Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Violet Clouds Throw!


The Violet Clouds Throw is super cuddly, soft, and light as a cloud. It is fast to work up in a simple hexagon shape and make a great accent blanket in any room. I made mine in a smaller "lap-ghan" size, but you can make yours as large as you like by simply working more rounds.

Violet Clouds Throw
By Jennifer Dickerson

Sizing:

  • 60 inches across from widest points

Materials:
  • P (10.0 mm) crochet hook
  • 4 Skeins Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick (I used two skeins of the "Pearls" colorway and two skeins of the "Barrington" colorway)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Instructions:

This throw is a granny hexagon in a stripe sequence.  You can make your throw solid or striped, here is the sequence I used: 



  • Rounds 1 & 2: Purple
  • Each row after: alternating rounds of cream and purple.

Here is a photo tutorial that may help you when making your granny hexagon:
How to crochet a granny hexagon stitch by stitch...

And a video tutorial:



Chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4 (counts as a dc), then work (a dc into center of ring, chain 1) 11 times.  Join to close with a slip stitch.


Note: If you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch 1 space and keep going.  If you want to switch colors...cut yarn and join the new yarn at one of the ch 1 spaces and tie securely.


Round 2: Chain 4 and work a dc in the same space.  Chain 1, then work two double crochet in the next (chain 1) space.  Keep doing this all the way around, working 2 dc in each space, then a chain 1.  Join to close with a slip stitch.


Round 3: Chain 4, then work 2 dc in the same space, then chain 1.  In the next space, work three dc, then chain 1.  Keep doing this all the way around the circle...3 dc, then a chain 1 in each space.  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Round 4 (circle becomes hexagon in this round): Chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space.  This creates the first hexagon corner.  In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two "clusters" and a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1).  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Round 5: round 5 is similar to round 4, but with a sequence of a corner, then a side, then another side.  Begin with a chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space.  In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. In the next space, chain 1, then work 3 dc.  Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two "clusters" then a side of 1 cluster, then a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1).  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Repeat round 5 until the throw is a large as you want it to be.



Finishing:

Weave in any ends and you're finished!


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Click below to watch a video tutorial on how to crochet the Violet Clouds Throw stitch by stitch:


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5 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Can't wait to make one

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  2. This is so gorgeous ! I love it ! Thank you !

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    1. You're very welcome and thanks for your kind comment!

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