Autumn Zig-Zag Throw

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Deeper fall shades and a slight zig-zag design come together to form this Autumn Zig-Zag Throw. This intermediate pattern features a straightforward pattern repeat that will look striking on any couch this fall.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 38 inches wide x 60 inches long

Gauge: 15 sts and 8 rows = 4 inches 

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic; 170 yards [156 meters]/100 grams): #133 Brick (A, 5 skeins), #135 Rust (B, 4 skeins), #130 Honey (C, 4 skeins)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge
Notions: 4 locking stitch markers

Special Stitches

Dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 4+2)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), * ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from *  to last sp, ch1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last single. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, * sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, * ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, * ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across working last sc into top of turning ch, turn.
Rep row 2-5 for pattern. 

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked in ABC Fashion; meaning one row of A, changing to color B at the end of the row, then working color B for one row, changing to color C at the end of that row, then working color C for one row, changing to color A at the end of that row.  This means that you never cut the yarn.  This type of patterning allows you to always change color at the end of the row and pick up the correct next color when you complete the row.
You will always work the colors as A, B, C, A, B, C, etc.
You will ignore the turning chain EXCEPT for when indicated in the pattern.

Pattern

Center Panel

With Color A, Ch 138.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end making sure to change to the next color in last stitch, turn. (69 sc, 68 ch-1 sp)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), * ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last single making sure to change to the next color in the last stitch. Turn. (69 dc2tog)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, * sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st making sure to switch to then next color in the last stich, turn. (70 sc, 65 ch-1 sps)
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, * ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (68 dc2tog, 2 dc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, * ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across working last sc into top of turning ch making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (69 sc, 68 ch-1 sp)
Rep rows 2-5 until throw measures 58 inches long, ending with either row 3 or 5. Fasten off all colors.

Edging

Note: You will be placing a st marker in the center of each 3 sc group in the corner for stitch placement. You will move the marked up each row so that it always remains in the center of the corner.
Rnd 1: With Color A, Join with a sc in first st of last row, 2 sc in same st for corner, *sc in next 135 sts, 3 sc in last st for corner, working along sides of rows, place 1 sc in each sc row and 2 sc in side of each dc2tog row to end, working along foundation row, 3 sc in first ch, rep from * around to first sc of round; join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: With Color B, join in first marked sc with a sc, 2 sc in same st for corner, ch 1, sk next sc,+ *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * to next marked st, 3 sc in next marked st, ch 1, rep from + around to first sc, join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: With Color C, Join in first marked sc with a sc, 2 sc in same st,* sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across to next marked st, 3 sc in marked st; rep from * around to first sc, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: With Color A, join in first marked sc with a sc, 2 sc in same st for corner, ch 1, sk next sc,+ *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * to next marked st, 3 sc in next marked st, ch 1, rep from + around to first sc, join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: With Color B, Join in first marked sc with a sc, 2 sc in same st,* sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across to next marked st, 3 sc in marked st; rep from * around to first sc, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: With Color C, join in first marked sc with a sc, 2 sc in same st for corner, ch 1, sk next sc,+ *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * to next marked st, 3 sc in next marked st, ch 1, rep from + around to first sc, join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 7: With Color A, Join in first marked sc with a sc, 2 sc in same st,* sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across to next marked st, 3 sc in marked st; rep from * around to first sc, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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