French Country Throw LW2130

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Katherine Eng

Throw measures 45" x 55".

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 skein each 320 Cornmeal A and 885 Delft Blue B; 2 skeins each 316 Soft White C and 996 French Country D.
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Rounds 1-5 = 5.5" across; Square = 8.5" x 8.5". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations

shell = (sc, 5 dc, sc) all in same space.

join = drop loop from hook, insert hook from right side into corresponding loop of completed square and draw loop through.

NOTE: Work all squares through Round 8, then arrange as on diagram and join while working Round 9.

THROW

Square A (Make 16)

With A, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc.

Round 2: [Ch 3, slip st in next sc] 7 times, ch 3, slip st in first sc of Round 1.

Round 3: Slip st in next ch-3 space, [ch 4, slip st in next ch-3 space] 7 times, ch 4, slip st in first slip st.

Round 4: Slip st in next ch-4 space, [ch 6, slip st in next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 6, slip st in first slip st.

Round 5: [Shell in next ch-6 space, ch 1] 8 times; join in first sc. Fasten off.

Round 6: Join C in the back loop of the center dc of any shell; ch 1, sc in same dc, * ch 3, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, sc in back loop of center dc of next shell, ch 3, (tr, ch 4, tr) all in next ch-1 space for corner, ch 3 **, sc in back loop of center dc of next shell; repeat from * around, end at **; join.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next tr, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-4 space for corner, ch 2, sc in next tr, ch 3 **, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in next sc] 3 times, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner ch- 2 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 1 **, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.

Square B (Make 14)

Work same as Square A EXCEPT begin and work Rounds 1-5 with B.

Arrange squares as in diagram.

First Round 9: Join D in the first ch-1 space to the left of any corner ch-2 space; ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in same space, * [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space, [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in corner ch-2 space **, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in first sc. Fasten off.

Work Joining Round 9 for all other squares, joining on 1 or 2 sides as required. Where corners are already joined, join in previous joining.

Joining Round 9: Join D in the first ch-1 space to the left of any corner ch-2 space; ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in same space, [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space, [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, (sc, ch 2, join, ch 2, sc) all in corner ch-2 space, (sc, ch 1, join, ch 1, sc) all in next ch-1 space, [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, join, ch 1, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, join, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, join, ch 1, sc) all in next ch-1 space, [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, join, ch 1, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, (sc, ch 2, join, ch 2, sc) all in corner ch-2 space; (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space, * [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space, [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space] twice, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in corner ch-2 space **, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in first sc. Fasten off.

Border

Round 1: With right side facing, join D in first ch-2 space to the left of any corner ch-4 space; ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in same space, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * to corner; (sc, ch 4, sc) all in corner ch-4 space, ch 1; repeat from * around; join.

Round 2: Slip st in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * to corner; (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner ch-4 space, ch 1; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.

Round 3: With wrong side facing, join C in any ch-2 space along side edge; ch 1, sc in same space, * ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space **; repeat from * to corner; ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in corner ch-3 space; repeat from * around, end at **; ch 3; join; TURN.

Round 4: Slip st to center ch of next ch-3 space; ch 1, sc in same space, * 3 dc in next sc **, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * to corner; skip next sc, 5 dc in corner ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join.

Round 5: Slip st in next 2 dc; ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same dc, * ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in center dc of next dc-group; repeat from * to corner; ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in first dc of corner dc-group, ch 1, skip next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next dc; repeat from * around; ch 1; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.



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

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