MATERIALS

  • Yarn: Lion Brand Fifty Fifty – 1 skein Ecru, 2 skeins Charcoal, 5 skeins Black; 1 skein Burgundy
  • Needles: US 17 circular needles, 32″ or longer
  • Yarn Needle for duplicate stitch
  • 5″ piece of cardboard (optional for tassels)

Gauge: 1.5 sts per inch in stockinette

Finished Size: 40″ wide x 55″ length


INCREASE

With Color A (Ecru), cast on 5 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K2, make 1 (M1), knit to last two sts, M1, k2 – 2 sts increased

Row 2 (WS): K2, purl to last two sts, k2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until there are 29 sts on the needle.

Attach Color B (Black)

Row 3: K2, M1, knit to 2 sts before end, M1, k2 – 2 sts increased

Row 4: Knit

Rows 5 & 6: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 – 33 sts

Change to Color A (Ecru)

Row 7 (RS): K2, m1, knit to last two stitches, m1, k2 – 2 stitches increased

Row 8 (WS): K2, purl to last two stitches working yarn over through the back loop, k2.

Rows 9-14: Work rows 3-8 once more – 41 sts

Cut Color B (Black), work with Color A (Ecru)

Row 15: K2, m1, knit to last 2 sts, m1, k2 – 43 sts

Row 16: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2

Seed Stitch Section

Change to Color C (Charcoal)

Row 17: K2, m1, knit to last 2 sts, m1, k2 – 45 sts

Row 18: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2

Row 19: K2, m1, p1, [k1, p1] to last 2 sts, m1, k2 – 2 sts increased

Row 20: K2, k1, [p1, k1] to last 2 sts, k2

Row 21: K2, m1, k1, [p1, k1] to last 2 sts, m1, k2 – 2 sts increased

Row 22: K2, p1, [k1, p1] to last 2 sts, k2

Continue working rows 19-22 until you have 85 sts

Row 23: work row 19 once more – 87 sts

Row 24: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2

Cut Color C (Charcoal). Change to Color D (Burgundy)

Row 25: K2, m1, knit to last 2 sts, m1, k2 – 2 sts increased

Row 26: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2

Rows 27-32: Continue working rows 25 & 26 – 95 sts


MAINTAIN

If you have extra yarn you can continue to work rows 43 through 56 as desired for this section to add length to your blanket. At this point in the pattern I found I was using approx. 1 ball of yarn every 16 rows.

Cut Color D (Burgundy). Change to Color B (Black)

Row 33: K2, skp, knit to 2 sts before end, m1, k2

Row 34: Knit

Rows 35-42: Work rows 33 & 34 another 4 times.

Row 43: K2, skp, knit to 2 sts before end, m1, k2

Row 44: Purl

Rows 45 & 46: Repeat rows 43 & 44 once

Row 47: K2, skp, knit to 2 sts before end, m1, k2

Row 48: Knit

Rows 49-56: Work rows 33 & 34 another 4 times.

This blanket and yarn is kitty approved!


DECREASE

Row 57: K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 — 2 sts decreased

Row 58: Purl

Rows 59 & 60: repeat rows 57 & 58 once

Row 61: k2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 — 2 sts decreased

Row 62: knit

Rows 63 – 80: Work rows 61 & 62 another 4 times

Continue working rows 57 – 80 until 11 sts remain

Row 81: k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2 — 9 sts

Row 82: k2, p5, k2

Row 83: k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2 — 7 sts

Row 84: k2, p3, k2

Row 85: k2, cdd, k2 — 5 sts

Row 86: k5

Bind off all sts


FINISHING

Make 4 tassels (optional). 1 tassel in Ecru and 3 tassels in Black

Attach the tassels to each corner (white tassel goes on cast on edge).

The heart on one corner is worked in duplicate stitch using the Burgundy color. Use the chart below as a guide.

Love Gone Sideways free knit throw pattern

Spot the kitty cat tail!

Laid flat the throw measures 40″ wide by 55″ long.

The cast on edge is the bottom left corner and the bind off edge is the upper right.


Abbreviations

  • cdd – central double decrease
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 together
  • m1 – make 1 (increase)
  • p – purl
  • skp – slip, knit, pass
  • sts – stitches

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