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Winter Skies Throw

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This free crochet pattern is reminiscent of a beautiful winter sky. Use it to curl up on the sofa in the winter time with a good movie and a cup of hot cocoa. For the intermediate level crocheter, this throw makes a great gift.

Winter Skies Throw

Throw measures 44" x 60".

Materials:

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 4 skeins 316 Soft White A, 5 skeins 387 Soft Navy B.
  • Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
  • Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Square = 7". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

THROW

SQUARE
(Make 48)
With A, ch 5, slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 23 dc in ring, slip st in top of beginning ch – 24 dc.
Fasten off.
Round 2: Join B in any dc, ch 1, sc in same st as join, Fpdc around next st, [sc in next st, Fpdc in next st] around, slip st in first sc to join – 12 sc and 12 Fpdc.
Fasten off.
Round 3: Join A in any sc, ch 4, (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same sc as join, *dc in next 5 sts, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st; repeat from * twice, dc in last 5 sts, slip st in top of beginning ch – 20 dc and 16 tr.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, *dc across to next ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; repeat from * twice, dc in last 7 sts, slip st in top of beginning ch – 52 dc. Fasten off.
Round 5: Join B in any ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space, *working in sts of Round 3, Fptr around next 2 tr, skip next dc on Round 4, sc in next 3 sts, skip next dc, Fpdc around next dc, skip next dc, Fptr around center st of side on Round 3, Fpdc around next dc of Round 4, skip next dc, sc in next 3 sts, Fptr around next 2 tr of Round 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * twice, working in sts of Round 3, Fptr around next 2 tr, skip next dc on Round 4, sc in next 3 sts, skip next dc, Fpdc around next dc, skip next dc, Fptr around center st of side on Round 3, Fpdc around next dc of Round 4, skip next dc, sc in next 3 sts, Fptr around next 2 tr of Round 3, slip st in first sc – 32 sc, 4 Fpdc and 20 Fptr.
Round 6: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, *dc in each st across to next ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * twice, dc in last 16 sts, slip st in top of beginning ch – 76 dc; 19 dc each side.
Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY
Arrange Squares into 6 rows of 8 Squares each.
Square 1
Last Round
Join A in any ch-2 space, *ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 space, (ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) 9 times; repeat from * 3 times, ch 1, slip st to first sc to join.
Fasten off.
Squares
Squares 2-9, 17, 25, 33 and 41:
One Side Joining Round: Join A in any ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 space, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 9 times, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 space, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space on previous square, ch 1, sc in same space on working square, [skip next st, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space on previous square, sc in next st on working square] 9 times, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space on previous square, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 space on working square, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space on previous square, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space on working square, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 9 times, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 9 times, ch 1, slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Squares 10-16, 18-24, 26-32, 34-40 and 42-48
Two Sided Joining: Join A in any ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 space, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 9 times, *ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 space, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space on previous square, ch 1, sc in same space on working square, [skip next st, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space on previous square, sc in next st on working square] 9 times, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space on previous square; repeat from * once more, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 space, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space on previous square, ch 1, sc in same space on working square, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 9 times, ch 1, slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Do not fasten off on last Square.

Border
Round 1: Slip st to ch-3 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, dc in each st around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch-3 space, slip st in first sc to join.
Fasten Off.
Round 2: Join B in any ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space, [sc in next st, Fpdc in next st] around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space, slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Round 3: Join A in any ch-2 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same space, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] around, working (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-2 space, slip st in first sc to join.
Fasten off.

FINISHIING
Weave in ends.

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