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Valentine's Day Throw

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The Valentine's Day Throw is a cozy blanket that incorporates the colors of the holiday. Make this lovely crochet project in time for February 14th. It will keep you and your loved ones warm in the colder months.

Valentine's Day Throw

Materials:

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 2 skeins each 376
Burgundy A and 319 Cherry Red C; 3 skeins 0944
Cherrycola B
Crochet Hook: 6 mm (US J-10)

GAUGE: 7 cls = 4” 8 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR
GAUGE. Use any size needles/hook to obtain the gauge given.

ABBREVIATIONS:
ch = chain; dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; rnd = round;
sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over;
* or ** = repeat

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS: Cl(s): Cluster(s) - Yo, draw up loop in same ch or chspace
as last st made, skip next ch or st, pick up loop in
next ch or ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Hdc2tog: [yo and draw up a loop in the next st] 2 times, yo
and draw through all 5 loops on the hook.
Picot: Ch 3, slip st in first ch made

NOTES: Beginning ch-2 does not count as a st.
When working edging, mark first st of the round.

COLOR SEQUENCE: Work 1 row with A. 1 row with B and 1 row with C
Carry unused colors along side edges. To change color,
work yo, draw through final four loops with new color.

THROW:
With A, ch 140.
Row 1: (Right Side): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, *yo,
draw up loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick
up loop in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (cl
made), ch 1; repeat from * until 2 chs remain, yo, draw up
loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick up loop
in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, turn – 1
hdc; 69 ch-1 spaces; 69 cls.
Row 2: Change to B. Ch 2, hdc in first ch-1 space, ch 1,
*yo, draw up loop in same ch-space as last st, skip next st,
pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops
on hook, ch 1; repeat from * until 1 st remains, yo, draw up
loop in same ch-space as last st, draw up loop in hdc, yo,
draw through all 4 loops, turn. Change to C.
Rows 3-103: Repeat Row 2, working in Color Sequence
and changing color every row working while carrying
unused colors along side edges, end with Row A.
Fasten off all colors.

EDGING:
Round 1: With right side facing, join A with sc in hdc at
upper right hand corner, 2 sc in same place as join, sc in
each of next 5 ch-1 spaces or cls, skip next st) 23 times, 3
sc in final cl on top edge, working in edges of rows, [sc in
edge of second row, 2 sc in edge of next row] 50 times, sc
in edge of next row, working in opposite side of foundation
ch, 3 sc in first st, (sc in each of next 5 ch-1 spaces or
sts, skip next st) 23 times,3 sc in final st for bottom edge,
working in edges of rows, [sc in edge of second row, 2 sc
in edge of next row] 50 times, sc in edge of next row – 115
sts along top and bottom edges, 151 along each side edge
and 3 sc in each corner.
Round 2: Sc in first sc of Round 1, 3 sc in next st, sc in
each of next 117 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 153
sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 117 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in each of next 152 sts, join with slip in first sc.– 552 sts.
Round 3: Slip st in next st, *[sc, ch 4, sc] in next st for
corner, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 59 times, ch 1, skip
next st, [sc, ch 4, sc] in next st, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in
next st] 77 times, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around,
slip st in first sc. Fasten off A.
Round 4: With right side facing, join B with slip st in a
corner ch-4 space, ch 2, yo, pick up a loop in ch-4 space,
pick up loop in next ch-1 space, yo, draw through all 4
loops on hook, ch 1, *yo, pick up loop in same ch-space
as last st, pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through
all 4 loops on hook, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-4
space, [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in ch-4 space, repeat from
*around. end [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in first ch-4 space, join
with slip st to beginning cl. Fasten off B.
Round 5: With right side facing, join C with sc in any ch-1
space, picot, sc in same space, *[sc, picot, sc] in next ch-1
space; repeat from * around, join with slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING:
Weave in ends.

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