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Country Cottage Crochet Throw

Country Cottage Crochet Throw
Country Cottage Crochet Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

When you look at this Country Cottage Crochet Throw, you may be reminded of playing outside as a child, with grass and dirt stains all over our clothes. Of course, this free crochet afghan pattern is a much more sophisticated and beautiful version of childhood.

This rustic crochet afghan is worked in strips that are then attached, making it a great project to choose if you need to start and stop a lot. Though it's an intermediate level, the repetitiveness of the strips makes it easy to understand and crochet.

Intermediate

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge(Dc, shell st, dc = 2"; 4 rows = 3". CHECK YOUR GAUGE: Use any size hook to obtain gauge given.

Finished Size50" x 63"

Materials List

  • RED HEARTĀ® "Super SaverĀ®": 2 skeins each 336 Warm Brown A, 661 Frosty Green B and 4 skeins 305 Aspen Print C
  • Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm (US K-101/2)
  • Yarn needle

Instructions for THROW:

  1. Strip
    (Make 13).
    With C, ch 9.

    Row 1: Work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in 6th ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn.
    Rows 2-85: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 space, skip next 2 dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn.
    Fasten off.

    Side Border
    Work Side Border along each long edge of each Strip. With right side facing, join A in last st to work along one long edge of each Strip.

    Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in first row, [ch 1, sc] in each row to last row, 2 sc in last row, turn.
    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last sc.
    Fasten off.

    Strip Border
    Work Strip Border around each Strip. With right side facing, join B in beginning st to work along one long edge of each Strip.

    Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *[work 2 hdc in each corresponding ch-1 space 2 rows below (Row 1 of Side Border) pulling st up to current level] across to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in edge of Row 2 of Side Border, 2 sc in edge of Row 1 of Side Border, turn to work along short end of Strip, skip next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, skip next 2 dc, turn to work along opposite long edge of Strip, 2 sc in edge of Row 1 of Side Border, 2 sc in edge of Row 2 of Side Border, ch 2; repeat from *, join with a slip st to beginning sc.

    FINISHING
    Assembly
    With right side facing and holding 2 Strips together along long edges, join B in one corner with a slip st.

    Row 1: Working in back loops only and working through sts of both Strips, slip st across to opposite corner to join Strip together. Repeat to join all Strips.

    Border
    With right side facing, join B in top right-hand corner ch-2 space with a slip st.

    Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in corner ch-2 space, dc in each st and each ch-space around, working 3 dc in each corner ch-2 space, join with a slip st to beginning ch.
    Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, (ch 3, slip st in last ch for picot), *sc in next 2 sts, (ch 3, slip st in last ch); repeat from * around, join with a slip st to beginning sc.
    Fasten off.

    Weave in ends.

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Until I scrolled down and read the directions for the country cottage crochet throw I was really contemplating by the picture how this design would reveal itself. This is a "motif" design. Not sure what it is called but stripes are created and then sewn together. From time to time I have difficulty in making the pieces all the same but with edging I am sure that will not be too much of a problem.

This country cottage crochet throw by Red Heart is really very pretty. I think what I like most about it is the calming colors. Being a piece work design is always great for me because that way I can take it along to all of those doctor appointments I have to go to with my disabled husband. People are starting to call me the crochet lady.

Wow! This very subdued Country Cottage Crochet Throw is so conservative and laid back. I can envision a country house with chickens and pigs roaming around. I like how moss green and brown colors were used to create a lovely throw that you won't hesitate to give to your mother-in-law. Thanks for the pattern. Cheers!

This country cottage crochet throw was promoted as a boho afghan which is what brought me to this posting. I dont really consider this a blanket to have a boho look. A rustic look would more properly describe the coloring and the design. It looks easy enough to make for those that are looking for this style.

Such a gorgeous throw pattern and my favorite throw and afghan patterns are those that are worked in strips or squares which are then joined together because it is so simple to amend the size of the finished piece to bigger or smaller. And those colors! So soft and beautiful and snuggly looking just making me want to cuddle under it.

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