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Colorful Twists and Turns Crochet Throw

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A creative and fun pattern to crochet, there are plenty of twists and turns in this colorful throw from Red Heart Yarn. The center is worked as a circle. As you progress out, you transform that into a hexagon. But you don’t stop there; you finish by adding borders to make it a very functional rectangular afghan.

 

Colorful Twists and Turns Crochet Throw

 

Materials:

  • Red Heart® “Classic™” (Art. E267) solid color 3.5 oz (99 g), 190 yd (174 m) and multi color 3 oz (85 g), 146 yd (134 m) skeins: 3 skeins each 681 Mist Green A and 339 Mid Brown B; 2 skeins each 622 Pale Sage C and 336 Warm Brown D; 1 skein 513 Parakeet E
  • Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5]
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
     

GAUGE: 12 dc = 4”; 6 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Note: Throw begins in a circle, then is worked into a hexagon and finally ends up as a rectangle. Circle and Hexagon sections are worked in rounds. Rectangle sides are worked back and forth in rows. Colors can be carried along wrong side of work on narrower stripes.
 

Special Abbreviation
dc2tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
 

Instructions:
Begin Circle
With D, ch 5, slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as tr and ch 1), [tr, ch 1] 11 times in ring, slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch5 – 12 tr. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join C in any ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in same space, [ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 space] around, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch – 24 dc. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join D in any ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in same space, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc; repeat from * 10 more times, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch – 36 dc. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join B in any ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around to last 3 dc, dc in next 2 dc ch 1, skip next dc, slip st in top of beginning ch – 48 dc.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in last ch-1 space of previous row, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around to last 4 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch – 60 dc.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same ch-1 space, *dc in each dc to last dc before ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, dc in each dc to last dc, ch 1, skip next dc, slip st in top of beginning ch –72 dc; 12 dc
increased. Fasten off.
Rounds 7 and 13: Join D in any ch-1 space, repeat Round 6.
Rounds 8, 10 and 12: Join C in any ch-1 space, repeat Round 6.
Rounds 9 and 11: Join E in any ch-1 space and working in hdc, repeat Round 6.
Rounds 14 and 15: Join B in any ch-1 space, repeat Round 6 – 180 dc; 15 dc between ch-1 spaces on last round.

Begin Hexagon
Round 16: Ch 3, *dc in each dc to ch-1 space, skip ch-1 space, dc in each dc to next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space for first hexagon point; repeat from * 4 more times, dc in each dc to ch-1 space, skip ch-1 space, dc in each dc to last ch-1 space, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch for 6th hexagon point.
Round 17: Ch 3, *dc in next 15 dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space; repeat from * 4 more times, dc in next 15 dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last ch-1 space, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 18: Ch 3, *dc in next 16 dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space; repeat from * 4 more times, dc in next 16 dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last ch-1 space, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Fasten off.
Round 19: Join A in any ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in each dc to next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space; repeat from * 4 more times, dc in each dc to last ch-1 space, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Rounds 20-21: Ch 3, working in back loops only, dc in each dc to next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space; repeat from * 4 more times, dc in each dc to last ch-1 space, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Rounds 22 and 26: Join D in any ch-1 space and working in hdc, repeat Round 20.
Rounds 23 and 25: Join C in any ch-1 space and working in hdc, repeat Round 20.
Round 24: Join E in any ch-1 space and working in dc, repeat Round 20.
Rounds 27-29: Join A in any ch-1 space and working in dc, repeat Round 20.
Rounds 30-31: Join B in any ch-1 space and working in dc, repeat Round 20. Fasten off.

Colorful Twists and Turns Crochet Throw


Begin Rectangle
First End – See Assembly Diagram above
Row 1: With right side facing, join B in any ch-1 space for Point 1, ch 3, working in back loops only, dc in first dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to 6 sts before next ch-1 space (Point 2), hdc in next 3 dc, mark first hdc worked, sc in next 3 dc, skip ch-1 space, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in next 3 dc, mark last hdc worked, dc across to 3 dc before next ch-1 space, dc2tog, dc in last dc, dc in ch-1 space (Point 3).
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, working through both loops, dc in next dc, dc2tog, dc to 3 dc before marked hdc, hdc in next 3 dc, mark first hdc worked, sc in each st to next marked st, hdc in next 3 dc, mark last hdc worked, dc across to last 4 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts.
Row 3: Working through back loops only, repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Working through both loops, repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
Rows 5-8: With A, repeat Rows 3-4. Fasten off.
Rows 9-11: With D, repeat Rows 3-4.
Row 12: Ch 2, turn, sc in each st to first marker, hdc in next 3 sts, dc across to 3 sts before next marker, hdc in next 3 sts, sc across. Fasten off.

