Citrus Smoothie Crochet Throw Pattern
This Red Heart Citrus Smoothie Throw is one of the most popular, especially for brightening up a room!
Brighten up your home decor with this brightly colored Citrus Smoothie Crochet Throw, a free Red Heart pattern. 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 then 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.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeOne motif measures 6-1/2 x 6-1/2" square. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Finished SizeThrow measures 40-1/2" wide x 60" long.
- 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
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Citrus Smoothie Crochet Throw Pattern
long-dc = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space and draw up a long loop (to current working height), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
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.
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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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Jul 30, 2018
I love this Citrus Smoothie throw for its color and the emotion it brings. It is so relaxing and calming. I can almost smell the fresh aroma of oranges and lemons. It smells so clean and fresh. I love it.
Jul 13, 2018
I can just make out some texture in the center of these motifs. I really wished there could have been additional photos. The colors are beautiful and the directions seem easy enough to follow. I know this would be gorgeous as a baby blanket and would work for both a boy or a girl.
Jun 30, 2018
When I look at this Citrus Smoothie throw by Red Heart I feel all warm inside. The bright colors would certainly cheer up any room in the house and would soon become a favorite for the whole family. Even during this time of the year, this is a beautiful item to add to the charm of the decor.
Daughter of Light
Feb 28, 2018
I can feel the tropical breezes gently blowing with these colors! Maybe I should make sure to make this one sitting on my chaise lounge on my patio while sipping a citrus smoothie!!! The color choices are inspiring! I am glad that this one is designated "easy" as it will make up easily while watching my favorite tele show or travel easily with me in the car.
Sep 20, 2017
The colors of this gorgeous throw remind me of the colorful houses and fruits of the tropics. If youre planning to make this project, do yourself a favor and head on over to the Red Heart site for this pattern (the name is exactly the same). Its available as a free download, and although it doesnt have any close up photos of the squares, it does have the same big assembly diagram.
Aug 01, 2017
This is a very colorful afghan throw. I love the color combinations. I never was a fan of oranges, but this blanket really rocks this shade. It looks so tropical and reminds me of warmer weather and summer vacations to exotic islands I could see myself all snuggled up with this while reading a book.
Aug 02, 2016
Bought all the yarn, then noticed these instructions are incomplete. Where are directions for motif B?
AFC Editor Julia
Aug 04, 2016
Hi Mimi, Our apologies for the incomplete pattern. It has been updated and should now include all the missing information. Thank you! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet
Apr 09, 2013
This just looks yummy and makes you think of summer time.
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