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Happy Day Throw

Have fun choosing your colors for this entertaining and portable project. Motifs are worked in two different colorways and connected with the join-as-you-go method.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Measurements 53” wide x 63” long

Gauge: Rnds 1-5 of Motif = 7 1/2” [19 cm] after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): 354 Granite (A), 6 balls; 355 Mint Green (B), 1 ball; 344 Coral (C), 1 ball; 349 Pale Blue (D), 3 balls; 319 Lavender (E), 1 ball; 311 Cherry (F), 1 ball; 307 Baby Green (G), 3 balls

Hook: US H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Motifs are worked in the round and are connected by a join-as-you-go method.

Stitch Guide

3-tr CL (worked over 2 sts): (Yo) 2 times, insert hook in next st and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times (2 lps on hook), (yo) 2 times, insert hook in same st as last tr and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times (3 lps on hook), (yo) 2 times, insert hook in next st and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times (4 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.

4-tr CL (worked over 3 sts): [(Yo) 2 times, insert hook in next st and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times] 2 times (3 lps on hook), (yo) 2 times, insert hook in same st as last tr and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times (4 lps on hook), (yo) 2 times, insert hook in next st and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times (5 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.

Motif

Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), (dc, ch 1) in ring 11 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 using next color – 12 dc, 12 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp) 11 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 using next color – 36 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 4, 3-tr CL over next 2 dc, ch 4, (4 tr CL over next 3 dc, ch 4) 11 times, join with sl st to top of beg CL – 12 CL, 12 ch-4 sp. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Make a slip knot. Join with a sl st to any ch-4 sp from Rnd 3. Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 more dc in same sp, (dc, 2 tr, dtr, ch 1, dtr, 2 tr, dc) in next sp, *6 dc in each of next 2 sp, (dc, 2 tr, dtr, ch 1, dtr, 2 tr, dc) in next sp; rep from *2 more times, 6 dc in last sp, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3 sp.

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *dc in each st to ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in sp; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each rem st, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Fasten off.

Pattern

Throw

Motif X

Make 15 Motifs using colors as follows:

Beg Ch: A

Rnd 1: A
Rnd 2: B
Rnd 3: C
Rnds 4-5: D

Motif Y

Make 15 Motifs using colors as follows:

Beg Ch: A

Rnd 1: A
Rnd 2: E
Rnd 3: F
Rnds 4-5: G

Join Motifs

Motif 1

Join A with sl st in corner ch-2 sp from Rnd 5 of a Motif X patt.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, *sc in each sc to next corner ch-2 sp, 3 sc in sp; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each sc to beg corner sp, 1 sc in sp, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), 2 dc in same sc, *sk next sc, 4 dc in next sc, (sk next 3 sc, 4 sc in next sc) 2 times, sk next 4 sc, 4 dc in next sc, (sk next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc) 2 times, sk next sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * 2 more times, sk next sc, 4 dc in next sc, (sk next 3 sc, 4 sc in next sc) 2 times, sk next 4 sc, 4 dc in next sc, (sk next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc) 2 times, sk next sc, dc in same sc as beg ch-5, join with sl st to third ch of beg ch 5.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, *(ch 4, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 4, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (ch 4, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 4, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Motif 2

Join A with sl st in corner ch-2 sp from Rnd 5 of a Motif Y patt.

Rnds 1-2: Work as for Motif 1.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, (ch 4, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 4, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (ch 4, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 4, (sc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch-3 sp of Motif 1, ch 1, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch 4 of Motif 1, ch 2, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-4 of Motif 1, ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch-3 sp of Motif 1, ch 1, sc) (Motifs 1 and 2 now joined on one side), (ch 4, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Motifs 3-5: Join to previous Motifs as for Motif 2, alternating Motifs X and Y, using diagram as a guide.

Motif 6

Using a Motif Y, join to Motif 1 as described above.

Motif 7

Join A with sl st in corner ch-2 sp from Rnd 5 of a Motif X patt.

Rnds 1-2: Work as for Motif 1.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, (ch 4, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 4, (sc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch-3 sp of Motif 2, ch 1, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch 4 of Motif 2, ch 2, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-4 of Motif 2, ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch-3 sp of Motif 2, ch 1, sc) (Motifs 7 and 2 now joined on one side), (sc, ch 1, sl st in joining sp of Motifs 1 and 2, ch 1, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch 4 of Motif 6, ch 2, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-4 of Motif 6, ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch-3 sp of Motif 6, ch 1, sc) (Motifs 7 and 6 now joined on one side), (ch 4, sc bet next 4-dc group) 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Remaining Motifs

Join as described above, following Rnd 3 instructions for Motif 2 when joining to 1 side and following Rnd 3 instructions for Motif 7 when joining to 2 sides.

Border

Join A with sl st to any corner ch-3 sp.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, ch 2, *[(sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 4) 6 times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in joining sp, ch 4] to last Motif before next corner, (sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 4) 6 times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, [(sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 4) 6 times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in joining sp, ch 4] to last Motif before next corner, (sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 4) 6 times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, tr, ch 1, tr, 2 dc) in same sp, *sk ch-2 sp, 4 dc in each ch-4 sp to corner, sk ch-2 sp, (2 dc, tr, ch 1, tr, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sk ch-2 sp, 4 dc in each ch-4 sp to corner, sk ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 using B.

Rnd 3: With B, ch 1, hdc in each st around working 3 hdc in corner ch-3 sps, join with sl st to beg hdc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block lightly.yarn ball

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