Free Fun for the Holidays Throw Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

LW3690-Fun-for-the-Holidays-Afghan

From RedHeart.com

 

Fun for the Holidays Throw

We used yarn with a bit of metallic sparkle for a festive holiday throw. Of course, you can substitute any yarn and colors you wish to crochet a unique throw of your own for any time of the year! Pattern includes how to join the squares to previous squares while doing the last round.

Pattern #: LW3690

Designed by: Katherine Eng

Project Type: Throws/Afghans, Christmas

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART® Celebration™: 1 ball each 9640 Gold/Silver A and 9740 Pink/Silver B (Celebration is discontinued)
  • RED HEART® Holiday®: 3 balls each 9040 Red/Silver C and 6040 Green/Silver D
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle
GAUGE: First 5 rounds of Square = 3¾” (9.5 cm) in diameter from side to side; Square = 5¾” (14.5 cm) in diameter from side to side. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Throw measures 44” (112 cm) wide x 56” (142 cm) long
Special Abbreviations
ch-2 join: Ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook in corresponding ch-2 space on previous Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 1.ch-4 join: Ch 2, drop loop from hook, insert hook in corresponding ch-4 space on previous Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 2.
ch-4 corner join: Ch 2, drop loop from hook, insert hook in corresponding ch-4 space on previous Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 1, skip next corner ch-4 space, drop loop from hook, insert hook in next corresponding ch-4 space on next Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 2.
shell: 5 dc in same st or space.
small corner shell (sm corner shell): 7 dc in same space.
large corner shell (lg corner shell): 9 dc in same space.
Color Sequence
Square 1: Make 32 with D for first color and Bfor 2nd color.
Square 2: Make 31 with C for first color and Afor 2nd color.
THROW
First Square 1 (using D for first color and B for 2nd color) (corner square)
With first color, ch 4; join with a slip st in first ch.
Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc—8 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each sc around; join with a slip st in first sc—8 ch-2 spaces.
Round 3: Slip st in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-2 space around; join with a slip st in first sc—8 ch-3 spaces.
Round 4: Slip st in next ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in first ch-3 space, *ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, ch 2**, sc in next ch 3 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc—4 corner shells; 2 ch-2 spaces on each side.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in each of next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 corner space, sc in each of next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space**, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc—11 sc on each side. Fasten off first color.
Round 6: With right side facing, join 2nd color in 3rd sc to the left of any corner, ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sm corner shell in next corner ch-2 space, skip next 2 sc**, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off 2nd color.
Round 7: With right side facing, join first color in first sc to the left of any sm corner shell, ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 3**, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Make and join 62 more Squares and join into a rectangle, 7 wide x 9 long, alternating Squares 1 and Squares 2 in checkerboard style, following Assembly Diagram. Join each square to previous square(s) on one or two sides as follows.
Square Joined on One Side
Work same as First Square through Round 6.
Round 7: With right side facing, join first color in first sc to the left of any corner shell, ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc; repeat from * once, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 3; join with a slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Square Joined on Two Sides
Work same as First Square through Round 6.
Round 7: With right side facing, join first color in first sc to the left of any corner shell, ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch-4 corner join, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in 3rd dc of corner shell, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 3; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
BORDER
Round 1: With right side facing, join D with a slip st in first sc to the left of 2nd ch-2 space of any corner, ch 1, sc in first sc, ** *ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next sc (or junction between squares); repeat from * across to next corner, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space of corner, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next sc; repeat from ** around, omitting last sc; join with a slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), skip next ch-3 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, *ch 2, skip next ch-3 space, dc in next sc, ch 2, skip next ch-3 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across to ch-2 space of next corner, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from ** around, omitting last dc; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. Fasten off D.
Round 3: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in first ch-2 space to the left of any corner ch-4 space, ch 1, sc in first space, ** *ch 1, skip next ch-2 space, shell in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-2 space, sc in ch-2 space of next shell; repeat from * across to next corner, lg corner shell in corner ch-4 space, ch 1, sc in ch-2 space of next shell; repeat from ** around, omitting last sc; join with a slip st in first sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ** *ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center dc of next shell, ch 3, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to next corner, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from ** around; omitting last sc; join with a slip st in first sc.
Fasten off C.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C, D = color A, B, C, D; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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