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Crossword Puzzle Throw

What's a seven-letter word for the best craft around? Crochet, of course! Any crossword fan would adore this Crossword Puzzle Throw. Wordsmiths can curl up under this thick, warm blanket. The trendy look of this blanket would accent any modern apartment. The monochrome design would really pop against a brightly colored sofa or chair. Use this free crochet throw pattern for your own DIY decorating. You can show off your love of crosswords and crochet with this Red Heart pattern.


Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Red Heart Super Saver: 4 skeins 316 Soft White A, 1 skein 312 Black B, and 2 skeins 341 Light Grey C
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10]
  • Yarn needle

Throw measures 52” long x 55” wide (132 x 139.5 cm)

1 motif = 3¼” long x 3½” wide (8.5 x 9 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

1.Throw is made from 225 motifs. White motifs are worked back and forth in rows; black motifs are made in joined rounds with right side facing.
2. All motifs must be equal in width. There may be a slight difference in height between white and black motifs, so ease vertical edges to fit when sewing.
3. Motifs are arranged into 15 strips of 15 motifs each and sewn together.
4. Border is added after motifs are sewn together.

White Motif (make 183)
With A, ch 11.
Row 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, [sc in next ch, hdc in next ch] 4 times, turn—10 sts.
Rows 2–8: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in next st, [sc in next st, hdc in next st] 4 times, turn. Fasten off.

Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join C with slip st in first sc of last row, ch 1, slip st in same st as join, slip st in next 8 sts, (slip st, ch 1, slip st) in last st; working across ends of first side, slip st in each row; working in opposite side of foundation ch, (slip st, ch 1, slip st) in first ch, slip st in next 8 ch, (slip st, ch 1, slip st) in last ch; working across ends of other side, slip st in each row; join with slip st in first slip st. Fasten off, leaving 12” (30.5 cm) tail for sewing.

Black Motif (make 42)
With B , ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st] 7 times, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—8 sc and 8 ch-2 spaces.
Round 3: Slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 space, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, 2 dc in next ch-2 space] 3 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join C with slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 1, slip st in same ch-2 space, slip st in next 8 dc,[(slip st, ch 1, slip st) in next ch-2 space, slip st in next 8 dc] 3 times; join with slip st in first slip st. Fasten off, leaving 12” (30.5 cm) tail for sewing.

With right sides facing, arrange motifs as ,shown in assembly diagram. Position each, motif with 12” (30.5 cm) tail at upper rightcorner. With wrong sides together and using end tails, whipstitch motifs together through both sets of loops of vertical edges, easing edges to fit evenly, to make 15 strips of 15 motifs each. With wrong sides together and C, whipstitch strips together across long edges.


Model is shown with 12 stitches in each motif across top and bottom edges and 11stitches in each motif across side edges in Round 1. So that the border lays flat, work as many stitches as needed in each motif edge.

Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join C with slip st in ch-1 space in any outer corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, working in back loops only, [dc in each slip st to ch-1 space in next outer corner, 3 dc in ch-1 space] 3 times, dc in each slip st to first ch-1 space; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in next st, [dc in each st to center dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc in center dc] 3 times, dc in each st to beginning ch; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch(es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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My sister and brother in law love doing cross word puzzles together. I think this would be a great gift to make for them. I would not use the Red Heart yarn, because I do not like the texture, but that is the only thing I would change. Do you know anyone who would enjoy this amazing afghan pattern?

I have been know to complete a couple of cross word puzzles in my day. As a matter of fact as a teacher, I created them to help my kids learn their vocabulary words for the week. This would have been a great end of year gift to the student with the best average in cross word puzzles. This is such a easy pattern it can be completed in no time.

Very unique gift that would be perfect if you know a crossword puzzle enthusiast. You could even fill in some letters to make a personalized message for them to make the throw even more special. Instructions are very simple and are easy to understand and follow.

Such a simple concept and yet intriguing. I would never have thought about taking contrasting colors and creating simple squares and joining them together to get such an interesting throw. I kind of wish I liked to complete cross word puzzles.

Wow! What a terrific and modern throw with a classic inspiration! I love that it's a beginner level pattern. I'm sure that it would delight someone who does crossword puzzles or fit right into a modern industrial designed apartment as a house warming gift. The texture is just so snuggly yet the geometric lines so modern...nice contrast!

My Grandmother loved to complete crossword puzzles. As far as I know, the love of completing crossword puzzles passed away with her. I just love this design and the simplicity of it and have thought about completing it in her memory. Considered adding some letter blocks that intersect and spell out some of her favorite things.

Added all my family names in a crossword on mine'


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