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Colors of America Throw

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart&® "Super Saver&®": 2 skeins each
  • Burgundy A
  • Royal B
  • White C
  • Crochet hook: US I-9
  • Yarn needle

DIRECTIONS:

Size:
Throw is 44" x 58"

Gauge Motif = 6-3/4ʼʼ square. CHECK GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Following Color Sequence Chart for color placement, make 8 each Motifs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

MOTIF
With round 1 color, ch 3 and join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 2), [dc, ch 2] 7 times in ring; join with slip st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4—8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 2: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 2, dc in same space, *ch 1, 2 dc in next ch- 2 space, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 2 dc in beginning corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.
Round 3: With right side facing, join next color in sequence with a slip st in ch-2 corner space opposite last joining, ch 2, dc in same space, *[ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning ch-2 corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.
Round 4: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 2, dc in same space, ch 1, *[2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 space**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning ch-2 corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.
Round 5: With right side facing, join next color in sequence in any ch-2 corner space, repeat round 4.
Round 6: With right side facing, join C in any ch-2 corner space opposite last joining, ch 2, dc in same space, ch 1, *[2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 space**, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner space, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning ch-2 corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off leaving an 18" sewing length.

ASSEMBLY
Weave in ends. With yarn needle and C, sew motifs together following assembly diagram for placement.

Border
Round 1:
With right side facing, join B with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 2, dc in same space, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner**, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning corner space, dc in top of beginning ch-2 instead of last ch-2 space.
Round 2: Ch 2, dc in beginning space, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner**, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.
Round 3: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, *[sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2] across to next corner**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 corner space, ch 2; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in beginning ch-3 space, ch 2; join with a slip st in beginning sc. Fasten off.
Round 4: With right side facing, join A with a slip st in any ch-3 corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, *[sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3] across to next corner**, (sc, ch 4, sc) in ch-3 corner space, ch 3; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in beginning corner space, ch 3; join with a slip st in beginning sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:
A
, B, C = color A, B, C
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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