April Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the April Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the April Showers Throw made in With Love yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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LW4616 April Showers Throw


The throw this month is made in With Love, but the samples are done in Soft. The squares are also smaller, but they have chain spaces just like the real throw.

To make the throw, you will make 20 squares and join them together on the final round. The joins are explained in the special instructions section at the top of the pattern.

The top square in this picture is the completed version of the square we’re using for the sample. The bottom square has started the final round, and has come to the chain-2 space in the side of the square.

April TOTM 1


We’ll start with the chain-2 join by itself, so you can get the idea of how these joins work. To work the chain-2 join, start by doing a chain 1. Drop the loop from the hook, and put the hook through the chain-2 space on the already-completed square. Then place the loop back on the hook.

April TOTM 2


Work another chain.

April TOTM 4


Continue working the round. Here you can see the two squares attached at the chain-2 join.

April TOTM 5


In the actual square you’ll be working joins along all of the edges, instead of just in the middle as in the above example. For the next example, we’ll work the chain-4 join. In the sample, this will be on the corner.

To do the chain-4 join, chain 2. Then remove the loop from the hook, put the hook through the chain-4 space on the completed square, and put the loop on the hook again.

April TOTM 6


Chain 2, then continue working the round.

Aprilg TOTM 8


Here are the two squares connected along the edge with a chain-4 join, a chain-2 join, and another chain-4 join.

April TOTM 7

Find all of the other throws on our Featured Throw of the Month page.


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33 thoughts on “April Featured Throw of the Month

  1. Sharon Romberger

    I really like to crochet afghans

  2. Renée P.

    Graceful. I pictured cool clear water flowing in a blue stoned stream. The way a full length silk dress moves and flows in the smallest movement.

  3. Shannon

    Perfect blanket for my birthday month. And in my favorite color too! Thanks red heart! :D

  4. Tami tanguma

    Would love to win this, it’s in my favorite color.

  5. Earnestine Freedy

    Love the design. Perfect pattern to enter on the State Fair.

  6. Chandra

    I am getting an error message when I click on the pattern. Has it not been posted yet? Thank you.

  7. Carolyn

    Beautiful and I would make it for myself for my birthday this month

  8. Melody

    This is so beautiful! The colour reminds me of Spring and our skies!

  9. Lee Ann Beausejour

    This is my birthmonth. The color is so restful. And I am picturing a picnic by a stream.

  10. Vanessa Goedtel

    Could this afghan be crocheted with two different colors?
    B W B W
    W B W B
    B W B W
    W B W B
    Love this afghan!

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Vanessa, Certainly! You can always change the color combinations on patterns to suit you or your gift recipient.

  11. Judith

    I think this is a very interesting pattern. I am not very advanced at crochet and hope it is easily worked up.

  12. Joann Harpman

    Love the pattern it’s beautiful in the color shown.

  13. Cindy B.

    I love the Red Heart patterns and this one is special. I want to win so I can make it for a silent auction for charity and a friend please. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Kathy Coles

    Beautiful throw! I’ll probably make it in honor of my mother whose birthday was in April.

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Chad, Thanks for your comment! In order to be properly entered, please go to the entry form at the bottom of the blog post (right before the comments start) and enter your name and email address. If you have already done this, great! You have been entered for a chance to win the yarn to make the throw. Writing a comment on the blog post does not enter you into this contest.

  15. Anonymous

    I would love to be luckey enough to win. . I am a self taught crocheter and have been learning by free patterns!! If I think I am ready to challenge a new stitch then I look for a pattern that has a tutorial, and I keep making things with the stitches that I am comfortable with!, until I am ready to move on!!

    Please, Please pick me,,
    Longest regard

  16. Roselle Yoho

    I have entered the giveaway. Is the pattern shown in the pictures above the comments the pattern we are suppose to make or is there a pdf version of the pattern that i can get to make the throw. I can’t wait to make it I’m so excited i love red heart yarn!!!

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Roselle, Thank you for your question! The picture of the blue throw at the top of the post is the April Showers Throw, which is the featured throw. The pictures in green are a tutorial on how to join the squares as you go, which is a technique used in making the April Showers Throw. The giveaway winners will win the blue yarn to make the throw. You can get the PDF for the pattern at http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/april-showers-throw.

  17. Carole Sullivan

    APRIL SHOWERS THROW–I printed this pattern and have worked through round three several times thinking I had done something wrong–I keep coming up with 12 dc (correct) and 16 sh 3 sps (I am supposed to have 12) please verify
    thanks, Carole

    • Anonymous

      ok I found correction for round three and I was right–as I thought–however–round 4 needs adjustment also–there are in fact 4 dc- clusters and 20 ch 3 spaces!!!! and I right? on to round 5 –I am a former pattern tester for several designers within the CGOA!

  18. John Fry

    #throwmonth my Mom would love this. Thank-you.

  19. jan

    I am having trouble working out how to join the squares. Is there a video anywhere that I can follow please?

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Jan, Thank you for your question and we’re sorry to hear the pattern is confusing. Unfortunately we do not currently have a video for this pattern. Please contact Consumer Service at http://www.redheart.com/ContactUs or (800) 648-1479 for pattern assistance.

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