Cozy Striped Throw

You know that mohair-like yarn? Like it’s soft, but also kind of rough? I didn’t know if I could make a blanket with it because it’s so airy and light, but I gave it a try and you know what? It is so cozy! Here’s the free pattern:

With color A ch 150

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across

Row 2-20: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), blohdc in 1st st and each st across

Row 21: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 2 st, v-st in next st, rep from * to last 3 st, sk 2 st, dc in last st, changing to color B on last yo, do not break yarn for color A

Row 22: Ch 3, v-st in each v-st across the row, dc in last st, pull out a big loop to save your work with color B, do not turn

Row 23: Go back to the beginning of the row, pull color A through the 3rd ch in the ch 3, ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, dc in last dc, turn

Row 24: With color B, ch 3, v-st in each st across, dc in last dc

Repeat rows 23 and 24 until you have 4 v-st rows of each color. Break yarn for color A.

Row 29: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *hdc in 1st dc of v-st, hdc in sp bet dcs of v-st, hdc in 2nd st of the v-st, repeat from * across, hdc in last st, turn

Rows 30-49: Ch 1, blohdc in 1st st and each st across

Continue in this manner until blanket is desired length, throwing in a color C if you want.

Border:

Round 1: Using the color B, sc evenly around, doing 3 sc in each corner.

Rounds 2-5: Sc in each st around, doing 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off

Round 6: With color C, {puff st, ch 2 (ch 1 to finish puff plus 1 more ch), puff, ch 2, puff} in corner, sk 2 st, *ch 2, puff in next st, sk st, repeat from * to end, sk 2 st, repeat corner and sides 3 more times, fasten off

Round 7: Using color A, join in 1st ch 2 sp of corner. Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), *3 sc in same ch2 sp, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp on the side, repeat from * 3 more times

Round 8: Sc in each stitch around (in corner spaces, sc, ch 2, sc)

Round 9: *(In corner sp 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), crdc across side, repeat from * 3 more times

Round 10: Sc in each st around, (sc, ch 2, sc in corners)

Round 11: Repeat round 9

Rounds 12-13: Repeat round 10

Round 14: With color C, repeat round 6

Round 15: With color B, repeat round 7

Rounds 16-18: Sc in each st around, (in corners sc, ch 2, sc)

Round 19: In corners do 3 picots, along sides, 2 sc, picot, repeat from *