This throw is worked in panels, so there’s no need to change colors mid row — just stitch the panels together to create moving lanes of color. Bulky weight yarn makes this project quick and easy.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 50” x 56”
Gauge: 10 sc = 4” [10 cm]
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Anthem Chunky (100% Acrylic; 218 yards [200 meters]/200 grams): 28 Navy (MC, 3 balls), 30 Bachelor Button (CC1, 2 balls), 46 Deep Teal (CC2, 2 balls), 33 Cockatoo (CC3, 2 balls), 47 Sun Dried Tomato (CC4, 2 balls), 45 Autumn Sunset (CC5, 2 balls)
Hook: US size K/10 (6.5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Linked treble crochet (ltr): Insert hook into horizontal lp in middle front of stitch just made, yo and pull up a lp, insert hook in next horizontal lp on front of same st, yo and pull up a lp, insert hook in next st of round, yo, pull up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.
Standing tr: With sl knot on hook, yo 2 times, holding yarn on hook with finger, insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull up a lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps) 3 times.
Starting tr: With 1 lp on hook, insert hook into first st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, (insert hook from front to back and into center of st just made, yo, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps) 2 times.
The ch-1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.
To join new color at end of rows, work last stitch of old color to last yo, drop old color, pick up new color and draw through all lps.
Standing stitches are used to join a new color or to start a new round in a different stitch to the finishing stitch of the previous round.
Starting stitches are used at the beg of a round and continuing in same color.
Solid Color Panels (make 4 panels in specified color sequence)
Panel #1: CC1, CC2, CC5
Panel #2: MC, CC3, CC4
Panel #3: CC3, CC4, MC
Panel #4: CC2, CC5, CC3
With CC1, ch 20.
Row 1: Hdc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each back bump to end, turn. (19 hdc)
Row 2 (Stitch Pattern): Ch 1, hdc in first and each st to end, turn. (19 hdc)
Rows 3-30: Work Stitch Pattern. Fasten off.
Rows 31-60: Join CC2 to first st, work Stitch pattern. Fasten off.
Rows 61-90: Join CC5 to first st, work Stitch pattern. Fasten off.
Striped Panels (make 2 panels in specified color sequence)
Panel #5: MC, CC1, CC3, CC2, CC4, CC5
Panel #6: CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, CC1, MC
With MC (CC2), ch 16.
Rows 1-30: Work Stitch Pattern in 3 rows each of alternating colors MC (CC2) and CC1 (CC3). (15 hdc)
Rows 31-60: Work Stitch Pattern in 3 rows each of alternating colors CC3 (CC4) and CC2 (CC5). (15 hdc)
Rows 61-90: Work Stitch Pattern in 3 rows each of alternating colors CC4 (CC1) and CC5 (MC). (15 hdc)
Weave in all ends.
Using mattress stitch in BL, sew panels together on WS using photo as a guide. This method prevents color bleeding. Match rows for a seamless look.
Rnd 1: Join MC with standing tr in any st on short side of throw, *ltr evenly across to corner, 3 ltr in corner; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first tr.
Rnd. 2: Starting tr, *ltr in each st across to corner st, 3 ltr in corner st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first tr. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Damp block.