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The Crochet Mini Skein Throw

So you've got yourself a growing collection of mini skeins, or simply a load of leftover yarn you don't know what to do with.


Why don't you come and make a throw with me? I'm doing mine with 4ply/fingering weight yarn with a 3.75mm hook. But, this simple pattern could work with any weight yarn and the appropriate size hook. Just keep to the one weight of yarn throughout the project


"So what is the first step?" I hear you ask...

Simple. Gather your yarn. Here's where you could plan to your heart's content and organisethe colours, or if you prefer, you simply wing it and choose randomly.



If you've got lots of little bits you might choose to wind them into one ball and join with magic knots as you go. A name I've heard this called is a "Franken-ball". Just remember the first one you wind will be be the last one you work with. Unless you're fancy and wind a centre pull ball 😉


Ok, so now you've got your yarn where do you start?

This throw starts from the corner, so really you could make it any size you like. Doll size, lap size, double bed or even larger. It'll come down to personal choice and you commitment when it comes to those larger sizes 😁



The Basic Pattern:


(UK crochet terms)

Ch - ch, tr - treble, etr - extended treble


Work 4ch, 3tr, 1etr into an adjustable ring. Turn.

  1. 4ch, 3tr between the etr and first tr, miss 3tr, 3tr between last tr and 4ch, 1etr into same space. Turn.

  2. 4ch, 3tr between the etr and first tr, miss 3tr, 3tr into space between treble groups, miss 3tr, 3tr between last tr and 4ch, 1etr into same space. Turn.

  3. 4ch, 3tr between the etr and first tr, miss 3tr, (3tr into space between treble groups, miss 3tr) repeat to last treble group, 3tr between last tr and 4ch, 1etr into same space. Turn.

  4. Repeat the last row until you are happy with the width.


(US crochet terms)

Ch - ch, dc - double crochet, edc- extended double crochet.


Work 4ch, 3dc, 1edc into an adjustable ring. Turn.

  1. 4ch, 3dc between the edc and first dc, miss 3dc, 3dc between last dc and 4ch, 1edc into same space. Turn.

  2. 4ch, 3dc between the edc and first dc, miss 3dc, 3dc into space between dc groups, miss 3dc, 3dc between last dc and 4ch, 1edc into same space. Turn.

  3. 4ch, 3dc between the edc and first dc, miss 3dc, (3dc into space between dc groups, miss 3dc) repeat to last dc group, 3dc between last dc and 4ch, 1edc into same space. Turn.

  4. Repeat the last row until you are happy with the width.


So go find your yarn, pick up a hook and join me in making a throw. I'll give the next piece of the pattern in the next blog.


Happy crafting

Annette


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