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This beautiful Blue Lagoon Throw is the perfect addition to your home. By using different shades of blue and green, the gorgeous geometric design on each block really stands out. Although it looks incredibly complicated, this free crochet afghan tutorial is actually easy. You can work up this throw in a few days. Curl up with a good book or stretch out in front of the TV with this pretty throw. You'll be comfortable and stylish.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Materials:

  • One Pound (454 g/16. oz;742 m/812 yds)     
    • Contrast A Midnight Blue (0546) - 1
    • Contrast B Soft Sage (0580) - 1
    • Contrast C - 1
    • Contrast D Deep Violet (0547) - 1
    • Contrast E Royalty (0530) - 1
    • Contrast F Forest Green (0534) -  1
  • One size US I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle


Size: 45"/114 cm x 60"/152.5 cm

Gauge: One block measures 8"/20.5 cm square.

Instructions:

Work with RS facing throughout.

Block (35)
With A, chain 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join B with slip st in any dc, ch 3, dc in same dc, 2 dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join C with slip st in any dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next dc, *3 dc in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—48 dc, consisting of 16 3-dc groups. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join D with sc in any space between 3-dc groups, ch 3, 3 dc in side of sc just made (point made), *skip next 3 dc, sc in next space between 3-dc groups, ch 3, 3 dc in side of sc just made (point made); repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—16 points. Fasten off.
Round 5: Join B with sc in any ch-3 space, 3 dc in next sc, *sc in next ch-3 space, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—16 3-dc groups. Fasten off.
Round 6: Join E with slip st in any sc, ch 4, (3 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in same sc, *skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next sc, hdc in next 3 dc, sc in next sc, hdc in next 3 dc, dc in next sc, dc in next 2 dc, skip next dc, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 7: Join F with sc in any corner ch-1 space, 2 sc in same space, *sc in each st to next corner ch-1 space, 3 sc in corner; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—96 sc. Fasten off.

 
Finishing: Arrange blocks into a rectangle 5 blocks wide and 7 blocks long. Sew neighboring blocks together with F. Hold blocks with RS together and whip stitch through back loops only.

Border
Round 1 (RS): Join F with slip st in any st, ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join E with slip st in back loop of any st, ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Round 3: With D, repeat Round 2.
Round 4: With C, repeat Round 2.
Round 5: Join E with slip st in any corner st, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, skip next st, dc across to 1 st before next corner st, skip next st, *5 dc in corner st, skip next st, dc across to 1 st before next corner st, skip next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of turning ch. Fasten off.
Round 6 and 7: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4.
Round 8: With E, repeat Round 1.
Round 9: With B, repeat Round 1.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
 

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This is another blue afghan worth making and collecting. It helps a lot that the pattern is just right in front of the page for easy access to crocheters. Thanks.

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