This afghan has it all. It’s quick and easy, has lots of texture, and looks the same on both sides. After the first row, the same row is just repeated over and over, so a really easy pattern to learn.
The example is made in light worsted weight cotton.
This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions.
|Size||Width (Inches)||Length (Inches)||Ounces of yarn||Yards of yarn|
Worsted weight yarn. See chart above for amount.
Size H (5mm) crochet hook
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
tr = triple/treble crochet
yo = yarn over
FPtr – Front post treble crochet – Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through two loops on hook] 3 times.
Dec5 – Decrease 5 stitches – yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, skip next 3 stitches, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
There is a video tutorial available as well.
The beginning chain should be a multiple of 23 plus 1.
For these widths, start with this number of chains:
30.5″ = 162
34.75″ = 185
39.25″ = 208
43.5″ = 231
47.75″ = 254
Row 1: 2dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in next 7 ch, dec5 (uses 5 ch), ** dc in next 9 ch, ch3, dc in next 9 ch, dec5. Repeat from ** across to last 8 chains. Dc in next 7 ch, (2dc, tr) in last ch. Turn.
Make all subsequent rows by crocheting into the front loop only.
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as a dc), 2dc in tr, FPtr in next two dc, dc in next two dc, FPtr in next two dc, dc in next dc, dec5, ** dc in next dc, FPtr in next two dc, dc in next two dc, FPtr in next two dc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch sp, FPtr in next two dc, dc in next two dc, FPtr in next two dc, dc in next dc, dec5 Repeat from ** across to last 7 dc and turning chain, dc in next dc, FPtr in next two dc, dc in next two dc, FPtr in next two dc, (2dc, tr) in top turning chain. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until afghan is desired length.
The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last triple crochet of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.
3/25/14 – added note about crocheting into front loops.