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Delicious Fruit and Creme Throw

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The bright colors in this Delicious Fruit and Creme Throw from Roseanna Beck makes it great for kids and adults alike.  This is an easy crochet afghan pattern for those who are new to crochet and is a great project to work on during those cold winter weekends.  The great thing about colorful afghans like this one is that they can tie bold colors together for a great statement piece that would compliment any living room or bedroom.

Fruits and Creme Afghanfruits and creme afghans

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart With Love Yarn in Mango
  • 1 skein Red Heart With Love Yarn in Lettuce
  • 1 skein Red Heart With Love Yarn in Hot Pink
  • 2 skeins Red Heart With Love Yarn in Aran
  • 5.0mm (US H-8) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  4 rows – 3”; Four 3 dc clusters (12 dc) – 3 ½”

Special Stitch:  V St – (dc, ch 1, dc)

 

Instructions:
Throw Measures:   44” x 54”

  1. Row  1 (RS):  With mango ch 146, 3 dcs in 5th ch from hook, [skip 2 chs, 3 dcs in next ch] across, dc in last ch, turn.
     
  2. Row  2:  Ch 3, V St in center dc of each 3 dc cluster across, dc in last dc, turn.
     
  3. Row  3:  Ch 3, 3 dcs in each ch 1 space of V St across, dc in last dc, turn
     
  4. Row  4:  Repeat Row 2.
     
  5. Row  5:  Repeat Row 3.
     
  6. Row  6:  Repeat Row 2 and fasten off.
     
  7. Row  7:  Join aran with a slip stitch in first dc, ch 2, 1 dc in each stitch across, turn.
     
  8. Row  8:  Ch 3, skip 1 dc, V St in next dc, [skip 2 dcs, V St in next dc] across, dc in last dc, turn.
     
  9. Row  9:  Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch across, turn and fasten off.
     
  10. Row 10: Join lettuce with a slip stitch in first dc, ch 2, continue with Row 8, turn.
     
  11. Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
     
  12. Color Scheme:  Continue pattern as established for a total of 71 rows as follows:  6 rows mango, 3 rows aran, (5 rows lettuce, 3 rows aran, 5 rows hot pink, 3 rows aran, 5 rows mango, 3 rows aran) 2 times, 5 rows lettuce, 3 rows aran, 6 rows hot pink

 

Throw Edging

  1. Round 1:  Work along top edging with aran (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in first right corner dc, V St in center dc of each 3 dc cluster across, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in last dc.  Work along side edge, V St in each dc across, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in first bottom ch.  Work along bottom edge V St in ch below each 3 dc cluster across, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch.  Work along side edge, V St in each dc across, join to beginning dc.
     
  2. Round 2:   Slip stitch into first ch 1 space, sc in same space, work along top edge *ch 4, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across.  Work along side edge *ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across.  Work along bottom edge *ch 4, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across.  Work along side edge *ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
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