Free Snowflake Throw Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

LW4292-Snowflake-Throw

From www.redheart.com

Snowflake Throw

Pattern #: LW4292

Designed By: Jessie Rayot

Project Type: Throws/Afghans

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 2 skeins 1101 Eggshell A, 1 skein each 1909 Holly Berry B, 1401 Pewter C, and 1701 Hot Pink D
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
Locking stitch marker (optional)

GAUGE: 1 square = 8½” (21.5 cm); 12 sts = 4” (10 cm); 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.
Throw measures 41” wide x 50” long (104 x 127 cm).
Special Stitches
pop (Popcorn St) = Work 4 dc in indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in first dc of 4-dc group, place dropped loop back on hook and draw through.
dc/hdctog (double crochet/half double crochet decrease) = Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops; yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 4 loops.
Special Technique
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Notes
1. Throw is made from 12 squares arranged as shown in Assembly Diagram and joined together. Border is worked in joined rounds.
2. Each square is made in a 2-layer colorwork technique in joined rounds with right side facing at all times.
3. Last loop of each round is dropped after round is joined; next color is returned to the hook to begin next round. Colors are alternated as this sequence is repeated. Do not fasten off until instructed.
THROW
Square 1 (make 6 – 2 each with A and B, A and C, and A and D)
With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to from a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout) 11 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc.
At the end of each round, drop and enlarge the loop on the hook so that it doesn’t unravel as you work the next round. If desired, place loop on a stitch marker. Be sure that A yarn is front of work when not in use and 2nd-color yarn is behind work when not in use.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), dc in same st as join, [ch 2, skip next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st] 5 times, ch 2; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—12 dc, 6 ch-1 spaces, and 6 ch-2 spaces worked with A.
Round 3: Working behind A stitches, join 2nd color yarn to first skipped st of Round 1, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [ch 1, 3 dc in next skipped st of Round 1] 5 times, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—18 dc and 6 ch-1 spaces worked with 2nd color.
Notes for Rounds 4–10: When instructed to “work over” the color not in use, insert the hook in the chain space of that color directly behind or in front of the indicated stitch, thereby encasing the chains of the color not in use in the stitch. When instructed to “work behind” the color not in use, simply work into the indicated stitch of the current color.
Round 4: Place A loop back on hook, working over each ch-1 space of 2nd color, (slip st, ch 4, dc) in first ch-1 space, [ch 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 5 times, ch 4; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—12 dc, 6 ch-1 spaces, and 6 ch-4 spaces.
Round 5: Place 2nd-color loop back on hook, ch 3; [working over A, 2 dc in next dc; working behind A, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc] 5 times; working over A, 2 dc in next dc; working behind A, dc in last dc, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 6 ch-2 spaces with 2nd color.
Round 6: Place A loop back on hook; working over each ch-2 space of 2nd color, (slip st, ch 4, dc) in first ch-1 space, [ch 6, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 5 times, ch 6; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—12 dc, 6 ch-1 spaces, and 6 ch-4 spaces—12 dc, 6 ch-1 spaces, and 6 ch-6 spaces.
Round 7: Place 2nd-color loop back on hook, ch 3; [working over A, 2 dc in next 2 dc; working behind A, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc] 5 times; working over A, 2 dc in next 2 dc; working behind A, dc in last dc, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—36 dc and 6 ch-2 spaces with 2nd color.
Round 8: Place A loop back on hook; working over each ch-2 space of 2nd color, (slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-1 space, [ch 6, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space] 5 times, ch 6; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—24 dc, 6 ch-1 spaces, and 6 ch-6 spaces. Fasten off A.
Round 9: Place 2nd-color loop back on hook, ch 3; [working over A, dc in next 4 dc; working behind A, dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next dc] 5 times; working over A, dc in next 4 dc; working behind A, dc in last dc, ch 5; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—36 dc and 6 ch-5 spaces with 2nd color.
