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Patchwork Throw

Crochet
January 2005
DK / Sport ?
3.25 mm (D)
10500 yards (9601 m)
approximately 65 3/4" x 62 1/2" (159 cm x 167 cm)

Summary:

Crocheted hexagons stitched together form a colorful blanket

Materials:

- Sport-weight glazed cotton yarn in 12 contrasting colors, 875 yards each color
- Hook size D/3
- Large sewing needle

Gauge: Don’t worry about gauge; hexagons are worked to the appropriate size. Each hexagonal motif measures 4 in. (10 cm) in diameter when worked in double crochet over five rounds.

From Essential Crochet:

Motifs are characteristic of crochet: small and versatile, they take no time to make and can be picked up, put down, even forgotten about for ages and then started up again. At first glance this throw looks a little daunting to make, but it is simply a collection of easy six-sided motifs. Worked in single crochet in two colors, it gives a very effective “spot” design. Take time when considering your color combinations, but don’t be too planned. Work as many motifs as you need and sew them together with a simple whip stitch to keep the throw flat. This throw works well in both contemporary and traditional interiors or as a cozy blanket in the car.

Yarn: You can use up odd balls of yarn to make this throw. Since it is made up of lots of small motifs, mixed dye lots do not matter. End of line colors, often from the sale bin or remnants from your own stash, can make a great throw in the age-old tradition of grandmother’s patchwork flower garden.