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The Crochet Refreshing Throw is a granny square afghan comprised of pastel shades and delicately lacy floral motifs. This easy crochet blanket is worked up by first crocheting individual granny square motifs in varying hues and then joining them together, making this a perfect pattern for a road trip or just on-the-go. The light colors and the lace design makes this blanket ideal for the spring and summer.
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Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeSquare = 7” x 7”.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Finished SizeAfghan measures 45” x 52”.
RED HEART® “Eco-Ways™”:
2 Skeins each 1821 Blue Cloud A, 3372 Petal B, 3313 Oyster C and 3520 Aquarium E, 3 skeins 1615 Lichen D.
- Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
- Yarn needle.
Crochet Refreshing Throw
Fpdc (front post dc) = Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of next st and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
Fpdc dec (front post dc decrease) = [Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of next Fpdc and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Make total of 42 squares: 9 in A, 10 each in B and C, 7 in D and 6 in E.
Rnd 1: Ch 5, [dc ch 1] 7 times all in 5th ch from hook; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of remaining ch-4.
Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 2, hdc in same space, Fpdc around next dc, [2 hdc in next space, Fpdc around next dc] 7 times; join with a slip st in top of ch-2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in space before the next hdc, hdc in next hdc, Fpdc around next Fpdc, [hdc in next hdc, dc in space before the next hdc, hdc in next hdc, Fpdc around next Fpdc] 7 times; join.
Rnd 4: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same dc, * ch 1, Fpdc around next Fpdc, ch 1, skip next hdc, sc in next dc, ch 1, Fpdc around next Fpdc, ch 1, skip next hdc **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3.
Rnd 5: Slip st in next 2 dc and ch-3 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, Fpdc dec, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1 **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join.
Rnd 6: Slip st in next dc, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), * (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-3 space, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space] twice **, [ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1; repeat from * around, end at **; ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; join in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in ch-3 space, dc in next dc, [dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 9 times; repeat from * around working sts in brackets 7 times instead of 9 times, dc in next space; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With right sides together and working in back loops only, whip stitch squares together into 6 strips of 7 squares each as follows (NOTE: first square of each strip is on the lower edge):
Strip 1: (Left Side): D, B, A, C, B, A, E.
Strip 2: C, E, B, D, E, D, C.
Strip 3: B, A, C, A, C, A, B.
Strip 4: D, B, E, C, B, E, D.
Strip 5: A, C, D, B, A, C, A.
Strip 6: (Right Side): B, E, C, A, D, B, C.
Whip stitch strips together in back loops.
Rnd 1: With right side facing and working in back loops only, join D in center ch of top left corner ch-3 space; ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc evenly around all sides working 3 sc in center ch of ch-3 at next 3 corners and work 1 more sc in same ch as first sc; join in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same sc, skip next 2 sc, * (slip st, ch 3, dc) all in next sc, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * around, ending with slip st in first st of round. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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