How Do I Crochet? 13 Basic Crochet Stitches and Free Beginner Crochet Afghan Patterns
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Take a break from the stress of everyday life with the Restful Corner to Corner Crochet Throw. Crochet can be such a relaxing hobby and this crochet blanket made from worsted weight yarn with a size I hook is definitely de-stressing.
What's even more wonderful about this throw is that you won't have to sew anything together at the end because you're just going from one corner and increasing and then decreasing back to the opposite corner. Work this corner to corner crochet throw in calming colors like blues and soft yellows.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge6 blocks = 4” [10 cm]; 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Finished SizeThrow measures approximately 44 in [112 cm] x 56 in [142 cm] (including edging).
- RED HEART® Super Saver®: 2 skeins each 3945 Blue Suede A and 301 Mirage C and 1 skein each 341 Light Grey B and 334 Buff D
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
- Yarn needle
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Instructions for THROW:
1. Change color on an increase row as follows: Work last dc until 2 loops remain on hook, cut old color, yo with new color to complete dc, continue with new color.
2. Change color on a decrease row as follows: Do not ch 6, turn, slip st in first 3 dc, insert hook in ch-3 space of same block, yo with new color, complete slip st with new color and continue with new color.
Shape First Corner:
With A, ch 6.
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, turn—1 corner block made.
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch (beginning block made), (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in ch-3 space of previous row (block made), turn—2 blocks.
Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] twice, turn—3 blocks.
Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] 3 times, turn—4 blocks.
Continue in this manner, increasing 1 block on each row until there are 48 blocks across AND working Stripe pattern as follows: 2 more rows A (for a total of 6 rows), 2 rows B, 4 rows C, 3 rows A, 4 rows D, 2 rows C, 6 rows A, 3 rows B, 6 rows C, 2 rows D. Repeat these 38 rows throughout for stripe pattern.
Note: When repeating stripe sequence begin with 6 rows of A.
Continue in this manner increasing at beginning of every row until side edge measures 44” (48 blocks). Do not change color at end of last row.
Shape Second Corner:
Note: Mark beginning edge as width of piece. You will be decreasing 1 block at beginning of one row and increasing 1 block at beginning of next row to maintain the same number of blocks across. Follow Notes for changing colors.
Decrease Row 1: Slip st across first 3 dc to ch-3 space of second block of previous row, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] to end of row, turn—48 blocks.
Increase Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] to last block, slip st in ch-3 space of last block, turn—48 blocks.
Keeping in Stripe pattern, repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 43” [109 cm] along marked edge and 55” [140 cm] along unmarked edge.
Shape Third Corner:
Keeping in Stripe pattern, repeat Decrease Row 1 every row, decreasing 1 block at beginning of every row until 1 block remains on last row for last corner. Fasten off.
Edging Round: With right side facing, join A in any ch-3 space, ch 3, 4 dc in same space, *[sc in center dc of next block, 5 dc in next ch-3 space] to corner; work 6 dc in corner space; repeat from * around to beginning edge, [sc in center dc of next block, 5 dc in next ch-3 space] to first st, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
- A, B, C
- Color A, B, C
- double crochet
- single crochet
- yarn over
- [ ]
- work directions in brackets the number of times specified
- * or **
- repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
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