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Under 6 Hours Throw

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Make a free crochet afghan pattern to create your own afghan in just under six hours. That's right - you can crochet an entire afghan in just one night. Easy crochet patterns are perfect for beginners and this one is sure to keep you busy. The warm, chunky yarn makes this the perfect winter accessory for anyone who wants to hide from the cold. If you like free crochet patterns but don't have a lot of time to get crafty, work on this project - you can work on it while you catch up on your favorite television shows.

 


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SIZE: 45 X 60 in. (114.5 x 152.5 cm)

Materials:

  • 860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen, 5 balls
  • 860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire, 5 balls
  • 860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green, 5 balls
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
  • 11 in. (28 cm) piece of cardboard

GAUGE:

3 V-sts + 4 rows = 6 in. (15 cm) in pattern with 3 strands of yarn held together. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

NOTES:

Throw is worked with 1 strand of each color yarn held together.


THROW
With 1 strand each of A, B and C held together, ch 67.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in same ch (V-st made), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made); repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch.
Rows 2-39: Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Side Edging
From Right Side, work 1 row of single crochet evenly spaced on side edge of Throw. Repeat on opposite side edge.
Weave in ends.

Fringe
Wrap yarn around cardboard. Cut strands at one end. For each Fringe, hold 3 strands of each yarn (9 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop and tighten. Make fringe along both ends of Throw. Trim fringe evenly.

 

 


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This seems way too simple for my liking, don't know if I would try it. Beginners would love it though.

I have made a few of these blankets, I find them very heavy. Also you need to be careful to catch all 3 strands for each stitch.

How about using three strand of a variegated yarn?

beginner's Double crochet ripple afghan

How many chain sets to make this bigger? More of a blanket than a throw

I am currently working on this and am loving it. I found a video on YouTube that covers the v-stitch. For your first working chain, if you want to make it larger than the pattern, crochet in sets of 13. So, chain 13, is it big enough, if not, chain 13 more. Repeat until you have the desired length and chain an additional 3. The 3 will serve as a double crochet stitch when you start back across. Hope this helps.

I agree with Busy Jean that 2 strands would be better. I've considered making this several times but put it off for other projects. Now that I hear how well it works up with 2 strands, I think I'll make one for my son for Christmas. Although I love the VW yarn, it's just too pricey for such small quantity on a skein. The Red Heart With Love is super soft and the skeins are large, so may go with that. Happy hooking, everyone!

I am confused and hope someone can help...am I making a v st in every ch in the 2nd row or every other ch? This is the part I do not understand: (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across, Thanks in advance.

It says skip 2 chains, (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) in next chain (V-stitch made);-that means each time you skip 2 chains,the next chain,the 3rd chain from the previous one of which you made the V-stitch,would be where you make the V-stitch.In other words,a V-stitch is made by skipping 2 chains,and then double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in the next stitch,otherwise,the 3rd chain.Which means you are in every other 3rd chain from the previous V-stitch made.The purpose of skipping 2 chains,and then double crochet, chain 1, double crochet,is so there is a hole that is shaped like a V.You are not making a V-stitch in every chain in the 2nd row in each chain-1 space across.

Check out you tube tutorial I would watch some of bobby 123 it's close and she makes more sense

I looked on You Tube but could not find bobby 123. Can you be more specific of the video name?

I think you should enter bobby 123 along with crocheting a V-stitch,or just crochet a V-stitch

crocheting a V-stitch,sorry

In reading the instructions I can't see where you need 6 large eye blunt needles. Other than that I think I will try this one.

I think it means to buy a pack of 6 large eye blunt needles because they're easier to use to sew in the ends

Please correct the pattern to show the correct amount of balls of yarn to use for this project! Thank you!

I too hate it when there is an error in the pattern. The 5 skein each color is probably right as VC yarn is 170 yards per skein. I might opt for another type yarn, such as pound of love & two more of whatever sparked my fancy at the moment. You could also consider one of the pre-textured yarns such as RH Fiesta & just triple up on it. Tangled yarn should not be a problem if you center pull & keep them on ends. Stuff them in a plastic coffee can if you have a problem with them "wandering".

