Dusty Snowflake Throw Pattern

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Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE

Designed by Tammy Hildebrand.

Throw measures 45" x 52½".

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 2 skeins 311 White A and 5 skeins 984 Shaded Dusk B.

Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Motif = 7½ diameter. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: After the first motif, all others are joined while working Rnd 7. Motifs are joined in 6 rows of 7 motifs.

MOTIF
With A ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring; join with a slip st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 7, skip next dc, [sc in next dc, ch 7, skip next dc] 7 times; join in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Working in skipped dc of Rnd 1, behind ch-7 spaces, join B in any skipped dc; ch 3, 2 dc in same dc, [3 dc in next skipped dc] 7 times; join.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc **, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * to last dc, end at **; dc in last dc; join. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Working in ch-1 spaces of Rnd 4 and ch-7 spaces of Rnd 2 at the same time, join A in any space; ch 3, 4 dc in same space, * ch 1, skip next 2 dc, slip st in space between sts, ch 1, skip next 2 dc **, 5 dc in next space; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join B with a sc in back loop of center dc of any 5-dc group of Rnd 5, * working over slip st of previous rnd (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 2, tr, ch 1, tr) all in next space **, sc in back loop of center dc of next 5-dc group; repeat from * around, end at **; join in first sc.

FIRST MOTIF ONLY-Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st as joining, * sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-1 space **, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.

Joining Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st as joining, sc in next ch-1 space, * 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space of previous motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same space on current motif, sc in next ch-1 space, 2 dc in next sc, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space on previous motif, 2 dc in same space on current motif, sc in next ch-1 space **; repeat from * to ** for each corresponding join, ***(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from *** around; join. Fasten off.

NOTE: First 7 large motifs will have 3 joins. Beginning large motif of the next 5 rows will have 7 joins. Remaining large motifs will have 9 joins. After first row of 7 large motifs join 6 filler motifs between rows.

FILLER MOTIF
With A ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times; join in 3rd ch of ch-4. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join B with a sc in any dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, [sc in next dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 7 times; join.

Joining Rnd 3: Slip st to next ch-1 space; ch 3, dc in same space, ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space of large motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same space on filler motif, * 2 dc in next space, slip st in next ch-1 space of large motif, 2 dc in same space on filler motif, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in next ch-3 space of large motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same space on filler motif **; repeat from * to ** one time; (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Border
Rnd 1: Join A in ch 5 space at top right corner, ch 1, 5 sc in same space, *[skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 3 sc in next ch space, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 5 sc in next ch space] 3 times, **5 sc in next ch space; rep from * across ending at **(left corner), rep from * to ** 2 times, 5 sc in next ch space; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: Join with slip stitch to beg sc, fasten off.

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

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