Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Temair Throw

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by Nicky Epstein, Lion Brand

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Temair Throw

The details in this throw are absolutely stunning!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of Rnds 1 and 2 of Motif C (4 inch) in pattern to crochet a throw that measures approximately 44 inch x 68 inch. Be sure to check your gauge. 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. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the Assembly Diagram.
    Special stitches and abbreviations:
    BPsc (back post single crochet) = Insert hook from back to front then to back, going around the post of the indicated st, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.
    popcorn = 5 dc in indicated st, drop lp from hook, insert hook in first of 5 dc and draw dropped lp through.
    puff = (Yo, draw up a lp in ch-sp between 2 petals) 3 times, yo and draw through all 7 lps on hook. sc-puff = Sc in indicated sp, ch 3, (yo, insert hook in same sp and draw up a lp) 3 times, yo and draw through 6 lps, yo and draw through remaining 2 lps.
    sc2tog (sc dec) = Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
    Notes:
    You will need a large (at least 5 foot x 6 foot flat surface that can remain undisturbed until you finish sewing the motifs together.
    You will be joining the motifs by sewing them together with a strand of yarn threaded into a blunt needle. Our Throw was sewn using a whipstitch, as is often used to sew granny squares together.
    Lay one A motif onto your flat surface. This will be the center motif of the Throw.
    Following the diagram, arrange 10 B Motifs around the center A Motif. With blunt needle, and working with just 2 B Motifs at a time, sew the adjoining edges of the B Motifs together. When all B Motifs have been sewn together, you will have a ‘ring’ of B Motifs.
    Smooth the B Motif ring around the center A Motif. Now sew the edge of each B Motif to the center A Motif. Check to be sure the piece lays smoothly. If it doesn’t, you may need to pull out and redo some of your sewing. This is not a problem! Because crochet tension varies and even the tension of sewn stitches can vary, you will probably need to make adjustments as you continue to sew the Motifs together. Just keep checking for smoothness as you sew, and then redo any bits that need adjustment as you work.
    We found it helpful to wait to weave in the ends (from sewing) until all the sewing was done and we were satisfied with the way the Throw looked. This made it much easier to remove any unwanted sewing stitches.
    In the same way that you arranged and then sewed a ring of B Motifs in place, arrange and sew the 10 C Motifs in place around the B Motif ring. When you’ve finished sewing, again smooth out the joined Motifs.
    Following the diagram, sew the adjoining edges of 6 D Motifs into 2 groups of 3 Motifs each to make 2 triangle shapes.
    Following the diagram, join a D Motif triangle to each end of Throw by sewing 2 of the D Motifs in each triangle to 2 C Motifs.
    Sew 2 more D Motifs to each end of Throw, sewing adjoining edges of each D Motif to 2 C Motifs.
    Finally, sew 2 A Motifs to each end of Throw, sewing adjoining edges of each A Motif to 2 D and one C Motif.
  • 2
    Motif A (make 5):
    Base:
    Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
    Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 12 sc.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 dc.
    Rnd 4: Working in back lps only, ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 48 dc.
    Rnd 5: Working in back lps only, ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 72 dc.
    Rnd 6: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 24 ch-sp.
    Rnd 7: Ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4), sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 4, dc in next dc; rep from * around, ch 4; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
    Rnd 8: Ch 8 (counts as dc, ch 5), sk next ch-4 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 5, dc in next dc; rep from * around, ch 5; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
    Rnd 9: Ch 9 (counts as dc, ch 6), sk next ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 6, dc in next dc; rep from * around, ch 6; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
  • 3
    Petals:
    Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch-3 sp of Rnd 6, ch 1; (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in same ch-3 sp, sl st in next dc, *(sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-3 sp, sl st in next dc; rep from * around, work sl sts up dc of Rnd 7 to first ch-sp of Rnd 7.
    Rnd 2: (Sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in same ch-4 sp, sl st in next dc, *(sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-4 sp, sl st in next dc; rep from * around, work sl sts up dc of Rnd 8 to first ch-sp of Rnd 8.
    Rnd 3: (Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in same ch-5 sp, sl st in next dc, *(sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-5 sp, sl st in next dc; rep from * around, work sl sts up dc of Rnd 9 to first ch-sp of Rnd 9.
