Heart Throb Blanket
With its beautiful design and vibrant colors, the Heart Throb Blanket is the perfect Valentine's Day gift idea for that close friend or relative who loves to stay warm while watching TV. Are you heading to a baby shower soon? This beautiful crochet blanket would also be a wonderful way to show the newest arrival in your family how much he or she is already loved. In addition to the message "LOVE" in a bold script, the crochet blanket incorporates a red heart in the design. This crochet pattern is at the intermediate level and is ideal for crocheters looking for a bit of a challenge.
-Blanket is worked in a diagonal from corner to corner.
-All right side (odd numbered rows) are worked from top right to bottom left, and all wrong side (even numbered rows) are worked from bottom left to top right.
-Change colors on the last yarn-over of the last st of the square to the next color indicated by chart.
Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeRows 1-11 = 6” (15 cm) across straight edge. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.
Finished SizeBlanket measures 35 x 31” (89 x 79 cm)
- RED HEART Super Saver yarn:3 skeins 373 Petal Pink B, 2 skeins each 706 Perfect Pink A, 311 White C, and 1 skein 390 Hot Red D
- Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 6 mm [US J-10]
- Yarn needle
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With A, ch 6
Row 1 (right side): Skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of 2 remaining ch, turn – 1 square made.
Row 2 (wrong side): Ch 6, skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in ch-3 space of Row 1, turn – 2 squares.
Row 3: Ch 6, skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row, turn – 3 squares.
Rows 4-54: Repeat Row 3, changing colors as indicated by chart, turn – 54 squares across last row.
Row 55: Slip st in each of first 3 sts, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row, changing colors as indicated by chart, turn – 54 squares.
Row 56: Ch 6, skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space to last space, skip last space, turn – 54 squares.
Row 57-61: Repeat Rows 55 and 56 twice more, then repeat Row 55 only once more.
Row 62: Slip st in each of first 3 sts, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row to last space changing colors as indicated by chart, skip last space, turn – 53 squares.
Rows 63-114: Repeat Row 62, changing colors as indicated by chart, turn – 1 square at end of Row 114.
Round 1 (RS): Join B with a slip st at top right corner, ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 2 hdc in same st as joining slip st, * work 120 hdc evenly to next corner, 3 hdc in corner st, 105 hdc evenly to next corner, ** 3 hdc in corner st; repeat from * to ** once more, join with a slip st in first st – 462 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 3 hdc in next st, * hdc in each st to corner st, 3 hdc in corner st, repeat from * twice more, hdc in each st to end, join with slip st in first st – 474 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining slip st, * skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * around eliminating final sc, join with a slip st in first sc.
Weave in loose ends.
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- A, B
- Color A, Color B
- double crochet
- half double crochet
- single crochet
- * or **
- repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
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