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Archways Crochet Throw

Updated January 09, 2018
Archways Crochet Throw
Archways Crochet Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Make your favorite reading spot a bit more comfortable when you create the Archways Crochet Throw. This easy crochet afghan pattern won't take long to make and results in a beautiful and warm throw that is just the right size for cuddling up with a good book or magazine. This crochet throw has a pattern that is easy to memorize and would be a great last-minute project for a gift. As this crochet throw measures 45 inches by 55 inches when completed and is just the right size for placing on a chair or sofa. If you'd like, you can easily enlarge this crochet pattern, too. Just follow the designer's notes below to get started.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge12 sts = 3" (7.5 cm); 9 rows = 3" (7.5 cm) in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures 45" (114 cm) x 55" (140 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver® Jumbo: 2 skeins 360 Café Latte
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9] 
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Note

To customize the size of the throw, the starting chain can be adjusted by using a multiple of 3 + 2 sts

Throw

  1. Ch 161.

  2. Row 1: Sc into second ch from hook, [ch 4, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch] 53 times – 54 sc, 53 ch-4 spaces.

  3. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 2 sc in ch-4 space, [ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-4 space] 52 times, dc in last sc from previous row – 106 sc, 52 ch-1 spaces, 2 dc.

  4. Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc between dc and sc of previous row, [ch 4, skip 2 sts, sc in ch-1 space] 52 times, ch 4, sc in top of turning ch – 54 sc, 53 ch-4 spaces.

  5. Repeat Rows 2 & 3 sixty-nine times or until throw measures 51" (129.5 cm) long. Do not fasten off.

Border

  1. Round 1: Ch 1, turn, slip st into ch-4 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-4 space, 3 dc in each of the next 52 ch-4 spaces, ch 2, 3 dc in same corner space, turn to work down side; 3 dc in side of each of the next 70 dc, ch 2, turn to work across bottom; 3 dc in each of the next 53 ch-4 spaces, ch 2, turn to work up side; 3 dc in side of next 70 dc, turn to work across top; 3 dc in first ch-4 space you worked in for the border, ch 2, slip st to first dc to join – 744 dc.

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, * 1 sc in each dc to corner, 3 sc in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, slip st to first sc to join – 756 sc.

  3. Round 3: Slip st in each st around. Fasten off. 

  4. Click here to see an enlarged version of the photo below.

Finishing

With yarn needle, weave in all loose ends.

Abbreviations

ch
chain
dc
double crochet
mm
millimeters
sc
single crochet
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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