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Follow this free crochet afghan pattern to create this Decorative Andante Throw. Made with Naturally Caron yarn, this crochet is made by joining together individual squares. Grab an H hook and get crocheting!

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Materials:

  • US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Naturally Caron Spa yarn in Ocean Spray
  • Pattern

Gauge:  Each square = 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"/14 x 14 cm.

Special Stitches:

  • beg-Cl: Beginning cluster— Yarn over, insert hook in indicated space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, insert hook in same space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Cl: Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, insert hook in same space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 more times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • square-join: Ch 1; holding neighboring square close to work with WS of current square and neighboring square facing each other, *slip st in corresponding ch-3 sp of neighboring square, ch 1.

 

Andante Crochet Throw 2  Andante Crochet Throw 3

Instructions:
Blanket measures approximately 47 x 58"/119.5 x 147.5 cm

Squares are joined to neighboring squares while working the last round (joining round). In joining round, when working along a side of the square that neighbors another square, work square-join instead of ch-3 for each ch-3 sp (including corners) along the side to join the square to the neighboring square.

Throw consists of 80 squares, 15 each of squares 1, 2, 4, and 5, and 10 squares each of squares 3 and 6.

 

Square 1 (Make 15)
Chain 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
 

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc.
Round 3: Slip st in next dc, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in same st as join, *[ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, sk next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 4: Ch 3, *5 tr in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 4 times; repeat from * 2 more times, 5 tr in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.  Work Round 5 of first square without any joining.
Round 5 (joining round): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, *sk next 2 tr, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next tr (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 tr, sc in next dc, [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next dc] 4 times, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * 2 more times, sk next 2 tr, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next tr (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 tr, sc in next dc, [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next dc] 3 times, ch 3 or square-join; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Square 2 (Make 15)
Chain 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1 here and throughout), [tr in ring, ch 1] 19 times; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [ch 3, sc in next tr] 19 times, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 3: (Slip st, ch 5, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, *[dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 4 times, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * 2 more times, [dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 4 times; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
Round 4 (joining round): Slip st in first ch-1 sp and next tr; (slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next ch-1 sp, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 or square-join] 5 times, *sk next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next ch-1 sp, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 or square-join] 5 times; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Square 3 (Make 10)
Chain 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 2, beg-Cl in ring, ch 5, [Cl in ring, ch 5] 7 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 2: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 9 (counts as tr, ch 5), tr in same ch-5 sp, *(dc, ch 5, dc) in next ch-5 sp, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next ch-5 sp; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
Round 3: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-5 sp, *ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 4 (joining round): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, [sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, sk next dc] twice, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, *sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, (sc, ch 3 or square join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, [sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, sk next dc] twice, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 4 (Make 15)
Chain 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 5] 4 times; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 sp around; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 3: Slip st in next hdc, (slip st, ch 1, sc) in next dc, *ch 3, sk next tr, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next tr, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3, sk next tr, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next tr, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 4: Slip st in first ch-3 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; repeat from * 2 more times, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 5 (joining round): (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 sp, ch 3 or square-join, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), *[ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made); repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3 or square-join; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 5 (Make 15)
Chain 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 5] 12 times; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3 here and throughout), dc in same ch-5 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-5 sp around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 3: (Slip st, ch 6, dc) in first ch-3 sp, *[ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 3; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 4 (joining round): (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in first ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join, *(sc, ch 3 of square-join, ch 3) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 6 (Make 10)
Chain 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * 6 more times, dc in next dc; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in same st as join, ch 1, *[sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] twice, sk next dc, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * 2 more times, [sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] twice; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
Round 4: Slip st in first ch-1 sp, next tr, and next ch-1 sp, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next tr, dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, dc in next tr, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and next tr, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, sk next tr, dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, dc in next tr, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 5 (joining round): (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in first ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join, *(sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * around join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Continue making and joining Squares 1–6, arranged as shown in the assembly diagram.

 

Border
With RS facing, join yarn with slip st in any corner ch-3 sp of throw.

Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in same ch-3 sp, *[(dc, ch 2, dc) in next 6 ch-3 sps, dc in next ch-3 sp (before square-join), ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp (after square-join)] across to next corner ch-3 sp, **(dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-3 sp; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 2: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 sp, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * to last ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in last ch-2 sp; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 3: Slip st in each st to first ch-3 sp, (slip st, beg-Cl, ch 5, Cl, ch 5, Cl) in first ch-3 sp, (Cl, ch 5, Cl) in each ch-3 sp around, working (Cl, ch 5, Cl, ch 5, Cl) in each corner ch-3 sp; join with slip st in beg-Cl.
Round 4: Slip st in first 2 ch of first ch-5 sp, (slip st, ch 1, sc) in 3rd ch of first ch-5 sp, *ch 7, sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp; repeat from * around, ch 7; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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I would always see this Decorative Andante Throw all over the web as I surf the net and I have always admired its simplicity and elegance. The light teal color aptly suits the type of pattern used and the kind of stitches used in the squares are not the ordinary granny squares that are poorly designed. This blanket will also look stunning in pure white or ecru or off white. Oh so lovely.

I have been pinning granny squares to Pinterest for about a year now because I wanted to make a blanket just like this. I wanted different designs but the problem I was finding was that they different patterns weren't for squares of the same size. This has everything I need in one place. I also love how easy it is to take this on the road because I won't need to bring the whole blanket I can just bring the square I am working on.

I found the diagram. Now...how many skeins of the Caron does it take?

Where is the assembly diagram?

I am also trying to make it as indicated. I purchased my yarn at https//www.herrschners.com/product/caron%23174-sim == plybabyyarn.do for $2.49

I don't understand that attach as you go, so I just made all the squares. I, too, am interested in an alternative way to attach. I love how this throw looks, and want mine to be successful. I'm interested in help.

I love this pattern and decided to order the Caron Spa yarn from the website, only to find that this yarn is being discontinued. Most places are selling it for $3.85-$4.99 per skein and you need 8. I found this yarn on sale at www.marymaxim.com for $2.97 so I placed my order. I've never had luck with patterns where you attach the squares as you go so I may just make all the squares and attach using a whip stitch which working squares with right-side facing each other. I'm sure it will look just as good. I've used this yarn before and it can be quite pricey but, the fact that it's being discontinued, made me look elsewhere for it and I'm saving about 50%.

Earlier this year when the pattern came out I fell in love with it. My daughters asked me to try and make it - so I have been working on one using the same color of yarn shown in the picture. My square are coming fairly unifom, however, none are as lage as this picture suggests. Additonally, thinking I was at an intermediate level, I have run into a number of roadbock with this pattern. I am creating the last of the squares - and none are connected as the instructions direct you to fasten off. So, I have invested in this beautiful yarn, worked endlessly to get the squares made, and not sure how to connect them so they look like the picture. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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