    Rnd 4: (Sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc) in same ch-6 sp, sl st in next dc, *(sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-6 sp, sl st in next dc; rep from * around.
    Rnd 5: *Ch 8, BPsc around next dc of Rnd 9; rep from * around.
    Rnd 6: Sl st in next ch-8 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in same ch-8 sp, 6 dc in each ch-8 sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
    Fasten off.
  • 4
    Motif B (make 10):
    Ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), (dc in ring, ch 3) 7 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 8 ch-3 sp.
    Rnd 2: (Sc, 3 dc, sc) in each ch-3 sp around; join with sl st in first sc.
    Rnd 3: *Ch 4, BPsc around next dc of Rnd 1; rep from * around - 8 ch-4 sp.
    Rnd 4: (Sc, dc, 3 tr, dc, sc) in each ch-4 sp around; join with sl st in first sc.
    Rnd 5: *Ch 5, BPsc around next sc of Rnd 3; rep from * around - 8 ch-5 sp.
    Rnd 6: (Sc, dc, 5 tr, dc, sc) in each ch-5 sp around; join with sl st in next sc of Rnd 5 (between petals).
    Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sc as join, ch 3, sc in center tr of next 5-tr group, ch 3, *2 dc in next sc of Rnd 5 (between petals), ch 3, sc in center tr of next 5-tr group, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st between first 2 dc.
    Rnd 8: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same ch-3 sp, 5 dc in next sp, *sc between next 2 dc, 5 dc in each of the next 2 ch-3 sps; rep from * around, sc between first 2 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
    Fasten off.
  • 5
    Motif C (make 10):
    Ch 12; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 23 tr in ring; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch - 24 tr.
    Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), *dc in next 3 tr, ch 3; rep from * 6 more times, dc in each of the next 2 tr; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 8 ch-3 sp.
    Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
    Rnd 4: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3) in same ch-3 sp, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
    Rnd 5: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in sp between 3-dc groups on Rnd 3, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in sp between between 3-dc group on Rnd 3, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
    Rnd 6: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 5, puff in next sc between petals, ch 5, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, puff in sc between petals, ch 5; rep from * 6 times more; join with sl st in first sc.
    Rnd 7: Sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, 7 dc in same ch-5 sp, 8 dc in each ch-5 sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
    Fasten off.
  • 6
    Motif D (make 10):
    Ch 9; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 1, 18 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sc as join, drop lp from hook, insert hook in top of beg ch and draw dropped lp through (beg popcorn made), ch 2, sk next sc, *popcorn in next sc, ch 2, sk next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first popcorn - 9 popcorns.
    Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *dc in top of next popcorn, ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
    Rnd 4: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in same ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in first sc.
    Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), working in back lps only, hdc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
    Fasten off.
  • 7
    Tassels (make 10):
    Tassel Cap:
    Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; do not join.
    Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
    Rnds 3-8: Sc in each sc around.
    Rnd 9: 2 sc in each sc around - 24 sc.
    Rnd 10: *Sc-puff in next sc, sk 3 sc; rep from * around - 6 sc-puffs.
    Rnd 11: Sc-puff in ch-3 sp of each puff around.
    Fasten off.
    Tassel:
    Cut 30 strands of yarn, each about 18 inch long. Knot strands together at center. Draw knot through center Tassel Cap, allowing strands to extend out from Cap.
    Tassel Cord:
    From RS, join yarn with sl st at top of Tassel Cap and work 4 sc evenly spaced around top of Cap. *Sc in each sc around; rep from * to make an 8 inch long cord.
    Fasten off.
    Tassel Button (make 10):
    Ch 2. Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join.
    Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures 1 inch. Next Rnd: Sc2tog around - 3 sc.
    Fasten off.
  • 8
    Finishing:
    Draw Cord of one Tassel from WS to RS through center of a Motif D. On RS, sew a Tassel Button to end of Cord, then to center of Motif D to secure. Rep with remaining Tassels and Motif D's.
    Following Assembly Diagram, sew Motifs together. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Linen 104213501 (16)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size J-10/6.0 mm 104236764
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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