Ch 55 (51) sts.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 54 (50) sc. Turn.
Row 2 (WS) Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in 2nd st and in each st across. Turn.
Row 3 Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc around front of next st, sc around back of next st; repeat from * across, sc in last st (turning ch).
Row 4 Repeat Row 2.
Row 5 Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc around back of next st, sc around front of next st; repeat from * across, sc in last st (turning ch).
Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern for 50" (45"), ending with pattern Row 3 or 5.
Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Wind yarn around 9" piece cardboard and cut strands at one end (18" pieces). Holding 5 strands at a time, fold in half; insert crochet hook or fingers from back to front and pull middle through to back of afghan or throw. Pull ends through loop and adjust knot. Repeat at base of first and last rows on Afghan or Throw. Trim. Note Fringe will use 115 (105) yds. of yarn. If less yarn remains, use 4 strands for fringe to make fringe slightly less full.