Free Southwestern Rainbow Throw from RedHeart.com

southwestern rainbow throw

From www.RedHeart.com

Southwestern Rainbow Throw Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW4724
Designed By:     Marianne Forrestal

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 2 skeins 334 Buff E, and 1 skein each of 656 Real Teal A, 726 Coral B, 378 Claret C, 528 Medium Purple D, 624 Tea Leaf F, 3901 Rouge G, 886 Blue H, 776 Dark Orchid I, 320 Cornmeal J, and 358 Lavender K
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Varied textured stitch patterns and beautiful colors make this an enjoyable throw to crochet. Use our palette of colors or change them to suit your unique room and style preferences.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 12 sts = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet and in single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Throw measures 44” (112 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long.

Notes
1. Throw is worked back and forth in rows. Color and stitch patterns are changed frequently to create the colorful textured throw.
2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

Special Stitches
dc2tog (double crochet 2 stitches together) = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
dc3tog (double crochet 3 stitches together) = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Fptr  (Front post treble crochet) = [Yarn over] twice, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times.
puff = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook.
sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together) = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc3tog (single crochet 3 stitches together) = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
tr2tog (treble crochet 2 stitches together) = *[Yarn over] twice, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; repeat from * once more, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
tr3tog (treble crochet 3 stitches together) = *[Yarn over] twice, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; repeat from * 2 more times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

THROW
With A, ch 129.
Row 1 (wrong side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc) and in each remaining ch across, change to B in last st, turn—127 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to C in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in each st across, change to B in last st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to D in last st, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each st across, change to E in last st, turn.

Post Stitch Vine Pattern
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Place a marker in 3rd sc of this row.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, Fptr around 3rd (marked) st 2 rows below, skip next st on current row, *sc in next 2 sts, Fptr around 3rd st following last Fptr worked 2 rows below, skip next st on current row; repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn—127 sts (consisting of 40 Fptr and 87 sc).
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, Fptr around first Fptr 2 rows below, skip next st on current row, *sc in next 2 sts, Fptr around next Fptr 2 rows below, skip next st on current row; repeat from * to last 7 sts, sc in last 7 sts, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to F in last st, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to G in last st, turn.
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to H in last st, turn.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to I in last st, turn.
Row 15: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to J in last st, turn.
Row 16: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to K in last st, turn.

Puff Pattern
Rows 17 and 18: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 19 (wrong side): Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, [puff in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 40 times, puff in next sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn.
Row 20: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to H in last st, turn.
Row 21: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to A in last st, turn.
Row 22: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to F in last st, turn.
Row 23: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to B in last st, turn.
Row 24: Ch 4, tr in each st across, change to D in last st, turn.
Row 25: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to J in last st, turn.
Row 26: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to G in last st.

Ripple Pattern
Row 27: Ch 1, sc in first st, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across, change to E in last st, turn—169 sts.
Rows 28 and 29: Ch 1, sc2tog, *sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc3tog; repeat from * to last 7 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, turn.
Change to A in last st of Row 29.

Row 30: Ch 3, tr in next st (beg ch-3 and following tr count as tr2tog), *dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr3tog; repeat from * to last 7 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr2tog, change to C in last st, turn—127 sts.
Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to H in last st, turn.
Row 32: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to K in last st, turn.
Row 33: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to F in last st, turn.
Row 34: Ch 4, tr in each st across, change to B in last st, turn.
Row 35: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to J in last st, turn.

