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Free Crochet Pattern: Diagonal-Striped Throw

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 10420
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
40 x 56 inches


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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  

Diagonal-Striped Throw

Lion Brand® Homespun®


10 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in single crochet. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Rows 1 – 6 Work in A.
Rows 7 & 8 Work in B.
Continue as per instructions below, alternating 6 rows A; 2 rows B.

Ch 2.
Row 1
1 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 1 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Work 3 sc in one sc.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn. Work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st – 5 sc.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each st across – 5 sts.
Row 5 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st; work to within last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st – 7 sc
Rows 6 & 7 Repeat Row 5 – 11 sc
Row 8 Repeat Row 4 – 11 sc.
Continue in this manner, inc 1 st each end every row for 3 rows and working 1 row even until afghan measures 38 inches across bottom – 125 sts. End with Row 8. Mark end of this row for bottom edge.

Vertical Shaping: Row 9 (RS) Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to within last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st.
Row 10 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, sc2tog, work to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, 1 sc in last sc.
Row 11 Repeat Row 9.
Row 12 Work even.
Repeat Rows 9 – 12 until afghan is 55 inches along the side edge, end with Row 12.

Horizontal Top Shaping: Rows 13, 14, & 15 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, sc2tog, work to within last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last sc.
Row 16 Work even.
Repeat Rows 13 – 16 until 5 sts rem.
Next Row Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog.
Last Row
Work 3sctog. Fasten off.


With A, work 1 rnd sc, working 102 sc evenly spaced along each side edge and 61 sc evenly spaced along top and bottom, working 3 sc in each corner. Continue in A for 1 rnd more in this way. Break off A and work in B for 1 rnd. Fasten off.

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ch(s) = chain(s) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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Diagonal-Striped Throw Reviewed by Karyn Poore on 2014-02-07 ***
I've had this pattern for awhile and finally got around to putting my supplies together (I'm new to crocheting). I chose Mediterranean and Rococo for my colors and sat down to start. I am a little confused as to how to begin because the instructions don't say anything about a foundation chain, it just says Ch 2. Can you direct me to more detail?
Thank you!!

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