Making a blanket for another person is a special thing to me. Blankets are inherently time-consuming, but when I imagine the recipient wrapping themselves in it and keeping warm I also feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
I think a lot of us are looking for some comforting projects right now, and what better way to use up some of your stash than a beautiful blanket. If you have a stash of fuzzy yarn lying around I suggest this easy and meditative blanket to make something for someone you love (yourself included!).
This blanket is made using bulky yarn (I used Lion Brand Homespun) and is entirely made of half double crochets so it’s very beginner friendly. You can make the color fade as bright or as neutral as you’d like, the possibilities are endless! Just grab 5 colors you like together and a neutral shade to pull them together, like the white I used, and you’re on your way to a beautiful throw blanket.
The Fairy Fade Throw Blanket
- 7 balls (1,295 yards) of bulky weight (level 5) yarn: 5 balls of different colors and 2 balls of a neutral color, like white. Pictured is Lion Brand Homespun in Barrington (Color A), Mixed Berries (Color B), Purple Aster (Color C), Oyster (Color D), Tudor (Color E), Hepplewhite (Color F)
- Size N 10 mm crochet hook
- Large eye sewing needle
-Half Double Crochet (HDC)
50” wide, 60” long
4”x4”= 6 rows x 8 HDC
The size of this blanket very customizable. Follow the gauge and increase or decrease the starting chain any number, and continue adding rows in sequence or remove rows to make it larger or smaller.
To make the color changes easier, do not cut the yarn as soon as you reach the white sections. Leave the first color attached while you add the white and complete two rows. When you get back to the colored yarn, bring the yarn up along the side and continue with the next two rows. Do this for the white as well so you only have to join and weave in the ends at the end of each fade section.
Row 1: Using Color A, HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook. HDC across (99 ST).
Row 2: CH 1. Turn. HDC across. (99 ST)
Repeat Row 2 for 10 total rows of Color A.
Row 11 and 12: Join Color F and repeat Row 2 for 2 rows. Do not cut yet (see notes).
Repeat row 2 throughout the blanket in the following sequence:
Row 13 and 14: Color A
R 15, 16: Color F
R 17, 18: Color B
R 19, 20: Color F
R 21-30: Color B
R 31, 32: Color F
R 33, 34: Color B
R 35, 36: Color F
R 37, 38: Color C
R 39, 40: Color F
R 41-50: Color C
R 51, 52: Color F
R 53, 54: Color C
R 55, 56: Color F
R 57, 58: Color D
R 59, 60: Color F
R 61, 70: Color D
R 71, 72: Color F
R 73, 74: Color D
R 75, 76: Color F
R 77, 78: Color E
R 79, 80: Color F
R 81-90: Color E
If you make your own Fairy Fade Blanket, be sure to tag me on Instagram! Be well everyone.
This is an original pattern by Christina of February Sky Designs. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to it but please do not reprint it on your site or sell it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Christina of February Sky Designs, and link to my blog februaryskydesigns.com. Thank you for respecting creators and their work!
3 thoughts on “The Fairy Fade Throw Blanket”
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When you say, “To make the color changes easier, do not cut the yarn as soon as you reach the white sections. Leave the first color attached while you add the white and complete two rows,” do you mean add the white WITH the first color, so both are worked together, or to drop the other color & use white only?
Hi Susie, you’ll want to drop the colored yarn, work your two white rows, then bring the colored yarn up the side and work the next rows. It’s totally optional to do it this way, but you’ll have a few less ends to weave in at the end!