Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams & Video Tutorials
Citrus Smoothie Throw
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Brighten up your home decor with this brightly colored Citrus Smoothie Throw. This easy crochet afghan pattern uses Red Heart Classic, a worsted weight yarn. The granny squares look like halves of lemons and limes, so it's the perfect pattern to use during the summer. If you aren't too sure about crochet an afghan during the summer heat, fear not! You work each granny square pattern individually and them join them at the end, making this pattern perfect for road trips and backyard patios. You can also wrap up with this afghan in the winter if you want to be reminded of the carefree, warm summer days. Get started on this free crochet afghan pattern today for a quick pick-me-up.
- RED HEART® Classic™: 4 skeins each 1 White A, 2 skeins each 253 Tangerine B, 246 Sea Coral C, 676 Emerald Green D, 718 Raspberry E, 513 Parakeet F.
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
- Yarn needle.
Size: Throw measures 40½” wide x 60” long.
GAUGE: One motif measures 6½ x 6½” square. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Motif A (make 27)
Round 1 (Right side): With B, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc—6 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc—12 sc. Fasten off B.
Round 3: With Right side facing, join C with slip st in any sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—18 sts.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next sc, longdc in center of Round 1, skip st immediately behind the long-dc, *sc in next 2 sc, long-dc in center of Round 1, skip st immediately behind the long-dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—18 sts. Fasten off C.
Round 5: With Right side facing, join B with slip st in any st, ch 1, sc in same st, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st; join with slip st in first sc—24 sts.
Round 6: Working in front loops only, *slip st in next st, ch 1; repeat from * around (for rickrack trim), join with a slip st through both loops of first slip st. Fasten off B.
Round 7: With Right side facing, working in remaining back loops of Round 5, join D with slip st in any st, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—48 dc. Fasten off D.
Round 8: With Right side facing and working through both loops, join E with slip st in any dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, sc in each of the next 5 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2 (corner), 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, *sc in each of the next 6 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2 (corner), 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—14 sts on each side with 4 ch-2 corner spaces. Fasten off E.
Round 9: With Right side facing, join F with slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, sc in each st to next corner ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner space, sc in each st to next ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, (sc, ch 2) in first ch-2 space; join with slip st in first sc—16 sts on each side with 4 ch-2 corner spaces. Fasten off F.
Round 10: With A, repeat Round 9—18 sts on each side with 4 ch-2 corner spaces.
Motif B (make 27)
Work as for Motif A, substituting D for Rounds 1 and 2, C for Rounds 3 and 4, D for Rounds 5 and 6, B for Round 7, F for Round 8, E for Round 9, and A for Round 10.
Arrange motifs into 9 rows of 6 motifs each, alternating Motifs A and B (see assembly diagram). Slip st neighboring motifs together, as follows: hold Wrong sides of motifs together, with A slip st motifs together through back loops only, and fasten off. Repeat until all motifs are joined.
With Right side facing, join A with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same space, *sc in each of next 18 sts, sc in ch-2 space, 2 hdc over joining, sc in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, working, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 corner space, and ending with (sc, ch 2) in first ch-2 corner space; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Working left to right, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-2 space; *ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space; join with slip st in first sc.
Note: If you are left-handed, work from right to left (in the opposite direction).
Round 3: Working left to right, *ch 2, *sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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