Wednesday, 17 June 2015

I love Colour Crochet Blanket Afghan

Fun, colorful, and unique are words that will immediately pop into your head when looking at this gorgeous crochet blanket pattern for the I Love Color Crochet Afghan. Combining squares, octagons, and triangles, this crochet afghan will keep you on your toes. Its a one-of-a-kind crochet blanket that not only combines an array of motifs, but colors, too. If you’re looking to create a statement piece for your home, then this pattern is just for you!

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Pattern by Red Heart Yarn 

Crochet Hook: J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

SIZE:
45” x 54” (114 x 137 cm)

MATERIALS:
RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each of 1101 Eggshell A, 1909 Holly Berry B, 1252 Mango C, 1201 Daffodil D, 1601 Lettuce E, 1621 Evergreen F, 1805 Bluebell G, 1803 Blue Hawaii H, 1538 Lilac I, 1915 Merlot J, and 1907 Boysenberry K.
Crochet hook: 6.0 mm [US J-10]
Yarn needle

GAUGE:
12 sts and 7 rows dc = 4” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

ABBREVIATIONS:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K = color A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
Special Abbreviations: 2-dc cluster (Cl): [Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over, draw yarn through st, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice in same st or space, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
When sewing the motifs together, be careful not to pull the yarn too tightly or puckering may occur. When assembling the throw, be sure to work from the back, the assembly diagram shows the back side of the throw. When working border rounds, there are 8 corners due to the angled corners of the throw.

OCTAGON MOTIF:
[geometric color lovers throw 2 Celebrate I Love Yarn Day Week: Day #1]

(make 14; 2 in each of the following color sequences):

Color Sequence O1: I , C , B , F , A , H.

Color Sequence O2: D , E , K , H , A , I.

Color Sequence O3: F , H , D , G , A , E.

Color Sequence O4: K , D , G , J , A , B.

Color Sequence O5: E , G , J , D , A , F.

Color Sequence O6: J , I , E , C , A , G.

Color Sequence O7: H , B , F , K , A , C.
With first color, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in ring (counts as first Cl), ch 1, (Cl, ch 1) 7 times in ring; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3— 8 Cl; 8 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 2: With right side facing, join next color in any ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, Cl) in same ch-1 space, (Cl, ch 1, Cl) in each ch-1 space around; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3— 16 Cl; 8 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 3: With right side facing, join next color in any ch-1 space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-1 space, *sc between next 2 Cl**, 5 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—8 shells. Fasten off.

Round 4: Working in back loops only, with right side facing, join next color in 3rd dc of any 5 dc group, ch 1, sc in same st, *hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 tr in next sc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc**, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in top of first sc—56 sts. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing, join next color with a slip st between 2 tr of any 2-tr pair, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, working over next sc in Round 4, dc in corresponding dc, 1 round below, ch 3 , skip next 3 sts**, slip st between 2 tr of next 2-tr pair; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first slip st—16 ch-3 spaces. Do not fasten off.

Round 6: Slip st in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 space, *ch 2, 4 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1**, 4 dc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—8 ch-2 corner spaces; 8 ch-1 side spaces. Fasten off.

Round 7: With right side facing, join next color in any ch-2 space, ch 3, *dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip one, dc in each of next 2 dc**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, dc in first ch-2 space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—8 ch-2 corner spaces; 2 ch-1 spaces across each side. Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length.

TRIANGLE MOTIF:

(make 20; 2 in each of the following color sequences):

Color Sequence T1: K , F , J.

Color Sequence T2: B , I , G.

Color Sequence T3: J , D , H.

Color Sequence T4: E , J , D.

Color Sequence T5: G , K , C.

Color Sequence T6: H , B , E.

Color Sequence T7: F , H , I.

Color Sequence T8: C , G , F.

Color Sequence T9: I , E , K.

Color Sequence T10: D , C , B.

With first color, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.

Row 1 (right side): Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, turn—6 dc; 1 ch-2 space. Fasten off.

