 1 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st] across to last 2 sts and tch, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc2tog in last st and tch (64 dc, 62 modFPTR, 1 dc2tog)

Repeat rows 2-3 twice more

Fasten off and weave in ends

I hope you enjoy making this blanket as much as I did! Please tag me on social media @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj so that I can see your makes. Thank you so much for your support!

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3 responses to “4 Day Throw – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Have you made a chart? This would be much more straightforward and less time consuming with a chart.

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