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Vanna White became the first female co-host of a game show when she joined Wheel of Fortune. She is a lifelong lover of yarn and has been the spokesperson for Lion Brand Yarn for the past 18 years. As a small town South Carolina native, she knows how important it is to have down to earth, practical yarn. That’s why her largest yarn line, Vanna’s Choice, offers premium easy-care yarn in a wide variety of expertly coordinated shades.  Her new yarn lines, Vanna’s Glamour and Vanna’s Sequins, reflect the more glamorous style you see on TV.  But what’s most important to White is giving back to the community; based on the sales of her yarns to date, she and Lion Brand Yarn have donated $1,000,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Vanna White

“My love of yarn began when my grandmother taught me to crochet. Crafting was so much more than a hobby to her. It was a way to share her love with everyone around her. As a mother, it was important for me to pass on my love of yarn. Now, my daughter and I love to shop for yarn and crochet together. I’m thrilled to be able to share my affordable, easy-care yarns so that everyone can share their love with the people who matter most.”


Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Mitered Diamonds Throw

By Vanna White

Vanna White with daughter and mitered diamond throw

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What You’ll Need

  • LION BRAND® VANNA'S CHOICE® (Art. #860)
    #130 Honey 2 balls (A)
    #109 Colonial Blue 2 balls (B)
    #141 Wild Berry 2 balls (C)
    #148 Burgundy 2 balls (D)
    #133 Brick 2 balls (E)
    #144 Magenta 2 balls (F)
    #145 Eggplant 2 balls (G)
    #124 Toffee 2 balls (H)
    #134 Terracotta 2 balls (I)
    #107 Sapphire 2 balls (J)
    #127 Espresso 2 balls (K)
    #174 Olive 2 balls (L)
    or colors of your choice
  • LION BRAND® stitch markers
  • LION BRAND® crochet hook size I-9 (5.5 mm)
  • LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle

Medium

Easy

Size

About 50 x 62 in. (127 cm x 157.5 cm)

Gauge

Square = 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

ABBREVIATIONS

beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(ing)(s)
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

STITCH EXPLANATIONS

dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.
dc5tog (dc 5 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 4 times. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 4 sts decreased.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st behind the FPDC.
FPDC Cl (front post double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook); yarn over, insert hook around post of same st again, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook); yarn over, draw through all loops on hook. Skip st behind the FPDC Cl.
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. (Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) twice. Yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES

  • 20 Squares are worked, then crocheted together to make Throw.
  • To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.

SQUARE 1 (make 2)

With A, ch 76.
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st), dc in next 34 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 35 ch – 71 dc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in next 32 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 33 sts – 67 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 7 times, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next st, dc3tog, dc in next 2 sts, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 7 times, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in last st – 65 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 29 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 30 sts; change to B in last st – 61 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: With B, ch 3, turn, (dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st) 7 times, dc3tog, dc in next st, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 7 times – 59 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 26 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 27 sts; change to C in last st – 55 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7: With C, ch 3, turn, dc in next st, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 6 times, dc3tog, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 6 times, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in last st – 53 sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 23 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 24 sts – 49 sts at the end of this row.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st) 5 times, dc in next 2 sts, dc3tog, (dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st) 5 times, dc in last 3 sts – 47 sts at the end of this row.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 20 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 21 sts – 43 sts at the end of this row.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 4 times, dc in next 2 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 2 sts, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 4 times, dc in last 2 sts – 41 sts at the end of this row.
Row 12: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 17 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 18 sts; change to A in last st – 37 sts at the end of this row.
Row 13: With A, ch 3, turn, (dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st) 4 times, dc3tog, dc in next st, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 4 times – 35 sts at the end of this row.
Row 14: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 14 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 15 sts; change to B in last st – 31 sts at the end of this row.
Row 15: With B, ch 3, turn, dc in next st, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 3 times, dc3tog, (FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts) 3 times, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in last st – 29 sts at the end of this row.
Row 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 11 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 12 sts – 25 sts at the end of this row. Row 17: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st) twice, dc in next 2 sts, dc3tog, (dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st) twice, dc in next 3 sts – 23 sts at the end of this row.
Row 18: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 8 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 9 sts; change to C in last st – 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 19: With C, ch 3, turn, dc in next st, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next st, dc3tog, dc in next 2 sts, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next st – 17 sts at the end of this row.
Row 20: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 6 sts; change to A in last st – 13 sts at the end of this row.
Row 21: With A, ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, FPDC Cl around next st, dc3tog, dc in next st, FPDC Cl around next st, dc in next 3 sts – 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 22: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 3 sts – 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 23: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, dc3tog, dc in next 2 sts – 5 sts at the end of this row.
Row 24: Ch 3, turn, dc3tog, dc in last st – 3 sts at the end of this row.
Fasten off.

