The Casey Throw Blanket

Looking to add an additional touch of coziness to your home and life? The Casey Throw Blanket will do the job! This easy crochet blanket pattern has delightful texture with subtle ribbing that adds depth and dimension for maximum comfort.

This image shows a finished sample made from this easy crochet blanket pattern. The blanket is draped over a cream fabric chair and is next to a side table with a plant and books.

Perfect for staying cozy while hanging out on the couch and doubling as a modern, stylish decor item, the Casey crochet throw blanket pattern is wonderfully warm and visually appealing crochet pattern that is fairly quick and easy to crochet (for a blanket, anyway!).

Including 4 sizes of blanket ranging from Baby Blanket to Large Throw, you can make this easy crochet blanket in the size that works best for you.

This image shows a finished sample made from this free crochet blanket pattern. The blanket is draped over a cream fabric chair and is next to a side table with a plant and books.

Where to get this Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Casey Blanket is a free, easy crochet pattern in this blog post. Scroll down to view the free version.

However, if you’d like a more robust pattern with photo tutorials, the steps for the photo tutorial written out in full sentences and a printer friendly version of the PDF, I recommend you purchase the PDF pattern.

With the PDF pattern, you will receive photo tutorials for the special stitches and techniques as well as a detailed photo tutorial for each row which will set you up to work this crochet blanket pattern with confidence. The photos include details with arrows and dots to help identify all the stitches and their placement.

If you prefer a printable, inexpensive PDF version of this pattern which includes tutorial photos, you can grab one in my Etsy shop by clicking the button below.

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Advanced Beginner/Easy – Crocheters looking to follow this pattern should know how to:

  • Read a crochet pattern – There is NOT a video tutorial for this easy crochet blanket pattern.
  • Work the basic stitches – Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.
  • Be comfortable with placing two stitches into one stitch.
  • Understand how to skip chains and stitches.
  • Understand how to identify chains that have not been worked into or be willing to learn (important for the border).
  • Know how to place stitches in the Back Loop Only (BLO) or be willing to learn.

This is NOT a beginner or absolute beginner pattern. This is an Advanced Beginner pattern. Absolute beginners will find this pattern outside of their skill level.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these techniques or aren’t familiar with reading patterns, I highly recommend the PDF as it will walk you through everything step by step.


You will need Bulky (5) wool, acrylic or a blend of the two yarn. You will need approximately:

Baby Blanket721791266
Child Throw1,2331,3524411
Medium Throw1,6191,7755713
Large Throw2,3172,5408219
“Skeins” column references the number of skeins if you use Lion Brand’s Hue + Me yarn.

Yarn Used

Lion Brand’s Hue + Me by Two of Wands in colorway Desert. This yarn is 80% Acrylic and 20% Wool – 4.4 oz / 125g, 137 yds / 125 m per skein.


8 mm (L-11) Hook – Check out my favorite crochet hooks!
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers


9 sts x 6.5 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches

Pattern for Gauge: Ch 10

Row 1 – In second ch from hook, place (1 sc, 1 dc). [Sk 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next ch]. Repeat inside brackets until 2 chs remain. Sk 1 ch, 1 sc in last ch. (9 sts)

Row 2 – Ch 1, turn. Place (1 sc, 1 dc) in BLO of  first st. [Sk 1 st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in BLO of next st]. Repeat inside brackets until 2 sts remain. Sk 1 st, 1 sc in last st. (9 sts)

Repeat Row 2 through Row 7 (and measure at 6.5 rows). 

Note: I am a tight crocheter, so my tension is usually tighter than others. Learn more about gauge and what this means here.


Baby Blanket36 inches 36 inches
Child Throw42 inches54 inches
Medium Throw50 inches60 inches
Large Throw60 inches72 inches

If you prefer a different length, chain more or less than stated for your desired size. Make sure to chain an even amount for an odd amount of stitches. To change the width, repeat the indicated Row until your blanket is as wide as desired. Make sure to end on an even row number. Designer Sample is Medium Throw Sized. You can learn more about how to change the size of blankets and/or determining starting chains for specific sizes on my Crochet Blanket Sizes post.


  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Sk – Skip
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • […] – Repeats are listed inside brackets
  • (…) – Indicates to work all sts in the same st.
  • (…) – Stitch count is at the end of the row in ( ) and bold italics.


