Odds and Ends Throw

Odds & Ends ThrowNote: Make the fringe multicolor. Colors used:

Off-white

Medium Gray

Bronze

Navy Blue

Rust

Denim Teather

Black

Avacodo Green

Golden & Cream Speed-cro-sheen held double

Black

Some Solid, Some color changed on the diagonal, Some have contrast color in the center & some have contrast color for the border.

Put no more than 4 or 5 solids same color blocks in one place.

Make fringes 8 inches long with black, green & rust.

Crochet a black border of 6 rows of single crochet at 2 opposing ends

Make 132 squares. Sew together with size 16 darning needle. Change colors to match section you are working with.

For Square: Chain 3, slip stitch into first chain, to make the start ring,  chain 3, 3 double crochet into ring, chain 2* 4 double crochet into ring, chain 2* repeat between stars 3 times-first group of chain 3, 3 double crochet counts as 4 double crochet-so you have a four cornered square with 15 dc and one chain 3 this is the same as 16 double crochet, at each corner is a chain 2-this is Round 1, join final chain 2 to first chain 3 (dc substitute stitch).

Round 2, Chain 3, double crochet in next 3 dc, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner chain 2*, [4 dc-1 in each stitch before corner chain 2, repeat corner from *to*], repeat from ‘ [‘ to ‘]’ twice more making four sides and 32 stitches.

Round 3, Repeat round two except Chain 3, double crochet in next 7 dc, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner chain 2*, [8 dc-1 in each stitch before corner chain 2, repeat corner from *to*], repeat from ‘ [‘ to ‘]’ twice more making four sides and 48 stitches. Fasten off.

When changing colors, change at the corner on each subsequent row, or change at the beginning of one of the rows. The colors are good with only one or two colors per most of the blocks. If you run short you can put more than two colors in from 3 to 7 blocks and get this look that looks great with the multi-colored tassels on the ends.

Note: I use the lighter color of yarn for sewing the squares together, like if the squares are ecru and olive and rust, I sew the edges with ecru for all of them. And, if the squares are black, rust and navy I sew the edges with the rust.

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One thought on “Odds and Ends Throw

  1. trepid says:

    I find this works out well with scraps, the difficulty of changing thread every few squares to complete (as in sew the squares together) the afghan is easier to stand; a-contrasting colors break the monotony; b-odd lengths of yarn work out for sewing 2-3 sides at a time of the granny squares so that you have the work 3/4’s done before it gets hard; and, c-back to b.

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