How Do I Crochet? 13 Basic Crochet Stitches and Free Beginner Crochet Afghan Patterns
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When you head to the shore this summer, remember to grab your sunglasses, floppy hat, bathing suit, and this Summer Breeze Beachy Throw Pattern so you can hook up a crochet blanket as soft as the sand between your toes. This summer afghan pattern is perfect for your beach house or back porch, but will lend an easy-going beachy elegance to any style decor. The stitch design is reminiscent of shells or pebbles you might pocket on a stroll through the surf. If you could crochet what a day at the beach feels like, it would be this easy breezy beachy throw!
Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge13 sc = 4" (10 cm); 8 rows in pattern = 4" (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Finished SizeThrow measures 60" x 48" [152.5 cm x 122 cm].
- RED HEART® Dreamy Stripes™: 6 balls 9383 Calm Breeze
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
Designer recommends placing stitch markers to divide long edges evenly into quarters and then working ¼ of the number of required stitches evenly spaced from corner to marker and between markers.
3-dc Cl (3-double crochet cluster) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or space, pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, [yarn over, insert hook in same st or space, pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Beg 3-dc Cl (beginning 3-double crochet cluster) = Ch 2, [yarn over, insert hook in same indicated space, pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Cdc (crossed double crochet) = Skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, working over dc just made, dc in first skipped st.
DcX (double crochet X-stitch) = Skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn—137 sc.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), Cdc across to last sc, dc in last sc; turn—2 dc, 45 Cdc, 45 ch-1 spaces.
Row 3 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 space across; turn—137 sc.
Row 4 (Wrong Side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next sc, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 2, skip 2 sc, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in last sc; turn—2 dc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 45 3-dc Cl, 44 ch-2 spaces.
Row 5 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in first dc and ch-1 space, sc in top of first 3-dc Cl, *2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in top of next 3-dc Cl; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last ch-1 space and top of ch-3; turn—137 sc.
Rows 6-101: Repeat Rows 2–5, 24 times.
Rows 102-103: Repeat rows 2-3 once. Do not turn.
Round 1 (Right Side): Work 168 sc evenly spaced across side edge (see Note), 3 sc in corner, work 134 sc evenly spaced across opposite side of foundation chain, 3 sc in corner, work 168 sc evenly spaced across next side edge, 3 sc in corner, work 134 sc evenly spaced across top edge, 3 sc in last corner, slip st in first sc—604 sc.
Round 2: Slip st in next sc, ch 3, dc in same st as join-ing slip st of Round 1 (counts as first DcX), *DcX across edge to corner, ch 3, skip worked corner sc, dc in next sc, dc in corner sc; repeat from * 3 times; slip st in top of ch-3—86 DcX on long sides, 69 DcX on short sides, 4 ch-3 spaces.
Round 3: Ch 1, *[sc between next 2 DcX, ch 1] across to ch-3 space, (sc, ch 1) 3 times in ch-3 space; repeat from * 3 times, sc between next 2 DcX, ch 1, slip st in first sc; turn.
Round 4 (Wrong Side): Slip st in next ch-1 space, Beg 3-dc Cl in same space [ch 1, 3-dc Cl in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 3, [3-dc Cl in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, 3-dc Cl in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across edge to corner, ch 3] 3 times; *3-dc Cl in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * across edge to Beg ch-3 Cl; slip st in top of Beg 3-dc Cl; turn.
Round 5 (Right Side): (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *(sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 space to ch-3 space, [sc, ch 1] 4 times in ch-3 space; repeat from * 3 times, (sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 space across edge to beginning of Round, slip st in first sc.
Round 6: Slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, sc) in each ch-1 space around, slip st in first sc.
Weave in ends and block.
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