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Big Granny Throw

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Cuddle up in this Big Granny Throw and you'll feel just as cozy as you did in your grandma's embrace as a child. This easy afghan crochet pattern is quick to crochet and looks great on the back of a sofa.

Big Granny Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Easy

Crochet Hook: N/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Notes

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Throw is 45” x 45”.

Materials:
RED HEART® “Light & Lofty®”:

  • 5 Balls 9970 Green Cables A
  • 2 Balls 9334 Café Au Lait B

Crochet Hook: 10mm [N-15].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE:
5 dc = 4”; 4 rows = 4” in pattern st.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

THROW
With A, ch 5, slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1 [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 3 times, join with a slip st to top of beginning ch-3.
Round 2: Slip st to ch-1 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 space, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around, slip st in top of beginning ch-3.
Round 3: Slip st to ch-1 space, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1 space), 3 dc in ch-1 space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 dc first ch-1 space, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 4: Change to B. Slip st to ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in first corner space, *ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in corner space; repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 sc in first corner space, slip st in first sc.
Round 5: Change to A. Slip st to corner space, ch 4, 3 dc in same space, *ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, 5 dc in ch-3 space, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner space; repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, 5 dc in ch-3 space, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 dc in first corner space, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 6: Change to B. Slip st to corner space, (sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in same space, *ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip next 2 sc and 2 dc, work 3 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc and 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc ) in corner space; repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, work 3 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc and 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 sc in first corner space, slip st in first sc.
Round 7: Change to A. Slip st to first corner space, ch 4, 3 dc in same space, *ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, work 5 dc in each ch-3 space to next ch-1 space, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner space; repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, work 5 dc in each ch-3 space to next ch-1 space, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 dc in first corner space, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 8: Change to B. Slip st to first ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in same space, *ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, [skip next 4 sts, work 3 sc in next dc, ch 3] across to next ch-1 space, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in corner space; repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, [skip next 4 sts, work 3 sc in next dc, ch 3] across to next ch-1 space, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 sc in first corner space, slip st in first sc.
Rounds 9-26: Repeat Rounds 7-8.
Last Round: Change to A. Slip st to ch-1 space, ch 4, 3 dc in same space, *work 5 dc in each ch-1 space and ch-3 space across to next corner space, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in  corner space; repeat from * twice more, work 5 dc in each ch-1 space and ch-3 space across to first corner space, 2 dc in first corner, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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