Get lost in color when you make the Good Vibes Throw, a FREE crochet pattern from TL Yarn Crafts x JOANN.
After 6 years of designing crochet patterns, I thought I had a pretty good sense of who I was and what I liked. Pattern after pattern, I’ve stuck close to my neutral-colored roots and shied away from anything that was too bold or loud. Until now. I just finished the most colorful, busy, and beautiful blanket I’ve ever made. And I love it! Stretch out of your comfort zone with me when you make the Good Vibes Throw, a FREE crochet blanket pattern made in collaboration with my friends at JOANN.
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The Good Vibes Throw started with a stitch that I’ve been obsessed with but have yet to use – the crochet Block Stitch pattern. The block stitch combines the good old double crochet stitch with the single crochet stitch in a fun way. This pattern looks great all on its own, but it really shines when you mix up the colors. I just can’t get over how versatile even basic crochet stitches can be.
Then came the yarn. The main color of the blanket is a lovely new yarn from Caron called Simply Soft Speckles, now available at your local JOANN store. This new yarn joins the family of classic Simply Soft yarns, which features solids, stripes, and ombre among other versions.
Speckles is 100% acrylic, worsted weight, and is a perfect choice for just about any project. The colorway I went with was Seashell, which has a creamy white base with speckles of black and brown. The colorway gives me classic tweed vibes. I paired it with Gold and Pumpkin from the Simply Soft Solids collection for a fall feel. But I knew something was missing.
Then Neon Pink made an appearance. She was bold, loud, and unbothered with being the center of attention. Part of me knew Neon Pink was the perfect color to give the Good Vibes Throw real presence, but I was still hesitant. Then I took to Instagram, and my maker friends solidified the palette for me.
I got started right away, using the Speckles yarn for the double crochet stitches and striping in the three accent colors. The effect was mesmerizing. As the blanket continued to grow, I got more and more impatient to cuddle up with it. Thankfully, crochet blankets always get to a point where you can drape them over your legs while you’re still working on them.
The Good Vibes WIP (work in progress) made it all the way to San Diego with me. This color palette felt right at home in the California sunshine. I finished the last stitch while sitting on the front porch of our rental home, soaking in the horizon over the Point Loma waterfront. I’ll keep that memory with me every time I cover up with my new blanket. I can’t wait for you to make new memories with your Good Vibes Throw!
The Good Vibes Throw is a reversible, bold blanket that’s easy to customize with your favorite colors. The characteristics of the block stitch pattern make the tiny accent stitches pop within a neutral base. Get ready to relax under the loftiness of the Good Vibes Throw. Make this project along with me using this tutorial video:
Good Vibes Throw Pattern
- Caron Simply Soft Speckles in Seashell (A), 7 balls
- Caron Simply Soft in Pumpkin (B), Gold (C), and Neon Pink (D), 1 ball each
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
55” long x 40” wide after light blocking
4” = 5 A Rows x 17 sts from A Row
- Ch = chain
- Dc = double crochet
- Fdndc = foundation double crochet
- Rep = repeat
- Sc = single crochet
- Sk = skip
- Sp = space
- St(s) = stitch(es)
- Tch = turning chain
- Beginning chain 3 counts as a double crochet
- Special stitch: Standing single crochet (standing sc): place slipknot on hook, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a look, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
- How to make foundation double crochet stitches: https://youtu.be/elIXgLBiCU0.
ROW 1A: With A, fdndc 173, drop loop from hook. Do not cut yarn. Do not turn.
ROW 1B: Return to the beginning of the row. With B, standing sc in the sp between 1st and 2nd sts, *ch 2, sk 3 dc, sc in sp after 3rd skipped st; rep from * across, placing the last sc in the sp before the last dc, fasten off.
ROW 2A: Place loop from previous A row back onto hook, ch 3, turn, *3dc in next ch-2 sp; rep across row to last dc, dc in last dc, drop loop from hook. Do not cut yarn. Do not turn.
ROW 2B: Return to the beginning of the row. With C, standing sc in the sp between 1st and 2nd sts, *ch 2, sk 3 dc, sc in sp after 3rd skipped st; rep from * across, placing the last sc in the sp before the last dc, fasten off.
ROW 3A: Place loop from previous A row back onto hook, ch 3, turn, *3dc in next ch-2 sp; rep across row to last dc, dc in 3rd ch of tch, drop loop from hook. Do not cut yarn. Do not turn.
ROW 3B: Return to the beginning of the row. With D, standing sc in the sp between 1st and 2nd sts, *ch 2, sk 3 dc, sc in sp after 3rd skipped st; rep from * across, placing the last sc in the sp before the last dc, fasten off.
Repeat pattern rows to 66 total rows, alternating colors B, C, and D in the B rows.
LAST ROW: Rep Row 3A. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Weave in all ends. Block lightly if desired.
I really hope you enjoyed making the Good Vibes Throw with me. I’ve got plans to keep mine close as the chill of fall settles in. Share your blanket with me on Instagram using the hashtags #GoodVibesThrow and #TLYCMakers. And show off your project in the TLYCMakers Facebook group too!