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Zigzag Christmas Throw and Pillow

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Get cozy in this Zigzag Christmas Throw, a free crochet pattern that's perfect for the cold winters.  If you're really feeling creative, you could even add some pillows to match it. Made with a 6mm hook in lovely holiday colors of red, green and white, this holiday-themed crocheted afghan pattern is a lovely way to get your home in the holiday spirit.  It would also be great for curling up with on Christmas eve as you read and enjoy stories, hot cocoa and time spent and shared with family and friends.

Zigzag Christmas Throw and Pillow

Materials:

For Throw

  • 6 balls Red Heart Holiday yarn in Green/Green (A)
  • 2 balls Red Heart Holiday yarn in Red/Red (B)
  • 2 balls Red Heart Holiday yarn in White/Silver (C)
  • 6 mm [US J-10] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

For Two Pillows

  • 4 balls Red Heart Holiday yarn in Green/Green (A)
  • 1 ball Red Heart Holiday yarn in Red/Red (B)
  • 2 balls Red Heart Holiday yarn in White/Silver (C)
  • 6 mm [US J-10] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 18"x18" pillow forms

 

Gauge:  From peak to peak = 6½”; Rows 1-6 = 3” in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Special Stitch:

  • Popcorn = 3 dc in indicated st, remove hook from loop and insert it from front to back in top of 1st dc, pick up loop on hook and pull through.

Instructions:
Throw is 45½" x 56½".
Pillow measures 18" x 18".
When changing color, work last st of row until 2 loops are left on hook, drop old color, yo with new color and complete stitch. Fasten off old color.

Throw

  1. With A, ch 164.
     
  2. Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * sc in next 10 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 10 ch **, skip next 2 ch; repeat from * across, end last repeat at **; skip next ch, sc in last ch; turn – 163 sts.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, skip next st, * sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts **, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across, end last repeat at **, skip next st, sc in last st; turn.
     
  4. Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2, changing to B at the end of Row 5.
     
  5. Row 6 (Right Side): With B, ch 3, skip 1st two sts, *Popcorn in next st, ch 1, [skip next st, Popcorn in next st, ch 1] 4 times, skip next st, [Popcorn, ch 1] twice all in next st, [skip next st, Popcorn in next st, ch 1] 4 times; skip next st, Popcorn in next st **, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across, end last repeat at **, skip next st, dc in last st; change to A, turn – 84 Popcorns.
     
  6. Row 7: With A, ch 1, sc in 1st st, skip 1st Popcorn, [sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next Popcorn] 5 times; 3 sc in next ch-1 space, [sc in next Popcorn, sc in next ch-1 space] 5 times **; skip next 2 Popcorns; repeat from * across, end last repeat at **, skip next Popcorn, sc in top of ch-3; turn – 163 sts.
     
  7. Rows 8-11: Repeat Row 2, changing to C at end of Row 11.
     
  8. Row 12: With C, repeat Row 6.
     
  9. Row 13: With A, repeat Row 7.
     
  10. Rows 14-113: Repeat Rows 2-12 eight more times, then Rows 2-5 once more. At end of Row 113, do not change color of fasten A off; turn.

Border

Top Edge

  1. With A, ch 3, skip next st, * dc in next 10 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts **, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across, end last repeat at **, skip next st, 3 dc in next st; turn to work along Side Edge.

Side Edge 1

  1. Dc in side of each sc row, 2 dc in side of each Popcorn row; turn to work along Bottom Edge.

Bottom Edge

  1. Working in unused loops of beginning ch, 3 dc in 1st ch, * dc in next 10 ch, skip next ch, dc in next 10 ch **, 3 dc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across, end last repeat at **, 3 dc last ch; turn to work along Side Edge.

Side Edge 2

  1. Repeat Side Edge 1; turn to work 2 dc in same st as beginning ch-3; join with a slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Pillow Cover (Make 2)

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): With A ch 72; sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, [sc in next 10 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 10 ch, skip next 2 ch] 2 times, sc in next 10 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 10 ch, skip next ch, sc in last ch; turn—3 ripples.
     
  2. Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, skip next sc, [sc in next 10 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, skip next 2 sc] 2 times, sc in next 10 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc, changing to B at end of Row 5; turn. Fasten off A.
     
  3. Row 6: Ch 3, skip first 2 sc, *popcorn in next sc, ch 1, [skip next sc, popcorn in next sc, ch 1] 4 times, skip next sc, (popcorn, ch 1, popcorn) in next sc, ch 1, [skip next sc, popcorn in next sc, ch 1] 4 times, skip next sc, popcorn in next sc**, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * 2 more times, end at **, skip next sc, dc in last sc, changing to A; turn. Fasten off B.
     
  4. Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *[sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next popcorn] 5 times, 3 sc in next ch-1 space, [sc in next popcorn, sc in next ch-1 space] 5 times**, skip next 2 popcorn; repeat from * 2 times, end at **, skip next popcorn, sc in top of beginning ch-3; turn.
     
  5. Rows 8–11: Repeat Rows 2-5, changing to C at end of Row 11. Fasten off A.
     
  6. Row 12: Repeat Row 6, changing to A at the end of row; turn. Fasten off C.
     
  7. Row 13: Repeat Row 7.
     
  8. Rows 14–84: Repeat Rows 2–13 five times, then repeat Rows 2–12. Fasten off C.

Assembly

  1. Fold pillow cover in half, with right sides together, bringing first row up to meet last row. With A, whipstitch first row to last row. Flatten pillow so seam is centered on back. Whipstitch one side seam. Turn pillow cover right side out, insert pillow form, and whipstitch remaining side seam. Weave in ends.

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I have made one years ago as a gift and it brought tears to his eyes. Unfortunately I lost the pattern so now I'm a very happy camper. Weither you make this for yourself or to give as a loving gift it will always be a treasure to pass down in the family. Dee R-h

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