POP- UP POPPIES
EASY FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
44 inches wide x 56 inches long
• Berroco Comfort medium ( worsted) weight cotton/ acrylic yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 210 yds/ 100g per skein): 3 skeins # 9773 lagoon 2 skeins each # 9740 seedling, # 9774 cobalt, # 9728 raspberry sorbet, # 9758 crypto crystalline and # 9763 navy blue • Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm crochet hook or size needed
to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
Motif = 4 inches point to point Take time to measure gauge.
Refer to Stitch Diagram as needed. Throw is made from 149 motifs, arranged in rows of alternating 6 and 5 motifs each. Refer to Placement Diagram for color and placement of Motifs. Motifs are worked and joined using join- asyou- go technique. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.
2- double crochet cluster (2- dc cl): Holding back last lp of each dc on hook, 2 dc in indicated st, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook. Cluster shell (cl shell): (2- dc cl, ch 2, 2- dc cl) in indicated st or sp.
THROW First Motif
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 17 dc in 3rd ch from hook (sk chs count as first dc), join (see Pattern Notes) in first st, do not turn. (18 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 7, sc) in first st, *sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc, ch 7, sc) in next st, rep from * around to last 2 sts, sc in each of last 2 sts, do not join. (6 ch-7 lps, 24 sc) Rnd 3: 2- dc cl (see Special Stitches) in next ch-7 lp, ch 2, (2- dc cl, ch 3, cl shell— see Special Stitches) in same ch-7 sp, *sk next 4 sc, (cl shell, ch 3, cl shell) in next ch-7 lp, rep from * around, join in top of first 2- dc cl. Fasten off.
Getting started: The working Motif is joined to each neighboring Motif at points of Motif while working ch-3 sps.
Rnds 1 & 2: Rep rnds 1 and 2 of First Motif.
Rnd 3 ( joining rnd): 2- dc cl (see Special Stitches) in next ch-7 lp, ch 2, (2- dc cl, ch 3, cl shell— see Special Stitches) in same ch-7 sp, *sk next 4 sc, (cl shell, ch 1, join in corresponding ch-3 sp on neighboring Motif, ch 1, cl shell) in next ch-7 lp, rep from * around
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until Motif is joined to all neighboring Motifs, [sk next 4 sc, (cl shell, ch 3, cl shell) in next ch-7 lp] around, join in top of first 2- dc cl. Fasten off.
Rnd 1: Join lagoon in ch-3 sp of middle unjoined petal at top right corner of Throw, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, [(dc, ch 1) in each ch-2 sp around to next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] around, working 1 3- dc group in each ch-3 sp of joined Motifs, (dc, ch 1) in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, join in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. C!