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Fast Irish Panels Throw


Updated January 25, 2017
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Fast Irish Panels Throw
Fast Irish Panels Throw
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Create amazing flowery crochet lace patterns in no time! The Fast Irish Panels Throw has a classic panel format, making it perfect for travel. You can take this amazing mile-a-minute project wherever you go! The intricate crochet shell stitch pattern gives these panels an elegant lace look that almost resembles crochet flowers. If you're interested in fast crochet projects, crochet blanket patterns like this one are just for you. With the help of this crochet tutorial, you'll be making these lacy diamonds in no time.

Did you know that Irish Crochet Lace helped to save Ireland’s economy in the mid-1800s? After the potato famine in Ireland, lace making became a craft that saved young, poor Irishwomen. Soon, Irish lace became a popular choice in major cities of the world including Paris, London, Dublin and San Francisco. As popularity grew into the late 1800s it was added into furniture and wedding gowns. Renowned for its beauty, it’s no wonder the classic crochet lace patterns are still around today!


Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

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

For more great mile-a-minute patterns, check out Mile-a-Minute Crochet: 12 Speedy Crochet Blanket Patterns.



  • RED HEART® “Soft Yarn”: 10 balls 4601 Off White A, 4 balls each 9623 Spearmint B and 9523 Dark Leaf C.
  • Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
  • Yarn needle

Size: Throw measures 56” x 72”.

Gauge: One repeat of 14 sts = 4” in pattern; panel measures 8” wide. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Throw Instructions

Panels (Make 7):

  1. With A ch 228.
  2. Round 1 (Right Side): 2 Dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next 7 ch, ch 3, skip next 3 ch **, 5 dc in next ch; repeat from * to last ch, end at **; (3 dc, ch 5, 3dc) all in last ch; now work in remaining loops of beginning ch and repeat from * across, end at **; 3 dc in same ch as first 2 dc, ch 5; join with a slip st to top of ch-3.
  3. Round 2: Slip st in next dc; (ch 3, 4 dc) all in same dc –beginning shell made; * ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 5sc, ch 3, skip next dc; 5 dc in next dc –shell made **; ch3, skip next dc, shell in next dc; repeat from * across, end at **; † ch 5, 3 sc in ch-5 space, ch 5 †, skip next dc, shellin next dc; repeat from * across, end at **; repeat from † to†; join to ch-3.
  4. Round 3: Slip st in next 2 dc, beginning shell in same dc,* ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3; shell in 3rd dc of next shell –shell over shell made **; ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, shell over shell; repeat from * across, end at**; † ch 5, sc in ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 5, sc in next space, ch 5 †, shell over shell; repeat from * across, end at **; repeat from † to†; join.
  5. Round 4: Slip st in next 2 dc, beginning shell in same dc,* ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, shell over shell **,[ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 3, shell over shell; repeat from * across, end at **; † ch 3, sc in next space, [ch 5, sc in next space] 4 times, ch 3 †, shell over shell; repeat from * across, end at **; repeat from † to †; join.
  6. Round 5: Slip st in next 2 dc; ch 2, holding back last loop on hook, 2 dc in same dc as last slip st, yo and through all 3 loops on hook –beginning cluster made; * ch 1; hold-ing back last loop on hook, 3 dc in 3rd dc of next shell, yo and through all 4 loops on hook –3-dc-cl-cluster made **; ch 4, [sc in next space, ch 3] twice, sc in next space, ch 4, 3-dc-cluster in next shell; repeat from * across, end at **; †ch 5, sc in next space, [ch 6, sc in next space] 5 times, ch5 †, 3-dc-cl in next shell; repeat from * across, end at **; re-peat from † to †; join to top of beginning cluster. Fasten off.
  7. Round 6: Attach B in the ch-1 space after the joining; ch 1,sc in ch-1 space, * 4 sc in next space, [3 sc in next space] twice, 4 sc in next space, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from *across; (3 sc, 2 hdc) all in next ch-5 space, 6 hdc in next space, 6 dc in next space, (dc, 2 tr, dtr, 2 tr, dc) all in next space, 6 dc in next space, 6 hdc in next space, (2 hdc,3 sc) all in next space **, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from *across, end at **; join to first sc. Fasten off.
  8. Round 7: Work all sts in Back Loops: Attach C in back loop of any sc along long edge; ch 3, * dc in next sc and in each sc across, 3 dc in first hdc along side, dc in next 16 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in dtr, dc in next 16 sts, 3 dc in next hdc; repeat from * around; dc in each sc to beginning of round; join. Fasten off.
  9. Round 8: Attach B in the center dc of the 3-dc group after an end; ch 1, ** 3 sc in dc, * sc in next dc, tr in front loop of the st below the next dc, (skip dc behind tr) ***, sc in next dc; repeat from * across to next 3-dc group, end at ***; sc in next dc, 3 sc in next dc, † [sc in next dc, tr in front loop of st below next dc, sc in next dc] 6 times, sc in next dc, sc in ch-2 space, tr in front loop of dtr, sc in same ch-2 space,sc in next dc, [sc in next dc, tr in front loop of st below next dc, sc in next dc] 6 times †; repeat from ** to next 3-dc group, end at ***; repeat from † to † once more. Fasten off.
  10. Weave in ends. With right sides together slip st panels together through back loops from center sc of a 3-sc group along side edge to center sc of next 3-sc group of same long edge.
  11. Weave in ends.


