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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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Jan 18, 2015

beginner's Double crochet ripple afghan

 

Jan 3, 2014

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

 

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Sep 14, 2013

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!

 

Apr 16, 2013

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.

 

Mar 20, 2013

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

 

May 28, 2012

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.

 

Mar 19, 2012

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

 

Mar 19, 2012

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".

 

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