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Andante Crochet Throw

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Learn how to crochet the Andante crochet throw with this free, easy to crochet afghan pattern from Caron Yarns, featuring decorative joined squares.  This elegant lacy afghan would look beautiful on your bedspread or laying over your living room couch.  While it's striking as a solid colored afghan, you could also use two colors to give it a unique look.  This is a more advanced pattern, but is a great challenge for any level of crochet fan!

Andante Crochet Throw

Materials:

  • US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Naturally Caron Spa yarn in Ocean Spray
  • Pattern

 

Gauge:  Each square = 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"/14 x 14 cm.

 

Special Stitches:

  • beg-Cl: Beginning cluster— Yarn over, insert hook in indicated space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, insert hook in same space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Cl: Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, insert hook in same space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 more times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • square-join: Ch 1; holding neighboring square close to work with WS of current square and neighboring square facing each other, *slip st in corresponding ch-3 sp of neighboring square, ch 1.

 

Andante Crochet Throw 2  Andante Crochet Throw 3

Instructions:
Blanket measures approximately 47 x 58"/119.5 x 147.5 cm

Squares are joined to neighboring squares while working the last round (joining round). In joining round, when working along a side of the square that neighbors another square, work square-join instead of ch-3 for each ch-3 sp (including corners) along the side to join the square to the neighboring square.

Throw consists of 80 squares, 15 each of squares 1, 2, 4, and 5, and 10 squares each of squares 3 and 6.

 

Square 1 (Make 15)

  1. Chain 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc.
     
  4. Round 3: Slip st in next dc, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in same st as join, *[ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, sk next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
     
  5. Round 4: Ch 3, *5 tr in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 4 times; repeat from * 2 more times, 5 tr in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.  Work Round 5 of first square without any joining.
     
  6. Round 5 (joining round): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, *sk next 2 tr, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next tr (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 tr, sc in next dc, [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next dc] 4 times, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * 2 more times, sk next 2 tr, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next tr (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 tr, sc in next dc, [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next dc] 3 times, ch 3 or square-join; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 2 (Make 15)

  1. Chain 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1 here and throughout), [tr in ring, ch 1] 19 times; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [ch 3, sc in next tr] 19 times, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.
     
  4. Round 3: (Slip st, ch 5, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, *[dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 4 times, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * 2 more times, [dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 4 times; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
     
  5. Round 4 (joining round): Slip st in first ch-1 sp and next tr; (slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next ch-1 sp, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 or square-join] 5 times, *sk next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next ch-1 sp, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 or square-join] 5 times; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 3 (Make 10)

  1. Chain 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 2, beg-Cl in ring, ch 5, [Cl in ring, ch 5] 7 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
     
  3. Round 2: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 9 (counts as tr, ch 5), tr in same ch-5 sp, *(dc, ch 5, dc) in next ch-5 sp, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next ch-5 sp; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
     
  4. Round 3: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-5 sp, *ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
     
  5. Round 4 (joining round): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, [sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, sk next dc] twice, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, *sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, (sc, ch 3 or square join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 3 or square-join, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, [sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join, sk next dc] twice, sc in next dc, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 4 (Make 15)

  1. Chain 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 5] 4 times; join with slip st in first sc.
     
  3. Round 2: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 sp around; join with slip st in first sc.
     
  4. Round 3: Slip st in next hdc, (slip st, ch 1, sc) in next dc, *ch 3, sk next tr, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next tr, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3, sk next tr, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next tr, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc.
     
  5. Round 4: Slip st in first ch-3 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; repeat from * 2 more times, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
     
  6. Round 5 (joining round): (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 sp, ch 3 or square-join, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), *[ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join, (sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made); repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3 or square-join; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 5 (Make 15)

  1. Chain 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 5] 12 times; join with slip st in first sc.
     
  3. Round 2: Slip st in first ch-5 sp, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3 here and throughout), dc in same ch-5 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-5 sp around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
     
  4. Round 3: (Slip st, ch 6, dc) in first ch-3 sp, *[ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 3; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
     
  5. Round 4 (joining round): (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in first ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join, *(sc, ch 3 of square-join, ch 3) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Square 6 (Make 10)

  1. Chain 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * 6 more times, dc in next dc; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
     
  4. Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in same st as join, ch 1, *[sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] twice, sk next dc, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * 2 more times, [sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] twice; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
     
  5. Round 4: Slip st in first ch-1 sp, next tr, and next ch-1 sp, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next tr, dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, dc in next tr, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and next tr, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, sk next tr, dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, dc in next tr, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
     
