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Meridian Throw
Meridian Throw
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This Meridian Throw is soft and pretty! You'll want to make this free crochet afghan in time for autumn - it perfectly matched the leaves falling on the ground.

Intermediate

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook, H/8 or 5 mm hook

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

YARN
NaturallyCaron Country patterns can be made with Simply Soft
Naturally Caron.com Country 75% Microdenier acrylic, 25% Merino wool; 3 oz/100 g, 185 yds/170 m ball): 15 oz (A), 14 oz (B), 14 oz (C), 14 oz (D)
Shown in: #0011 Gilded Age (A); #0019 Vicuna (B); #0017 Claret (C); #0020 Loden Forest (D)
One size US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
One size US G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook (for edging only)
Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Afghan measures approximately 46"/117cm wide x 61"/155cm long
GAUGE
Rounds 1–7 = 5"/12.5cm diameter; one square = 7 1/2 x 7 1/2"/19ll x 19cm square.
STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), treble crochet (tr)
SPECIAL TERMS
BPsc: Back-post single crochet—Insert hook from back to front and then to back again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
BPhdc: Back-post half double crochet—Yarn over, insert hook from back to front and then to back again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
BPdc: Back-post double crochet—Yarn over, insert hook from back to front and then to back again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
BPtr: Back-post treble crochet—[Yarn over] twice, insert hook from back to front and then to back again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.
FPdc: Front-post double crochet—Yarn over, insert hook from front to back and then to front again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
hdc2tog: Half double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

NOTES
1. Afghan consists of 48 squares; twelve squares in each of four different color sequences.
2. The squares are arranged as in Assembly Diagram. Then slip stitched together and a border worked around the outer edges.
COLOR SEQUENCES
Square 1 (make 12) – Work Rounds 1–3 with A, Rounds 4–7 with B, Rounds 8 and 9 with C, Rounds 10 and 11 with D.
Square 2 (make 12) – Work Rounds 1–3 with B, Rounds 4–7 with C, Rounds 8 and 9 with D, Rounds 10 and 11 with A.
Square 3 (make 12) – Work Rounds 1–3 with C, Rounds 4–7 with D, Rounds 8 and 9 with A, Rounds 10 and 11 with B.
Square 4 (make 12) – Work Rounds 1–3 with D, Rounds 4–7 with A, Rounds 8 and 9 with B, Rounds 10 and 11 with C.

SQUARE (make 48 – 12 in each color sequence)
With first color and larger hook, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—12 dc, turn.
Round 2: Ch 2, FPdc around same st as join, *dc in next dc, FPdc around same dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch, turn—24 dc.
Round 3: Ch 2, FPdc around same st as join, ch 1, sk next dc, *dc in next dc, FPdc around same dc, ch 1, sk next dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 12 ch-1 sp. Fasten off first color.
Round 4 (WS): With WS facing, join 2nd color with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 2, BPdc around next dc, ch 1, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, BPdc around next dc, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch, turn.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 4, sk next ch-1 sp, *sc in next 2 dc, ch 4, sk next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around to last dc, sc in last dc; join with sl st in first sc, turn—12 ch-4 sp.
Round 6: Sl st into first ch-4 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook—picot made, dc, hdc) in same ch-4 sp, *(hdc, dc, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook—picot made, dc, hdc) in each remaining ch-4 sp around; join with sl st in first sl st, turn—12 picots.
Round 7: Sl st in each st across to first picot, sl st in first picot, ch 5, *sl st in next picot, ch 5; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first picot—12 ch-5 sp. Fasten off 2nd color.
Round 8: With WS facing, join 3rd color with sl st in any ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 4 dc in same ch-5 sp, ch 2, *5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch, turn—60 dc and 12 ch-2 sp.
Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), FPdc around same st as join, ch 1, sk next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, FPdc around same dc, ch 1, sk next dc] 2 times, *dc in next dc, FPdc around same dc, ch 1, sk next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, FPdc around same dc, ch 1, sk next dc] 2 times; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—72 dc, and 36 ch-1 sp. Fasten off 3rd color.
Round 10: With WS facing, join 4th color with sc in dc before any ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, BPsc around next dc, sc in next dc, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, BPhdc around next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, BPdc around next dc, dc in next dc, tr in next ch-1 sp, BPtr around next dc, ([tr, ch 1] 2 times, tr) in next dc (corner made), tr in next ch-1 sp, BPdc around next dc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, BPhdc around next dc, hdc in next dc, hdc in next ch-1 sp,** [BPsc around next dc, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, BPsc around next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; BPsc around next dc, [sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, BPsc around next dc] 2 times; join with sl st in first sc, turn—24 tr, 24 dc, 24 hdc, and 44 sc.
Note: When working Round 11 and instructed to work an FPdc around the next BPsc, insert the hook around the dc in Round 9 immediately beneath the BPsc.
Round 11: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), FPdc around next st, [hdc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st] 4 times, *hdc in next 2 sts, sk next ch-1 sp, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next st (corner made), sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in next st, FPdc around next st, **[hdc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st] 8 times; repeat from * around, end at **; [hdc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st] 3 times, hdc in last st; join with sl st in first hdc.
Fasten off 4th color.

FINISHING
Arrange squares as shown in Assembly Diagram. Hold neighboring squares with RS together, with larger hook and A, working through both thicknesses and inserting hook in outer loops only, sl st down the columns (vertically, joining eight squares to neighboring eight squares) to join squares. When all columns have been joined, use larger hook and D to join across the rows in same manner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Edging
With WS facing and smaller hook, join B with sl st in any outer corner ch-1 sp.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same ch-1 sp as join, {*hdc in next 4 sts, [BPdc around next st, hdc in next 2 sts] 9 times, hdc in next st, ** hdc2tog in next 2 inner corner ch-1 sps; repeat from * across to next outer corner ch-1 sp, end at **, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next outer corner ch-1 sp} 3 times; repeat from * to ** once more, 2 hdc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 2: With RS facing join C with sl st same st as join, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in first ch-1 sp, [*hdc in next 5 sts, [FPdc around next st, hdc in next 2 sts] 9 times, **hdc in next 6 sts; repeat from * across to next outer corner ch-1 sp, end at **; (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next outer corner ch-1 sp] 3 times; repeat from * to ** once more, hdc in next 5 sts; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

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