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Aran Crochet Throw

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Bring the essence of Ireland into your home with this simple Aran Crochet Throw from Coats & Clark.  This free crochet afghan pattern makes a great gift for a housewarming and is the perfect blanket to cuddle up with when you enjoy the cool weather outdoors.  Embellished with bobble stitching and finished off with fun tassels, this blanket is great for those crochet fans who are looking for a bit of a challenge.

aran throw

Materials: 

  • 8 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
  • 5.5 mm (US I-9) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: Motif = 14 ½” wide x 15” high.  14 sc = 4” and 16 rows = 4”

 

Video:

 

Instructions:

Motif (Make 12)

  1. Ch 40.
     
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 39 sc.
     
  3. Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn – 39 sc.
     
  4. Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 15 sc, [Fpdc in corresponding st 2 rows below, skip next st on current row, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times, sc in remaining 12 sc, turn.
     
  5. Row 8: Repeat Row 2.
     
  6. Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 16 sc, [Fpdc in next Fpdc, skip next sc of current row, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times, sc in remaining 14 sc, turn.
     
  7. Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
     
  8. Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first 17 sc, [Fpdc in next Fpdc, skip next sc of current row, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in remaining 16 sc, turn.
     
  9. Row 12: Repeat Row 2.
     
  10. Row 13 and 15: Ch 1, sc in first 18 sc, [Fpdc in next Fpdc, skip next sc of current row] 3 times, sc in remaining 18 sc, turn.
     
  11. Rows 14 and 16: Repeat Row 2.
     
  12. Row 17: Repeat Row 11.
     
  13. Row 18 and 20: Repeat Row 2.
     
  14. Row 19: Repeat Row 9.
     
  15. Row 21: Repeat Row 7.
     
  16. Rows 22 and 24: Repeat Row 2.
     
  17. Row 23: Ch 1, sc in first 14 sc, [Fpdc in corresponding st 2 rows below, skip next st on current row, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times, sc in remaining 10 sc, turn.
     
  18. Rows 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37 and 39: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sc, [Fpdc in corresponding st 2 rows below, skip next st on current row, sc in next 5 sc] 3 times, sc in remaining 8 sc, turn.
     
  19. Rows 26, 30, 34 and 38: Ch 1, sc in first 18 sts, Bobble in next st, sc in next st, Bobble in next st, sc in last 18 sts, turn.
     
  20. Rows 28, 32 and 36: Ch 1, sc in first 12 sts, Bobble in next st, sc in next st, Bobble in next st, sc in next 9 sts, Bobble in next st, sc in next st, Bobble in next st, sc in last 12 sts, turn.
     
  21. Row 40: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sts, Bobble in next st, sc in next 11 sts, Bobble in next st, sc in last 13 sts, turn.
     
  22. Row 41: Ch 1, sc in first 19 sts, Fpdc in next st, skip next sc, sc in last 19 sts, turn.
     
  23. Row 42: Ch 1, sc in first 19 sts, Bobble in next st, sc in last 19 sts, turn.
     
  24. Rows 43-48: Repeat Row 2. Do Not Fasten Off.

 

Motif Border
Work around each Motif.

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across to last st, 3 sc in last sc, turn to work along side edge, sc in each row end to last row, 3 sc in last row end, turn to work along opposite side of beginning ch, sc in each st across bottom working 3 sc in last st, turn to work along opposite side edge, sc in each row end, work 2 sc in same st as beginning sc, join with a slip st to first sc, turn – 178 sc.
     
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, [work sc, Bobble, sc] in next center st of corner, *sc in next st, [Bobble in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts] 15 times, Bobble in next st, sc in next st, [work sc, Bobble, sc) in next center st of corner, sc in next st, [Bobble in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts] 12 times, **Bobble in next st, sc in next st [work sc, bobble, sc] in next center st of corner; repeat from * to ** one time, Bobble in last st, join with a slip st to first sc, turn.
     
  3. Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in same st as joining and in each st including Bobble ch-1] across to corner Bobble, skip ch -1, work 3 sc in Bobble, sc in each sc and ch-1 space around, skipping ch-1 of corner Bobble and working 3 sc in corner Bobble st, join with a slip st to first sc. Do Not Turn.
     
  4. Rnd 4 (Right Side): Ch 3, dc in first st to the right, * skip next st, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in skip st to the right; repeat from * around, working 3 sc in each corner, join with a slip st in first sc.
     
  5. Fasten off.

 

Assembly

  1. Arrange Squares into 3 rows of 4 motifs each. With wrong sides facing, hold 2 Motifs together, sc in back loops of both pieces to join. Repeat to join Motifs together.

 

Border

  1. Rnd 1: With right side facing, join yarn in any st, sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner, join with a slip st to first sc.
     
  2. Rnd 2: Repeat Rnd 2 of Motif Border.
     
  3. Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 3 of Motif Border.
     
  4. Weave in ends.

 

Fringe

  1. Cut 20” lengths of yarn. Knot 6 strands in corners and every 4th st along ends of afghan. [Knot 3 strands of each fringe with 3 stands of next fringe on either side] across.
     
  2. Repeat to make another row of knots. Trim fringe evenly.
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