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Love & Kisses Throw

Love  Kisses Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Spice up your night with this red hot Love & Kisses Throw. Valentine's Day patterns can be hard to find, but this bright red beauty is here to stay. Practice your half double crochet and crochet cluster stitch with this free crochet pattern. With these cool basic crochet stitches, you'll never get bored making it. Start this project so that this Valentine's Day you can cuddle in style!

Intermediate

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Special Abbreviations:
Cl(s): Cluster(s) - Yo, draw up loop in same ch or chspace as last st made, skip next ch or st, pick up loop in next ch or ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Hdc2tog: [yo and draw up a loop in the next st] 2 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on the hook.
Picot: Ch 3, slip st in first ch made

Notes:
Beginning ch-2 does not count as a st.
When working edging, mark first st of the round.

Color Sequence:
Work 1 row with A. 1 row with B and 1 row with C.
Carry unused colors along side edges. To change color, work yo, draw through final four loops with new color. 

Throw Pattern

With A, ch 140.
Row 1 (Right Side): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, *yo, draw up loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick up loop in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (cl made), ch 1; repeat from * until 2 chs remain, yo, draw up loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick up loop in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, turn – 1 hdc; 69 ch-1 spaces; 69 cls.
Row 2: Change to B. Ch 2, hdc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, *yo, draw up loop in same ch-space as last st, skip next st, pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1; repeat from * until 1 st remains, yo, draw up loop in same ch-space as last st, draw up loop in hdc, yo, draw through all 4 loops, turn. Change to C.
Rows 3-103: Repeat Row 2, working in Color Sequence and changing color every row working while carrying unused colors along side edges, end with Row A.
Fasten off all colors.

EDGING

Round 1: With right side facing, join A with sc in hdc at upper right hand corner, 2 sc in same place as join, sc in each of next 5 ch-1 spaces or cls, skip next st) 23 times, 3 sc in final cl on top edge, working in edges of rows, [sc in edge of second row, 2 sc in edge of next row] 50 times, sc in edge of next row, working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first st, (sc in each of next 5 ch-1 spaces or sts, skip next st) 23 times,3 sc in final st for bottom edge, working in edges of rows, [sc in edge of second row, 2 sc in edge of next row] 50 times, sc in edge of next row – 115 sts along top and bottom edges, 151 along each side edge and 3 sc in each corner.
Round 2: Sc in first sc of Round 1, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 117 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 153 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 117 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 152 sts, join with slip in first sc.– 552 sts.
Round 3: Slip st in next st, *[sc, ch 4, sc] in next st for corner, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 59 times, ch 1, skip next st, [sc, ch 4, sc] in next st, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 77 times, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around, slip st in first sc. Fasten off A.
Round 4: With right side facing, join B with slip st in a corner ch-4 space, ch 2, yo, pick up a loop in ch-4 space, pick up loop in next ch-1 space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1, *yo, pick up loop in same ch-space as last st, pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-4 space, [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in ch-4 space, repeat from *around. end [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in first ch-4 space, join with slip st to beginning cl. Fasten off B.
Round 5: With right side facing, join C with sc in any ch-1 space, picot, sc in same space, *[sc, picot, sc] in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, join with slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

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To the poster below me. The same pattern can be found on Red Heart's website; you can find this pattern here http://www.redheart.com/search/apachesolr_search/love%20and%20kisses%20afghan

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