Ships Ahoy Patriotic Throw
Whether you use this throw in a living room, on a picnic, or ship it off to someone serving overseas, it’s the perfect expression of patriotism. It’s easy to crochet and a wonderful gift!
Blanket measures 44½" x 44½".
SUPPLIES & TOOLS
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 3 skeins each 319 Cherry Red A and 311 White B; 1 skein 387 Soft Navy C.
Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8], 5.5mm [US I-9], and 6mm [US J-10].
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 14 rows = 4" in sc with largest hook. CHECK GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTE: To change color work last stitch of row until 2 loops remain on hook, drop color in use, with next color to be used yarn over and draw through 2 loops.
With A and largest hook, ch 121.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 120 sc.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across changing to B in last sc; turn.
Work even in sc, alternating 4 rows B with 4 rows A for stripe sequence until 40" from beginning. Fasten off.
With right side facing and medium size hook, attach C at top right corner and work 1 round sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st to first sc; turn. Work 7 more rounds in sc, turning each round and increasing in corners as before. Fasten off.
Stars (Make 56)
Round 1: With smallest hook and B, ch 2; 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a slip st to first sc.
Round 2: [Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook slip st in next sc] 4 times, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in joining slip st of Round 1. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew one star at each corner and 13 stars evenly spaced between corners as shown. Weave in ends.
Abbreviations: A, B, C = color A, B, C; ch = chain; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es);  = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.