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Teen Throw
Teen Throw
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The bright colors of this Teen Throw make it an ideal afghan to crochet for your favorite teenage girl. It will definitely add a pop of color to any room. Grab your Caron yarn and get to work on this free crochet afghan pattern!

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

MEASUREMENTS
Finished Measurement: Approx. 48"/122cm x 48"/122cm, including edging

 

MATERIALS

  • Simply Soft Party (85 g/3. oz;150 m/164 yds)
    Contrast A Spring Sparkle (0002)    - 5
  • Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
    Contrast B Mango (9605)    - 2
    Contrast C Watermelon (9604)   -  2
  • I9/5.5mm hook
  • Yarn Needle

GAUGE

Rounds 1–8 of corner square measure 4" x 4"/10 x 10cm

Gauge is not critical for this project (as long as it is consistent for all pieces).

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL STITCHES

Standing-sc—With sl knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook. Note: This is also known as "join with sc."
Standing-dc—With sl knot on hook, yo, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE

surface slip stitch: Hold a slip knot (not on hook) on WS of piece. Insert hook from RS to WS. Place slip knot on hook, draw loop to RS. *A small distance from last insertion, insert hook from RS to WS through piece, yarn over, draw loop to RS and through loop on hook (surface slip stitch made); repeat from * as needed.

 

HELPFUL

Weave in ends as each piece is completed, to save time at the end of the project. Weave in ends away from edges, so they will not interfere with sewing pieces together and final edging of project.

 

HEART APPLIQUÉ (make 4)

With B, ch 2.

Round 1: (6 sc, 2 hdc) in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rounds—8 sts.

Round 2: 2 hdc in next 6 sts, (hdc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in last st—16 sts.

Round 3: 2 dc in next 13 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts—31 sts.

Note: Work now proceeds back and forth in rows across one side of the center spiral. Take care to only work the number of stitches indicated in each row. Leave any remaining stitches unworked.

Row 4: 2 dc in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, TURN—14 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 3 times, sl st in next st, turn—15 sc.

Row 6: Ch 1, [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice, sc in next 5 sts, turn—17 sc.

Row 7: Ch 1, sk first sc, [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice, sc in next 3 sts, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sk first sc, [sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice, sc2tog, turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sk first sc, [sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice, turn—18 sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next 3 sts, DO NOT TURN—14 sc.

Edging Round (RS): Rev sc evenly around heart, working (rev sc, ch 1, rev sc) at point and (sl st, ch 1) at dip; join with sl st in first st.  Fasten off.

Spiral: With RS facing and beginning at center of Round 1, with C, work a surface slip stitch spiral, working into the base of the rounds. Fasten off.

 

CORNER SQUARE (make 4)

Notes: Rounds 1–20 are worked in continuous rounds, to avoid a visible join. Use different color stitch markers for beginning of round marker and corner markers. Move markers up as each round is completed.

With A, ch 2.

Round 1 (RS): Working over beginning tail, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join; pull tail to close center opening, work in continuous rounds—8 sc. Place marker for beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is completed.

Round 2: [Sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, place marker in center sc of 3-sc group just made for corner] 4 times—16 sc.

Rounds 3 –20: *Sc in each st to next corner marker, 3 sc in marked st, move marker to center sc of 3-sc group just made; repeat from * 3 more times, sc in each st to end of round—160 sc at the end of Round 20.

Sl st in next 2 sts. Fasten off.

Round 21: With RS facing, join B with a standing-sc in any sc of any side edge, *sc in each st to next corner marker, 3 sc in marked st, move marker to center sc of 3-sc group just made; repeat from * 3 more times, sc in each st to end of round; join with sl st in first sc—168 sc.

Round 22: Ch 1, *sc in each st to next corner marker, 3 sc in marked st, move marker to center sc of 3-sc group just made; repeat from * 3 more times, sc in each st to end of round; join with sl st in first sc—176 sc.

 

SIDE RECTANGLE (make 4)

With B, ch 35.

Row 1 (foundation row): Working in back bumps of ch, dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), dc in next 2 ch, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next 3 ch; repeat from * 6 more times, dc in last ch, DO NOT TURN—Eight 3-dc groups, 7 ch-1 sps, and an additional dc at each end.