I started to post a comment and something messed up and it went through when I wasn't ready so I don't know what got entered or if it made sense. I hope you don't use that one. I've made three of these afghans and really like them, but I made minor changes to the pattern. I thought 3 strands of yarn would make it too heavy and expensive. I used just two strands of worsted weight yarn and a P hook for two of them and a N hook for the other. It depends on how thick the yarn is and how big you want the holes to be. I also crocheted more than the 67 stitches to make it wider. (maybe with the 3 strands it makes it bigger I don't know.) I used yarn I had and they were four ounce skeins and I had a little left over from 5 skeins. Two of the afghans I used four skeins each as that was all I had and it turned out fine. Depends how large you want your afghan to be. It's a good way to use up yarn you have on hand and it makes a nice tweed look. I don't think I would want to use three strands when I see how nice these were with the 2 strands.

By the way the amounts I gave before was using Jiffy a chunky yarn so probably takes lots more if use three strands of worsted weight or maybe it would just be a lighter weight, I am kind of confused now, sorry

Hello, this is my first post. I'd like to increase the width on this pattern, what number increments do I add to get the v-stitchs to come out right ? Thanks for your hehlp

The V-stitch takes 3 stitches. The beginning of the 1st row takes 5 chains and the end of the row takes 2 chains, so the pattern is a multiple of 3 stitches + 7 stitches for the beginning and end. On a short repeat like this one where the pattern starts in the first row, you can just chain the width you want it to be, then untie any unused chains at the end of the first row.

When I see a pattern that neglects to mention the quantity of yarn needed, yet specifies a size, I am very disappointed, especially when it is a pattern that would interest a beginner. WHAT QUANTITY OF YARN DOES THE DESIGNER SUGGEST?

did you ever get an answer to this?

I used Redheart 7 oz skeins, 2 of each color (total of 6 skeins) & it worked out great. Redheart for me is much more economical.

Darcy 7 In this case a skein is a ball. As the pattern refers to "balls" and it is talking about Vanna's Couice. In other patterns a ball is how many yarns come and it is usually in a 50 g ball. Some balls are 25 g. etc. However, a regular skein of 1.75 oz equals a 50 g ball. a larger skein of 3.5 oz is the same weight as a 100 g ball. Hope this helps you.

But it doesn't state how many balls of each of Vanna's colors was used. I looked on Lion Brand site for this pattern and it takes 18 balls of solid colors or 23 in heather or multi colors. Hope this helps

I, too, was wondering about the amount of yarn. If I use 15 skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn, just how heavy is this throw? Jandj143 said she made a cal. king size bedspread and it was heavy. I am guessing she increased the pattern to make it bigger, but I don't see that anyone has addressed the weight. I am looking for a quick and easy throw, not a bedspread. Help!

I have a Question for you? is there a way to do this with one strand? It is very pretty.

this pattern can be done with one strand of yarn, however it does take a lot longer and you have to use a smaller crochet hook. I made a california king size bedspread for my bed using this pattern and it is gorgeous and heavy. good luck

Hello, I love this afgan, however I have a question, if I were to use a smaller needle like a 'N' and 2 strands would it still turn out ok??? My sister runs a little warm all the time and I thought a 2 strand would still be pretty just not as heavy...am I right is guessing this??

Here you go, This pattern is in Lion Brand website 5 1/2 hour throw. Materials: 5 balls 860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen 5 balls 860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire 5 balls 860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green 1 Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15.75) 1 Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 11 in. (28 cm) piece of cardboard

15 balls of yarn? What is a ball? Is it a skein? I have Vanna's Choice yarn, and to use 15 skeins would make an ENORMOUS afghan. Please advise!?

Could someone please specify how many skeins of each color?

Could I just use a single strand of a super bulky?

I am going to! Will use a smaller hook, obviously. Going to use Sensations classic brushed yarn, it is a "5" bulky and I will use a "J" or "K" hook. Just trying to figure out how many chains to start w/..... want it wider than pattern specifies too.

Now I know why it's called the 5 1/2 hour throw. You spend at least that much time UNTANGLING the three yarns. LOL But it does make a pretty end product.

According to Lion Brand site it takes 5 balls of each yarn

There is no indication of how many balls of each colour are needed for this afghan. Without that, I can't see myself tackling it, lovely though it is. Perhaps this could be fixed, so that those of us who are always looking for quick and distinctive gifts can make this afghan?

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