Crochet Refreshing Throw LW1669

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Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Marianne Forrestal.

Afghan measures 45" x 52".

RED HEART® "Eco-Ways™": 3 Skeins each 1821 Blue Cloud A, 3372 Petal B, 3313 Oyster C and 1615 Lichen D; 2 skeins 3520 Aquarium E.
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Square = 7" x 7".
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

Fpdc (front post dc) = Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of next st and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Fpdc dec (front post dc decrease) = [Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of next Fpdc and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

SQUARE: Make total of 42 squares: 9 in A, 10 each in B and C, 7 in D and 6 in E.

Rnd 1: Ch 5, [dc ch 1] 7 times all in 5th ch from hook; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of remaining ch-4.

Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 2, hdc in same space, Fpdc around next dc, [2 hdc in next space, Fpdc around next dc] 7 times; join with a slip st in top of ch-2.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in space before the next hdc; hdc in next hdc, Fpdc around next Fpdc, [hdc in next hdc, dc in space before the next hdc, hdc in next hdc, Fpdc around next Fpdc] 7 times; join.

Rnd 4: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same dc, * ch 1, Fpdc around next Fpdc, ch 1, skip next hdc, sc in next dc, ch 1, Fpdc around next Fpdc, ch 1, skip next hdc **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3.

Rnd 5: Slip st in next 2 dc and ch-3 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, Fpdc dec, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1 **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join.

Rnd 6: Slip st in next dc, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), * (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-3 space, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space] twice **, [ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1; repeat from * around, end at **; ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; join in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in ch-3 space, dc in next dc, [dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 9 times; repeat from * around working sts in brackets 7 times instead of 9 times, dc in next space; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY: With right sides together and working in back loops only, whip stitch squares together into 6 strips of 7 squares each as follows (NOTE: first square of each strip is on the lower edge):

Strip 1 (Left Side): D, B, A, C, B, A, E.

Strip 2: C, E, B, D, E, D, C.

Strip 3: B, A, C, A, C, A, B.

Strip 4: D, B, E, C, B, E, D.

Strip 5: A, C, D, B, A, C, A.

Strip 6 (Right Side): B, E, C, A, D, B, C.

Whip stitch strips together in back loops.

Border-Rnd 1: With right side facing and working in back loops only, join C in center ch of top left corner ch-3 space; ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc evenly around all sides working 3 sc in center ch of ch-3 at next 3 corners and work 1 more sc in same ch as first sc; join in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same sc, skip next 2 sc, * (slip st, ch 3, dc) all in next sc, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * around, ending with slip st in first st of round. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, etc. = color A, B, etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; hdc = half double crochet: mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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