Corner-to-Corner Throw LW1595

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Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE

Designed by Catherine Watson.

Throw measures 67" x 67" square (including edging).

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 4 Skeins 316 Soft White CA, 5 skeins 885 Delft Blue CB, 7 skeins 310 Monet Print CC.
Crochet Hook: 5 mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 6 blocks = 4"; 6 rows = 4" in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To change color in dc: Work last dc before color change until 2 loops are left on hook, drop color in use, with next color to be used draw through 2 loops on hook and continue with new color.

With CA, ch 6.

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch; turn - 1 block made.

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in ch-3 space of previous row changing to CB in last dc; turn - 2 blocks made.

Row 3: With CB, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] twice; turn - 3 blocks made.

Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] 3 times; turn - 4 blocks made.

Continue in this manner, increasing 1 block on each row until there are 96 blocks across AND working Stripe pattern as follows: 2 more rows CB, 2 rows CA, [7 rows CC, 2 rows CA, 2 rows CB, 2 rows CA, 7 rows CC, 2 rows CA, 4 rows CB, 2 rows CA] 3 times, 4 rows CC.

Now work in decreasing rows as follows:

Row 97: With CC, slip st across first 3 dc, * (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row; repeat from * to last ch-3 space; slip st in last space; turn, do NOT make a block in last space - 95 blocks.

Repeat Row 97 for decreasing block pattern and work 2 more rows with CC, [2 rows CA, 2 rows CB, 2 rows CA, 7 rows CC, 2 rows, CA, 4 rows CB, 2 rows CA, 7 rows CC] 3 times, 2 rows CA, 2 rows CB, 2 rows CA, 2 rows CC - 1 block remains. Fasten off.

Edging: With right side facing, attach CA in same ch-3 space as last slip st; ch 3, 4 dc in same space, * sc in center dc of next block, 3 dc in next ch-3 space or over dc; ch 3, slip st in top of last dc - picot made; 2 dc in same space, sc in center dc of next block, 5 dc in next space; repeat from * to corner; (4 dc, picot, 3 dc) all in corner space; repeat from * around, adjusting if necessary at corners and end of rnd; join with a slip st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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

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