Autumn Beauty Throw WR2040

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Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Martha Brooks Stein

Throw measures 46" x 60".

RED HEART® "Classic®": 3 skeins each 365 Coffee A, 289 Copper B, 339 Mid Brown C and 286 Bronze D; 2 skeins 631 Light Sage E and 1 skein 762 Claret F.
Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 skein 321 Gold G.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

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

Special Abbreviation:
sc2tog (sc dec) = Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

THROW
Square (Make 48)
With G, ch 3, slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times - 8 dc.
Fasten off.
Round 2: Join F in any ch-space, ch 2, dc in same space, * ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-space, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-space; repeat from * around, end ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-space, 2 dc in first corner ch-space, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join E in any corner space, ch 2, dc in same space, *[ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-space] twice, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc ) in corner space; repeat from * around, end 2 dc in first corner space, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.
Fasten off.
Round 4: Join D in any corner space, ch 2, dc in same space, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-space, ch 1] across to next corner space, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch-space; repeat from * around, end [2 dc in next ch-space, ch 1] across to first corner space, 2 dc in first corner space, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.
Round 5: Join C in any corner space, repeat Round 4.
Round 6: Join B in any corner space, repeat Round 4.
Round 7: Join A in any corner space, ch 1, 2 sc in same space, *sc in each dc and in each ch-space across to next corner space, work (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner space; repeat from * around, end sc in each dc and in each ch- space across to next corner space, 2 sc in first corner space, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off, leaving a 16" tail to use in sewing.

FINISHING
With wrong side together, use long tails to whipstitch Squares together through the back loops only. Make 8 Strips of 6 Squares each. Sew 8 Strips together along long edges.

Border
Round 1: Working in back loops only, join A in 2nd ch of any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same loop, [sc in each sc across to next corner, working sc2tog in corner ch-spaces of adjoining Squares and working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner space of Throw] around to first corner space, sc, ch 2, slip st to first st to join. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join D in any corner ch-2 space, ch 2, dc in same space, *[ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc] across to 1 st before next corner, ch 1, skip last sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space; repeat from * around, end with ch 1, skip last sc, 2 dc in first corner space, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join C in any ch-2 corner space, ch 2, dc in same space, *[ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 space] across to next corner space, ch 1, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc); repeat from * around, end 2 dc in first corner space, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join B in any corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, *[ch 4, sc in next ch-1 space] across to next corner, ch 4, work (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner space; repeat from * around, end with sc in first corner space, ch 4, slip st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; ch-space = chain space; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; 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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