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Textured Stripes Throw

Make this Textured Stripes Throw in whatever color combination that matches your home decor. The crochet pattern for this striped afghan is so easy, you won't be able to make just one. Keep one for yourself, and make one for a friend!

Easy

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

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

Throw measures 49” x 65”.

Materials:
RED HEART® Super Saver®:

  • 3 skeins 316 Soft White A
  • 1 skein 312 Black B
  • 3 skeins 400 Grey Heather C
  • 2 skeins 319 Cherry Red D

Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE:
11 sts = 4”; 8 rows = 4” in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviation
FPdc (front post double crochet) = Yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of st 2 rows below and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. Skip the st directly behind the FPdc.

THROW
With A, ch 135.
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn –133 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across and in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, skip first sc, FPdc, * dc in next sc, FPdc; repeat from * to last sc; hdc in last sc; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across and in top of ch-2; turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, skip first sc, dc in next sc, * FPdc, dc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; hdc in last sc; turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4. Repeat Rows 3-6 once more changing to C in last st. Repeat Rows 3-6 for pattern and at the same time work color sequence as follows:
* 4 rows C, 2 rows each B, D, B, 4 rows C**, 10 rows A, 2 rows each D, C, D, B, D, C, D, 10 rows A; repeat from* twice more and then from * to ** again; with A, work 8rows. Fasten off.

Border
Round 1: With right side facing, join B in any corner; ch 1, * (sc, ch 1, sc) all in corner, sc evenly spaced to next corner; repeat from * around; join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
Round 2: With right side facing, join C in any st; ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * insert hook in next st to the right and draw through a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * around for Reverse Sc; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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This is going to be one rugged blanket !!! Good for boys.

They do not say it in the pattern but if the skipped chains are counted as a stitch the count is correct. Not sure , just my take.

I have the same question as Klester 78 2560961. Row 1 doesn't match the number of chains. Would someone please let us know the correct number of stiches needed. I would love to make this afghan, but I can't, such shame!

Hi sweetrose46, I see your confusion! This is a Red Heart Pattern taken directly from their website - I just double checked for any corrections, and this version of the pattern matches what they have posted on their site. My advice would be to contact Red Heart for pattern support and see what they suggest. Thanks - and sorry for any inconvenience! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

I'm confused with the beginning. It states to chain 135. Row 1 says to Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across turn - 133 sts. Now in my math 135 - 3 equals 132. That is how many stitches I ended up with. Do I need 133 stitches for the pattern or do I need 132 stitches? Rating would be higher (I love the look of the throw, but confusion at the very beginning is an issue).

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