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The Ultimate Festive Throw

Looking for a way to liven things up in your home? The Ultimate Festive Throw is here to help! Vibrant flower motifs and sparkly yarn make this free crochet pattern fit for royalty. The classic square design is revived by the whimsical appeal of the bold colors. This throw is perfect for a cuddle session in any season! The colors are bright for summer, but deep and sparkly for winter. Who wouldn't want this versatile blanket of fun?

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Celebration™: 3 balls of 9840 blue/silver A; 2 balls each of 9640 Gold/silver B, 9340 Aqua/ silver C, 9540 Purple/silver D, 9240 Lime/silver E; and 1 ball of 9740 Pink/silver F
  • Crochet hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

Size: Throw measures 47” wide x 55” long (119.5 x 139.5 cm)

Gauge: First 4 rounds of Square = 3½” (9 cm) in diameter from side to side; Square = 7½” (19 cm) in diameter from side to side. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations: A, B, C, D, E, F = color A, B, C, D, E, F; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); () = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Special Abbreviations: Beg dc = Wrap yarn around hook twice, insert in specified st, and complete as for a regular dc. Ch-2 join = Ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook in corresponding ch-2 space on previous Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 1. Ch-4 join = Ch 2, drop loop from hook, insert hook in corresponding ch-4 space on previous Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 2. Ch-4 corner join = Ch 2, drop loop from hook, insert hook in corresponding ch-4 space on previous Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 1, skip next corner ch-4 space, drop loop from hook, insert hook in next corresponding ch-4 space on next Square, draw dropped loop through, ch 2. shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space.

 

THROW:

First Square With F , ch 4; join with a slip st in first ch.

Round 1: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2] 8 times in ring; join with a slip st in first sc—8 ch-2 spaces.

Round 2: Working behind sts in Round 1, *sc in center ring to the left of next sc, ch 4; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off F.

Round 3: With wrong side facing, join E with a slip st in any ch-4 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, (sc, ch 4) in each ch-4 space around; join with a slip st in first sc—8 ch-4 spaces. Fasten off E.

Round 4: With wrong side facing, join D with a slip st in any sc, ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sc in next ch 4 space, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 1**, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc—4 corner ch-2 spaces; 4 ch-1 spaces on each side. Fasten off D . Round 5: With right side facing, join A with a slip st in a center sc on any side of Square, ch 1, sc in each sc, each ch-1 space and each dc around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space; join with a slip st in first sc—13 sc on each side.

Round 5: With right side facing, join A with a slip st in a center sc on any side of Square, ch 1, sc in each sc, each ch-1 space and each dc around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space; join with a slip st in first sc—13 sc on each side.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space; join with a slip st in first sc—15 sc on each side. Fasten off A.

Round 7: With right side facing, join F with a slip st in 2nd sc to the left of any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to next corner, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ch 1, skip last sc; join with a slip st in first sc—4 ch-2 corner spaces; 8 ch-1 spaces on each side. Fasten off F.

Round 8: With right side facing, join E with beg dc, ch 1 OR join E with a slip st in first ch-1 space to the left of any corner ch-2 space, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next sc, dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around working at each corner: ch 1, skip next sc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner ch 2 space, At end of round, ch 1, skip last sc, join to top of 3rd ch of beg or to top of beg dc—4 ch-3 corner spaces; 9 ch-1 spaces on each side. Fasten off.

Round 9: With right side facing, join B with a slip st in any dc to the left of any corner, ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in each dc and each ch-1 space around, working sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3 space; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off B —21 sc on each side. Round 10: With A , repeat Round 7. Fasten off A.

Round 11: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any corner ch-3 space and ch 1, *(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner space, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next corner ch-3 space; repeat from * around, join with a slip st in first sc—4 ch-4 corner spaces; 7 ch-2 spaces and 10 ch-1 spaces on each side. Fasten off C. Make and join 41 more Squares in a rectangle, 6 wide x 7 long. Join each square to previous square(s) on one or two sides as follows.

Square Joined on One Side:

Work same as First Square through Round 10.

Round 11: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any corner ch-3 space and ch 1, *(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner space, **[(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next corner ch-3 space**; repeat from * once, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next corner space, [(sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, sc in next sc, ch-2 join, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, [(sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next sc, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next corner ch-3 space; repeat from ** to ** once; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off C.


Square Joined on Two Sides: Work same as First Square through Round 10.

Round 11: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any corner ch-3 space and ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner space, **[(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next corner space, *[(sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, sc in next sc, ch-2 join, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, [(sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1] twice, (sc, ch-2 join, sc) in next sc*, (sc, ch-4 corner join, sc) in next corner ch-3 space; repeat from * to * once, (sc, ch-4 join, sc) in next corner space; repeat from ** to ** once; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off C.

 

BORDER:

Round 1: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in ch-2 space to the left of any joining seam, ch 1, skipping over other sts and working in ch-2 spaces, joined corner spaces and ch-4 corner spaces only, sc in same ch-2 space, *shell in next space, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, working at each joining seam: 3 dc in first corner space, ch 3, 3 dc in next corner space; join with a slip st in first sc.

Round 2: *Ch 4, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 space of shell, ch 4, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around, working at each of 4 corners: ch 4, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off C.

 

 

 

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