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Weekend-Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw

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This takes granny square afghan to a whole new level. This three-color weekend-wonder giant granny square throw from Red Heart Yarn is worked from the center out in one piece, so there are no seams to sew once you finish! And its so easy, you really could finish it in a weekend! Just think BIG with this crochet lap throw pattern.

Find more crochet afghans in Red Heart Yarn's eBook: We've Got You Covered: 25 Crochet and Knit Throws.

Throw is 48” x 55”.

MATERIALS:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®” Chunky™ solid color 6 oz (170 g), 207 yd (189 m) skeins: 2 Skeins each 624 Tea Leaf A and 334 Buff B, and 3 Skeins 316 Soft White C
  • Crochet Hook: 10mm [US N-15]
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE:
Round 1 = 2½” x 3¾” long. CHECK YOUR
GAUGE.
Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


INSTRUCTIONS:
With A, ch 8.
Row 1: Slip st in 4th ch from hook (counts as ch-1 space) slip st in next 2 chs, ch 1, skip next ch, slip st in next ch – 2 ch-1 spaces.
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 2 dc in ch-1 space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, ([3 dc, ch 2] twice, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch-1 space, ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch to join.
Fasten off.
Round 2: Join B in any ch-1 space, ch 3, work 2 dc in same space, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1] twice, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1] twice, slip st in beginning ch.
Round 3 (Wrong Side): Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice more, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in
next ch-1 space] to beginning ch, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join C in any corner ch-2 space, ch 3, work 2 dc in same space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] across to next corner ch-2 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * twice more, [ch
1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] across to beginning ch, ch 1, slip st to top of beginning ch.
Round 5: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to next ch-2 space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, ch 1, slip st in beginning ch.
Round 6: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice more, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to
beginning ch, ch 1, slip st in beginning ch. Fasten off.
Rounds 7-8: With A, repeat Rounds 4-5.
Round 9: With B, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Round 10: With C, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Round 11: With A, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Rounds 12-13: With B, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.
Rounds 14-16: With C, repeat Rounds 4-6. Fasten off.
Rounds 17-18: With A, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.
Round 19: With B, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Round 20: With C, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Round 21: With A, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Rounds 22-23: With B, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.
Rounds 24-26: With C, repeat Rounds 4-6. Fasten off.
Rounds 27-28: With A, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.
Round 29: With B, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Round 30: With C, repeat Round 4.
Round 31: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, [ch 1, sc in center dc of next dc-group, ch 1, slip st in next ch-1 space] across to next corner, ch 1, sc in center dc of next dc-group, ch 1; repeat from * twice
more, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, [ch 1, sc in center dc of next dc-group, ch 1, slip st in next ch-1 space] across to first sc, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

 

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Reviews

I can not believe the instructions are messed up. And the fact that you havebeenmade aware of this problem and it hasn't been fixed is ridiculous . I have crocheted for some time but I'm not a pro. Like a fool I bought all the yarn needed , and can not figure out how. To make the starting piece. Shame on you, and shame on me.

nannysharp7 7998285

Looks good. Will definitely be crocheting this.

jeannette4711 7266929

I am so sorry I bought the yard for this before really studying the pattern. I have crocheted for many, many years, and this pattern is horrible to understand. When the pattern says for round 1, ([3 dc, ch 2] twice, ch 2, 3 dc) I am confused. Are all these stitches done in the same space? I don't understand the number of chain 1 spaces in this row to be worked on. I don't get it. Very frustrating.

rkgermann 8573341

I made this at Christmas for a teenager to match her bedspread using turquoise, dark brown and off white. I used the turquoise as the primary color. Everyone loved it. The colors really popped with the less amount of white. The instructions became clearer when I realized it was not a square but a rectangle.

tlmoor56 8012535

Try http://idratherbecrocheting.blogspot.com/2010/07/basic-granny-square-stitch-diagram.html for a diagram of a typical granny square. Nora B.

librarytiger 8330878

does this not start from the center like a normal granny?

Jonthan

I think its better to have it printed in mesh diagram like most Japanese books, its easier to understand and at the end or foot note just stated ch = chain and how it looks like, most of the times I want to do all the pattern given but I don't understand either, I've wrote quiet smetimes asking if anyone could help by tranlating it into diagram and till now no reply even from the editor or anyone, I don't understand abbreviations as when I learn this crochet I learn it frm diagram so any one could do us a favour by translating it nto diagram picture mesh something like what Japanese did to make it simpler to understand - I do have books n mostly it all diagram n its easier to understand - thank you in advance for those who read this comment n trying to help us out

notirt09 5491262

I'll do a trial run first before committing to making the entire afghan, or buying yarn for it.

pld

Having problems understanding Row 1 instructions of this pattern, can it be explained in and easy to understand way. It is a little confusing I think! thanks

bigsal1967 6815900

I ordered the yarn, before trying this pattern. BIG mistake! Someone needs to proof read instructions before posting. "Round 1" does not make any sense and I have been crocheting for a lifetime. After reading comments from 9803007, I finally realized there was a typo, and now hopefully, I have it figure out! what a waste of time these directions have been on something so simple as a granny rectangle.

loisdrolshagen 2466032

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