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Christmas Striped Throw

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Cozy up with your loved ones on Christmas morning with this warm and snuggly Christmas Striped Throw.  Easy enough for all levels of crochet fans, this Christmas afghan also makes a great holiday gift for a friend or loved one.  Start on this festive holiday afghan now so you can enjoy it come Christmastime!

Christmas Striped Throw

Materials:

  • 4 balls Red Heart® Holiday yarn in White/Silver (A)
  • 4 balls Red Heart® Holiday yarn in Red/Red (C)
  • 3 balls Red Heart® Holiday yarn in Green/Green (B)
  • 9mm [US M-13] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge:  3 V-sts = 4"; 6 rows = 5" in pattern with 2 strands held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 

Special Abbreviations:

  • V-st = (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st or space.

 

Instructions:
Throw measures 54" x 44"
Throw is worked holding 2 strands of the same color together.


Color Sequence

[2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows A, 2 rows C] 7 times, 2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows A.

Throw

  1. With 2 strands of A held together as one, ch 99.
     
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): V-st in 6th ch from hook, [skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch] 30 times, skip next 2 ch, dc in last ch; turn – 31 V-sts.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 3, V-st in each ch-1 space across, dc in top of ch-3 changing to next color; turn.
     
  4. Row 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in each ch-1 space across, dc in top of ch-3; turn – 95 sts.
     
  5. Row 4: Ch 3, dc in space before next dc, [3 dc in space after next 3-dc group] 30 times, dc in space after next 3-dc group, dc in top of ch-3 changing to A; turn – 94 sts.
     
  6. Row 5: Ch 3, [V-st in space before next 3-dc group] 30 times, V-st in space before last 2 sts, dc in top of ch-3; turn – 95 sts.
     
  7. Rows 6-62: Following Color Sequence, repeat Rows 2-5 fourteen times, repeat Row 2 once more changing to C at end of Row 62; turn.

Border

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc in each dc and ch-1 space across, 3 sc in last st; working down side, * sc in end of first row, 2 sc in end of next row, [sc in end of next row, 2 sc in end of next 7 rows] 7 times, [2 sc in end of next row, sc in end of next row] twice *; working on opposite side of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next ch, [sc below V-st, 2 sc in next ch-2 space] 30 times, sc below next V-st, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; working up next side, repeat from * to * once more; join with a slip st in first sc – 93 sc along top and bottom, 114 sc along each side, and 3 sc in each corner.
     
  2. Rnd 2: (Slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next sc, skip next 2 sc, * 3 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in top of ch-3 – 142 3-dc groups.
     
  3. Rnd 3: (Slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next dc, * skip next dc, [3 dc in space before next 3-dc group] 32 times, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, skip next dc, [3 dc in space before next 3-dc group] 39 times *, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * to * once more; join with a slip st in top of ch-3 – 146 3-dc groups. Fasten off. Weave in ends. 
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