Swirling Valley Circular Throw

Worked in a spiral of 6 colors and finished with a row of shell edging, this attractive design will capture the imagination of anyone who sees it. I can always get ideas from the garden, and a whirly gig twirling in the yard lead to the envisioning of this design.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 48” / [122 cm] diameter

Gauge: 11 sts and 6 rnds = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic; 170 yards [156 meters]/100 grams): #104 Pink Grapefruit (A), 3 balls; #169 Pistachio (B), 3 balls; #123 Beige (C), 3 balls

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; removable stitch markers

Abbreviations

Shell: Work 5 dc in indicated stitch

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round as a spiral.

There are 6 live loops being worked in every given round, with 2 skeins of each color.

Colors are noted as A1, B1, C1, A2, B2, C2, with the letters indicate the colors and the numbers indicate the order in the round.

Tip: Remove half the yarn from one skein of each color and wind this into a ball so you now have 2 partial balls.

Pattern

With A1, ch 4, sl st to beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in ring, drop working loop, insert stitch marker to last st worked, join B1 to ring, (sc, dc) in ring, drop working loop, join C1 to ring, (sc, dc), drop working loop, join A2 to ring, (sc, dc) in ring, drop working loop, join B2 to ring, (sc, dc) in ring, drop working loop, join C2 to ring, (sc, dc) in ring, drop working loop.

Rnd 2: With working loop A1, (2 dc in next 2 sts, change to next color) around to stitch marker.

Rnd 3: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next st, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 4: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 5: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 6: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 7: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 8: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 9: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 10: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 11: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 12: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 13: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 14: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 15: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 16: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 14 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 17: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 15 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 18: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 19: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 17 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 20: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 18 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 21: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 19 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 22: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 20 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 23: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 21 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 24: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 22 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 25: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 23 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 26: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 24 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 27: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 25 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 28: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 26 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 29: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 27 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 30: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 28 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 31: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 29 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 32: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 30 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 33: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 31 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 34: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 32 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 35: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 33 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 36: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(dc in next 34 sts, 2 dc next st) twice, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Rnd 37: Move stitch marker to working loop A1, *(sk next 2 sts, Shell in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st) 12 times, change to next color; rep from * around to stitch marker.

Fasten off all colors.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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