Bring Christmas to every inch of your home. This bright and festive throw will add the extra holiday cheer you need this Christmas.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 47” x 58”
Gauge: 4 blocks = 4 ½”; 6 rows = 4”
Yarn: Red Heart Classic (100% acrylic; 190 yards [174 meters]/100 grams): # 0001 White (5 skeins), #0902 Jockey Red (4 skeins), #0686 Paddy Green (4 skeins)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge
Beginning Block: (ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 chs).
Block: (ch 3, 3 dcs) in space as indicated.
Shell: (slip stitch, ch 3, 2 dcs) in space or stitch as indicated.
Row 1: With red ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in each of next 2 chs. (1 block)
Row 2: Ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, work a block in ch 3 space. (2 blocks)
Row 3: Ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, continue across row and fasten off. (3 blocks)
Row 4: Join white in top of last dc made, ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, continue across row. (4 blocks)
Row 5: Ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, continue across row and fasten off. (5 blocks)
Rows 6-50: Continue increasing 1 block on each row alternating colors: 3 rows green, 2 rows white, 3 rows red, 2 rows white until there are 50 blocks across.
Start to Shape Left Side Edge by Decreasing as Follows
Row 51: Starting at upper right corner join red, ch 6, work a beginning block, continue across row ending with a slip stitch in last ch 3 space, turn. (50 blocks)
Row 52: Slip stitch into 3 dcs and ch 3 spaces, ch 3, 3 dcs in same space, continue row across. (50 blocks)
Rows 53-59: Alternating colors continue pattern as for Rows 51 and 52 having 50 blocks in each row.
Start to Shape Top by Decreasing as Follows
Row 60: Slip stitch in 3 dcs and ch 3 space, ch 3, 3 dcs in same space, continue across row ending slip stitch in last ch 3 space, turn and fasten off. (49 blocks)
Row 61: Join red in first ch 3 space of Row 60, ch 3, 3 dcs in same space, continue across row ending slip stitch in last ch 3 space, turn. (48 blocks)
Rows 62-108: Continue this pattern alternating colors as established until 1 block remains and fasten off.
With white work along top edge Shell in first right corner dc, [Shell in center dc of next 3 dcs, Shell in next dc] across.
Work along left side edge [Shell in center dc of next 3 dcs, Shell in next dc] across.
Work along bottom edge [Shell in dc, Shell in ch of center dc of next 3 dcs] across.
Work along right side edge [Shell in dc, Shell in ch of center dc of next 3 dcs] across, join to beginning slip stitch and fasten off.
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This looks like fun – I have made a number of shawls and throws using this corner to corner pattern. Thanks for this one. Merry Christmas
Thank you very much, this pattern very beautiful, I like it!
Didn’t give written pattern
This is a BEAUTIFUL afghan!!! I may make it in other colors for fall and spring too!’ I may even make it in family and friends favorite colors for gifts !! Easy and fun
This is very pretty. Thank you so much.
The patter is lovely. I am going to start it tonight.
Thank you! I love it!
That is very pretty, thank you!
Very pretty! Thank you!