Lemon Bursts Throw

Made of a sunny yellow, this afghan is the perfect accent to brighten up your room and let the sunshine in. Perfect for beginners, this one-color afghan is worked with the same repeating stitch pattern.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 44” x 53”

Gauge: 4 rows = 2 ½”; Shell, sc = 3”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams):  #0235 Lemon (4 skeins)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

Cluster (cl): Holding last loop of each stitch on hook, 3 dcs as indicated in instructions, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
Decrease (dec): Holding last loop of each stitch on hook, dc in next dc, skip next cl, dc in next dc, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

Throw is crocheted in multiples of 10 plus 13.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): Ch 153, 2 dcs in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, skip 4 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 4 chs, [5 dcs in next ch, ch 3, skip 4 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 4 chs] across to last ch, 3 dcs in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, [dc in next dc, ch 1] twice, cl in next sc, ch 1 *[dc in next dc, ch 1] 5 times, cl in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * across to last 3 stitches, [dc in next dc, ch 1] twice, dc in 2nd ch of beginning 2 chs, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in next ch, ch 2, dec, ch 2, *[dc in next dc, ch 2] 3 times, dec, ch 2, repeat from * across to last dc, dc in last dc, ch 2, skip ch of turning ch 3, dc in next ch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, [sc in next ch 2 space, ch 3] across to turning ch 4, sc in next ch of turning ch, ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dcs in same sc, as beginning ch 2, ch 3, skip next ch 3 space, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, skip next ch 3 space, [5 dcs in next ch 3 space, ch 3, skip next ch 3 space, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, skip next ch 3 space] across to last 2 scs, skip next sc, 3 dcs in last sc, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for a total of 79 rows.  Turn after last row and do not fasten off.

Edging

Rnd 1 (WS): Work along top edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in side dc space and first ch 2 space of top edge, [ch 3, sc in next ch 2 space] across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch 2 space and first side dc space.
Work along side edge [ch 3, sc in dc space] across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last dc space.
Work along bottom edge [ch 3, sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in ch below sc, ch 3, sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in ch below 5 dcs] across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in side dc space.
Work along side edge [ch 3, sc in dc space] across, join to beginning sc, turn and fasten off.
Rnd 2 (RS): Work along top edge [(dc, ch 2) 6 times, dc] in right corner ch 3 space, *skip 1 ch space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch space, skip 1 ch space, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in next ch space, repeat from * across ending [(dc, ch 2) 6 times, dc] in left corner ch 3 space.
Work along side edge *skip 1 ch space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch space, skip 1 ch space, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in next ch space, repeat from * across, [(dc, ch 2) 6 times, dc] in last ch 3 space.
Work along bottom edge, skip 2 ch spaces, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch space, skip 1 ch space, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in next ch space, skip 1 ch space, repeat from * across, [(dc, ch 2) 6 times, dc] in last corner ch 3 space.
Work along side edge *skip 1 ch space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch space, skip 1 ch space, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in next ch space, repeat from * across, join to beginning dc and fasten off. yarn ball

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