HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Peppermint Throw Kathleen Berlew Design by Weave in loose ends as work progresses. When changing color, weave cut end of dropped color into previous stitches of same color. (The red clusters should appear to float between the rows of white shells.) Push cluster stitches to right side of work. (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in 4th ch from hook INTERMEDIATE (sk chs count as first dc of shell), (see Special Stitches) (36 shells) shell [sk 3 chs, in next ch] across, turn. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 44 inches x 58 inches MATERIALS Row 2: beg shell Ch 1, sl st in first 2 dc and ch-1 sp, • Red Heart Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (5 oz/256 yds/141g per skein): 8 skeins #4600 white 2 skeins #9925 really red Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needle (see Special in same sp, shell in ch-1 sp of each shell across, turn. Rep row 2. Ch 1, sl st in first 2 dc and ch-1 sp, beg shell in same sp, yo with red and draw through, Stitches) Rows 3 & 4: Row 5: SPECIAL STITCHES Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 3— ( dc, ch 1, 2 dc) • see Pattern Notes, fasten in st or sp indicated. (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated. • off white (see Pattern Notes), (see Special con Shell: cl tinuing with red, [ in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] 33 times, cl in next ch-1 sp, yo with white and draw through, fasten off red, continuing with white, shell in last ch-1 sp, turn. Ch 1, sl st in first 2 dc and ch-1 sp, beg shell in same sp, 2 dc in sp before first cl, ch 1, [4 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] across to last cl, 2 dc in sp after last cl, shell in ch-1 sp of last shell, turn. Ch 1, sl st in first 2 dc and ch-1 sp, beg shell in same sp, shell in each ch-1 sp across, turn. GAUGE Stitches) 4 shells = 5 inches; 4 shell rows = 21/2 inches Cluster (cl): [Yo, insert hook in indicated sp, draw up a lp, yo, draw through first 2 lps on hook] 6 times, yo, draw through all 7 lps on hook, ch 1 to close. (34 cls, 2 shells) PATTERN NOTES Row 6: Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as double crochet unless otherwise stated. THROW Row 1 (WS): With white, ch 144, (2 shells, 136 dc) Row 7: (36 shells) Rows 8–97: [Rep rows 2–7] 15 times. Row 98: Rep row 2. Fasten off. BOTTOM BORDER Row 1 (RS): Join (see Pattern white in base of first shell of row 1, beg shell, shell in base of each shell across, turn. Rep rows 5–7. Ch 1, sl st in first 2 dc and ch-1 sp, beg shell in same sp, shell in ch-1 sp of each shell across, turn. Fasten off. Notes) (36 shells) Rows 2–4: Row 5: FINISHING Weave in any rem loose ends. CW 8 PRESENTS AUTUMN 2019 CROCHET WORLD A VERY CROCHET CHRISTMAS
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