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Bring a touch of elegance into your living room or bedroom with this beautiful Rosy Red Throw from Roseanna Beck.  Made with shades of pink and red, this easy crochet afghan pattern is perfect for adding bright color and style to your decor.  Simple crochet afghan patterns like this one also make wonderful gifts for the holidays and are great to give to someone who is celebrating a housewarming or heading off to college.

Rosy Red ThrowRosy Red Throw

Materials:

  • 4 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Magenta
  • 3 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Raspberry
  • 4.5 mm (US G-6), 5.0mm (US H-8) crochet hook, or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  5 rows – 3 ¼".  Shell, sc, Shell, sc – 4 ¼”

 

Instructions:
Afghan Measures:  47” x 58”
Special Stitches:  Shell--7 dc, V St:  dc, ch 2, dc in the same stitch

  1. Row 1 (RS):  With magenta and G hook ch 162, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip 3 ch, Shell in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch] across, ch 3 and turn.  (20 Shells)
     
  2. Row 2:  Dc in sc, ch 2, sc in center st of Shell, ch 2, [V St in next sc, ch 2, sc in center st of next Shell, ch 2] across, 2 dc in last st, ch 3 and turn. 
     
  3. Row 3:  3 dc in same st as turning ch 3, sc in next sc, skip next ch space, [Shell in ch space of next V St, sc in next sc, skip next ch space] across to last 2 st, skip next st, 4 dc in last st, ch 1 and turn.
     
  4. Row 4:  Sc in first st, ch 2, V St in next sc, ch 2, [sc in center st of next Shell, ch 2, V St in next sc, ch 2] across to last 4 st, skip next 3 st, sc in last st, ch 1 and turn. 
     
  5. Row 5:  Sc in first st, skip next ch sp, Shell in ch space of V St, [sc in next sc, skip next ch space, Shell in ch space of next V St] across, sc in last sc, ch 3 and turn.
     
  6. Row 6:  Dc in sc, ch 2, sc in center st of Shell, ch 2, [V St in next sc, ch 2, sc in center st of next Shell, ch 2] across, 2 dc in last st, ch 3 and turn.
     
  7. Color Scheme:  Rep Rows 3 – 6 consecutively for a total of 94 rows as follows: 10 rows magenta, 6 rows light raspberry, 6 rows magenta, 6 rows light raspberry (3 times), 10 rows magenta

 

Afghan Edging

  1. Round 1:  With magenta and H hook work along top edge, 8 dc in first right corner dc, *sc in sc, Shell in ch 2 space of V St, repeat from * across, 8 dc in last dc.
     
  2. Work along side edge evenly space alternating 29 scs and 28 Shells in side edge, 8 dc in sc of first row.
     
  3. Work along bottom edge, *sc in ch below Shell, Shell in ch below sc, repeat from * across, 8 dc in sc of first row.
     
  4. Work along side edge evenly space alternating 29 scs and 28 Shells in side edge, join to beg dc and fasten off.
     
  5. Round 2:  With light raspberry and H hook work along top edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in center dc of  right corner 8 dc, ch 4, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in sc, ch 3, sc in center dc of Shell, ch 3, repeat from * across, ending ch 4, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center dc of corner 8 dc, repeat pattern around entire afghan, join to beg sc and fasten off.
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