High Five-Color Square Throw

Practice your stitches and work on each square wherever you go! This afghan is the perfect summer project and easily customizable to be whatever colors you would like.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 12” x 12” each

Gauge: 13 sts and 9 rows = 4” square in dc

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino; 220 yards [200 meters]/110 grams): #848 Blueberry, 4 skeins; #820 Lemon, 4 skeins; #837 Berry Pink, 4 skeins; #849 Dark Aqua, 4 skeins; #84 Amethyst, 4 skeins

Hook: US size J/10 (6 mm)

Notions: 5-6 removable markers; tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Treble Bobble: Yarn over 2 times, push hook through next stitch, yarn over, pull back through, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops on hook 2 times. *Keeping the remaining loops on hook, yarn over 2 times, push hook through SAME stitch, yarn over and pull back through, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops on hook 2 times; repeat from * 3 more times. Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook to complete.

Crocodile Stitch: Working over next 2 stitches, 4 dc down next post, ch 1, 4 dc up next post

Pattern Notes

The blanket is made in squares and then sewn together

The first ch-3 will be the first dc unless otherwise instructed.

Pattern

Square 1: (Blueberry) V-Stitch Square

With Blueberry, ch 39.

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook and in each across – 36 sts.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, dc in next stitch, *2 dc in next stitch, sk 1 st; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, dc 2 – 36 sts.
Rows 3-24: Turn, ch 3, dc in next stitch, 2 dc in between each 2 dc set to last 2 sts, dc 2 – 36 sts.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Square 2: (Lemon) Treble Bobble Square

With Lemon, ch 39.

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook and in each across – 36 sts.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch – 36 sts.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc 2, Treble Bobble (see Special Stitches), *dc 5, Treble Bobble; repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc 2.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch.
Row 5: Turn, ch 3, dc 5, Treble Bobble, *dc 5, Treble Bobble; repeat from * to last 5 sts, dc 5.
Rows 6-21: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Row 22: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Square 3: (Berry Pink) Criss Cross Square

With Berry Pink, ch 39.

Row 1: Dc in the 4th chain from hook and in each across – 36 sts.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, dc in next stitch, *dc, dc on last dc post, sk 1 st; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, dc 2 – 36 sts.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch – 36 sts.
Rows 4-22: Repeat Rows 2-3, ending on Row 2.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Square 4: (Dark Aqua) Crocodile Stitch Square

With Dark Aqua, ch 39.

Row 1: Dc in the 4th chain from hook and in each across – 36 sts.
Rows 2-4: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch – 36 sts.
Row 5: Turn, ch 3, dc in next stitch, *2 dc in next stitch, sk 1 stitch; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, dc 2.
Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc2, *Crocodile Stitch (See Special Stitches), sk 2 sts; repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc 2.
Row 7: Turn, ch 3, dc in next stitch, 2 dc in center of unworked 2 dc and in center of each Crocodile Stitch to last 2 stitches, dc 2.
Row 8: Turn, ch 1, sc in next stitch, *sk 2 sts, Crocodile Stitch over next 2 stitches; repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc 2.
Row 9: Repeat Row 7.
Rows 10-12: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch.
Rows 13-17: Repeat Rows 5-9.
Rows 18-25: Repeat Rows 5-12, ending on Row 9.
Rows 26-28: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Square 5: (Amethyst) Faux Cable Square

With Amethyst, ch 81.

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook and in next 5, *ch 10, sk 10, dc 4; repeat from * 3 more times, ch 10, sk 10, dc 6.
Rows 2-21: Turn, ch 3, dc 5, *ch 10, sk 10, dc 4; repeat from * 3 more times, ch 10, sk 10, dc 6.
Starting at Row 1, twist first chain, pull next row through loop, *twist chain, pull next row through loop; repeat from * until Row 21 has been pull through the loop. Repeat on each column.
Row 22: Turn, ch 3, dc 5, *sc in loop, dc4; repeat from * 3 more times, dc 6.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Using tapestry needle, sew panels end to end into 5 square columns. Sew each column side to side to finish.yarn ball

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