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Crochet Love & Kisses Throw

 Fall in love with the enchanting Crochet Love & Kisses Throw! This stunning piece is a true labor of love, meticulously crafted with intricate crochet stitches that will leave you in awe. The throw features a beautiful pattern of love hearts and kisses, creating a romantic and whimsical design that is perfect for adding a touch of warmth and affection to any space. Every stitch is carefully woven with love, resulting in a mesmerizing creation that will captivate your heart. The intricate pattern of love hearts and kisses adds a delightful touch, making this throw a symbol of affection and tenderness. Whether you drape it over your favorite armchair or snuggle up with it on a chilly evening, this throw will envelop you in a world of comfort and love.

Afghan measures 55” x 44”

RED HEART “Super Saver”: 2 skeins each 376 Burgundy A and 319 Cherry Red C; 3 skeins 0944 Cherrycola B

Skill Level: Intermediate

Crochet Hook: 6 mm (US J-10)

GAUGE: 7 cls = 4” 8 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles/hook to obtain the gauge given.

Special Abbreviations:

Cl(s): Cluster(s) – Yo, draw up loop in same ch or chspace

as last st made, skip next ch or st, pick up loop in

next ch or ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Hdc2tog: [yo and draw up a loop in the next st] 2 times, yo

and draw through all 5 loops on the hook.

Picot: Ch 3, slip st in first ch made

Notes:

Beginning ch-2 does not count as a st.

When working edging, mark first st of the round.

Color Sequence:

Work 1 row with A. 1 row with B and 1 row with C

Carry unused colors along side edges. To change color,

work yo, draw through final four loops with new color.

THROW

With A, ch 140.

Row 1 (Right Side): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, *yo, draw up loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick up loop in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (cl made), ch 1; repeat from * until 2 chs remain, yo, draw up loop in same ch as last st made, skip next ch, pick up loop in next ch, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, turn – 1 hdc; 69 ch-1 spaces; 69 cls.

Row 2: Change to B. Ch 2, hdc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, *yo, draw up loop in same ch-space as last st, skip next st, pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1; repeat from * until 1 st remains, yo, draw up loop in same ch-space as last st, draw up loop in hdc, yo, draw through all 4 loops, turn. Change to C.

Rows 3-103: Repeat Row 2, working in Color Sequence and changing color every row working while carrying unused colors along side edges, end with Row A.

Fasten off all colors.

EDGING

Round 1: With right side facing, join A with sc in hdc at upper right hand corner, 2 sc in same place as join, sc in each of next 5 ch-1 spaces or cls, skip next st) 23 times, 3 sc in final cl on top edge, working in edges of rows, [sc in edge of second row, 2 sc in edge of next row] 50 times, sc in edge of next row, working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first st, (sc in each of next 5 ch-1 spaces or sts, skip next st) 23 times,3 sc in final st for bottom edge, working in edges of rows, [sc in edge of second row, 2 sc in edge of next row] 50 times, sc in edge of next row – 115 sts along top and bottom edges, 151 along each side edge and 3 sc in each corner.

Round 2: Sc in first sc of Round 1, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 117 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 153 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 117 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 152 sts, join with slip in first sc.– 552 sts.

Round 3: Slip st in next st, *[sc, ch 4, sc] in next st for corner, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 59 times, ch 1, skip next st, [sc, ch 4, sc] in next st, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 77 times, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around, slip st in first sc. Fasten off A.

Round 4: With right side facing, join B with slip st in a corner ch-4 space, ch 2, yo, pick up a loop in ch-4 space, pick up loop in next ch-1 space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1, *yo, pick up loop in same ch-space as last st, pick up loop in next ch-space, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-4 space, [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in ch-4 space, repeat from *around. end [hdc2tog, ch 1] twice in first ch-4 space, join with slip st to beginning cl. Fasten off B.

Round 5: With right side facing, join C with sc in any ch-1 space, picot, sc in same space, *[sc, picot, sc] in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

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