Chrysanthemum Throw

The chrysanthemum is a flower that always has shared the sentiment of friendship and is a fabulous addition to any household. Shells folded upon themselves create a fascinating flower shape in this stunning motif. These simple squares can be worked using the join-as-you-go method or seamed together, creating an easy take along project while creating a stunning show piece. 

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 48” x 60”

Gauge: motif = 6” square

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic; 170 yards [156 meters]/100 grams): #158 Mustard (Color A), 2 balls; #133 Brick (Color B), 5 balls; #134 Terracotta (Color C), 7 balls

Hook: US size K/10½ (6.5 mm), or size to achieve gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked with 9 rows and 8 columns of motifs worked using join-as-you-go method.

Pattern

First Motif

With color A, ch 5.

Rnd 1: (Dc in first ch, ch 1) 7 times, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, fasten off – 8 dc, 8 ch-1 sp.

Rnd 2: With color B, join to any ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, 3 Fpdc around next dc (petal made), *sc in next ch-1 sp, 3 Fpdc around next dc; rep from * around, sl st to join, turn – 24 Fpdc, 8 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) petal made, *sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to join, fasten off – 40 dc, 8 sc.

Rnd 4: With color C and RS facing, join to center dc of any petal, ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st, ch 3, *sc in center dc of next petal, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center dc of next petal, ch 3; rep 2 times, sc in center dc of next petal, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch of the beg ch – 12 ch-3 sp, 8 dc, 4 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * around, sl st to join – 52 dc, 4 ch-1 sp.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each dc across, *3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each dc across; rep from * around, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Joining Motifs

Rnds 1-5: Work the same as First Motif.

Rnd 6 (Joining 1 Side): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each dc across, 2 sc ch-1 sp, sl st to center sc of corner of motif being joined to, sc in ch-1 sp, (sl st in next st of motif being joined to, sc in next dc) across to next corner, sl st in next st of motif being joined to, sc in ch-1 sp, sl st in next st of motif being joined to, 2 sc in ch-1, sc in each dc across, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each dc across, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each dc across, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 6 (Joining 2 sides): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each dc across, 2 sc ch-1 sp, sl st to center sc of corner of motif being joined to, sc in ch-1 sp, (sl st in next st of motif being joined to, sc in next dc) across to next corner, (sl st in next st of motif being joined to, sc in ch-1 sp) 3 times, (sl st in next st of next motif being joined to, sc in next sc) across to next corner, sl st in next st of motif being joined to, sc in ch-1 sp, sl st in next st of motif being joined to, 2 sc in ch-1, sc in each dc across, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each dc across, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1: With Color A, join to the center sc of any corner, ch 4, dc in same st, dc in each st across to next corner, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in center sc of corner, dc in each st across to next corner; rep from * around, sl st to join, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in each dc across, 3 sc in each ch-1 sp; rep from * around, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With Color B, join to the center sc of any corner, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in each st across, *3 sc in center sc of corner, sc across; rep from * around, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.yarn ball

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