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Sampler Throw
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 70801AD This cozy sampler throw is a great way to practice new skills.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 41 x 51 in. (104 x 129.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

450-099 Jiffy Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.91

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
1 Square = 8 x 8 in. (20.5 x 20.5 cm). 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Popcorn (PC): Work 4 dc in next sc, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of 4-dc group, pick up dropped loop, and draw through st; ch 1.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN

POPCORN SQUARE (make 5)
Note: When instructed to work a st into a popcorn (PC), work the st where the dropped loop was pulled through, not into the ch-1.

Ch 22.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 21 sc.


Row 2 (Popcorn Row): Ch 3, turn, sk first sc, PC in next sc, dc in next 3 sc, (PC in next sc, dc in next 3 sc) 4 times - 5 PC at the end of this row.


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 dc, sc in next PC, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next PC) 4 times, sc in top of turning ch - 21 sc at the end of this row
Row 4 (Popcorn Row): Ch 3, turn, sk first sc, dc in next 2 sc, (PC in next sc, dc in next 3 sc) 4 times, PC in next sc, dc in last sc - 5 PC at the end of this row.


Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sc in next PC, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next PC) 4 times, sc in next 2 dc, sc in top of turning ch.


Rep last 4 rows 3 more times.

Fasten off.



SHELL SQUARE (make 5)
Ch 24.


Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch *sk next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch (shell made), sk next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch; rep from * across - 2 shells at the end of this row.


Row 2: Ch 3, turn, sk first dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk first 2 dc of next shell, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp of shell, ch 2, sk last 2 dc of shell, dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, sk first 2 dc of next shell, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp of shell, ch 2, sk last 2 dc of shell, dc in next 3 dc, dc in top of turning ch.


Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk first dc, dc in next 3 dc, sk next ch-2 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, sk next ch-2 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in top of turning ch.


Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 8 in.

(20.5) from beg.

Fasten off.



SHELL AND V-ST SQUARE (make 5)
Ch 27.


Row 1 (RS): (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in 7th ch from hook (shell made), *sk next 3 ch, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch (V-st made), sk next 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch (shell made); rep from * once more, sk next 3 ch, dc in last ch - 3 shells, 2 V-sts at the end of this row.


Row 2: Ch 3, turn, shell in ch-3 sp of first shell, *V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell; rep from * once more, dc in top of turning ch.


Rep last row until piece measures 7 1/2 in.

(19 cm) from beg.


Final Row: Ch 6, turn, sl st in ch-3 sp of first shell, *ch 3, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 3, sl st in ch-3 sp of next shell; rep from * once more, ch 3, dc in top of turning ch.

Fasten off.



DIAMOND SQUARE (make 5)
Beg at lower edge, ch 25.


Row 1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across - 23 dc (counting beg ch as first dc).


Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, turn, working in back loops only, sk first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning ch.


Row 3: Ch 3, turn, working in both loops, sk first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning ch.


Rep Rows last 2 rows 4 more times, then rep Row 2 once more (for a total of 12 rows).

Piece should measure approximately 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from beg.

Fasten off.


Chain Loop Diamond Pattern
Notes: Ch loops are worked over the front surface of Square to form a diamond pattern.

The pattern is worked in the free loops of the first and all odd-numbered rows.


First Loop Row (worked into free loops of Row 1 of Square): With RS facing, join yarn with sc in free loop of 3rd dc of Row 1 of Square, *ch 11, sk next 5 dc, sc in free loop of next dc of Row 1; rep from * 2 more times - 3 ch-11 loops.

Fasten off.


Second Loop Row (worked into free loops of Rows 3 and 5 of Square): With RS facing, join yarn with sc in free loop of 3rd dc of Row 5 of Square, ch 5, insert hook around ch-11 below and also into free loop of 6th dc of Row 3 of Square, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook (sc around ch-11 and dc completed); *ch 11, insert hook around next ch-11, sk next 5 dc of Row 3, insert hook into free loop of next dc of Row 3 and work sc around ch-11 and dc; rep from * one more time, ch 5, sc in free loop of 3rd dc from end of Row 5.

Fasten off.


Third Loop Row (worked into free loops of Row 5 of Square): With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first sc of Second Loop Row, *ch 11, sk next 5 dc of Row 5 of Square, insert hook around ch-11 below and in free loop of next dc of Row 5 and work sc around ch-11 and dc; rep from * one more time, ch 11, sl st in last sc of Second Loop Row.

Fasten off.


Fourth Loop Row (worked into free loops of Rows 7 and 9 of Square): With RS facing, join yarn with sc in free loop of 3rd dc of Row 9 of Square, ch 5, insert hook around ch-11 below and in free loop of 6th dc of Row 7 of Square and work sc around ch-11 and dc; *ch 11, insert hook around next ch-11, sk next 5 dc or Row 7, insert hook in free loop of next dc of Row 7 and work sc around ch-11 and dc; rep from * one more time, ch 5, sc in free loop of 3rd dc from end of Row 9.

Fasten off.


Fifth Loop Row (worked into free loops of Rows 9 and 11 of Square): With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first sc of Fourth Loop Row, ch 5, work sc in free loop of 5th dc of Row 11 of Square, ch 5, insert hook around ch-11 below, sk next 5 dc of Row 9 of Square, insert hook in free loop of next dc of Row 9 and work sc around ch-11 and dc, ch 5, sk next 5 dc of Row 11, sc in free loop of next dc of Row 11, ch 5, sk next 5 dc of Row 9, insert hook around next ch-11 and in free loop of next dc of Row 9, and work sc around ch-11 and dc; ch 5, sk next 5 dc of Row 11, sc in free loop of next dc of Row 11, ch 5, sl st in last sc of Fourth Loop Row.

Fasten off and weave in ends.



BORDER
Note: Work Border around each Square.


Join yarn with sl st in any corner of Square.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around all edges of Square, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.


Fasten off.

Rep Border around every Square.



FINISHING
Sew Squares tog as shown in Assembly Diagram.


Border
Join yarn with sl st in any corner of Throw.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around all edges of Throw, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.


Rep last rnd until border measures 2 in.

(5 cm).

Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch


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