Red Heart Super Saver Amish Bars Throw

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by Katherine Eng, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Amish Bars Throw

Crochet a paneled throw that’s bursting with color!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 12 sts (about 4 inch) and first 4 rows of panel 1 (about 1-3/4 inch) over pattern to crochet a throw that measures approximately 46 inch wide x 55-1/2 inch long. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the assembly diagram.
    Special stitches:
    Large shell = 5 dc in same st.
    small shell = 3 dc in same st.
    Long dc (Ldc) = Yo, working over ch-1 space, insert in hook in next st 2 rows below, yo, draw yarn through st, [yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice.
  • 2
    Center Panel 1 First Half:
    With Lavender, ch 111.
    Foundation Row (wrong side): Working in back bars of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 108 ch, leaving last ch unworked for knotting off, turn – 109 sc.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, large shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn – 18 large shells.
    Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *hdc in next dc, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
    Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across – 109 sc. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Center Panel 1 Second Half:
    With right side facing, join Lavender in first ch on opposite side of foundation ch.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first ch, *skip next 2 ch, large shell in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn – 18 large shells. Fasten off.
    Rows 2-3: Repeat rows 2-3 of first half.
  • 4
    Center Panel 2:
    Work panel 2 on each side of panel 1.
    With right side facing, join Carrot in first sc of row 4 of panel 1.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn – 109 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn – 54 ch-1 spaces.
    Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *small shell in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn – 27 small shells.
    Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first sc, *sc in center dc of next shell, small shell in next sc, repeat from * across, ending with 2 dc in last sc, turn – 26 small shells plus 2 half-shells.
    Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *small shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next shell; repeat from * across, ending with sc in last dc, turn.
    Row 6: Repeat row 4.
    Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *hdc in next dc, dc in next sc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, turn.
    Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across, turn – 54 ch-1 spaces.
    Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch-1 space across, turn – 109 sc. Fasten off. Repeat panel 2 on opposite side of center panel 1.
  • 5
    Center Panel 3:
    With right side facing, join Burgundy in first sc.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn – 109 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
    Row 3: Ch 3, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, turn.
    Rows 5-6: Repeat rows 3-4.
    Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off. Repeat panel 3 on opposite side center panel 2.
  • 6
    Center Panel 4:
    With right side facing, join Light Sage in first sc.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn – 109 sc.
    Row 2: Repeat row 1 of center panel 1.
    Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, *sc in center dc of next shell, large shell in next sc; repeat from * across, ending with 3 dc in last sc, turn – 17 large shells plus 2 half-shells.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *large shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next shell; repeat from * across, ending with sc in last dc, turn.
    Rows 5-6: Repeat rows 3-4.
    Row 7: Repeat row 2 of center panel 1.
    Rows 8-9: Repeat 8-9 of center panel 2. Fasten off. Repeat panel 4 on opposite side center panel 3.
  • 7
    Center Panel 5:
    With Burgundy, repeat panel 3 on both sides of throw in last row of each center panel 4.
  • 8
    Note: Designate top and bottom of center panels. Follow assembly diagram for placement of edge and border panels and squares, working in numerical order.
  • 9
    Edge Panel 1:
    With right side facing, join Turqua in first sc of left-hand panel 5.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn – 109 sc.
    Row 2: Repeat row 2 of center panel 2.
    Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *Ldc over next ch-1 space into corresponding st 2 rows below, sc in next sc; repeat from *across, turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
    Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 3-4, 3 times.
    Row 11: Repeat row 9 of center panel 2. Fasten off.
  • 10
    Edge Square 2:
    With right side facing, join Gold in end of row 1 at top of edge panel 1.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each row-end sc across, turn – 11 sc.
    Rows 2-11: Repeat rows 2-11 of edge panel 1.
  • 11
    Edge Panel 3:
    With right side facing, join Turqua in end of last row of center panel 5 at top right-hand corner of throw.
    Row 1: Ch 1, work *8 sc evenly across top of center panel 5; 11 sc across center panel 4; 8 sc across center panel 3; 11 sc across center panel 2*, 9 sc across center panel 1; repeat from * to * in reverse order across remaining panels on left side, slip st in end of row 1 of edging square 2, turn – 85 sc.
    Rows 2-11: Repeat rows 2-11 of edging panel 1, joining with slip sts to rows 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 of edging square 2
  • 12
    Edge Panel 4:
    With Turqua, repeat edge panel 1 across right-hand side of throw.
  • 13
    Edge Square 5:
    With right side facing join Gold in end of row 11 at top of edge panel 4, repeat edge panel 3 across top edge of edge panel 4, joining with slip sts to rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 of edge panel 3.
  • 14
    Edge Square 6:
    With Gold, repeat edge square 2 in bottom right-hand corner working across bottom edge of edge panel 4.
  • 15
    Edge Panel 7:
    With Turqua, repeat edge panel 3 across bottom of throw, joining with slip sts to rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 of edge square 6.
  • 16
    Edge Square 8:
    With Gold, repeat edge square 5 in bottom left-hand corner working across bottom edge of edge panel 1, joining with slip sts to rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 of edge panel 7.
  • 17
    Border Panel 1:
    With right side facing, join Lavender in end of row 11 of edge square 2 in top left-hand corner of throw.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in end of each row of edge square 2, in each sc of edge panel 1 and in end of each row of edge square 8, turn – 131 sc.
    Row 2: Repeat row 2 of center panel 2 – 65 ch-1 spaces.
    Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each sc across, turn – 66 ch-2 spaces.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first ch-2 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across, turn.
    Rows 5-16: Repeat rows 3-4, 6 times; repeat row 3 once more.
    Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch-1 space across. Fasten off.
  • 18
    Border Square 2:
    With right side facing, join Light Sage in first row at top of border panel 1.
    Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each row-end sc across, turn – 17 sc.
    Rows 2-17: Repeat rows 2-17 of border panel 1. Fasten off.
  • 19
    Border Panel 3:
    With Lavender, repeat border panel 1 across top edge (edge panel 3), joining with slip sts to rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 of border square 2.
  • 20
    Border Panel 4:
    With Lavender, repeat border panel 1 across right-hand edge (edge panel 4).
  • 21
    Border Square 5:
    With right side facing, join Light Sage in end of row 17 at top of border panel 4, repeat border square 2 across top edge of border panel 4, joining with slip sts to rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 of border panel 3.
  • 22
    Border Square 6:
    With Light Sage, repeat border square 2 in bottom right-hand corner working across bottom edge of border panel 4.
  • 23
    Border Panel 7:
    With Lavender, repeat border panel 1 across bottom of throw (edge panel 7), joining with slip sts to rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 of border square 6.
  • 24
    Border Square 8:
    With Light Sage, repeat border square 5 in bottom left-hand corner working across bottom edge of edge panel 1, joining with slip sts to rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 of border panel 7.
  • 25
    Trim:
    With right side facing, join Carrot in the first sc of last row of any border panel.
    Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, working sc in each sc and in each row-end st of corner squares, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner sc; join.
    Round 2: *[Ch 2, skip next sc, slip st in next sc] across to next corner, ch 2, (slip st, ch 2, slip st, ch 2) in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 times, [ch 2, skip next sc, slip st in next sc] across to beginning; join with slip st in first slip st. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block lightly with wrong side facing.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Lavender 104212465 (2)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Burgundy 104212485
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Light Sage 104212522
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Turqua 104212516
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Carrot 104212423
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Gold 104212442
  • Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Silvalume Crochet Hook J-10/6.0 mm 104236435
  • Yarn Needle
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