Round 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), (2 dc, [ch 2, shell] twice) in end of Row 1 (inserting hook into the sp between the last 2 dc of Row 1); ch 1, working across bottom of foundation ch, [shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 7 times; ([shell, ch 2] twice, shell) in ch-sp at beginning of Row 1; ch 1, working across sts of Row 1, [shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 7 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—20 shells, 4 ch-2 sps, and 16 ch-1 sps. Fasten off.

Round 3: With RS facing, join C with a standing-dc in 2nd ch-2 sp at either end of Round 2, (2 dc, ch 2, shell) in same ch-2 sp (standing-dc and 2 dc count as first shell here and throughout), ch 1, *3-dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * to next ch-2 sp, [(shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp (corner shell made), ch 1] twice, **3-dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from ** to next ch-2 sp, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp (corner shell made), ch 1; join with sl st in first dc—24 shells, 4 ch-2 sps, and 20 ch-1 sps. Fasten off.

Round 4: With RS facing, join B with a standing-dc in any corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, shell) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [*3-dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-2 sp, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, ch 1, **3-dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from ** around; join with sl st in first dc—28 shells, 4 ch-2 sps, and 24 ch-1 sps.

Rounds 5 and 6: Sl st in each st to first ch-2 sp, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, shell) in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, [*3-dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-2 sp, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, ch 1, **3-dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from ** around; join with sl st in first dc—36 shells, 4 ch-2 sps, and 32 ch-1 sps at the end of Round 6. Fasten off.

Round 7: With C, repeat Round 4—40 shells, 4 ch-2 sps, and 36 ch-1 sps. Fasten off.

Rounds 8–10: With B, repeat Rounds 4–6—52 shells, 4 ch-2 sps, and 48 ch-1 sps. Fasten off.

Round 11: With RS facing, join A with a standing-sc in any dc, sc in each dc and in each ch-1 sp around, working (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc—220 sc and 4 ch-1 sps. Fasten off.

Round 12: With RS facing, join C with a standing-sc in any sc, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-1 sp and placing a marker in center sc of each 3-sc corner group; join with sl st in first sc—232 sc.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each marked corner sc; join with sl st in first sc—240 sc. Fasten off.

 

CENTER FLOWER SQUARE

With C, ch 2.

Round 1 (RS): (4 sc, 4 hdc, 4 dc) in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rounds—12 sts. Place marker for beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is completed.

Round 2: 2 dc in each st around—24 dc.

Round 3: [Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 12 times—36 dc.

Round 4: [Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in  next st] 12 times—48 dc.

Round 5: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] 12 times—60 dc.

Round 6: [Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in  next 2 sts] 12 times—72 dc.

Round 7: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts] 12 times—84 dc.

Round 8: [Dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in  next 3 sts] 12 times—96 dc.

Round 9: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts] 12 times—108 dc.

Round 10: [Dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts] 12 times—120 dc.

Note: Row 11 is worked over only some of the stitches of Round 10, to help complete the center circle.

Row 11 (finishing center): 2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, (dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, place marker in sc just made, 2 sc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts—124 sts total (all the way around).

Round 12: With RS facing, join A with a standing-sc in last sc of Row 11, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, *[sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc  in next st; repeat from * 2 more times; join with sl st in first sc—136 sc.

Round 13: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, [ch 1, sk next 2 sts, shell in next st] twice, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 3 tr in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, [shell in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts] twice, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc—16 shells, 24 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps, 32 sc, 24 hdc, and 24 tr.

Round 14: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, (hdc, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (dc, 2 tr) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (2 tr, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, hdc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc—16 ch-1 sps, 12 ch-2 sps, 64 sc, 8 hdc, 24 dc, and 40 tr.

Round 15: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, *dc in next 16 sts, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next 8 sts; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—24 shells, 24 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps, and 88 dc.

Round 16: Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 14 sts, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next 7 sts; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—32 shells, 32 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps, and 72 dc.

Round 17: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next 5 sts; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—40 shells, 40 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps, and 56 dc.