SQUARE 2 (make 1)

Make same as Square 1, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With D. 
Rows 5 and 6: With E.
Rows 7–12: With F.
Rows 13 and 14: With D.
Rows 15–18: With E.
Rows 19 and 20: With F.
Rows 21–24: With D.

SQUARE 3 (make 2)

Make same as Square 1, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With G.
Rows 5 and 6: With H.
Rows 7–12: With I.
Rows 13 and 14: With G.
Rows 15–18: With H.
Rows 19 and 20: With I.
Rows 21–24: With G.

SQUARE 4 (make 2)

Make same as Square 1, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With J.
Rows 5 and 6: With K.
Rows 7–12: With L.
Rows 13 and 14: With J.
Rows 15–18: With K.
Rows 19 and 20: With L.
Rows 21–24: with J.

SQUARE 5 (make 2)

With C, ch 78.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 36 ch, place marker for center st, sc3tog, place marker, sc in next 37 ch – 75 sts at the end of this row. Move markers up as work progresses, keeping one marker on each side of the center sc3tog.
Rows 2–4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc to 1 st before marker, sc3tog, sc in each sc sc across; change to A in last st of Row 4 – 69 sts rem.
Rows 5–8: With A, rep Row 2; change to B in last st of Row 8 – 61 sts rem.
Rows 9–12: With B, rep Row 2; change to C in last st of Row 12 – 53 sts rem.
Rows 13–16: With C, rep Row 2; change to A in last st of Row 16 – 45 sts rem.
Rows 17–20: With A, rep Row 2; change to B in last st of Row 20 – 37 sts rem.
Row 21: With B, rep Row 2 – 35 sts at the end of this row.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Rows 23 and 24: Rep Row 2; change to C in last st of Row 24 – 31 sts rem.
Rows 25–28: With C, rep Rows 21–24; change to A in last st of Row 28 – 25 sts rem.
Rows 29–32: With A, rep Rows 21–24; change to B in last st of Row 32 – 19 sts rem.
Rows 33–36: With B, rep Rows 21–24; change to C in last st of Row 36 – 13 sts rem.
Rows 37–41: With C, rep Row 2; change to A in last st of Row 41 – 5 sts rem.
Row 42: With A, ch 1, turn, sc3tog, sc in last st – 3 sts at the end of this row.
Row 43: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.

SQUARE 6 (make 2)

Make same are Square 5, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With F.
Rows 5–8: With D.
Rows 9–12: With E.
Rows 13–16: With F.
Rows 17–20: With D.
Rows 20–24: With E.
Rows 25–28: With F.
Rows 29–32: With D.
Rows 33–36: With E.
Rows 37–41: With F.
Rows 42 and 43: With D.

SQUARE 7 (make 1)

Make same as Square 5, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With I.
Rows 5–8: With G.
Rows 9–12: With H.
Rows 13–16: With I.
Rows 17–20: With G.
Rows 20–24: With H.
Rows 25–28: With I.
Rows 29–32: With G.
Rows 33–36: With H.
Rows 37–41: With I.
Rows 42 and 43: With G.

