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Flower Throw

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

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron® One Pound™ (16 oz/454 g; 812 yds/742 m)
    • Contrast A Taupe, 2 balls or color of choice
    • Contrast B Claret, 2 balls or color of choice
  • Size U.S. K/10-1/2 (6.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

MEASUREMENT:

Approx 51"x65" [129.5 x 165 cm]

GAUGE:

1 square = 7" [18 cm] square.

DIRECTIONS:

FIRST SQUARE
With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 7 sc in ring, ch 2] 4 times; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off 8 sc, 4 ch-2 sps, and 4 ch-7 corner sps.
Rnd 2: With RS facing, join B with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 sp; working behind ch-7 sps, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in each remaining ch-2 sp around; join with slip st in first sc””12 sc, and 8 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 3: (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 7, slip st in 7th ch from hook, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 ch-2 sps, ch 7, slip st in 7th ch from hook] 3 times; join with slip st in first sc””16 sc, 8 ch- 2 sps, and 4 ch-7 corner sps. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: With RS facing, join A with sc in any ch-2 sp following a ch-7 corner sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; working behind ch-7 sps, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in each remaining ch-2 sp around; join with slip st in first sc””24 sc, and 16 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 5: (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next 3 ch-2 sps, ch 5, slip st in 5th ch from hook, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next 4 ch-2 sps, ch 5, slip st in 5th ch from hook] 3 times; join with slip st in first sc””32 sc, 16 ch-2 sps, and 4 ch-5 corner sps. Fasten off.
Interlock ch-7 and ch-5 corner sps: From RS, insert hook (or fingers) in a ch-7 sp of Rnd 1 and draw corresponding ch-7 sp of Rnd 3 through. Insert hook (or fingers) in ch-7 sp of Rnd 3 and draw corresponding ch-5 sp of Rnd 5 through. Repeat around square until all 4 sets of ch-sps are interlocked.
Rnd 6: Join B with sc in any ch-5 corner sp, ch 2, sc in same ch-5 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each remaining ch-2 and ch-5 sp around; join with slip st in first sc””40 sc, and 20 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 7: (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 5, sc) in first ch-2 sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc””24 sc, 20 ch-3 sps, and 4 ch-5 corner sps. Fasten off.

NEXT SQUARE (make and join 62 more squares)
With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnds 1–6: Work Rnds 1–6 of First Square. Make and join squares to form a grid of 9 rows of 7 squares each. Before working the joining rnd, determine placement of square. Join the ch-sps of each square to neighboring squares by working a side-join instead of a ch-3, and a corner-join instead of a corner ch-5, as follows: Side-join: ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-3 sp of neighboring square, ch 1. Cornerjoin: ch 2, slip st in corner ch-5 sp of neighboring square, ch 2. Rnd 7 (joining rnd): (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 5 or corner-join, sc) in first ch-2 sp, *[ch 3 or side-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3 or sidejoin, (sc, ch 5 or corner-join, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3 or side-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3 or side-join; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

BORDER
Rnd 1: With RS facing, join B with sc in any corner ch-5 sp of Throw, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same ch-5 corner sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3, *sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps (where squares are joined), [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3; repeat from * across to next corner ch-5 sp of Throw, **(sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-5 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3, ***sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3; repeat from *** across to next corner ch-5 sp of Throw; repeat from ** around; join with slip st in first sc. Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Slip st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dc) in same ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Ch = Chain(s)
Rnd = Round
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice
Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
Sp(s) = Space(s)
WS = Wrong side

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