Blushing Grannies Throw
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Blushing Grannies Throw


Choose three colors of yarn for this easy-to-crochet, easy-care throw. You’ll love to relax with it every evening.
Designed by Michele Wilcox
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver® Yarn:
    Color A - 1 skein 256 Carrot
    Color B - 1 skein 376 Burgundy
    Color C - 2 skeins 378 Claret
  • Crochet Hook, 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Finished Size
Finished throw measures 36-inches x 50-inches.


Step: 2

Gauge
Rnds 1-3 = 3½-inches x 3½-inches.
Full square = 6¾-inches x 6¾-inches.
Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Step: 3

SQUARE


Step: 4

(Make 35): With A, ch 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.


Step: 5

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3 - 16 sts.


Step: 6

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, * ch 4, skip next dc **, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join with slip st in first sc - 8 sc and 8 ch-4 spaces.


Step: 7

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, * 2 sc in next ch-4 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space **, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join in first sc - 20 sc, 16 dc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces. Fasten off A.


Step: 8

Rnd 4: Join B in any corner ch-2 space; ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space as joining, * dc in next 9 sts **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3 - 52 dc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.


Step: 9

Rnd 5: * Ch 2, skip next dc, (slip st, ch 2, slip st) all in next corner ch-2 space **, [ch 2, skip next dc, slip st in next dc] 6 times; repeat from * around, end at **; [ch 2, skip next dc, slip st in next dc] 5 times, ch 2, skip next dc; join with slip st in joining slip st - 32 slip sts and 32 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off B.


Step: 10

Rnd 6: Join C in any corner ch-2 space; ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space as joining, * 2 dc in each of next 7 ch-2 spaces **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next corner ch-2 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join - 72 dc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.


Step: 11

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, sc in next dc, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next corner ch-2 space **, sc in next 18 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; sc in last 16 dc; join - 80 sc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces. Fasten off C, leaving a long end for sewing.


Step: 12

Finishing
Weave in all loose ends, except long end. Sew squares together through both loops of last round, into 5 strips of 7 squares each. Sew strips together.


Step: 13

Edging
Rnd 1: Join C in any sc; ch 1, sc in each sc around all 4 edges of afghan, working 2 sc in each ch-2 space at corners of joined squares and 3 sc in each of 4 corner ch-2 spaces of afghan; join in first sc.


Step: 14

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, ch 3, skip next sc, * sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc; repeat from * around; join.


Step: 15

Rnd 3: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-3 space, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Step: 16

Abbreviations:
A, B, C = Color A, B, C
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeters
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or **
as indicated
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified


Tips

Check gauge to ensure good results.