SQUARE 8 (make 1)

Make same as Square 5, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With L.
Rows 5–8: With J.
Rows 9–12: With K.
Rows 13–16: With L.
Rows 17–20: With J.
Rows 20–24: With K.
Rows 25–28: With L.
Rows 29–32: With J.
Rows 33–36: With K.
Rows 37–41: With L.
Rows 42 and 43: With J.

SQUARE 9 (make 1)

With B, ch 76.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 35 ch, sc3tog, sc in next 36 ch – 73 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in next 33 sc, dc5tog, dc in next 34 sc – 69 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 16 times, dc3tog, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 16 times, dc in last st – 67 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 30 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 31 sts; change to C in last st – 63 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: With C, ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 14 times, dc in next st, dc3tog, (FPDC around next st, dc in next st) 15 times – 61 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 27 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 28 sts – 57 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 13 times, dc3tog, (FPDC around next st, dc in next st) 13 times, dc in last st – 55 sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 24 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 25 sts – 51 sts at the end of this row.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 11 times, dc in next st, dc3tog, (FPDC around next st, dc in next st) 12 times – 49 sts at the end of this row.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 21 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 22 sts; change to A in last st – 45 sts at the end of this row.
Row 11: With A, ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 10 times, dc3tog, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 10 times, dc in next st – 43 sts at the end of this row.
Row 12: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 18 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 19 sts – 39 sts at the end of this row.
Row 13: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 8 times, dc in next st, dc3tog, (FPDC around next st, dc in next st) 9 times – 37 sts at the end of this row.
Row 14: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 15 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 16 sts – 33 sts at the end of this row.
Row 15: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 7 times, dc3tog, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 7 times, dc in next st – 31 sts at the end of this row.
Row 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 12 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 13 sts; change to B in last st – 27 sts at the end of this row.
Row 17: With B, ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 5 times, dc in next st, dc3tog, (FPDC around next st, dc in next st) 6 times – 25 sts at the end of this row.
Row 18: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 9 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 10 sts; change to C in last st – 21 sts at the end of this row.
Row 19: With C, ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 4 times, dc3tog, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 4 times, dc in next st – 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 20: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 6 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 7 sts; change to A in last st – 15 sts at the end of this row.
Row 21: With A, ch 3, turn, (dc in next st, FPDC around next st) 2 times, dc in next st, dc3tog, (FPDC around next st, dc in next st) 3 times – 13 sts at the end of this row.
Row 22: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 4 sts; change to B in last st – 9 sts at the end of this row.
Row 23: With B, ch 3, turn, dc in next st, FPDC around next st, dc3tog, dc in next st, FPDC around next st, dc in next st – 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 24: Ch 3, turn, dc5tog, dc in last st – 3 sts at the end of this row.
Fasten off.

SQUARE 10 (make 2)

Make same as Square 9, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With E.
Rows 5–10: With F.
Rows 11–16: With D.
Rows 17 and 18: With E.
Rows 19 and 20: With F.
Rows 21 and 22: With D.
Rows 23 and 24: With E.

SQUARE 11 (make 2)

Make same as Square 9, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With H.
Rows 5–10: With I.
Rows 11–16: With G.
Rows 17 and 18: With H.
Rows 19 and 20: With I.
Rows 21 and 22: With G.
Rows 23 and 24: With H.

SQUARE 12 (make 2)

Make same as Square 9, with colors as follows:
Rows 1–4: With K.
Rows 5–10: With L.
Rows 11–16: With J.
Rows 17 and 18: With K.
Rows 19 and 20: With L.
Rows 21 and 22: With J.
Rows 23 and 24: With K.

FINISHING

Arrange Squares as shown in Assembly Diagram. Hold neighboring Squares with RS together, working through both layers, join matching yarn in first st and sc 36 sts evenly spaced across each edge to join. Rep to join all Squares.

assembly diagram for throw

Edging

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join K with sl st in any corner, ch 2, *work 36 sts evenly spaced across edge of each Square to next corner, ch 1, rotate piece to work across next edge; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working ch 1 at each corner; join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, *sk next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, dc) in next st; rep from * around to last 2 sts, sk last 2 sts; join with sl st in first ch.
Fasten off.  
Weave in ends.

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