Post Stitch Boxes Pattern
Row 36 (right side): Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to I in last st, turn.
Row 37: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to J in last st, turn.
Row 38: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, Fptr around 4th and 5th dc 2 rows below (in Row 36), skip next 2 sts on current row, *dc in next 5 sts, skip next 5 sts 2 rows below, Fptr around next 2 dc 2 rows below, skip next 2 sts on current row; repeat from * to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 sts, change to D in last st, turn.
Row 39: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to G in last st, turn.
Row 40: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to E in last st, turn.
Row 41: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to A in last st, turn.
Row 42: Ch 4, tr in each st across, change to F in last st, turn.
Row 43: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to C in last st, turn.
Row 44: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to J in last st, turn.
Row 45: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to K in last st, turn.
Row 46: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st, change to
H in last st, turn.
Row 47: Ch 3, dc2tog (working over next sc and first ch-1 space), ch 1, *dc2tog (working over same ch-1 space as last dc2tog and next ch-1 space), ch 1; repeat from * to last 2 sc, dc2tog (working over same ch-1 space as last dc2tog and next sc), dc in last st, change to K in last st, turn.
Row 48: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, change to B in last st, turn.
Row 49: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc2tog (working over 2nd sc and first ch-1 space), *ch 1, dc2tog (working over same ch-1 space as last dc2tog and next ch-1 space); repeat from * to last 3 sc, ch 1, dc2tog (working over same ch-1 space as last dc2tog and 2nd to last sc), ch 1, dc in last sc, change to K in last st, turn.
Row 50: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last dc2tog, sc in last dc2tog, sc in turning ch-space, sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, change to G in last st, turn.
Row 51: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch-1 space across, change to I in last st, turn.
Row 52: Ch 4, tr in each st across, change to E in last st, turn.
Row 53: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to F in last st, turn.
Row 54: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to D in last st, turn.
Row 55: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to G in last st, turn.
Row 56: Ch 3, dc in each st across, change to A in last st, turn.
Row 57: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to H in last st, turn.
Row 58: Ch 4, tr in each st across, change to C in last st, turn.
Row 59: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to E in last st, turn.
Rows 60–113: Repeat Rows 6–59.
Rows 114-119: Repeat Rows 6–11, change to D in last st of Row 119.
Row 120: With D, repeat Row 5, change to B in last st.
Row 121: With B, repeat Row 4, change to C in last st.
Row 122: With C, repeat Row 3, change to B in last st.
Row 123: With B, repeat Row 2, change to A in last st.
Row 124: With A, repeat Row 1, change to E in last st.
Do not fasten off.

Border
Note: In Round 1, sc are worked evenly spaced across all 4 edges and 3 sc are worked in each corner. You can follow the detailed instructions given or work in any manner you wish to space the sc stitches evenly around the outer edge of the Throw.

Round 1 (right side): With E, 3 sc in first st, sc in next 125 sts, 3 sc in last st; working in ends of rows across side edge, *sc in first row, [sc in next row, 2 sc in next row] twice, **work 4 sc evenly spaced over next 6 rows, [sc in next row, 2 sc in next row] 4 times, sc in next row, [skip next row, 2 sc in next row] twice, skip next row, sc in next row, 2 sc in next row, sc in next row, 2 sc in each of next 3 rows, [sc in next row, 2 sc in next row] 3 times, 2 sc in each of next 2 rows, sc in next row, 2 sc in next row, sc in each of next 4 rows, 2 sc in each of next 2 rows, sc in each of next 2 rows, 2 sc in next row, 2 sc evenly spaced over next 4 rows, 2 sc in each of next 2 rows, sc in each of next 2 rows, 2 sc in next row; repeat from ** once, 4 sc evenly spaced over next 6 rows, [2 sc in next row, sc in next row] twice, sc in last row ***; working across opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next 125 ch, 3 sc in last ch; working in ends of rows across next side edge, repeat from *** to * (working these instructions in reverse); join with slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each sc around, working 3 dc in center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with slip st in top of beg ch.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each each dc around, working 3 sc in center dc of each 3-dc corner; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C, D, etc. = Color A, Color B, Color C, Color D, etc.;
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch (es);
tr = treble crochet;
() = work directions in parentheses into same st;
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
*, **, or *** = repeat whatever follows the *, **, or *** as indicated.

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