Crochet Popcorn Knit Granny Squares Throw
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Crochet Popcorn Knit Granny Squares Throw

Put your needles on auto-shading with Collage yarn! As you crochet the yarn changes color for you. The texture of the popcorn squares adds to the interest and coziness of this standout throw! Designed by Nazanin Fard
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Material List

  • Red Heart® Collage™-: 38.5 oz 2350 Blue Wave
  • Crochet Hook: 6 mm [US J-10]
  • 6½" Square Piece of Cardboard
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Throw measures 40” x 50”.


Step: 2

Gauge: Block = 10" square. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Step: 3

Special Abbreviations:


Step: 4

Pc (popcorn): Work 5 dc in indicated st, drop loop from hook, insert hook in top of first dc of 5 dc group, replace loop on hook and draw through dc.


Step: 5

Rev sc (reverse sc): Working from left to right, insert hook in next st to right of last st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.


Step: 6

BLOCK (make 20): Ch 6, join with a slip st to form a ring.


Step: 7

Rnd 1 (Right Side): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring; join to top of beginning ch-3 - 16 dc.


Step: 8

Rnd 2: Ch 3, [dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc] 3 times, dc in next 3 dc, dc in same ch as joining; join with ch 2, sc in top of beginning ch-3 (counts as ch-3 space) - 20 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.


Step: 9

Rnd 3: Ch 3; *dc in next 2 dc, pc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc**; (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3-space; repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **; dc in last ch-3 space; join as before - 4 pc, 24 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.


Step: 10

Rnd 4: Ch 3; *dc in next dc, pc in next dc, dc in next 3 sts, pc in next dc, dc in next dc**; (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **; dc in last ch-3 space; join with ch 1, hdc in top of beginning ch-3 (counts as ch-3 space) - 8 pc, 28 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.


Step: 11

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc around post of joining hdc; *[pc in next dc, dc in next 3 sts] twice, pc in next dc**; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3-space; repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **; 2 dc in last ch-3 space; join as before - 12 pc, 40 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.


Step: 12

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc around post of joining hdc; *[pc in next dc, dc in next 3 sts] 3 times, pc in next dc**; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3-space; repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **; 2 dc in last ch-3 space; join - 16 pc, 52 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.


Step: 13

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc around post of joining hdc; *[pc in next dc, dc in next 3 sts] 4 times, pc in next dc**; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3-space; repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **; 2 dc in last ch-3 space; join - 20 pc, 64 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.


Step: 14

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc around post of joining hdc; *[pc in next dc, dc in next 3 sts] 5 times, pc in next dc**; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3-space; repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **; 2 dc in last ch-3 space; join - 24 pc, 76 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.


Step: 15

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc around post of joining hdc; *dc in each st across to next ch-3 space**; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3-space; repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **; 2 dc in last ch-3 space, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3 - 116 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces. Fasten off.


Step: 16

Finishing:


Step: 17

Join blocks into 4 rows with 5 blocks in each row as follows: With right sides of 2 blocks together, working through both thicknesses, join with sc in ch-3 space, sc in each dc across side to next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space. Fasten off. Join remaining blocks together, then join rows together in same manner, working across all blocks of row before fastening off.


Step: 18

Border-Rnd 1: With right side facing, join with sc in ch-3 space in any corner, sc in each st around edge, working 3 sc in each of 4 corner ch-3 spaces, sc in each joined ch-3 space and sc in each block joining; join with slip st in first sc.


Step: 19

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, work rev sc in each remaining st around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Step: 20

Tassels (make 4): Wrap yarn around cardboard 20 times. Cut end of yarn. Insert a piece of yarn under wraps at top edge of cardboard and make a knot. Cut bottom edge of wraps and remove from cardboard. Wrap a piece of yarn around wrapped yarn about 1" from top edge. Tie a knot and secure ends. Trim bottom edge evenly. Attach 1 tassel to each corner of afghan.


Step: 21

Abbreviations: ch(s) = chain(s); dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; () = work directions in parentheses into the specified st or space


Tips

Check your gauge to ensure good results.