Dots & Dashes Crocheted Throw

Make this pretty throw to cozy up in on those cold days of winter.


Designed by Darla Fanton

Red Heart Eco-Ways Yarn: 4 balls each 3360 Mushroom (A), 3520 Aquarium (B), 3313 Oyster (C)

Crochet hook: 6 mm [US J-10]
Yarn needle

Gauge: 8 cls = 4 inches; 9 rows = 4 inches.
Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Finished tThrow measures 39x53 inches.

Note:
Beginning ch-2 does not count as a st. Work 1 row with A, 1 row with B and 1 row with C for color sequence. Carry unused colors along side edges. To change color, work yo, draw through final four loops with new color. When working edging, mark first st of the round.

Special abbreviations:
Cl(s): Cluster(s) -- Yo, draw up loop in same ch or ch-space as last st made, skip next ch or st, pick up loop in next ch or ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Hdc2tog: [yo and draw up a loop in the next st] 2 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on the hook.

Picot: Ch 3, slip st in first ch made.

Throw
With A, ch 140.
Row 1 (right side): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, *yo, draw up loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick up loop in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (cl made), ch 1; repeat from * until 2 chs remain, yo, draw up loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick up loop in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, turn -- 1 hdc; 69 ch-1 spaces; 69 cls.
Row 2: Change to B. Ch 2, hdc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, *yo, draw up loop in same ch-space as last st, skip next st, pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1; repeat from * until 1 st remains, yo, draw up loop in same ch-space as last st, draw up loop in hdc, yo, draw through all 4 loops, turn. Change to C.
Rows 3-109: Repeat Row 2, working in Color Sequence and changing color every row working while carrying unused colors along side edges, end with Row A. Fasten off all colors.

Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join A with sc in hdc at upper right hand corner, 2 sc in same place as join, sc in each of next 135 ch-1 spaces or cls, 3 sc in final cl on top edge, working in edges of rows, [sc in end of cl, 2 sc in each ch-2 space] 54 times, sc in edge of Row 1 for first side, working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first st, sc in each of next 135 ch-1 spaces or sts, 3 sc in final st for bottom edge, working in edges of rows, [sc in end of cl, 2 sc in each ch-2 space] 54 times, sc in edge of last row -- 141 sts along top and bottom edges, 163 along each side edge.
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc of Round 1, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 137 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 165 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 137 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 164 sts, join with slip in first -- 616 sts.
Rnd 3: Slip st in next st, *[sc, ch 4, sc] in next st for corner, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 69 times, ch 1, skip next st, [sc, ch 4, sc] in next st, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 83 times, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around, slip st in first sc. Fasten off A.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join B with slip st in a corner ch-4 space, ch 2, yo, pick up a loop in ch-4 space, pick up loop in next ch-1 space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1, *yo, pick up loop in same ch-space as last st, pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-4 space, [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in ch-4 space, repeat from * around. end [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in first ch-4 space, join with slip st to begining cl. Fasten off B.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join C with sc in any ch-1 space, picot, sc in same space, * [sc, picot, sc] in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, join with slip st in first sc.Fasten off.

Finishing
Weave in ends.

Abbreviations: ch = chain; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yo = yarn over needle; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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