Round 18: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next 3 sts; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—48 shells, 48 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps, and 40 dc.

Round 19: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 6 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 6 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 6 times, ch 1, (shell, ch 2, shell) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp] 6 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next st; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—56 shells, 56 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps, and 24 dc.

Round 20: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining sl st, sc in next 2 dc, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 3 dc] 7 times, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in corner ch-2 sp, [sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 7 times, *sc in next 3 dc, sc in sp between last dc worked into and next dc, sc in next 3 dc, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 3 dc] 7 times, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next corner ch-2 sp, [sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 7 times; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in next 3 dc, sc in sp between last dc worked into and beginning ch; join with sl st in first sc—268 sc and 4 ch-1 sps.

Round 21: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first sc—280 sc.

Round 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each corner 3-sc group; join with sl st in first sc—288 sc. Fasten off.

Round 23: With RS facing, join C with a standing-sc in any sc, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each corner 3-sc group; join with sl st in first sc—296 sc.

Round 24: Repeat Round 22—304 sc. Fasten off.

Flower Petals

Round 1 (RS): With RS facing and beginning at center of Round 1 of square, with B, work a surface slip stitch spiral, working into the base of  Rounds 1–10. Fasten off.

Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a standing-sc worked around the post of any st of Row 11, work an sc around the post of each st all the way around (note: work all the way around the circle at same level as Row 11); join with sl st in first sc—124 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sk next 4 sts, 9 tr in next st, sk next 4 sts, sc in next 5 sts, sk next 2 sts, 4 dc in next 2 sts, sk next 2 sts, *sc in next 5 sts, sk next 4 sts, 9 tr in next st, sk next 4 sts, sc in next 5 sts, sk next 2 sts, 4 dc in next 2 sts, sk next 2 sts; repeat from * 3 more times, 2 sc in next st; join with sl st in first sc—50 sc, 40 dc, and 45 tr.

Round 4: Ch 1, *sk next 3 sts, 2 tr in next tr, [3 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next 2 tr] twice, 3 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, [2 hdc in next dc, hdc in next dc] 4 times, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 more times; join with sl st in first tr—10 sc, 60 hdc, and 105 tr. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

With matching yarn, sew one Heart Applique to center of each Corner Square. Arrange squares and rectangles as shown in photo, matching corners. With C, whipstitch squares and rectangles together.

Edging

Note: Markers may be used to indicate corners, if desired. Place marker in center sc of 3-sc groups and move marker up to center sc of next 3-sc or 5-sc group, as each round is worked.

Round 1 (RS): With RS facing, join C with a standing-sc in any st of outer edge, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner sc; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rounds 3 and 4: With B, repeat Rounds 1 and 2. Fasten off.

Round 5: With RS facing, join A with a standing-dc in any sc of outer edge, dc in each st around, working 5 dc in each corner; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off.

Rounds 6 and 7: With B, repeat Rounds 1 and 2. Fasten off.

Round 8: With RS facing, join C with a standing-sc, in any sc 3 sts before a corner st, *sk next 3 sts, 9 tr in corner st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, [sk next 3 sts, 7 tr in next st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] 12 times; repeat from * 3 more times, omitting the last sc; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.

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OMG I love this bold and beautiful pattern! Love the different appliques too. Was a little nervous when I saw all the instructions, but actually once you get going, they become intuitive. Might add a few more hearts though ;)

Now this is really cool. Look at all the design element not to mention the colors. What teen would not think that this is the coolest throw ever!

Whew! Look at all of the directions for this pattern and no directional pictures. The colors are very vibrant and will catch the beholders eye. I like it but I know if I like it, the teen in my life will not. Funny how that works, right?

Too bad there is no picture of the project

Hello telediv38 6612860, the picture for this pattern has been added. Our apologies for the inconvenience. -Editors of AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

This is a very unique throw, very appropriate for its name- "the throw your granddaughter will beg you to make". Lucky crocheters you have the pattern right on the same page. You don't have to click to take you to another site. For your reference, your crochet abbreviations are here http//www.craftyarncouncil.com/crochet.html

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