Every spring a gorgeous shrub blooms in my front yard. It’s called Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow or Brunfelsia Pauciflora. The flowers start rich purple, then they turn lilac, and eventually white. This creates a stunning display with three color flowers at the same time. This spring this shrub inspired me to crochet a throw in three colors – purple, lilac, and white.
But before we go to the pattern, there is one more thing I need to tell you about this plant.
This beauty has a sinister side - it’s extremely toxic! If you ever come across this shrub, it’s better not to touch it at all! Make sure that pets or children don’t chew it or put it in their mouths. The berries formed after the blooming is the most poisonous part of this shrub.
And now to the pattern! It’s nothing fancy really, just rows of dc2tog clusters. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn. The colors are very rich and pretty, I hope they won’t run after washings.
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Measurements: 45 by 33 inches
Crochet Hook US size I/9 (5.5 MM)
Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo Yarn, Amethyst, one skein (14 oz, 744 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver, Orchid, one skein (7 oz, 364 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, White, one skein (7 oz, 364 yards)
In this pattern, I refer to turning chains as “last dc”.
Multiple of 4, plus 2
Ch 122 loosely.
Row 1: (dc2 tog, ch 2, dc2tog) all in 5th ch from hook, *skip 3 ch, (dc2 tog, ch 2, dc2tog) all in next ch* across, dc in last ch. Fasten off. Attach next color yarn.
Row 2: ch 3, *(dc2tog, ch 2, dc2tog) all in next ch-2 space* across, dc in last dc. Fasten off. Attach next color yarn.
Repeat Row 2 until your throw is about 45 inches long (or longer if you wish). End with the same color stripe that you started with.
When working into the last row, make 4 dc in each space between clusters.
Make (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in the corner space. Repeat same way for all four corners.
When working into the ends of rows, *skip one end of row, make 6 dc in next end of row* across.
When working into the original chain, make 4 dc in each space between clusters.
Join round with sl st and fasten off.
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