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Crochet Rail Fence Throw

Designed by Katherine Eng
Photos and instructions courtesy of Red Heart® Yarn

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet Rail Fence Throw
Reminiscent of a classic quilt pattern, this stunning throw is crocheted using a join-as-you-go technique. Use tropical yarn shades and wrap your throw around you as you sit and dream of an island vacation.

Skill Level: Experienced

Abbreviations:

    A, B, C, D and E = Color A, B, C, D and E; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

Size:

    Throw measures 43" (109cm) wide by 56" (142cm) long

Materials Needed:

Gauge:

    Each square measures about 6 ½" (16.5cm) wide by 6 ½" (16.5cm) long. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Notes:

  1. Throw is made from 35 squares. Each square contains 3 stripes of color. 18 squares have 3 vertical stripes, and 17 squares have 3 horizontal stripes.
  2. Squares with vertical stripes are alternated with squares with horizontal stripes, and arranged into 7 rows of 5 squares each.
  3. All stripes and squares are worked and joined to the previous stripe or square using a "join as you go" technique. This reduces the amount of assembly needed.
  4. If you are a right-handed crocheter, the stripes and squares are joined to the right of the previous stripe or square.

Directions:

    SQUARE #1 (3 vertical stripes):

      Stripe #1
      With E, ch 10.
      Row 1 (Right Side): Working in back bars, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn – 5 sc, and 4 ch-1 spaces. Place marker on this row for Right Side.
      Rows 2-23: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #2
      Note: for right-handed crocheters, stripe #2 is worked and joined to the right of stripe #1.
      With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of D in ch at base of first sc of Row 1 or stripe #1 (first ch made), ch 6 more (for a total of 7 chains worked with D), turn.
      Row 1 (Right Side): Working in back bars, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, skip last ch, slip st in top of Row 1 of stripe #1, turn – 3 sc, and 2 ch-1 spaces.
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 3 of stripe #1, turn.
      Rows 4-23: Repeat last 2 rows 10 more times, joining ends of all odd-numbered rows with a slip st in top of corresponding row in previous stripe.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #3
      Note: for right-handed crocheters, stripe #3 is worked and joined to the right of stripe #2.
      With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of E in ch at base of first sc of Row 1 of stripe #2 (first ch made), ch 10 more (for a total of 11 chains worked with E), turn.
      Row 1 (Right Side): Working in back bars, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, skip last ch, slip st in top of Row 1 or stripe #2, turn – 5 sc, and 4 ch-1 spaces.
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 3 of stripe #2, turn.
      Rows 4-23: Repeat last 2 rows 10 more times, joining ends of all odd-numbered rows with a slip st in top of corresponding row in previous stripe.
      Fasten off.

    SQUARE #2 (3 horizontal stripes):

      Note: for right-handed crocheters, square #2 is worked and joined to the right side of square #1.

      Stripe #1
      With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of C in ch at base of first sc or Row 1 of stripe #3 or square #1 (first ch made), ch 26 more (for a total of 27 chains worked with C).
      Row 1 (Right Side): Working in back bars, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch; repeat from * across, skip last ch, slip st in top of Row 1 of stripe #3 of square #1, turn – 13 sc, and 12 ch-1 spaces.
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 3 of square #1, turn.
      Rows 4-9: Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times, joining ends of all odd-numbered rows with a slip st in top of corresponding row in previous square.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #2
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of D, in first sc of last row of stripe #1, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 10 of square #1, turn.
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 12 of square #1, turn.
      Rows 4 and 5: Repeat last 2 rows, joining end of Row 5 with a slip st in top of Row 14 of square #1, turn.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #3
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of C, in first sc of last row of stripe #2, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 15 of square #1, turn.
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 17 of square #1, turn.
      Rows 4-9: Repeat last 2 rows 3 times, joining ends of odd-numbered rows with a slip st in top of corresponding row of square #1, turn.
      Fasten off.

    SQUARE #3 (3 vertical stripes):

      Stripe #1
      With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of E in ch at base of first sc of Row 1 of square #2 (first ch made), ch 10 more (for a total of 11 chains worked with E).
      Row 1 (Right Side): Working in back bars, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, skip last ch, sli st in top of Row 1 of stripe #1 of square #2, turn – 5 sc, and 4 ch-1 spaces.
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st in top of Row 3 of square #2, turn.
      Rows 4-23: Repeat last 2 rows 10 more times, joining ends of all odd-numbered rows with a slip st in top of corresponding row in previous square.
      Fasten off.

      Stripes #2 and #3
      Work same as stripes #2 and #3 of square #1.

    SQUARE #4:

      Work same as square #2, joining to square #3.

    SQUARE #5:

      Work same as square #3, joining to square #4.

