Marks In The Snow Throw

This throw was inspired by freshly snowed on fields and different marks that can be found on such blank canvas, be it regular pattern of shoes soles, car tires or strange and wonderful animal marks. The yarn gives off slight sheen reminiscent of freshly snowed on fields reflecting the morning winter sun. 

The pattern was published in Happily Hooked Magazine in Dec 2020, issue Winter Wonderland.

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Skills required

Chain, single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), foundation double crochet stitch (fdc), front post double crochet (fpdc), back post double crochet (bpdc), adding pompom, blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

 The final throw measurements (blocked):

118 cm wide x 150 cm long (approximately 46.5 x 59 in)

Stylecraft Bellissima Chunky (100% Acrylic | bulky | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 145 m (158 yds)), Paper Parchment (#3973) 19 skeins  

Crochet hook size 6.0 mm (J/10) or size to obtain the gauge

Pompom maker (Clover size blue) or 8 cm (3 in) wide piece of cardboard

Tapestry needle

Scissors

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Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

12 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over Celtic weave st pattern

12 sts x 7 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over Waffle st pattern

Stitch guide

fdc (foundation double crochet) = ch 2, yrh, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yrh, pull up lp, yrh, pull through 1 lp on hook (ch 1 made), [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (dc made), *yrh, insert hook in ch 1 made, yrh, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (ch 1 made), [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice; rep from * for indicated number of sts.

fpdc (front post double crochet) = yrh, insert hook from front to back and to front around the vertical post of next st, yrh, pull up a lp, [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice.

bpdc (back post double crochet) = yrh, insert hook from back to front and to back around the vertical post of next st, yrh, pull up a lp, [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice.

Notes

Similar bulky weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.

Beginning ch 2 does NOT count as stitch in Celtic weave st pattern.

Beginning ch 2 DOES count as stitch in Waffle st pattern.

Pompoms are added in each corner at the end.

Instructions

Throw

Row 1 (WS): Fdc138 – 138 sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc in Waffle st pattern), fpdc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next st; repeat from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 2, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st; repeat from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 4-15: Repeat Rows 2-3.

Row 16: Repeat Row 2.

Row 17: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each st across, turn.

Row 18: Ch 2 (does NOT counts as 1st dc in Celtic weave st pattern), dc in 1stst, *skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, fpdc in skipped 2 sts and worked in front of previous 2 sts; repeat from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 19: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, bpdc in next 2 sts, *skip 2 sts, bpdc in next 2 sts, bpdc in skipped 2 sts and worked behind of previous 2 sts; repeat from * to last 3 sts, bpdc in next 2 sts, dc in last sts, turn.

Rows 20-29: Repeat Rows 18-19.

Row 30: Repeat Row 18.

Row 31: Repeat Row 17.

Rows 32-91: Repeat Rows 2-31.

Rows 92-107: Repeat Rows 2-17.

Border

Sc evenly around edge placing 3 sc in each corner.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Pompoms (make 4)

With 8 cm (3 in) pompom maker or piece of carboard make pompom, tie with thread. Use thread ends to secure 1 pompom to each corner.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as above.

Abbreviations: 
  
Ch- chainyrh- yarn round the hook
st(s)- stitch(es)lp(s)- loop(s)
sc- single crochet stitchpul- pull up a loop
fdc- foundation double crochetRS- right side
rep- repeatWS- wrong side
fpdc- front post double crochetapprox.- approximately
bpdc- back post double crochet 
  

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Did you enjoy the Marks in the snow throw pattern? Why not try my other home decor patterns:

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