ANNATJIE’S GARDEN CROCHET THROW PART EIGHT

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Annatjie’s Garden Crochet Throw Part Eight
– Free Crochet Along –

The Annatjie’s Garden Crochet Throw Part Eight is part of a free crochet along.
A beautiful flower inspired throw featuring 4 center flower squares bordered with several rounds of varied and textured crochet stitches. Finished with join as you go flower border.

Annatjie's Garden Crochet Throw Part Eight | Joanita Theron Designs @joanitatherondesigns #crochetthrow #freecrochetalong #crochetblanket #squareblanket

Annatjie’s Garden Crochet Throw Part Eight

PATTERN SUPPORT

Abbreviations:  US Terminology

CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)
BLP – back loop
RS – Right side
WS – Wrong side

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Special Stitches:

How to Work 3 Double Crochet Together (3DCtog):

  • Work 3 double crochet into space or single ST, holding the last loop of each double crochet on the hook.
  • Yarn over and pull the yarn through all four loops on the hook.

HDC Starting Popcorn:

  • CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); work 4 half double crochet (hdc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the 2nd CH of 2 CH.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the chain.

5 HDC Popcorn:

  • Work 5 half double crochet (hdc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first half double crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

How to Work Crochet Popcorn Stitch:

Starting Popcorn:

  • CH 3 – this counts as your FIRST DC.
  • Work 4 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

Popcorn:

  • Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

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How to Work Front-Post Double-Crochet (FPDC):

  • Yarn over and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second stitch of the row/round below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.
  • The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the stitch that you’re working around.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.
  • You now have 3 loops on the hook.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
  • One front post double crochet (FPDC) is complete.

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How to Work Front-Post Half Double-Crochet (FPHDC):

  • Yarn over and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second stitch of the row/round below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches or according to the instructions in the pattern.
  • The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the stitch that you’re working around.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.
  • You now have 3 loops on the hook.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook.
  • One front post half double crochet (FPHDC) is complete.

Instructions:

With A – join into any 3 CH space BEFORE a corner Popcorn.

RND 14: Work 1 SC into 3 CH space; work 1FPSC around next corner Popcorn; work 1 SC into next 3 CH space.
*CH 3; work 1 SC into the 2nd CH of 2 CH of next Half Shell. **
Repeat from * to ** 52 more time; CH 3.
#Work 1 SC into next 3 CH space (before Popcorn); work 1FPSC around next corner Popcorn; work 1 SC into next 3 CH space.
*CH 3; work 1 SC into the 2nd CH of 2 CH of next Half Shell. **
Repeat from * to ** 50 more time; CH 3. ##
Repeat from # to ## 2 more times; SL ST into first SC worked.
(53 x 3 CH spaces; 2 SC on each side; 4 x corner FPSC)

RND 15: Work [Starting HDC Popcorn (special stitches); 3 CH; HDC Popcorn (special stitches)] in corner space; CH 1. *Work 3 HDC into next 3 CH space. **
Repeat from * to ** x 52 more times; CH 1.
#Work [HDC Popcorn; 3 CH; HDC Popcorn] into next corner space; CH 1; *Work 3 HDC into next 3 CH space. ** Repeat from * to ** x 52 more times; CH 1. ##
Repeat from # to ## 2 more times; SL ST into top of starting HDC Popcorn.
(159 HDC; 2 x 1 CH spaces on each side. 2 x HDC Popcorn in each corner)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Note: For the next 3 rounds work into the 3rd loop of each HDC stitch.

With D – join into 3 CH corner space.

RND 16: Work [Starting HDC Popcorn (special stitches); 3 CH; HDC Popcorn (special stitches)] in corner space; CH 1; work 1 FPHDC (special stitches) around next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into each of next 159 STS; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; CH 1.
* Work [HDC Popcorn; 3 CH; HDC Popcorn] in corner space; CH 1; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into each of next 169 STS; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; CH 1. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into top of starting HDC Popcorn.
(2 x HDC Popcorn; 2 x FPHDC; 159 HDC; 2 x 1 CH spaces on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into any 3 CH corner space.

RND 17: Work [Starting HDC Popcorn (special stitches); 3 CH; HDC Popcorn (special stitches)] in corner space; CH 1; work 1 FPHDC (special stitches) around next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 HDC into each of next 159 HDC; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; CH 1.
* Work [HDC Popcorn; 3 CH; HDC Popcorn] in corner space; CH 1; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 HDC into each of next 159 HDC; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; CH 1. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into top of starting HDC Popcorn.
(2 x HDC Popcorn; 2 x FPHDC; 161 HDC; 2 x 1 CH spaces on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With F – join into any 3 CH corner space.

RND 18: Work [Starting HDC Popcorn (special stitches); 3 CH; HDC Popcorn (special stitches)] in corner space; CH 1; work 1 FPHDC (special stitches) around next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 HDC into each of next 161 HDC; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; CH 1.
* Work [HDC Popcorn; 3 CH; HDC Popcorn] in corner space; CH 1; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 HDC into each of next 161 HDC; work 1 HDC into next FPHDC; work 1 FPHDC around next Popcorn; CH 1. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into top of starting HDC Popcorn.
(2 x HDC Popcorn; 2 x FPHDC; 163 HDC; 2 x 1 CH spaces on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B – join into any 3 CH corner space.

RND 19: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 6 DC into SAME space; CH 1; SKIP next FPHDC and first HDC; *work 1 SC into next HDC; CH 1; SKIP next 4 HDC; work 7 DC into next HDC; CH 1; SKIP next 4 HDC. ** Repeat from * to ** 15 more times; work 1 SC into next HDC; CH 1; SKIP next HDC and next FPHDC.
#Work 7 DC into next 3 CH corner space; CH 1; SKIP next FPHDC and first HDC; *work 1 SC into next HDC; CH 1; SKIP next 4 HDC; work 7 DC into next HDC; CH 1; SKIP next 4 HDC. ** Repeat from * to ** 15 more times; work 1 SC into next HDC; CH 1; SKIP next HDC and next FPHDC. ##
Repeat from # to ## 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(16 x Shells; 17 SC on each side; 4 x Corner Shells)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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