Rich Treasure Crochet Throw LW1599

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Glenda Winkleman.

Afghan measures approximately 41" x 61".

RED HEART® "Light and Lofty®": 3 Skeins 9334 Cafe Au Lait CA, 5 skeins 9376 Wine CB, 4 skeins 9617 Pheasant CC.
Crochet Hook: 11.5mm [US P-16].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Rnds 1 and 2 = 3 ½" across.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

To change color in sc: Work last sc before color change until 2 loops remain on hook, drop color in use, with next color to be used draw through 2 loops on hook. Continue with new color.

SQUARE (Make 54): With CA, ch 5; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1A: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 1B: Working between the 3-dc groups and over the ch-2 of the previous rnd, join CB in ring; ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring over the previous ch-2, ch 2] 3 times; join. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join CC in same st as joining; ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next dc, * dc in next dc, working over the CB ch-2 of Rnd 1B dc in back lp of next 3 CA dc of Rnd 1A **, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Changing colors as required, join CB in any corner ch-2 sp; ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner ch-2 sp, with CA, sc in next dc, [with CB, sc in next dc, with CA, sc in next dc] 3 times; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING: With CB, sl st 6 x 9 Squares together in corresponding back lps of Rnd 3.

Border-Rnd 1: With right side facing, join CB in any sc; ch 1, sc evenly around and work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner; join to first sc.

Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around and work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB, CC = color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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Red Heart Light & Lofty