Ruffled Rainbow Throw

Ruffle are my favorite thing to crochet! I don’t know why – they’re just so much fun for me to do. I don’t particularly love frilly ruffled things and ruffles are total yarn-eaters, but for some reason I could just sit and mindlessly crochet ruffles all day long, stopping occasionally only to run my hand back and forth over the ruffles. It’s therapeutic! If you’ve never tried crocheting ruffles before, I hope you try it soon, because it just might be your new favorite way to relax!

I adapted the Ruffled Rainbow Throw from the Rainbow Ruffle blanket at for two reasons – my absolute love of crocheting ruffles and the fact that I had almost a whole skein of each of the rainbow colors left over from doing the Rainbow Sky Baby Blanket. I only had to buy one skein of black yarn for the ruffles. This throw is so quick and easy to make and can be done in any color scheme or size that you want!

Here’s the free pattern:


Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Hk – hook

St – stitch

BLO – back loop only

Sl st – slip stitch

Ch 135 (or whatever number of chains give you the desired width of your throw)

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hk and in each ch across, turn

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in first st and each st across to end, changing color on last yarn over of last dc, turn

Row 3: Ch 1, working in BLO, dc in first st and in each st across to end, turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until throw reaches desired length, changing colors every two rows, and ending on a row 2. (Number of rows should be a multiple of 8.)

Edging (big ruffles):

Join in any corner st, ch 3, 7 dc in same st as ch 3. Make 4 dc in each st around and 8 dc in the corners. Join to beg ch 3 with a sl st.

Front (little) ruffles:

You will be working on the front surface of the throw in the unused front loops of every eighth row.

Join in the first front loop, ch 3, sl st in same loop

Sl in next loop, ch 3, sl st in same loop, repeat to end, break yarn

Do your little ruffles in the front loops every eighth row.

Weave in all ends.

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