How to Crochet the Locke Throw Free Crochet Pattern

The Locke Throw crochet pattern is a easy pattern worked from corner to corner using basic stitches. This is a great project to sit back and relax with because the repeat is nice and easy.

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I designed the Locke  Throw when I was fairly sick. You know when you’re not feeling well enough to do much but sitting and doing nothing is so boring? I knew I had to rest but I needed something to do with my hands. I’m pretty sure most crocheters can relate to that. Since I was under the weather I knew I had to keep it simple.

If you didn’t know I am a King Cole Yarn ambassador. A few months ago they sent me a huge box of yarns (see the unboxing here) and in that box was a few skeins of their new Safari Chunky yarn. A soon as I saw it I was intrigued. It’s a long striping yarn with smaller stripes of blank. I knew I had to make something so I ordered more. While I’m really proud of how the Locke Throw design came out let’s be honest, the real star here is the yarn. 

Want to get your hands on this yarn (yes, you do!)? Click here to find a King Cole Stockist near you. 

Click here to see if it is restocked online at Love Crafts.

Another option with a different look is King Cole Riot

Below you’ll find the free pattern. I also filmed a video tutorial. 

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Locke Throw©2022 KT and the SquidAll rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.

Size 

Approx. 50” square

Yarn

King Cole Safari (100% premium acrylic; 311yds/150g; bulky weight)

7 balls in the shade Wilderness

Hook

K/6.5 mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

St = stitch

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = Half double crochet

sc2tog = single crochet 2 together

Notes
This throw will be worked from corner to corner in a diagonal fashion.
The size of this throw can easily be adjusted by working more rows of the increase to make it larger (or less to make it smaller). Keep in mind this will change the yardage needed

Gauge 

13 st by 15 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked)

Gauge Pattern

Ch an odd number

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.

Row 2-3: ch 1, sc in each st, turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, *hdc, slip st; repeat from * across, turn. 

Rows 5-7: Repeat row 2

Row 8: Repeat row 4

Repeat rows 5-8 to desired length

Instructions

Increase Rows

Ch 2

Row 1 (rs) – 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, turn. -2

Row 2 – Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, turn. -4

Row 3 – Ch 1, 2 sc, sc in each st until 1 st remains, 2 sc in the last, turn. -6

Row 4 – Ch 1, *hdc, slip st; repeat from * across, turn. 

Rows 5-7 – repeat row 3. -12

Row 8 – Repeat row 4

Repeat rows 5-8 for a total of 128 rows.

You can place a stitch marker on the first and last st of the last row to mark the corner.

At this point the sides of your throw should be around 50” you can work more or less repeats of the 4 rows to make it larger or smaller. 

Decrease Rows

Rows 1-3 – Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st until 2 sts remain, sc2tog, turn.

Row 4 – Repeat row 4 of the Increase Rows. 

Repeat rows 1-4 until 6 stitches remain.

Row 125 – Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st until 2 sts remain, sc2tog, turn.. -4

Row 126 – Ch 1, 2 sc2tog, turn. -2

Row 127 – Ch 1, sc2tog. -1

Do NOT fasten off.

Finishing (Boarder)

Round 1 – Ch 1, evenly sc around the entire blanket adding 3 sc to each corner, join to the first sc. 

Round 2 – Ch 1, sc in every sc adding 3 sc to each corner, join to the first sc. Fasten off.

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