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This Flirty Fan Throw is a gorgeous addition to your home decor. Master a simple shell stitch as you put together this elegant afghan. Featuring shades of blue, purple, and green, this crochet throw pattern has a stunning semicircle motif that calls to mind a peacock's tail feathers. It's super soft and warm, and is a totally versatile wrap for indoors or out. You'll be proud to display this beautiful crochet throw in your home.

Intermediate

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®” Yarn
    • 7 Skeins 400 Grey Heather (A)
    • 2 Skeins 528 Medium Purple (B)
    • 2 Skeins 624 Tea Leaf (C)
    • 2 Skeins 347 Light Periwinkle (D)
    • 2 Skeins 885 Delft Blue (E)
    • 1 Skein 512 Turqua (F)
  • Size J-10 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Diagram

Size:  58” x 76”

Gauge: Panel = 5.75” x 2” at top; Square = 8.5” x 8.5”

Abbreviations:
dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
shell = 5 dc in specified st.

Instructions:


Square 1 (Square 2) Make 24 each
Panel 1
Row 1 (RS): With E (F), ch 2; sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc; turn – 2 sc.
Rows 34: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, sc in next sc; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 space, sc in last sc; turn – 3 sc.
Rows 79: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; turn – 4 sc.
Rows 1112: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in last 2 sc; turn.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, sc in ch-1 space, sc in last 2 sc; turn – 5 sc.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first sc, skip next sc, shell in next sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc. Fasten off.

Panel 2
Row 1 (RS): With B (D), ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook; slip st in Row 1 of Panel 1; turn.
Row 2: Repeat Row 2 of Panel 1.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc; slip st in Row 3 of Panel 1; turn.
Continue working as for Panel 1 and joining panels by slip stitching every right side row to corresponding row of the panel to the left. At end of last row, slip st to last sc of the panel to the left and fasten off.

Panels 37
Work as for Panel 2, slip stitching to corresponding rows of panel to the left, in the following colors:
Panel 3: C (B).
Panel 4: D (E).
Panel 5: C (C).
Panel 6: B (D).
Panel 7: E (F).

Bottom Corner
Row 1: With right side facing and A, draw up a loop in bottom ch (under first sc) of Panel 1; ch 1, 2 sc in same ch as joining, 2 sc in foundation ch of each panel across; turn – 14 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, dec, sc to last 2 sc, dec; turn – 12 sc.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2–10 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 2–8 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, dec, sc in last 3 sc; turn – 7 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, dec, skip next sc, shell in next sc, skip next sc, dec. Fasten off.

 

Top Corner
Row 1: With right side facing, join A with a dc in corner sc of Panel 7, dc in same sc, * ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1 **, 3 dc between next 2 sc (in joining seam); repeat from * to last sc, end at **; 2 dc in last sc – 43 sts. Fasten off.
Row 2: With wrong side facing, skip first 6 sts, join yarn in next dc; ch 1, sc in same dc as joining and in next 30 sts (counting ch-1 spaces as a st); turn leaving last 6 sts unworked – 31 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, skip first sc, dec, sc to last 3 sc, dec; turn – 27 sc.
Rows 4–5: Repeat Row 3–23 sc at end of Row 4 and 19 sc at end of Row 5.
Rows 6–11: Ch 1, dec, sc to last 2 sc; dec; turn – 7 sc at end of Row 11.
Row 12: Ch 1, dec, skip next sc, shell in next sc, skip next sc, dec. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly
Arrange Squares 1 and 2 following diagram, noting the direction of the fans. After the first square, all others are joined while working the Square Edging.


Square Edging
With right side facing, join A in center dc of bottom or top corner shell or in dc at beginning or end of Top Corner Row 1; ch 4, slip st in same dc, * ch 2, work [slip st, ch 2] 12 times evenly spaced to next corner **; (slip st, ch 4, slip st) all in next corner; repeat from * around, end at **.
Fasten off. There will be 13 ch-2 spaces between each corner ch-4 space.


To Join Squares
Join on 1 or 2 sides as necessary in ch-4 spaces and ch-2 spaces while working Square Edging.
To join a ch-2 space = ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook from right side into corresponding space and into dropped loop, draw loop through, ch 1.
To join a ch-4 space = ch 2, drop loop from hook, insert hook from right side into corresponding space and into dropped loop, draw loop through, ch 2.
When all squares are joined, start working Border.


Border
With right side facing, join A in a ch-2 space to the left of any joining seam.
Round 1: Ch 2, * slip st in next space, ch 2; repeat from * around working (slip st, ch 4, slip st) in corner ch-4 spaces; ch 2; repeat from * around; slip st in same ch-2 space as beginning of round; TURN.
Round 2 (Wrong Side): Slip st in last ch-2 space worked.
Repeat Round 1.
Round 3 (RS): Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space around and work (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-4 space; join with a slip st in first sc. Do not turn.
Round 4: Slip st in next space, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space around and work (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3 space; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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