  • Chain 1 at start of row does not count as a stitch.
  • The pattern requires a multiple of 2 stitches + 1 stitch. 
  • Working in the Back Loop Only creates the ribbing in the blanket.
  • The blanket is worked lengthwise so that our ribbing is vertical. This means our starting chains will be the length of the blanket.
  • Hybrid or Inline style hooks will likely work better with the Hue + Me yarn. Since the yarn is so thick, tapered hooks may struggle to hold the yarn. You can learn more about hook styles here.

Suzette Stitch – Tutorial

This easy crochet blanket pattern uses the Suzette Stitch throughout, which has a beautiful sort of scalloped zig-zag texture. There is a modification to the the Suzette Stitch, though. We work all stitches into the Back Loop Only to create the interesting ribbed texture.

Before starting this pattern, you can check out my Suzette Stitch tutorial, which goes through how to work the stitch without modifications. This will help you understand the Suzette Stitch and therefore how it’s modified.

How to Read this Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

All 4 sizes for this pattern are on one set of instructions to keep this pattern short and clear.

The starting chains, row repeats and stitch counts will all be listed in order of size from smallest to biggest. Instructions for sizes bigger than Baby Blanket size are shown in parenthesis (…) and in order of size:
Baby Blanket (Child Throw, Medium Throw, Large Throw).

For example: “Ch 81 (118, 132, 158)”. You will chain: 81 for a Baby Blanket (118 for a Child Size Throw, 132 for a Medium Sized Adult Throw, 158 for a Large Sized Adult Throw).

Special Technique – Back Loop Only (BLO)

In this easy crochet blanket pattern, we place stitches in the “BLO” (Back Loop Only) to manipulate the stitches to create ribbing.

Throughout the pattern, we will be placing most stitches in the BLO to create interesting textured ribbing in the blanket.

The back loop will always be the furthest loop away from you, toward the back of the stitch. When instructed to work in “BLO”, work only in this loop. On a single crochet, it looks like this:

This image shows the back loop of a single crochet highlighted yellow with an arrow going through it to indicate we will work in the back loop only.

In the image above, we see a single crochet from the top down. The back loop of the stitch is highlighted yellow with a black arrow going through this loop. This indicates that we will work in the “BLO” or back loop only.

This image shows a finished sample made from this easy crochet blanket pattern. The blanket is draped over a blanket ladder and is next to a side table with a plant and books.

The Casey Blanket – Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Ch 80 (118, 132, 158)

Row 1 – In second ch from hook, place (1 sc, 1 dc), [ Sk 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next ch ]. Repeat inside brackets until 2 chs remain. Sk 1 ch, 1 sc in last ch. (79, (117, 131, 157 sts))

Row 2 – Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), turn. Place (1 sc, 1 dc) in first st. [ Sk 1 st,  (1 sc, 1 dc) in BLO of next st ]. Repeat inside brackets until 2 sts remain. Sk 1 st, 1 sc in last st. (79, (117, 131, 157 sts))

Rows 3 through 54 (64, 76, 92) – Repeat Row 2.

Do not cut yarn, continue with border.

This image is a work in progress photo from the sample for this crochet blanket.


Round 1 – Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st across to end of row.  At end of row, ch 2 and rotate to work along the side of rows. Place 1 sc in the side of each sc down the side. At the end of this side, ch 2 and rotate to work along the bottom of the chains. Along the chains, place 1 sc in the bottom of each st and skipped ch. At the end, ch 2 and rotate to work along the side of rows. Place 1 sc in the side of each sc up the side. At the end, ch 2 and sl st to first sc made in border to close. (266 (362, 414, 498 sts))

TIP: Treat the skipped chain as a chain 1 space: Simply insert your hook under the chain. No need to find specific loops of the chain. Black arrows in the image below go through these skipped chains. Black dots indicate the bottom of chains worked into.

This image shows the bottom of the chains to reference working in all chains during the border as specified in the text.

Round 2 – Ch 1, turn. [ In ch 2 corner spc, place (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc). Then, place 1 sc in each st across to the next ch 2 corner spc]. Repeat inside brackets to end of round. At the end, sl st to first sc made in round to close. (274 (370, 422, 506 sts))

Tie off, cut yarn and weave ends. You’re done!

About the Casey Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern

I’m a blanket person. I love when the weather is cool enough to snuggle up under a blanket while I read a book or watch my favorite TV shows.

I particularly like blankets with interesting texture and, of course, ribbing. My Aspen Throw pattern, which features easy diagonal ribbing, is still one of my most used blankets.

