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Mariposa Throw


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I am blanket obsessed lately. But, hey, tis the season for snuggling, right?! What could be better than getting cozy under a warm blanket that reminds you of the charming flowers of warmer weather?! So let me introduce the Mariposa Throw. I named it this because of the single stemmed 3-petaled Mariposa Lily that grows on rocky slopes of the mountains of the West. Add a rainbow of colors and it cheers any space, but you could easily work it in shades that match your decor and suit your style. The rectangles might look challenging, but they are actually quite simple to construct, and the abundance of texture makes the flowers pop up like they have bloomed. The chevron-like arrangement of the motifs is pretty nifty, too! Color, texture, options, unique. Because there are oodles of pictures, the skill level is probably deemed appropriate for an intermediate crocheter. The detailed intermediate 19-page pattern includes: --sections detailing yarn quantities and colors, stitch abbreviations, special stitches, notes, and joining instructions --50 pictures with detailed descriptions --a color placement diagram to assist you with putting it all together This pattern has been thoroughly tested and edited for errors and clarity. Due to the nature of patterns, this pattern may not be returned or exchanged. All sales are final. This pattern may not be redistributed or copied in any way. Finished items may be sold, I just ask that you give credit to me, Susan Carlson at or for the pattern. Keep in the "Button" loop with updates about new projects, free patterns, coupon codes and calls for pattern testers -- Blog: Facebook: Pinterest: Ravelry: This pattern was produced as part of the Design Wars 5 challenge. You can read more about it and follow along here... BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Read a pattern in standard American crochet terms Complete basic crochet stitches: sl st, ch, sc, hdc, dc, BPhdc (detailed in pattern) GAUGE Gauge is not critical for this project. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Rectangle Motif = 4 inches (10cm) X 8 inches (20cm) Throw = 48 inches (122cm) X 48 inches (122cm) SUGGESTED YARN 2000 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Red Heart Soft COLORWAY 10 Colors that are detailed in the pattern or colors of your choice

Supplies Needed

  • 10 colors of aran/worsted weight yarn
  • H (5.0) mm hook
  • Tapestry or yarn needle

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Cheerful, Creative, Crocheter and Collector of all things Colorful describes me to a C--er, I mean a T. My sweet, left-handed granny taught me (a righty) to crochet when I was but a youngster. My first project was a hideously long scarf for my dad. It seems I just didn't know when to stop--something my teachers told me in school, too! Although crochet and other craftiness have always been part of my life, I channeled my energy and creativity into teaching Jr. High and High School sciences for many years. When I am not "yarning" (as described by my youngest), I treasure time with my family, friends, running, thrift store shopping, and learning new creative skills. You can also follow me at: Facebook: Blog: Pinterest: Etsy: