Free Comforts of Home Throw from RedHeart.com

Comforts of Home Throw

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Comforts of Home Throw Free Crochet Pattern

Soften your surroundings with a throw for a splash of on-trend color and textural interest. The interesting cluster stitch pattern and picot-edge finish make this an outstanding crochet throw for special gift occasions.

Pattern #: LW5079
Designed by: Marianne Forrestal

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

Throw measures 46” wide x 56” long (117 x 142 cm).

Special Stitches
Beg Cl (beginning cluster) = Ch 2, [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch as join, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Cl (cluster) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
picot = Ch 3, slip st in 3rd chain from hook.
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

THROW
Ch 143.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 2, skip next 2 ch, Cl in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn—24 sc, 1 dc, and 23 Cls.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next Cl; repeat from * across to last sc, ch 2, sc in last sc, turn—48 sc.
Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), skip first sc, sc in next sc, *ch 2, Cl in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—24 sc, 1 dc, 23 Cls, and 47 ch-2 spaces.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, sc in next Cl, ch 2, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to beginning ch, ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, turn—48 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, Cl in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn—24 sc, 1 dc, 23 Cls, and 47 ch-2 spaces.
Rows 6–105: Repeat last 4 rows 25 times.
Do not turn at end of last row.

Border
Round 1 (right side): Working in ends of rows of first side, *2 sc in first row, sc in next row, 3 sc in next row, sc in next 3 rows, 2 sc in next row, sc in next 3 rows, 3 sc in next row, {[sc in next 3 rows, 2 sc in next row] twice, sc in next 3 rows, 3 sc in next row} 7 times, [sc in next 3 rows, 2 sc in next row] twice, sc in next 2 rows*; working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, [skip next ch, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch-2 space] twice, **skip next ch, sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, [skip next ch, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in
next ch, 2 sc in next ch-2 space] 3 times; repeat from ** 4 times, skip next ch, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 3 sc in last ch; working in ends of row of other side, repeat from * to * once; working in last row, 3 sc in first sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ***[skip next Cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space] 3 times, skip next Cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from *** 4 times, [skip next Cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, 2 sc in
next ch-2 space] twice, skip last Cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-2 space 3 sc in last dc; join with slip st in first sc—110 sc across each short edge, 142 sc across each long edge, and four 3-sc corners.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each sc around, working 3 dc in center st of each 3-sc corner; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—112 dc across each short edge, 144 dc across each long edge, and four 3-sc corners.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, working 3 sc in center st of each 3-dc corner around; join with slip st in first sc—114 sc across each short edge, 146 sc across each long edge, and four 3-sc corners.
Round 4: Ch 3, working behind ch-3, dc in last sc, [*skip next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, dc in skipped sc*; repeat from * to * to center st of next 3-sc corner, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center st of next 3-sc corner] 4 times; repeat from * to * across to beginning ch; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—118 dc across each short edge, 150 dc across each long edge, and 4 ch-3 spaces.
Round 5: Ch 1, [sc in each dc to next ch-3 space, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 58 dc, sc2tog, sc in next 58 dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space] twice, sc in each  remaining dc; join with slip st in first sc—117 sc across each short edge, 150 sc across each long edge, and four 3-sc corners.
Round 6: Beg Cl, [*ch 2, skip next 2 sc, Cl in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc before next 3-sc corner, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, (Cl, ch 3, Cl) in center sc of next 3-sc corner] 4 times; ch 2, skip next 2 sc, Cl in next sc, ch 2; join with slip st in beg Cl—41 Cls across each short edge, 52 Cls across each long edge, 190 ch-2 spaces, and 4 ch-3 spaces.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in first Cl, [2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next Cl] 49 times, *3 sc in next ch-3 space, [sc in next Cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 space] 20 times, 2 sc in next Cl, [2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next Cl] 20 times, 3 sc in next ch-3 space*, [sc in next Cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 space] 51 times, sc in next Cl; repeat from * to * once, [sc in next Cl, 2 sc in ch-2 space] twice; join with slip st in first sc—122 sc across each short edge, 154 sc across each long edge, and 3 sc in each corner.
Round 8: Repeat Round 4—126 dc across each short edge, 158 dc across each long edge, and 4 ch-3 spaces.
Round 9: Ch 1, [sc in each dc across to next ch-3 space, 3 sc in next ch-3 space] 4 times, sc in each remaining dc; join with slip st in first sc—126 dc across each short edge, 158 dc across each long edge, and four 3-sc corners.
Round 10: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, picot; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain(s);
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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