Posts and Clusters Lap Throw

There’s nothing more inviting on a cold, blustery day than a nice, warm throw. And this one is especially appealing, made with RED HEART® Super Saver® yarn. Whether for a gift or yourself, this crochet cover will bring pleasure long after the project is completed.Designed by Mary Ann Frits
 
 

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 3 Skeins 376 Burgundy
  • Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11]
  • Yarn Needle
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Instructions

Step: 1

Size

Lap throw measures approximately 32-inches x 37-inches.

Step: 2

Gauge

2 repeats (two cluster groups and two FPdc) = 3-inches; 4 rows = 3-inches in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Step: 3

Special Abbreviations

CL (Cluster) = [Yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice all in specified stitch, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Step: 4

Abbreviations

beg = beginning

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

lp = loop; mm = millimeters

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

rnd = round

sc = single crochet

sl = slip

sp = space

st(s) = stitch (es)

yo = yarn over

* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

Step: 5

FPdc (front post double crochet): yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Step: 6

BPdc (back post double crochet): yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Step: 7

Ch 83.

Step: 8

Row 1 (Wrong Side): (CL, ch 2, CL) all in 5th ch from hook, skip next ch, dc in next ch, * skip next ch, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch, skip next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across; turn - 20 cluster groups.

Step: 9

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 sp, * FPdc around next dc, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last st; dc in top of beg ch; turn.

Step: 10

Row 3: Ch 3, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 sp, * BPdc around next st, (CL, ch 2, CL) all in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last st; dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Step: 11

Rows 4-49: Rep Rows 2 and 3 twenty three (23) times.

Step: 12

Border-Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc.

Step: 13

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from LEFT TO RIGHT, sc in each sc around (Reverse sc); join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used. (4 Medium) RED HEART ® "Super Saver®" Jumbo, Art. E302 available in 16oz (438g), 835yd (763m) skeins.