    SQUARE #6 (3 horizontal stripes):

      Note: square #6 is the first square in the 2nd row of squares and is worked on top of square #1.

      Stripe #1
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of B in first st of last row of square #1, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space or joining seam, sc in next sc; repeat from * all the way across top of square #1, turn – 13 sc, and 12 ch-1 spaces.
      Rows 2-9: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #2
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of D, in first sc of last row of stripe #1, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #3
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of B, in first sc of last row of stripe #2, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next ch-1space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Rows 2-9: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
      Fasten off.

    SQUARE #7 (3 vertical stripes):

      Note: square #7 is worked across the top of square #2, and joined to square #6.

      Stripe #1
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of A in 9th sc (17th st) of last row of square #2, ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next st] 4 times; slip st in top of Row 1 of square #6, turn.
      Continuing with A, complete same as stripe #1 of square #3, joining to square #6.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #2
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of D in 6th sc (11th st) of last row of square #2, ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next st] 2 times; slip st in top of Row 1 of stripe #1, turn.
      Continuing with D, complete same as stripe #2 of square #1.
      Fasten off.

      Stripe #3
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of A in first sc of last row of square #2, ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next st] 4 times; slip st in top of Row 1 of stripe #2, turn.
      Continuing with A, complete same as stripe #3 of square #1.
      Fasten off.

    SQUARE #8 (3 horizontal stripes):

      Note: Square #8 is worked across the top of square #3, and joined to square #7.

      Stripe #1
      Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of B in first sc of last row of square #3, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space or joining seam, sc in next st; repeat from * all the way across top of square #3; slip st in top of Row 1 or square #7, turn.
      Using colors B and C, complete same as square #2, joining to square #7.

    SQUARE #9:

      Work same as square #7, working across top of square #4, and joining to square #8.

    SQUARE #10:

      Work same as square #8, working across the top of square #5, and joining to square #9.

    SQUARES #11 - #15:

      Work in same manner as squares #1 - #5, working the first row of each square across the top of the squares in the previous row of squares.

    SQUARES #16 - #20:

      Work in same manner as squares #6 - #10, working the first row of each square across to the top of the squares in the previous row of squares.

    SQUARES #21 - #25:

      Work in same manner as squares #1 - #5, working the first row of each square across the top of the squares in the previous row of squares.

    SQUARES #26 - #30:

      Work in same manner as squares #6 - #10, working the first row of each square across the top of the squares in the previous row of squares.

    SQUARES #31 - #35:

      Work in same manner as squares #1 - #5, working the first row of each square across the top of the squares in the previous row of squares.

    BORDER:

      With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of A in last sc of stripe #3 of square #35 (this is the last E-colored sc before the center D-colored stripe), to work across top of throw.

      Round 1 (Right Side): Working across top edge *ch 2, skip next joining seam or ch-1 space, slip st in next sc; repeat from * to last ch-1 space before next corner, ch 2, skip ch-1 space, (slip st, ch 2, slip st) in corner sc; working down side edge, ch 2, slip st in end of next row, **ch 2, skip next row, slip st in end of next row; repeat from ** to last row, ch 2, skip last row, (slip st, ch 2, slip st) in corner ch (working under 2 strands of ch); work across opposite side of foundation ch in same manner as across top edge; work up other side edge in same manner as first side edge, slip st in same sc as beginning.

      Round 2 (Right Side): (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to next corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, work in same manner across all 4 sides and corners; to end, join with sc in first sc (counts as last ch-1 space), turn.

      Round 3 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, sc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner of ch-2 space, work in same manner across all 4 sides and corners; join with sc in first sc (counts as last ch-1 space), turn.

      Round 4 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to 1 sc before next corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next sc, work in same manner across all 4 sides and corners; join with sc in first sc (counts as last ch-1 space), turn.

      Rounds 5-10: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 three more times; at the end of Round 10, join with ch 1, slip st in first sc (instead of join with sc). Fasten off.

      Round 11: With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of C in the 2nd sc to the left of the bottom left corner ch-2 space; ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sts (this includes the next ch-1 space, sc and next ch-1 space), 5 dc in next sc (shell), *ch 1, skip next 3 sts, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, shell in next sc; repeat from * to 2 ch-spaces before next corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc, shell in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next sc, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc, **ch 1, skip next 3 sts, shell in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, sc in next sc; repeat from ** to 1-ch space before next corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, skip next sc, shell in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next sc, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc, work in same manner across remaining 2 sides and corners, omitting last sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

      Round 12 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of B in sc between any 2 shells not near a corner; ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to 1-ch space before next corner ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2 (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc, work in same manner across all 4 sides and corners, omitting last sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

    Weave in all ends. With Wrong Side facing, block lightly.


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