Pebbles and Stars Beach Throw

The Throw is reminiscent of some of the best elements of beach holiday, sun whitened pebbles, ocean, and starfishes. It would make a great beach blanket or a picnic blanket for cheerful staycation.

The pattern combines popular Bobble stitch and less common Linked and Star stitches that are a great addition to your stitch library.

 The throw is made in worsted weight acrylic yarn that works up fast and is easy to care for, so you don’t need to worry about washing it in the washing machine.  

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Skills required

Chain, Single crochet (sc), Foundation single crochet (fsc), First linked treble crochet (fltc), Linked treble crochet (ltc), Bobble stitch (bo), First star stitch (fstr), Star stitch (str), blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final blanket measurements (blocked):

112 x 140 cm (approx. 44 x 55 in)

Materials and tools

Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic | Worsted weight | 170.1 g (6 oz) = 288 m (315 yds)), Ocean (#9759) A 4 skeins, Bone (#9703) B 3 skeins, Persimmon (#9754) C 3 skeins

Crochet hook size 5.0 mm (US size H-8) size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

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Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

14 sts and 9.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) cm over stitch pattern

The gauge is not essential for this project but will impact the size of the project and yarn usage.

Stitch guide

Single crochet (sc)- insert hook in the next st, yrh, pull up a lp, yrh, pull through 2 lp on hook.  

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch 2, insert hook in the second ch from hook, yrh, pull up a lp, yrh, pull through 1 lp on hook (ch made), yrh, pull through 2 lps (sc made), *insert hook in ch of previous st and pull up lp, yrh, pull through 1 lp (ch made), yrh, pull through 2 lps (sc made); rep from * until required number of fsc have been made.

First linked treble crochet (fltr) – ch 2, insert hook in back bump of 1st ch from hook, yrh and pull up lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, yrh and pull up lp (3 lps o hook), insert hook in 1st st, yrh and pull up lp (4 lps on hook), [yrh and pull through 2 lps] 3 times.

Linked treble crochet (ltr) – insert hook from top to bottom through top front horizontal bar of previous st, yrh and pull up lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook from top to bottom through next horizontal bar of previous st, yrh and pull up lp (3 lps on hook), insert hook in next st, yrh and pull up lp (4 lps on hook), [yrh and pull through 2 lps] 3 times.

Bobble (bo) – yrh, insert hook in next, yrh and pull up lp, yrh and pull through 2 lps, [yrh, insert hook in same, yrh and pull up lp, yrh and pull through 2 lps] 4 times, yrh and pull through all 6 lps.

First star stitch (fstr) – ch 3, insert hook in the back bump of 2nd ch from hook, yrh and pull up lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook in the back bump of 3rd ch from hook, yrh and pull up lp (3 lps on hook), insert hook into 1st st, yrh and pull up lp (4 lps on hook), [insert hook into next st, yrh and pull up loop] twice (6 lps on hook), yrh and pull through all 6 lps.

Star stitch (str) – insert hook into lp that closed previous str, yrh and pull up lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook under 2 threads of last lp of previous str, yrh and pull up lp (3 lps on hook), insert hook into the same place as last lp of previous str, yrh and pull up lp (4 lps on hook), [insert hook into next st, yrh and pull up a lp] twice (6 lps on hook), yrh and pull through all 6 lps.

Stitch Chart

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  fstr- First star stitch
sc- Single crochet  fltr- First linked treble crochet
RS- right side  approx.- approximately  
WS- wrong siderep- repeat  
fsc- Foundation single crochetltr- Linked treble crochet
str-Star stitchsk- skip
bo- Bobble 

Notes

Similar worsted weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.

Beginning ch-1 does NOT count as stitch. 

Instructions

Throw

Row 1 (WS): With A, fsc 143, turn. 143 sc.

Row 2 (RS): Fltr, ltr in each st across, turn. 143 ltr.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last st, insert hook in last st, yrh and pull through, drop A, yrh with B and pull through 2 lps, continue with B, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the first st and next st, *bo in next st, sc in next st; rep from * to last st, insert hook in last st, yrh and pull through, drop B, yrh with A and pull through 2 lps, continue with A, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last, insert hook in last st, yrh and pull through, drop A, yrh with C and pull through 2 lps, continue with C, turn.

Row 8: Fstr, ch 1, *str, ch 1, rep from * to last st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 10-11: Repeat Rows 8-9.

Row 12: Fstr, ch 1, * str, ch 1; rep from * to last st, insert hook in last st, yrh and pull through, drop C, yrh with A and pull through 2 lps, continue with A, turn.

Row 13: Repeat Row 5.

Rows 14-18: Repeat Rows 2-6.

Row 19: Rep Row 5.

Rows 20- 127: Repeat Rows 2-19.

Fasten off.

Border

Round 1: With C sc evenly around edge placing [sc, ch 1, sc] in each corner. Ensure there are odd number of sc between consecutive corner ch-1 sp.

Round 2: Repeat Round 1.

Round 3: With B [Sc in 1st after corner ch-1 sp, *bo in next, sc in next, repeat from * to next corner ch-1 sp, [sc, ch 1, sc] in ch-1 sp] 4 times.

Rounds 4-5: Repeat Round 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements.

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Further resources:

Pattern video tutorial:

[to be added]

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Did you enjoy the Pebbles and Stars Beach Throw pattern? Why not try my other Blanket and Throw patterns:

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