Round 10: Ch 3, tr in next dc, 2 tr in next dc, ch 2, 2 tr in next dc, tr in next dc, dc in next dc, *working over 2nd color and in A sts in Round 8, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, hdc in ch-1 space, sc in next 2 dc; working in 2ndcolor sts, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc; working over 2nd color and in A sts in Round 8, dc in next dc, tr in next dc, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next ch-1 space, tr in next dc, dc in next dc; working in 2nd-color sts, dc in next dc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next 3 dc; working over 2nd color and in A sts in Round 8, sc in next 2 dc, hdc in next ch-1 space, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc**; working in 2nd-color sts, dc in next dc, tr in next dc, 2 tr in next dc, ch 2, 2 tr in next dc, tr in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * once ending at **; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—76 sts (19 sts on each side between ch-2 spaces) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in each st to next ch-2 space [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, dc in each st to next ch-2 space] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, dc in each st to beginning ch; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—92 sts (23 sts on each side between ch-2 spaces) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Fasten off.
Square 2 (make 6 – 2 each with A and B, A and C, and A and D)
Rounds 1–3: Work same as Rounds 1–3 of Square 1.
See Notes regarding Rounds 4–10.
Round 4: Place A loop back on hook; working over each ch-1 space of 2nd color, slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 9 (counts as first dc, ch 6), dc in next ch-1 space, [ch 6, dc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, ch 6; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—6 dc and 6 ch-6 spaces.
Round 5: Place 2nd-color loop back on hook, ch 3, dc in same st as join; [working over A, 2 dc in next dc; working behind A, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc] 5 times; working over A, 2 dc in next dc; working behind A, 2 dc in last dc, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—36 dc and 6 ch-1 spaces with 2nd color.
Round 6: Place A loop back on hook; working over each ch-1 space of 2nd color, (ch 4, dc) in same st as join, [ch 6, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 5 times, ch 6; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—12 dc, 6 ch-1 spaces, and 6 ch-6 spaces—12 dc, 6 ch-1 spaces, and 6 ch-6 spaces.
Round 7: Place 2nd-color loop back on hook, ch 3, slip st in next dc; [working over A, 2 dc in next 2 dc; working behind A, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc] 5 times; working over A, 2 dc in next 2 dc; working behind A, dc in last dc, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—36 dc and 6 ch-2 spaces with 2nd color.
Rounds 8–11: Work same as Rounds 8–11 of Square 1.
ASSEMBLY
With right sides facing, arrange squares as shown in the assembly diagram.
With wrong sides held together, working through back loop only of stitch on front piece and front loop only of stitch on back piece and in each ch-2 space, work 75 sc evenly across horizontal edges between 2 sets of 3 squares each. Repeat twice to join next 2 sets of 3 squares each.
With wrong sides held together, working through back loop only of stitch on front piece and front loop only of stitch on back piece and in each ch-2 space, work 100 sc evenly across vertical edges between 2 sets of 4 squares each. Work over the horizontal seams.
Repeat once to join last set of 4 squares to previously joined squares.
LW4292-Snowflake-Throw-Diagram
Border
In Rounds 1 and 2, do not work into the seams between squares. Work into the remaining unworked chain on each side of seams. Ch-2 spaces are at outer corners.
In all rounds, join yarn with right side of throw facing.
Round 1 (right side): Working in front loops only of outer edges, join A with sc in 2nd ch of any ch-2 space, sc in same ch, sc in each st and ch across to next ch-2 space, *2 sc in first ch of next ch-2 space, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch, sc in each st and ch across to next ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 times, 2 sc in first ch of beginning ch-2 corner, ch 1; join with slip st in first sc—358 sc (77 sc on each short edge, 102 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 2: Working in back loops only of outer edges, join A with sc in 2nd ch of ch-2 space at top right corner, 2 sc in same ch, sc in each st and ch across top to next ch-2 space, *2 sc in first ch of next ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 sc in next ch, sc in each st and ch across side to next ch-2 space, 2 sc in first ch of next ch-2 corner, ch 2,* 3 sc in next ch, sc in each st and ch across bottom to next ch-2 space; repeat from * to * once; join with slip st in first sc— 360 sc (78 sc on each short edge, 102 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join B with sc in any ch-2 space of Round 2, ch 2, sc in same space, sc in each st across to next ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 corner, sc in each st across to next ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 times; join with slip st in first sc—368 sc (80 sc on each short edge, 104 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 corners. Fasten off.
