EASY FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width before edging: 40 inches Length before edging: 60 inches Edging: 5 inches
• Bernat Satin medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 200 yds/ 100g per ball):
14 balls # 4045 grey mist heather • Size K/ 101/2/ 6.5mm crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
14 hdsl = 4 inches; 14 rows = 4 inches
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.
Half double slip stitch ( hdsl): Yo, insert hook where indicated, yo, pull up lp through fabric and through both lps on hook. Shell: (Sc, 3 hdc, sc) in indicated st.
Row 1: Ch 201, hdsl (see Special Stitches) in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (200 hdsl)
Row 2: Working in back lps only (see Stitch Guide), hdsl in each hdsl across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Working in lower lps (see Designer Tip) only, hdsl in each hdsl across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 & 5: Rep row 2. Row 6: Rep row 3.
Rem rows: Continue in pattern, rep rows 4– 6, until Throw reaches desired width. Do not fasten off.
Worked in short rows around entire blanket.
Side 1 Work along short end.
Row 1: [Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook] 4 times. Turn. (4 ch-3 lps)
Row 2: Shell (see Special Stitches) in center of each ch-3 sp across. [Sl st in next st or in end of next row at blanket edge] twice. Turn. (4 shells)
Row 3: Working in back lps only, shell in center hdc of each shell across. Turn.
Row 4: Working in back lps only, shell in center hdc of each shell across. [Sl st in next st or in end of next row at blanket edge] twice. Turn.
Rem rows: Rep rows 3 and 4 until you have edged the entire first side of the Throw. End with a rep of row 3.
Side 2 Work along long edge exactly as per side 1, beg with row 1. This will create the height for the edging along side 2 of the blanket and will also create the first corner of the blanket. As you work the first few edging rows along the edging of Side 1, place your joining sl sts as follows: [Sk 1 st, sl st in next st] twice. When the corner rows are finished and you are again joining directly to the edge of side 2 of the blanket, work the joining sl sts again exactly as written for side 1.
Side 3 Rep Side 2 along next short edge.
Side 4 Rep Side 2 along next long edge. To complete the 4th corner, continue to work the edging rows along the opposite side of row 1 of the edging (Side 1), placing your joining sl sts as follows: [Sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch] twice. End with a rep of row 3 to complete the 4th corner. Fasten off.
Palisade is a word of French-origin referring to a fence or wall, which resembles this throw’s knit-look ribbed texture. The afghan is reversible and features a lacy edging for a touch of elegance.