How Do I Crochet? 13 Basic Crochet Stitches and Free Beginner Crochet Afghan Patterns
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The beauty of the countryside is unlike anything else. The Country Fields Throw has earthy green crochet stripes that remind us of a bright sunny day outside in the grass. Using the crochet slip stitch, this easy crochet pattern has an awesome assortment of stripe designs. A wavy border completes this quaint gem. If you're looking for some amazing Red Heart free patterns, you've got to check out the Country Fields Throw.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 631 Light Sage A, 668 Honeydew B, 624 Tea Leaf C, and 661 Frosty Green E and 2 skeins 313 Aran D
Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Size: 46” wide x 36” long (117 x 91.5 cm), including border.
Gauge: 12 sts = 4” (10 cm); 7 rows = 4” (10 cm), in double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Surface slip st= Insert hook from right side to wrong side and then to right side again around post of indicated stitch, yarn over, draw loop toright side and through loop on hook.
Special Technique: Join with sc = Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Notes: 1.Lapghan is worked back and forth in rows. Lightly ruffled border is made in joinedrounds with right side facing. 2. For a wider or narrower lapghan, increaseor decrease beginning chains in multiplesof 3.3. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.
With A, ch 136.
Row1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and in ch across, turn—134 dc.
Row 2:Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st to beginning ch, dc in top of beginning ch; change to B, turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2; change to A.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2; change to D.
Row 5: Ch 3, skip next dc, 3 dc in next st,*skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; repeat from* to last 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st; change to C, turn—134 dc (44 3-dc groups and 2 dc).
Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in space between first dc and first 3-dc group (counts as first 3-dc group), *3 dc in space between next two 3-dc groups; repeat from * across; change to D;leave beginning ch unworked, turn—135 dc (45 3-dc groups).
Row 7: Ch 3, *3 dc in space between next two 3-dc groups; repeat from * across, dc in top of beginning ch; change to E, turn—134 dc (443-dc groups and 2 dc).
Rows 8–18: Repeat Row 2 eleven times and change color as in the following color sequence: Work 1 row with E, 3 rows with C,1 row with E, 1 row with D, 2 rows with A, 1row with B, 1 row with C, and 1 row with E;change to A.
Row 19: Repeat Row 5; change to E.
Rows 20–26: Repeat Row 2 seven times and change color as in the following color sequence: Work 1 row with E, 1 row with A, 2 rows with D, 1 row with C, 1 row with B, and 1 row with E; change to B.
Row 27: Repeat Row 5. Do not change color.
Row 28: Repeat Row 6; change to E.
Row 29: Ch 3, dc in each dc to last 2 sts, skip next dc, dc in top of beginning ch; change to A, turn—134 dc.
Rows 30–32: Repeat Row 2 three times and change color as in the following color sequence: Work 1 row with A, 1 row with B, 1 row with A; change to D.
Rows 33–58: Repeat Rows 5–30. Do not change color at end of Row 58.
Row 59: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
Round 1 (right side): With right side facing and working across opposite side of foundation ch, join D with sc in first ch, 2 sc in same ch (corner made), sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch (corner made); working across ends of rows of first side, 2 sc in each row; 3 sc in first st (corner made), sc in each st across to last st, 3 sc in last st (corner made); working across ends of rows of other side, 2 sc in each row; join with slip st in first sc—512 sc.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each st around working 5 dc in center sc of each corner (corner made); join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in each st around working 3 dc in center dc of each corner; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 4: With right side facing, join C with surface slip st around post of any dc, surface slip st around post of each dc; join with slip st in first slip st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
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