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Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Throw

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Childhood Christmas memories are enough to warm anyone's heart. Get a blast from the past with the Vintage Crochet Poinsettia Throw. This is one of the most classic free crochet Christmas patterns around. With a poinsettia crochet flower pattern and a forest green background, this free crochet pattern will remind you of Christmas at your grandparents' house when you were a kid. There's nothing better than cuddling with a Christmas crochet afghan while watching classic Christmas movies.

Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Throw
Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Easy

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook, I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 6 skeins 389 Hunter Green A; 2 skeins each 316 Soft White B and 376 Burgundy C.
  • Crochet Hooks: 5.5 mm [US I-9] and 5 mm [US H-8].
  • Yarn needle.

Size: Throw measures 50½ x 60”.

Gauge: With larger hook, finished square = 4”. With larger hook, 13 sts and 15 rows in sc = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.


Instructions:

SQUARE (make 36)
With larger hook and C, ch 3; join with a slip st to form aring.

Round 1 (right side): Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with a slip stin top of ch-3. Fasten off C.

Round 2: With right side facing, join B with a slip st in any dc, *ch 5, slip st in next dc, ch 10, skip next dc, slip st in next dc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first ch of ch-5—4 ch-5 Ioops; 4 ch-10 Ioops. Fasten off B.

Round 3: With right side facing, holding ch-loops forward, join A with a slip st in skipped dc under any ch-10 Ioop, ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in same dc as next slip st, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 Ioop in rnd 2, ch 2, dc in same dc as next slip st in round 1**, dc in next skipped dc in round 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 space**, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from *around, ending last repeat at **; dc in next dc; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing, join B in any ch-3 space,ch 1, *5 sc in corner ch-3 space, sc in next 3 dc, insert hook through ch-10 Ioop in rnd 2 and into next dc and complete a sc, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around; join with a slip stin first sc. Fasten off. With yarn needle and B, whip stitch 3 strips of 12 squares each together.

End Trim Row: With right side facing and larger hook, join A in top right-hand corner, ch 1, work 13 sc across short end of each strip.Repeat end trim row across other short edge of strip.

Side Trim Row: With right side facing and larger hook, holding work horizontally, join B in right-hand corner of strip in side of last st on previous A row, ch 1, sc in each sc across, working 13 sc across each square and one sc in each row-end st of each side edge—158 sc. Fasten off. Repeat side trim row across other long edge of strip.

 

PANEL (Worked on one side of 2 strips and two sidesof the third strip of squares)

Row 1: With right side facing and larger hook, join A in first sc of last row, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn—158 sc.

Rows 2-41: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off. Cross-stitch on panels following Chart making sure that all cross-stitch borders are going in the same direction. Sew strips and panels together as pictured.

Long Side Edging: With right side facing and smaller hook,join A in top right-hand corner, ch 1, work 211 sc evenly spaced across long edge of throw. Fasten off. Repeat long side edging across other long edge of throw.
 

EDGING

Round 1: With right side facing, join B in top right-hand corner, ch 1, *3 sc in corner, work 211 sc across long edge, 3 sc in corner st, work 163 sc across short edge; join with a slip st in first sc.

Round 2: SIip st to center sc of comer 3-sc group, ch 1, sc in same sc, ***skip next sc, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next sc**,skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * to next corner, ending last repeat at **; skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from *** around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Throw               Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Throw

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