Easy Patterned Throw – Free Afghan Pattern


by Vera Hannaford


stitch detailI made this throw for my husband.  It’s made in a very easy shell pattern with a border that has one round of single crochet and one round of reverse single crochet.  I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn in the color of Aran Fleck to add more texture.

Materials List

  • Size I (5.50mm) hook or whatever hook size gives you gauge
  • 39 oz worsted weight yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Finished Size

50″ by 50″


7 shells = 4 inches/10cm

The Pattern

Ch 151.

Row 1:  sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.  ch1, turn.

Row 2:   sc in first sc, *skip next sc, 1sc and 1dc in next sc* repeat from * across until the last sc. sc in last sc. ch 1, turn.

the whole throwRow 3:   sc in the first sc *skip next dc, 1 sc and 1 dc in next sc* repeat from* across until the last sc. sc in last sc. ch1, turn.

Repeat row 3 until throw is 49″ inches/122.5cm long.

Last Row: sc in each sc and dc across — do not fasten off –weave in ends.


Rnd1: sc evenly around throw — 3 sc in each corner

Rnd2: Reverse sc in each sc around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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For more ideas for crochet afghan patterns, here’s a great free eBook from Crochet Me.

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