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Weekend-Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw

By: Katherine Eng for Red Heart Yarn

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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