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Kids Flower Throw

By: Ann Regis from Red Heart Yarn

Your kids will love this colorful flower throw. Not only will it spruce up the room, but this free crochet pattern is the perfect challenge for the intermediate crocheter.

Size: Throw measures 54" x 54"

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 Skein each 722 Pretty ‘n Pink A and 672 Spring Green B; 2 skeins 324 Bright Yellow C, and 3 skeins 385 Royal D.

Materials:

  • Crochet Hooks: 6.5mm [US K-10.5] and 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle.
    Diagram

GAUGE: Motif = 6" across with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


NOTE: After the first motif, all others are joined while working Joining Rnd 3.


MAIN FLOWER-(Make 32 A, 40 C, and 9 B): With larger hook, ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring; join with a slip st in top of ch-3 – 16 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, holding back last loop on hook, tr in same st as joining, holding back last loop on hook, 2 tr in next dc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook – beginning cl (cluster) made; ch 5, * holding back last loop on hook, 2 tr in each of next 2 dc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook – cl (cluster) made, ch 5; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in top of beginning cl – 8 petals. Fasten off.

Make all the Flowers, then work Rnd 3, joining them together following the diagram.

Rnd 3 (First Motif Only): With right side facing and larger hook, join D in any ch-5 space; ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in same space, * (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in next ch-5 space; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Joining Rnd 3: With right side facing and larger hook, join D in any ch-5 space; ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in same space; 4 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-2 space of adjoining motif, ch 1, 4 dc in same ch-5 space, slip st between two 4-dc groups of adjoining motif, 4 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-2 space of adjoining motif, ch 1, 4 dc in same ch-5 space – one side joined; * (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in next ch-5 space; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

NOTE: When joining more than 1 side, work in same manner, joining "corner" ch-2 spaces and slip stitching between two 4-dc groups as before.

SECONDARY FLOWERS:
Intersection = the space between two 4-dc groups or the slip st of a previous joining.

Work four flowers with B around each center B flower as follows:
With larger hook, ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Joining Rnd 1: With right side facing, ch 3, dc in ring, ch 2, slip st in any intersection, ch 2, * 2 dc in ring, ch 2, slip st in next intersection, ch 2; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Work a flower with D in each of the remaining spaces between motifs as follows:
With larger hook, ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Joining Rnd 1: With right side facing, ch 4, slip st in any intersection, ch 4, * sc in ring, ch 4, slip st in next intersection, ch 4; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in ring. Fasten off.


BORDER-Rnd 1: With right side facing and smaller hook, join C in back loop of any dc at outer edge; ch 1, working in back loops only, slip st in each st around taking care not to pull yarn too tightly; join with a slip st in ch-1.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, slip st in back loops only of each st around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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