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Free Crochet Patchwork Throw

Free Crochet Patchwork Throw



YOU WILL NEED

■ 13 shades of wool blend aran yarn with cashmere.

We suggest:

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere, 50g/90m),

20 balls of Yarn A Silver (202)

2 balls of each Yarn B shade: Grey (009), Heather (046), Mustard (066), Stone (027), Coral (073), Grey Green (041), Charcoal (028), Cowslip (064), Beige (102), Aqua (047), Peach (072), Pale Lilac (071)

■ A 4mm (US G/6) hook

TENSION

A single square measures 16x16cm {6 1/4 x 6 1/4in) using a 4mm hook

MEASUREMENTS

Finished throw measures 115x165cm (45 1/4x65in)

SQUARE MOTIF

Using a 4mm hook and any shade of Yarn B, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as first tr throughout), 11tr into loop, ss in top of beg ch-3. [12 sts]

Round 2 Ch3, FPtr around t-ch of Round 1, *(tr, FPtr) in next tr; rep from * around, ss in top of beg ch-3. [24 sts]

Round 3 Ch3, *(tr, FPtr) in next st, tr in next st; rep from * around, ss in top of beg ch-3. [36 sts]

Round 4 Ch3, tr in next st, *(tr, FPtr) in next st, tr in next 2 sts; rep from * around, (tr, FPtr) in last st, ss in top of beg ch-3. [48 sts]

Round 5 Ch3, tr in next 2 sts, *(tr, FPtr) in next st, tr in next 3 sts; rep from * around, (tr, FPtr) in last st, ss in top of beg ch-3. [60 sts]

Round 6 Ch3, tr in next 3 sts, *(tr, FPtr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts; rep from * around, (tr, FPtr) in last st, ss in top of beg ch-3. [72 sts]

Round 7 Ch3, tr in next 4 sts, *(tr, FPtr) in next st, tr in next 5 sts; rep from * around, (tr, FPtr) in last st, ss in top of beg ch-3. [84 sts]

Fasten off Yarn B.

Join Yarn A using a ss in the third st of Round 7.

Round 8 Work in the back loop only of the stitch below throughout this round: Ch2 (counts as first htr), htr in each of next 16 sts, *tr in next st, dtr in next st, ch2, dtr in next st, tr in next st, htr in each of next 17 sts; rep from * twice, tr in next st, dtr in next st, ch2, dtr in next st, tr in next st, ss in top of beg ch-2. [84 sts plus 4 ch-2 corner sps]

Round 9 Ch2 (counts as first htr), *htr in each htr, tr in each tr, dtr in each dtr, (3dtr, ch2, 3dtr) into ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ss in top of beg ch-2. [108 sts plus 4 ch-2 sps)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

TO MAKE UP

Make 77 square motifs using different shades for Yarn B.

Arrange the squares into 11 rows and seven columns.

Slip stitch the squares together into your arrangement. To do this, place two squares together, right sides facing, and slip stitch together along the edge to be joined using Yarn A.

EDGING

Rejoin Yarn A in any stitch on the outside of the throw.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as first tr), *FPtr around each stitch to the ch-2 corner, (2FPtr, ch2, 2FPtr) into each ch-2 corner; rep from * around, ss in top of beg ch-3.

Repeat the above round a further five times, do not fasten off.

SHELL EDGING

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (counts as dc), *skip 2 sts, (2tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1, 2tr) into next st, skip 2 sts, dc into next st; rep from * around omitting final dc, ss in top of beg ch-1.

Round 2 Ch3 (counts as first tr), ch1, tr in top of ch-1 of Round 1, *ch3, (tr, ch1, tr) into next dc; rep from * around omitting final tr group, ss in top of beg ch-3.

Round 3 Ss to next ch-1 sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), (tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1, 2tr) into same ch-1 sp, *dc into next ch-3 sp, (2tr, ch1, 2tr, chi, 2tr) into next ch-1 sp; rep from * around omitting final tr group, ss in top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Steam and block the throw to shape it.