Second End
Row 1:
With right side facing, join B at Point 4 and work as for First End.
Side Edges
With right side facing and matching colors, work 1 row of sc evenly spaced each side edge. Fasten off.

Finishing
Matching colors, work sc evenly spaced along
each edge of Blanket.

Border

Round 1: With right side facing, join D to any corner st ch 3, dc in same st, [dc in each st to opposite corner st, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in st just after corner] 3 times, dc in each st to first corner, 2 dc in last st, ch 3, slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 2: With right side facing, join C to any ch3 space, ch 2, hdc in same space, hdc in each st around, working (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner ch-3 space, 2 hdc in first corner, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Rounds 3 and 5: Join E in any corner ch-space, ch 3, dc in each dc, working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner ch-space.
Rounds 4 and 6: Join C in any corner ch-space, ch 2, hdc in each dc, working (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in each corner ch-space.
Round 7: Join D in any corner ch-space, ch 3, dc in each dc, working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner ch-space.
Round 8: Join A in any corner ch-space, ch 3, dc in each dc, working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner
ch-space. Fasten off.

Corded Edge

Round 1: With right side facing, join B in any dc, [ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc] around, working in ch-2 space in corners if necessary.
Round 2: With right side facing, join A in any ch3 space, *ch 4, remove hook from st (open st), insert hook from front to back through next ch-3 space and into open st and pull through ch-3 space to front of work; repeat from * around.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.
 


 

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I can't wait to get started on this afghan for my daughter. She's picked out and purchased all the yarn for this project. I just wish that you could give the exact dimensions for the finished product.

I definately like this one better! I like the swirls and the pattern of how the colors go together. Haven't made one though.

I really like this and it is an easier pattern for some than the posies, but kinda unfair comparison, this is more adultish? and subdued while the other is great for a kid's room or a much younger person. Have made them both, prefer this one for myself.

Very nice transition from shape to shape. The posies are pretty but I don't like having to sew pieces together.

I like this pattern because it is unique and fun!

This is the best. Much prettier than the Bright Posies Throw.

I don't crochet but, I think that this one is prettier and more modern looking.

This one is prettier, the other one is a little tacky.

I like this one better because you don't have to sew or crochet all the blocks together.

It looks like fun! It is more unique.

not a bunches of pieces to join

I love this one! Hands down.

No question here. This is beautiful! No sewing squares together is a bonus.

I love this one!

Definitely the round one. I don't like putting squares together

I've done the circular one, I like that pattern, this one would be more of challenge. I will have to try it, just to see how much trouble I run into.

I'll always choose the one with little (preferably NO) putting together at the end! Posies are pretty but I'm one who's always going in circles!

This one looks very sophisticated yet fun. I love the fact that it is one piece and not motifs which need to be sewn together

Both afghans are beautiful, but the Colorful Twists and Turns is my favorite. It is a rather unique pattern, with warm, soothing colors making it a winning pattern sure to get complements from family and friends. This will definitely be a future project.

I prefer this one because of the colors and the fact that once you've completed crocheting it, you don't have to sew anything else together. I tend to stay away from the lovely granny squares and/or motifs seems like I can never complete the item.

I like this one best because I'm tired of sewing motifs together! I made a granny square afghan and sweater within the last few months. I've never seen a pattern like this where it goes from one shape to another. This will definitely be on my project list.

I like the colors and design in this afghan.

like this one best, different and calming to look at

Prefer this one -- although both patters would be great uses for scrap yarn!

like this one a lot better love the colors

Colorful Twists and Turns -- I love this afghan. I love the colors, the design and how it looks so complex. It starts as a circle, changes to a hexagon and ends as a rectangle. Very creative! I will be adding this to my soon-to-do list.

It looks like an attractive & relatively easy afghan.

It looks like an attractive & relatively easy afghan.

Wonderful afghan pattern, like that it is made in one piece.

I like this one better....it's flowing and soothing....life is a circle and this states that

I like this one - It has a simple complexity and has a feminine and masculine quality that makes it appealing for home decor or bedroom without alienating the husband with too much floral. I'm not into too much floral either... I like how the geometrics morph through the project.

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