Free Crochet Pattern Firecracker Throw From RedHeart.com



From RedHeart.com

Firecracker Throw 


Designed By: Ann Regis

Skill Level: Easy

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 Skein in 324 Bright Yellow A, 3 skeins 319 Cherry Red B, 4 skeins 798 Sunshine Print C.Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].

Yarn needle.
Throw measures 63” x 63”.
GAUGE: one chevron (10 sts) = 27/8” across; 11 rows = 8” in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Dc2tog = yo and draw up a loop in next ch or st, yo and draw through 2 loops, skip next 2 ch or next st, yo and draw up a loop in next ch or st, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

SIDE PANELS (Make 2): With B, ch 92.

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, * dc2tog **, dc in next 3 ch, ch 2, dc in next 3 ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, end at **; dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in last ch; turn – 89 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first dc, * dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog (skip the dc2tog below), dc in next 2 dc **, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in ch-2 space; repeat from * to last st, end at **; 2 dc in top of ch-2; turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern and continue stripe pattern as follows:

4 more rows B, [4 rows C, 2 rows A, 4 rows C, 6 rows B] 5 times. Fasten off.

CENTER PANEL: With B, ch 42. Work same as for Side Panel over 39 sts in stripe pattern as follows: 4 more rows B, [2 rows C, 2 rows A, 2 rows C, 2 rows A, 2 rows C, 6 rows B] 5 times. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew side panels to center panel, matching stripes as in photo. With right side facing and B, work 1 row slip st evenly along top and bottom of afghan. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = color A, B, C; ch = chain;

dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; mm = millimeters;

yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or **

as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number

of times specified.


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