Yo Yo Throw

This fun and textured Yo Yo Afghan is perfect for any room in your house!  Unusual crochet afghan patterns like this one are great for using up scrap pieces of yarn, and is a fun and simple way to add some color to your decor.  Worked up in simple crocheted yo-yo’s, this afghan is great for beginners and and advanced crocheters alike.

Materials:

1 skein RED HEART® Super Saver yarn in each of the following colors:

Real Teal-656 (A)

Tea Leaf-624 (B)

Royal-385 (C)

Turqua-512 (D)

Spring Green-672 (E)

5.5mm [US I-9] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

Gauge:  1 yo-yo circles = 2¼” (5.5 cm) in diameter; 2 yo-yo’s and 3 sc = 5” (10 cm). Instructions:Throw is created by crocheting a long ch and working around it in a round, creating the yo-yo’s. Additional Strips of yo-yo’s are joined as you go. Throw measures 54” (137 cm) wide x 45” (114.5 cm) long.

First Yo-Yo Strip

With A, ch 180 loosely.

Round 1: Work 9 tr in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, 9 tr in next ch*; repeat from * to * across to last ch, work 9 more tr in last ch, working across opposite side of foundation ch, work 9 tr in same ch as last 9 tr; repeat from * to * across; join with slip st in first tr – 23 yo-yo’s. Fasten off.

Second Yo-Yo Strip

With B, ch 180 loosely.

Round 1: Work 9 tr in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, 9 tr in next ch*; repeat from * to * across to last ch, working across opposite side of foundation ch, (5 tr, slip st in center tr of corresponding yo-yo on last Strip, 4 tr) in same ch as last 9 tr; **skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, skip 3 ch, (5 tr, slip st in center tr of corresponding yo-yo on last Strip, 4 tr) in ch; repeat from ** across; join with slip st in first tr – 23 yo-yo’s. Fasten off.

Repeat Second Yo-Yo Strip (18 times) working in the following color sequence: 1 strip each in *C, D, E, A, B; repeat from * throughout, ending with a strip of E.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.