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Zig Zag Hugs Lap Throw Free Crochet Pattern

With colors inspired by a sunrise on the beach, the Zig Zag Hugs Throw is such a fun lace in an interesting zig zag made of joined then separated clusters. A light worsted weight yarn is used for a lighter throw but you’ll find instructions for any repeat for any yarn.

Zig Zag Hugs Lap Throw | CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Zig Zag Hugs Lap Throw
designed by Kim Guzman © Oct. 2018
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Materials

  • Red Heart Baby Hugs Light, Yarn Standards Size 3/light worsted weight, 100% acrylic, 318 yds per 4.5 oz skein: 2 skeins Teddy, 1 skein Pool and 1 skein Peachie
  • Size I [5.5mm-9] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle (for weaving ends)

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Finished Size

approx. 36″ x 38″

Gauge

15 sc measure 4″, 8 rows measure 4″

Zig Zag Hugs Lap Throw | CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Special Stitches

Beginning Cluster (beg-cluster): Yarn over 3 times, insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, *yarn over 3 times, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, rep from * once more, yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook.

For additional assistance with the Cluster instructions below, see the video demonstration at the top. The instructions are long so just take it a step at a time. This is a 6-dtr cluster with the first 3 dtr worked in the previous one and the next 3 dtr in the next indicated stitch. There are 6 dtr, split in the middle.

Cluster (cluster): Yarn over 3 times, insert hook in the same stitch as the previous 3 dtr, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, *yarn over 3 times, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, rep from * once more, skip 5 sc, yarn over 3 times, insert hook in the next sc, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, *yarn over 3 times, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, rep from * once more, yarn over, pull through 7 loops on hook.

Ending Cluster (end-cluster): Yarn over 3 times, insert hook in the same stitch as the previous 3 dtr, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, *yarn over 3 times, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, rep from * once more, skip 2 sc, yarn over 4 times, insert hook in the last sc, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 4 times, yarn over, pull through 5 loops on hook.

Notes

To change the width of your project, the stitch multiple is 6, plus 8.

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Crochet Pattern Instructions

Row 1: With Teddy, ch 134, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch, turn: 133 sc.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, changing to Pool on last sc, turn: 133 sc.

Special Stitches located above will give you the instructions for: beg-cluster, cluster and end-cluster.

Row 4 (RS): With Pool, ch 5, sk 3 sc, beg-cluster in next sc, ch 5, [cluster, ch 5] across to last 3 sc, end-cluster, changing to Teddy on last st, turn: 22 ch-5 sps.

Row 5: With Teddy, ch 1, sc in first st, *5 sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next st, rep from * across, turn: 133 sc.

Rows 6-7: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, changing to Peachie on last sc, turn: 133 sc.

Row 8: With Peachie, rep row 4.

Rows 9-11: Rep rows 5-7.

Rows 12-67: Rep rows 4-11.

Rows 68-71: Rep rows 4-7, fasten off after last sc.

Trim

Row 1: With WS facing, working only along one long side edge, join with sl st, ch 1, work sc evenly along side edge only, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, fasten off.

Second Trim

Row 1: With WS facing, working only along one long side edge, join with sl st, ch 1, work sc evenly along side edge only, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn, DO NOT fasten off.

Begin working in the round.

Now with RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around entire project with 3 sc in each corner, sl st to first sc, fasten off.

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