Rounds 4–10: Repeat Round 3 seven times and change color as in following color sequence: Work 1 round with A, 1 round with C, 1 round with D, 1 round with C, 1 round with A, 1 round with B, 1 round with A—424 sc (94 sc on each short edge, 118 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 corners. Do not fasten off at end of Round 10.
Round 11: With A, slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), (dc, ch 2, dc) in same space, [dc in next 2 sts, pop in next st, *dc in next 5 sts, pop in next st; repeat from * to last st before next ch-2 space, dc in last st, (2 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space] 3 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—436 sts (97 sts on each short edge, 121 sts on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 12: Slip st in ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space, sc in each st across to next ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in each st across to next ch-2 space; repeat from * 2 more times; join with slip st in first sc—444 sc (99 sc on each short edge, 123 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 13: Slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in same space, [dc in next st, pop in next st, *dc in next 5 sts, pop in next st; repeat from * to last st before next ch-2 space, dc in last st, (2 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space] 3 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—460 sts (103 sts on each short edge, 127 sts on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Rounds 14 and 15: Repeat Rounds 12 and 13—484 sts (109 sts on each short edge, 133 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 16: Repeat Round 12—492 sc (111 sc on each short edge, 135 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 17: Slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space (corner sc made), ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st, [*ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * to last st before next ch-2 space, ch 3, skip last st, sc in next ch-2 space (corner sc made), ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st] 3 times; **ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st; repeat from ** to last st before first ch-2 space, ch 3, skip last st; join with slip st in first sc—128 ch-3 spaces (29 ch-3 spaces on each short edge, 35 ch-3 spaces on each long edge) and 4 corner sc. Fasten off.
Round 18: Join B with slip st in first ch-3 space of any edge, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-3 space to next corner sc, *ch 2, skip corner sc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-3 space to next corner sc; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with slip st in top of the beginning ch—384 dc (twenty-nine 3-dc groups on each short edge, thirty-five 3-dc groups on each long edge), 124 ch-1 spaces, and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Fasten off.
Round 19: Join A with sc in any ch-2 space, [ch 2, sc] twice in same space (corner made), (ch 3, sc) in each ch-1 space to next ch-2 space, *ch 3, (sc, [ch 2, sc] twice) in next ch-2 space (corner made), (ch 3, sc) in each ch-1 space to next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc—128 ch-3 spaces (29 ch-3 spaces on each short edge, 35 ch-3 spaces on each long edge) and 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 20: Join B with slip st in first ch-2 space of corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-3 space to next ch-2 space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-3 space to next ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—408 dc (thirty-one 3-dc groups each short edge, thirty-seven 3-dc groups on each long edge), 140 ch-1 spaces, and 4 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 21: Repeat Round 19—136 ch-3 spaces (31 ch-3 spaces on each short edge, 37 ch-3 spaces on each long edge) and 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 22: Repeat Round 20—432 dc (thirtythree 3-dc groups each short edge, thirty-nine 3-dc groups on each long edge), 148 ch-1 spaces, and 4 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 23: Join A with sc in any ch-2 space, ch 2, sc in same space, sc in each st and ch-1 space across to next ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in each st and ch-1 space across to next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice; join with slip st in first sc, turn—580 sc (133 sc on each short edge, 157 sc on each long edge) and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Note: Work into each ch-2 space as if it were 3 stitches.
Round 24 (wrong side): Ch 2, dc in next st, slip st in next st *dc/hdctog, slip st in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
FINISHING
Weave in ends. Block if necessary.
ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble (triple) crochet; ( ) = work directions in parentheses in same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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