Row 2: With right side facing, join next color in top of beginning ch-3, ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn—12 dc; 2 ch-1 spaces; 1 ch-2 space. Fasten off. Geometric Color Lovers Throw

Row 3: With right side facing, join next color in top of beginning ch-3, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st—18 dc; 4 ch-1 spaces; 1 ch-2 space. Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length.

CORNER MOTIF:

(make 4; 1 in each of the following color sequences):

Color Sequence C1: G , J , E .

Color Sequence C2: F , G , I .

Color Sequence C3: B , E , D .

Color Sequence C4: H , K , C.

With first color, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.

Row 1 (right side): Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc] twice in ring, turn—9 dc; 2 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.

Row 2: With right side facing, join next color in top of beginning ch-3, ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn—18 dc; 3 ch-1 spaces; 2 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.

Row 3: With right side facing, join next color in top of beginning ch-3, ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * once, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st—27 dc; 6 ch-1 spaces; 2 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length.

SQUARE MOTIF:

(make 6; 1 in each of the following color sequences):

Color Sequence S1: I , K , F , A , D , J , H.

Color Sequence S2: B , G , C , A , E , D , K.

Color Sequence S3: E , F , I , A , H , K , D.

Color Sequence S4: G , B , E , A , J , F , I.

Color Sequence S5: D , H , K , A , B , C , J.

Color Sequence S6: C , J , H , A , I , G , F .

Work same a Octagon through Round 3.

Round 4: Working in back loops only, with right side facing, join next color in 3rd dc of any 5 dc group, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 2 dc, *hdc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next sc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc**, sc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc—4 ch-2 spaces; 13 sts across each side. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing, join next color with a slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, *[ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, ch 1, skip next st**, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 3 dc in first ch-2 space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3 space—4 ch-2 corner spaces; 4 ch-1 spaces across each side. Fasten off.

Round 6: With right side facing, slip st next color in any ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, *(ch 1, 3 dc) in each of next 4 ch-1 spaces, ch 1**, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 3 dc in first ch-2 space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—4 ch-2 corner spaces; 5 ch-1 spaces across each side. Fasten off.

Round 7: With right side facing, join next color with a slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, *(ch 1, 3 dc) in each of next 5 ch-1 spaces, ch 1**, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, 3 dc in Geometric Color Lovers Throwfirst ch-2 space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—4 ch-2 corner spaces; 6 ch-1 spaces across each side. Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length.

ASSEMBLY: With wrong sides facing, arrange all motifs following assembly diagram. With yarn needle and sewing lengths, working through back loops of sts, whip stitch motifs together.

BORDER:

Round 1 (right side): With right side of afghan facing, join A with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner space, sc evenly around entire afghan, working 1 sc in each dc and each ch-1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each of the 7 remaining ch-2 corners, and 15 sc evenly spaced across each triangle edge (do not work in ch-spaces before and after each triangle); join with a slip st in first sc—8 ch-2 corner spaces. Fasten off.

Round 2: With right side facing, join G with a slip st in first sc after any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, *sc in each sc to next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Round 3: With right side facing, join H to any ch-2 corner space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, skip next sc, *(dc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, skip next sc) across to next ch-2 corner space**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.

Round 4: With right side facing, join J with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), dc in same ch-2 corner space, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1) across to next ch-2 corner space**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat **; join with a slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing, join D with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 5, dc in same ch-2 corner space, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1) across to next ch-1 space before next ch-2 corner space, 2 dc in next ch-1 space**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 corner space, 2 dc in ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. Fasten off.

Round 6: With right side facing, join E to any ch-2 corner space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 space, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1) across to next ch-2 corner space**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.

Round 7: With right side facing, join I with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner space, sc in each dc and ch-1 space across to next ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Round 8: With right side facing, join F with a slip st in first sc after any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, *sc in each sc to next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in beginning sc. Fasten off.

Round 9: With right side facing, join K with a slip st in sc before any ch-2 corner space, *5 hdc in next ch-2 corner space, slip st in next sc, (skip next st, 3 hdc in next sc, skip next st, slip st in next sc) across to first sc before next ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first hdc. Fasten off.

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