Last Updated on March 8, 2022
The Finley textured crochet blanket pattern is all about beautiful stitches and a bright pop of color. It works up quickly and will make a beautiful addition to your living room, bedroom, or patio area.
As I was browsing through Joann’s a few weeks ago, they were having a sale on Lion Brand’s Pound of Love yarn. This has become one of my all-time favorite yarns to make blankets with, so I knew I had to scoop up a few.
Here are just a few patterns I’ve used this yarn for:
- The Ethan Throw – Tunisian crochet blanket pattern
- The Bryn Blanket – Tunisian crochet blanket pattern
- The Sara Blanket – A large crochet blanket pattern (it uses the same stitch as the pattern I’m sharing today)
- The Ava Throw – Tunisian crochet blanket pattern
- Tunisian Crochet Nordic Blanket
Yep, I’m a fan.
With spring and summer just around the corner, I wanted to choose a yarn color that was a bright pop of something. When my eyes landed on the color Maize, I knew there was a blanket pattern in its future.
The Finley Throw – A Textured Crochet Blanket Pattern
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I wanted to design a blanket that was perfect for using out on the patio during those spring and summer months when there’s just a bit of breeze. So it needed to have a little bit of weight to it.
After waaaaay too much experimenting (I put this yarn through the wringer trying to come up with a design), I landed up two different stitches:
- The Bean Stitch
- Half double crochet stitch
The Crochet Stitches
The Bean Stitch
This is one of those stitches that I come back to over and over again. It has a modern look to it, plus there are several different variations you can play around with.
For the Sara Throw, I used the regular bean stitch.
For the Finley Throw, I played around with the mini bean stitch, then a variation of the mini bean stitch and finally settled on the regular bean stitch, but with a slight change.
Normally with the bean stitch, you’ll work it into the bean stitch on the row below. But for this pattern, I worked the bean stitch in the chain 1 space of the row below instead.
Just that one small change gives it a slightly different look and I love it.
For this pattern, follow the video tutorial below, but as I mentioned, work the bean stitch in the chain-1 space below instead.
- Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook)
- Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook)
- Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook)
- Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on hook
- Chain 1 to secure stitch
- Skip the next stitch and work steps 1 – 5 into the following stitch. Work bean stitch in every other stitch to end of row.
Half Double Crochet
This is always a favorite stitch of mine and I really like how it looks between the sections of bean stitches.
hdc: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all three loops on hook
The Finley Crochet Blanket Pattern
The Finley Throw is worked length-wise to create vertical stripes instead of horizontal. It uses two stitches that work well together, giving this blanket a modern look with fantastic texture. The blanket works up quickly and has just the right amount of weight to it to keep you nice and warm on those cool summer nights.
- Finished size measures 45” wide x 53″ long
- This blanket is worked lengthwise
- To change the length, chain any odd number
- To change the width, simply add more rows
- ch 2 does not count as stitch
- 2hdc means 2 hdcs in same stitch
- Video tutorial for the bean stitch HERE
- This pattern uses 2 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand’s Pound of Love yarn, so you will have some yarn leftover (save it for a scrapghan or granny squares!)
6 mm crochet hook
Weight 4 • 3 skeins, 3060 yards (But it only uses half of the third skein)
yo yarn over
hdc half double crochet
Foundation row: Ch 171, hdc in 3rd back bump from hook, hdc across to end, ch 2, turn (169 sts)
Row 1: work bean st into 1st hdc, *sk next hdc, bean st into next hdc*, rep from * to * across row to last st, ch 1, turn (remember you ch 1 to secure the bean st, so technically you are chaining 2 at the end of the row) (169 sts – bean and ch 1 spaces count as stitch)
Row 2: sk first bean st, work bean st into ch-1 sp *sk bean st, work bean st into ch-1 sp*, rep from * to * across row working last bean st in last ch-1 sp on the end, ch 1, turn (169 sts – bean and ch 1-space count as stitches)
Rows 3 – 8: rep row 2
Row 9: hdc in 1st bean st, hdc in ch-1 sp *hdc in bean st, hdc in ch-1 sp*, rep from * to * across to last bean st, do not hdc in last bean st, hdc in last ch-1 sp, ch 2, turn (169 sts)
Row 10: hdc in each st across to end of row, ch 2, turn (169 sts)
Rows 11 & 12: repeat row 10
Rows 13 – 20: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 21 – 24: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 25 – 32: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 33 – 36: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 37 – 44: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 45 – 48: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 49 – 56: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 57 – 60: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 61 – 68: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 69 – 72: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 73 – 80: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 81 – 84: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 85 – 92: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 93 – 96: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 97 – 104: rep rows 1 – 8
Rows 105 – 108: rep rows 9 – 12
Rows 109 – 116: rep rows 1 – 8
Row 117: rep row 9; do not ch-2, only ch-1
Do not fasten off, continue with same yarn for border
Side 1: 2hdc in first side st, working hdcs evenly along the side of the bean sts and hdc sts, ending with 2hdc in last st
Side 2: 2hdc in first st, working hdcs in each hdc st, ending with 2hdc in last st
Side 3: rep side 1
Side 4: rep side 2
sl st to first hdc from side 1
Fasten off; weave in all ends
Enjoy using your new blanket!
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Hi! I’m Julie. I design modern crochet patterns and tutorials to help you learn to crochet. I’ve been crocheting for over two decades and with the gentle nudging of my husband, decided to turn this passion into a career. Although we travel a lot in our campervan, you’ll never find me without a bag of yarn and projects.