Lavender Bavarian Throw

Pastel shades of purple, blue and green are the basis for this soft throw. Comprised of easy-to-work shell stitches, this throw will give your living room that soft color accent it needs.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 41” x 49”

Gauge: 4 rows = 3 ¾”; 2 large shells, 2 scs = 5”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Classic (100% acrylic; 190 yards [174 meters]/85 grams): #0261 Maize (A, 3 skeins), #0570 Light Lavender (B, 4 skeins); Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0361 Light Blue (C, 2 skeins), #0668 Honeydew (D, 2 skeins), #0331 White (E, 2 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

Large Shell (lg shell): (4 trs, ch 1, 4 trs) in place indicated.
Small Shell (sm shell): 4 trs in place indicated.
4-back post treble decrease (4-bptr dec): Holding back last loop of each stitch on hook, bptr around each of next 4 stitches, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
8-back post treble decrease (8-bptr dec): *Holding back last loop of each stitch on hook, bptr around each of next 4 stitches*, skip sc between shells and working on next shell, repeat between * once, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
The 8-bptr dec is always worked using the last 4-tr group of 1 shell and the first 4-tr group of the next shell.

Pattern Notes

Do not turn at end of each row.
All work is done on right side.
Each color is done in 2 rows.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): With A ch 152, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip 4 chs, lg shell in next ch, skip 4 chs, sc in next ch] across, ending skip 4 chs, sc in last ch and fasten off. (8 lg shells)
Row 2: With A working on opposite side of starting ch, skip 5 chs, [lg shell in next ch of the opposite lg shell, skip 4 chs, sc opposite sc, skip 4 chs] across, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Row 3: Join C in beginning stitch, ch 5, 4-bptr dec, [ch 5, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec] across ending sc in last ch 1 space, 4-bptc dec, ch 5, slip stitch in last sc and fasten off.
Row 4: Join C in 5th ch of beginning ch 5, sm shell in top of 4-bptr dec, [sc in sc, lg shell in top of 8 bptr dec] across ending sc in next sc, sm shell in top of 4-bptr dec, ch 5, slip stitch in 1 st ch of ending ch 5 and fasten off.
Row 5: Join B in 5th ch of beginning ch 5, [ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in ch 1 space] across ending ch 5, slip stitch in top of ch 5 and fasten off.
Row 6: Join B in first stitch, [lg shell, sc in sc] across ending, slip stitch in bottom ch of ch 5 and fasten off.
Row 7: Join D in beginning stitch, ch 5, continue with Row 3 and fasten off.
Row 8: Join D in 5th ch of beginning ch 5, continue with Row 4 and fasten off.
Row 9: Join E in 5th ch of beginning ch 5, continue with Row 5 and fasten off.
Row 10: Join E in first stitch, continue with Row 6 and fasten off.

Color Scheme

Continue pattern as established repeating Rows 3 and 4, Rows 5 and 6 for a total of 62 rows as follows:
(2 rows A, 2 rows C, 2 rows B, 2 rows D, 2 rows E ) 6 times, 2 rows A

Edging

Rnd 1: Work along top edge join B in right corner joining with a sc, ch 5, 4-bptr dec, [ch 5, sc in ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec] across ending 4-bptr dec in corner, ch 5, sc in corner stitch.
Work along side edge [ch 5, sc between next 2 rows, ch 5, sc in space between next 2 rows] across ending 4-bptr dec in bottom corner.
Work along bottom edge as for top edge.  Work along side edge as for opposite side edge ending join to beginning sc.
Rnd 2: Work along top edge sc in beginning sc, ch 1, [dc, (ch 1, dc) 7 times] in 4-bptr dec,
*ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, [dc, (ch 1, dc) 5 times] in 8-bptr dec, repeat from * across ending ch 1,
[dc, (ch 1, dc) 7 times] in corner 4-bptr dec.
Work along side edge *ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, [dc, (ch 1, dc) 5 times] in next sc, repeat from * across ending ch 1, [dc, (ch 1, dc) 7 times] in bottom corner 4-bptr dec.
Repeat pattern around as established for bottom edge as for top and side edge as for opposite side edge, join to beginning sc and fasten off. yarn ball

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Comments
  • stephanieh3

    Are there any tutorials available about not turning and working on opposite side of chain? I submitted 2 questions in November and never received a reply.

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