Afghan & Throws Pattern of the Month: March

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Reversible Rainbow

Design by Darla Fanton

Skill Level
Intermediate

Finished Measurements
47 x 67 inches

Materials
  • Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight yarn: (7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein): 4 skeins #312 black
  • Medium (worsted) weight yarn: 27 oz various scrap colors
  • Size K/10 1/2/6.5mm flexible double-ended crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size J/10/6mm crochet hook

Gauge
Size K hook: 4 sts = 1 inch; 5 rows = 1 inch

Pattern Notes
Weave in ends as work progresses.
Carry black along side edge, fasten off scrap colors after each 2-row section.
Chain-2 counts as half double crochet unless otherwise stated.
Join with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitch
Work loops off hook (work lps off hook): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration, part A), yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (see illustration, part B) across until 1 lp rem on hook (last lp on hook is first lp of next row).

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Afghan

Body
Row 1: With size K hook and black, ch 177, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up lp in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, slide all sts to opposite end of hook, turn. (177 lps on hook)
Row 2: Place scrap color on hook with slip knot, working from left to right draw slip knot through first lp, *yo, draw through 2 lps (1 lp each color), rep from * across until there is 1 lp left on hook, do not turn.
Row 3: With scrap color, ch 1, sk first vertical bar, *yo**, insert hook under next vertical bar (see illustration) without working, [pick up lp under next vertical bar] twice, slip unworked st over last 2 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, insert hook under next vertical bar without working, pick up lp under last vertical bar, pass unworked st over last st, slide all sts to opposite end of hook, turn. (177 lps on hook)

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Row 4: With black, work lps off hook (see Special Stitch), do not turn.
Row 5: With black, rep row 3.
Row 6: With next scrap color, rep row 2.
Rows 7-464: [Rep rows 3-6 consecutively] 114 times, ending last rep at row 4.
Row 465: With black, ch 1, sk first vertical bar, *ch 1, insert hook under next vertical bar without working**, [pick up lp under next vertical bar] twice, pass unworked lp over last 2 sts, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, pick up lp under next vertical bar, pass unworked lp over last st, yo, draw through both lps on hook. Transfer last lp of black to size J crochet hook and continue with Edging.

Edging
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), 2 hdc in same spot as final bind-off st, hdc evenly sp around all 4 sides, working 3 hdc in each corner, join (see Pattern Notes) in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.
Note: You should have an odd number of sts along each side between the 3 corner sts.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next hdc, ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same st as beg ch-2, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around working (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner sp, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Attach scrap color with a sc in any st, [working over next ch-1 sp, hdc in next sk st on rnd 1, sc in next st on working rnd] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off.

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