12 DIY throws bloggers have shared

Oct 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. ET

What could be better than curling up with a good book and a cozy blanket? How about curling up with a cozy blanket you've made yourself? Get inspired by these DIY throws made by some of our favorite bloggers.


Hudson's Bay blanket

DIY Hudson's Bay Blanket Purl Soho

Photo credit: The Purl Bee by Purl Soho

The iconic Hudson's Bay blanket (the wool blanket traded by the Hudson's Bay Company during the 18th and 19th centuries) was the inspiration behind this cozy throw. Duplicate the classic green, red, yellow and blue stripes with this hand-knit version from Purl Soho. Click over to Purl Soho's blog, The Purl Bee, for more gorgeous photos and step-by-step instructions.


Simple spring throw

DIY Simple Spring Throw

Photo credit: Design Mom

When Design Mom's Gabrielle Blair saw Elisabeth Irwin's cozy winter throws, she asked if she'd design a lighter version for those not-so-cold days. If you're looking for a lightweight blanket, this ribbon-edged throw is a pretty choice. Find instructions for this simple throw on Design Mom.


Nest quilt

DIY Nest Quilt

Photo credit: Such Designs

Artist Carrie Bloomston of Such Designs created this nest quilt with scraps of fabric (from her fabric line Collage) and a whole lot of love. If you'd like to feather your own nest, head to Carrie's blog Suchity Such, where you can find a PDF pattern for the nest quilt.


Linen throw

DIY Linen Throw Blanket

Photo credit: The Painted Hive

Kristine from The Painted Hive wanted a light linen throw for her bedroom makeover, but couldn't find one to suit her taste. Instead of settling, she found some gorgeous linen and soft cashmere for backing and stitched up this beauty. She even had enough linen left over to make a matching pillow for her bed. Instructions are at The Painted Hive.


Crocheted school-spirit throw

DIY Crocheted School Spirit Throw

Photo credit: NewfoundJoye

This cozy crocheted throw is practically begging for a snuggle. Find more photos and instructions on how to make this beginner crochet project at NewfoundJoye.


Flannel throw

DIY Flannel Throw

Photo credit: Let's Go Sunning

Want to surprise the man in your life with a gift from the heart? This DIY flannel throw blanket, made with fleece and flannel, is the perfect addition to any man cave. Find the simple instructions at Let's Go Sunning.

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