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I am always looking for a pattern I can do on the bus or train. This will be perfect. It is so decorative as well. I always drape a throw over my couch. Besides adding a nice touch, it can be easily reached for when you just need a little warmth. Thank you.

thanks for the pattern

How is the best way to print this out so that I can work from it, and store it in my binder? I don't need all the ads.

Hi Boop - right above the comments box you'll see a row of buttons near the little camera icon. One is a print button. Click that button and a new window should pop up for you to easily print without all the ads. Hope that helps!

This is really very pretty as a throw but I live in Florida and I really don't need it as a throw. So I will make one panel and use it as a table runner. It should show up very well against my dark table top. I know it wasn't designed for that but thank you anyway.

This is a beautiful afghan, but the pattern, although correct, was difficult to follow until I made a small template of all 5 rows with the off white, using 32-35 chains for the trial (you can undo any extra chains). I also found that 228 chains was way too big so I made round one the size I thought was right (add on 10 inches for rounds 2-8) and undo any unused ch. I ended up with 14 of the 7 sc diamonds and it was 72 inches long. I was worried that I might have made some extra stitches here and there so on the last row I omitted the front tc and just did sc. I also only made 6 panels and it was 52 inches wide.

This looks fast to make - mile a minute. Thanks for having the pattern right in front for easy reference. I will pin this pattern. Thanks.

I do like this Fast Irish Panels Throw! The directions are well written for the advance crocheter. I wish I would of seen it back in 2016, to answer a few of the questions asked below. This pattern is worked in the round of the chain. Meaning you don't turn your work, you are working in the other side of the chain. the stitch you will work in will pop up top. This is a beautiful Afghan, I'm thinking of making more panels to add to make it larger for our guest bed. Thank you for this free pattern.

After first there is thenrepeat again lastly this is can't manage as well as228ch is too much for 7 panel plz help to do. I am very old follower thanks Pratima nag

I considered myself an expert crocheter, until this pattern. Is there a turn before starting Round 2. And are the side 1/2 of the single crochets in row one, referred to as double crochets in the second row? Totally befuddled!

When working a complicated pattern, I have found it helpful to WRITE OUT the directions instead of using the abbreviations/shortcuts we ususally see (used to conserve space, among other reasons!). Writing each row to be repeated on its' own index card can also be of help.

Hi! Could you tell me please how much should I chain, if the current length (228ch) is 1 pattern greater than what I need? Thank you 3

You all just need to read the instructions closer - beautiful pattern. No problems here!

I don't understand the instructions from round one after 3 dc chain 5 3dc. Help

this project makes no sense, 3 colours and only 2 being used and how and the whys not ansered

It changes to the third color in rnd 7

I'm into scarfs right now so I went through step 4 and tied off. Lays beautifully!

I don't understand the instructions for round 8. If I do the sc, then the tc (treble crochet?) in the front loop of the row below the next dc, I get a 3D look, not the open lace look shown in the pattern. Am I missing something?

want to make a copy of this pattern how do I do it ?????????????????

Does need a tutorial as confusing where to go after crocheting to end...Row One....then pattern says to now work in to remaining loops of beginning chain....But I have none after the end chain is worked as is expected when one comes to the end. Perhaps I am supposed to join up to beginning 2dc and form a ring... I'll keep at trying to work it out...

maureenandbruce- It means work in the loops on the other side of the chain so you are working all the way around the chain. I hope this helps you.

This will be my first project from your wonderful site....Beautiful afghan! Thank you.

I don't see the tutorial either.

Did I miss something? Where do I find the tutorial?

I have not made this yet but I will give it a jolly good try as it looks beautiful


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