Cayenne Throw

Pattern, texture, and color come together in this breezy gold and burgundy throw. Openwork panels and a treble crochet border frame a central field of diamonds that float between chain-stitch bridges. The result? Pure perfection in blanket form.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 48″ wide x 60″ long

Gauge: 15 sts and 7 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in dc

Materials

Medium weight yarn

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yards [288 meters]/170 grams): 9782 gold (MC, 5 balls), 9762 burgundy (CC, 2 balls)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Ch 3 at beg of row counts as first dc.

Ch 4 at beg of row counts as (dc, ch 1) unless otherwise stated.

Ch 1 at beg of row counts as first sc.

Color changes are worked at end of row, making last yo of last st with new color.

Pattern

Center Panel

With MC, ch 115.
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, (beg sk 3 chs counts as first dc), ch 5, sk 5 chs, [dc in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next 9 chs, ch 2, sk 2 chs] 7 times, dc in next ch, ch 5, sk 5 chs, dc in last 2 chs, turn. (75 dc, 38 chs)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4, sk 4 chs, [(dc in each of next ch, dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch] 7 times, (dc in each of next ch, dc and ch), ch 4, sk 4 chs, dc in dc and in top of tch, turn. (77 dc, 36 chs)

Row 3. Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk 3 chs, [(dc in each of next ch, 3 dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch] 7 times, (dc in each of next ch, 3 dc and ch), ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next dc and in top of tch, turn. (79 dc, 34 chs)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 2 chs, [(dc in each of next ch, 5 dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch] 7 times, (dc in each of next ch, 5 dc and ch), ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc and in top of tch, turn. (81 dc, 32 chs)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch, [(dc in each of next ch, 7 dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch] 7 times, (dc in each of next ch, 7 dc and ch), ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc and in top of tch, turn. (83 dc, 30 chs)

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next ch and dc, [dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch, (dc in each of next ch, dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc] 7 times, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch, dc in next dc and in top of tch, turn. (81 dc, 32 chs)

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 chs and 1 dc, [dc in next 5 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch, (dc in each of next ch, 3 dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc] 7 times, dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, sk next dc and 2 chs, dc in next dc and in top of tch, turn. (79 dc, 34 chs)

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4, sk next 3 chs and 1 dc, [dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch, (dc in each of next ch, 5 dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc] 7 times, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sk next dc and 3 chs, dc in next dc and in top of tch, turn. (77 dc, 36 chs)

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next 4 chs and 1 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch, (dc in each of next ch, 7 dc and ch), ch 2, sk next ch and dc] 7 times, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next dc and 4 chs, dc in next dc and in top of tch, turn. (75 dc, 38 chs)

Rows 10-105: Rep Rows 2-9, 12 times.

Fasten off.

Side Panels

Panel 1

Row 1: Rotate work lengthwise and join MC with sl st in side of first dc on right, ch 3, dc in side of same st, 2 dc in side of next dc and in side of each dc across, change to CC at end of row, turn. (210 dc)

Row 2: Ch 4, dc in sp between 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 1, [dc in sp after next dc pair, ch 1] across, dc in last dc, turn. (106 dc, 105 ch-sps)

Row 3: Ch 4, [dc in next dc, ch 1] across, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 3, change to MC at end of row.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first ch-sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-sp] across, dc in last dc, change to CC at end of row, turn. (211 dc)

Row 6: Ch 4, sk 1 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] across, dc in last dc, turn.

Rows 7-8: Rep Row 3, change to MC at end of Row 8, turn.

Rows 9-16: Rep Rows 5-8 twice.

Fasten off.

Panel 2

Rep Panel 1 Rows 1-16, do not fasten off. Change to MC at end of Row 16, turn.

Border

Rd 1: Ch 3, dc in next ch-sp and in each dc and ch-sp across side, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, rotate work, dc across side working 2 dc in side of each row, 1 dc in each dc, 4 dc in each ch-5 sp, 2 dc in each ch-2 sp**, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, rotate work, dc in next dc and in each ch-sp and dc across side: rep from * to **, (2 dc, ch 3) in corner, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

Rd 2: Sl st join CC in one corner, (ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr, ch 4, 2 tr) in same corner, ch 1, sk next dc, [tr in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc] across side, *(2 tr, ch 4, 2 tr) in corner, ch 1, sk next dc, [tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 dc] across side; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg ch-4.

Rd 3: Ch 1, sc in next tr, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner, sc in next 2 tr, *[sc in ch-sp, ch 1, sk 1 tr] across side, sc in last ch-sp and in each of last 2 tr, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner, rotate work**, sc in each of next 2 tr; rep from * to ** twice, [sc in ch-sp, ch 1, sk 1 tr] across last side, join with sl st to beg ch-1. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends.

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