Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quick "V" Throw




This quick v-stitch throw is so stinking simple and easy!! My husband and I were discussing how we love these blankets because you can stick your fingers and toes up through the holes!



I made this for a nephew, and i'm going to add to it a pair of slipper socks. I think the combination will be a lovely Christmas gift for him!



Someone asked me if this really did take only 5 and a half hours to make, since that is the original name of this afghan. And while I didn't time it, I think it took a little longer than 5 and a half hours... but not much longer. If I had to guess, i'd say, 7 crochet hours... tops!



I used a Size Q crochet hook, and two strands of worsted weight acrylic yarn together.

Ch 61.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in same ch (V-st made), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made); repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch - 19 ch-1 sp and 1 dc on each end.
Rows 2-40: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Fasten off.

Edging: From right side, join yarn with sc in any corner of Throw. Work sc evenly spaced along one long edge of Throw. Repeat on opposite long edge.



Since I made this for my nephew, I didn't add fringe. But you can easily add some to this afghan! Wrap yarn around cardboard and cut 162 strands of yarn approximately 22 in. (56 cm) long. For each fringe, hold 3 strands of yarn together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Throw, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make Fringe in every chain space along top and lower edges of Throw. Trim Fringe ends evenly. Weave in ends.

3 comments:

  1. This does look fast and easy with the Q hook. It must be really warm, too, with the double strand of worsted weight yarn.

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  2. The V-stitch is a favorite of mine! I've yet to make a blanket with it - I typically makes cowls with single or double strands of yarn and a K hook, they're always popular! Hoping to make a blanket or two as Christmas gifts this year

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  3. How many balls of yarn did this take, and what are the dimensions?

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