After finishing up the Casey Scarf pattern, I thought about how much I absolutely loved the subtle ribbing and beautiful texture.

It didn’t take me long to decide to make an easy crochet blanket pattern using the same modified stitch.

The Casey Blanket Pattern, like it’s cousin the Casey Scarf, mainly uses the Suzette Stitch, which is a beautiful stitch that has a bit of a diagonal lean in each row. This lean changes direction in each row, so you end up with a delightful zig-zag.

It’s not just the Suzette Stitch, though. I’ve modified this beloved stitch which gives the easy crochet blanket pattern a little extra texture in the form of subtle ribbing.

The result is a wonderfully squishy, ribbed crochet blanket that is easy to make. The finished project from this easy crochet blanket pattern is not only warm and comfy but it is also a visually appealing addition to home decor.

This image shows a finished sample made from this easy crochet blanket pattern. The blanket is draped over a blanket ladder and is next to a side table with a plant and books.

Is this free crochet blanket pattern easy?

Depending on your skill level: Yes.

If you’ve been crocheting for a while, know your basic stitches (single crochet and double crochet), know how to skip stitches and are familiar with working in the back loop only… Yes!

This means if your skill level is advanced beginner or higher, you should be able to breeze through this easy crochet blanket pattern.

However, if you’re still in the absolute beginner skill level and you’ve only just picked up some yarn and a hook, and learned some of the basic stitches… no. This pattern won’t be super easy for you and may be something you want to put on the backburner until you’re more confident.

While this pattern uses mostly just single crochet and double crochet, we do place several stitches into one stitch, work in the Back Loop Only and skip stitches. These may be things you aren’t familiar with yet and will want to practice before you take on a big project.

Additionally, this is quite a big project. Using Bulky (5) weight yarn does make it go by much faster than other blankets but it is still a big project and many beginners may not have the stamina for something as large yet.

I do have a photo tutorial for the Suzette Stitch, which will give you nearly all of the skills you need for this pattern.

The Casey PDF crochet blanket pattern comes with a step by step photo tutorial, so make sure to purchase the PDF and utilize the photo tutorial if needed.

What yarn should I use to make this Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern?

This free crochet blanket pattern uses Lion Brand’s Hue + Me by Two of Wands yarn, which is a Bulky (5) weight 80% acrylic and 20% wool yarn.

You can use almost any fiber or blend of yarn that you like in the Bulky (5) weight range, really.

Something to note, though, is that “Bulky” can mean a lot of things. Some bulky yarns are like a slightly heavier Medium (4) weight and some are… well, really bulky. Hue + Me leans on the “really bulky” side.

While it isn’t technically a Super Bulky (6), it felt to me like it was verging on being in that category.

For example, Yarnspiration’s Home Maker Dec yarn is also a Bulky (5) yarn but feels quite a bit thinner than the Hue + Me yarn.

What I’m saying is not all Bulky yarns are the same and you may notice that your gauge swatch for this free crochet blanket pattern may be a little off if you use a different yarn. You may need to go up or down hook sizes to match gauge if you switch yarn.

Whether you mind the finished size being off from what’s listed is totally up to you, of course!

A note on hook style if you use the Hue + Me…

Where I really noticed the thickness of the Hue + Me yarn was with my hooks.

The skein label states to use a 6.5 mm (K-10.5) hook to match the gauge on the skein label. I did try to use a 6.5mm hook to see how I liked the stitch pattern with the yarn but I found that it was a bit of a struggle to crochet using this yarn with this hook size.

I typically use Hybrid hooks, which are a style of hook that is both Tapered and Inline. These hooks tend to have deeper bowls where the yarn sits than just Tapered hooks and I still wasn’t happy with the lack of ease of crocheting.

Interested in what these different hook styles mean?
Want to have a cheat sheet for converting hook sizes from millimeters to US sizes?
You can check out all of this information on my Crochet Hook Sizes post.

I did end up sizing up several hook sizes to an 8 mm (L-11) hook which was much more comfortable to work with and gave me the little bit of drape I was looking for this easy crochet blanket pattern to have.

At any rate, this little note is to say that you may find Inline or Hybrid hooks easier to work with when using Hue + Me yarn.

That’s not to say that Tapered hooks can’t work because they totally can. Everyone’s crochet process is unique to them, of course. But I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t tell you what happened to me with this yarn.

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That’s all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed this easy crochet blanket pattern and I hope you and your loved ones stay warm and cozy this winter.

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