  6. Round 5 (joining round): (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in first ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join, *(sc, ch 3 or square-join, sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), [ch 3 or square-join, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 3 or square-join; repeat from * around join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
     
  7. Continue making and joining Squares 1–6, arranged as shown in the assembly diagram.

 

Border

  1. With RS facing, join yarn with slip st in any corner ch-3 sp of throw.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in same ch-3 sp, *[(dc, ch 2, dc) in next 6 ch-3 sps, dc in next ch-3 sp (before square-join), ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp (after square-join)] across to next corner ch-3 sp, **(dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-3 sp; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
     
  3. Round 2: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 sp, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * to last ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in last ch-2 sp; join with slip st in first sc.
     
  4. Round 3: Slip st in each st to first ch-3 sp, (slip st, beg-Cl, ch 5, Cl, ch 5, Cl) in first ch-3 sp, (Cl, ch 5, Cl) in each ch-3 sp around, working (Cl, ch 5, Cl, ch 5, Cl) in each corner ch-3 sp; join with slip st in beg-Cl.
     
  5. Round 4: Slip st in first 2 ch of first ch-5 sp, (slip st, ch 1, sc) in 3rd ch of first ch-5 sp, *ch 7, sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp; repeat from * around, ch 7; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
     
  6. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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Oct 24, 2013

How much yarn does this project require?

 

Oct 2, 2013

I am making a wrap that is very similar to this afghan. It is a little difficult at first but the more I worked it the better it got. Make sure your counting is correct so it will stay square on each of the individual squares. It would be easier to piece together individually rather than piecing as you go.

 

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Dec 25, 2012

I would love to crochet this pattern, can you tell me how much yarn I need to buy? and do you know if there is any online website where i can buy this yarn to have it delivered in South AFrica? thanks

 

Sep 20, 2012

You're not reading the entire pattern and that is causing you problems. I think you are missing the definition of "square-join" under the heading "Stitches Used." Also, if you click on the underlined word Pattern, you will get a diagram of how to arrange the squares.

 

Apr 27, 2012

It's beautiful! I love the feel of the Caron Spa. I have been croxheting for 40 years and have no problem reading directions. Then came this pattern. Like many others, I find the instructions for joining impossible to understand. I would really like to do a join as you go so that there is no ridge between the blocks, but at this point in ttime, I'm stymied. One of the comments apparently from the designer indicattes that this pattern was "tech tweaked." Maybe TPTB need to recheck the original against the "tweaked " pattern to see if tthe was an error in transcription.

 

Apr 15, 2012

I love the pattern. It would be helpful to have a video showing how the joining works. I can follow instructions pretty well, but this joining thing is throwing me for a loop :-)

 

Mar 14, 2012

NIGHTMARE INSTRUCTIONS!! Tried doing this one. Caron & their designers as well as their writers should try communicating!! As in the below comment, I am an experienced crocheter. I've won ribbons in fairs with my work as well as teaching & a a former shop owner. Square 1 is definetly a nightmare. Round 2, the way it is written doesn't even connect. I gave this some time & worked it up again - as written = no connection. I even worked it out in crochet shorthand. No go. Now if Caron wants to pay me to write it up as it should be, I might consider it. If you like the EFFECT of this afghan, make 5 or 6 grannies you like in the colors of yarn you like & crochet them together. The squares here are 5 1/2". Find your own squares & you'll be a lot happier and save yourself a lot of grief & frustration with the way these directions are written! So much crochet . . . so little time, who needs the agravation. Go on to the next project. Happy Hooking!!

 

Mar 6, 2012

Very pretty pattern. As an experienced crocheter, I suggest the beginners crochet all the squares first, then assemble. It will be more enjoyable & less frustrating. The comment on the schematic is a good one. Caron should have put the yarn requirements in at the beginning of the pattern. It's also better to use the same weight of yarn through any project, especially for the beginner. As you become more experienced, it will be easier to use different weights. Different weights of yarn affect the size of the motif. I myself prefer doing one piece projects, afghans, filet crochet, etc. Do not like the repetitiveness of making the same motif. However, this one is tempting me. Will copy pattern & put on my possibilities list. Wait! Will make it up for my friend who has terminal cancer. She loves green & the one I wanted to do isn't working up as I had hoped. Happy Hooking! I'm starting this today! Suggestion on the yarn amount: Find another afghan pattern you like that is similar only more dense purchase the amount of yarn with similar weight for that one & use if for this one. Plus I always buy about 10% more yarn especially if in dye lots.

 

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