Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Granny Afghan - Free Crochet Patterns

This reminds me of a rug rather than an afghan or blanket, but it’s great none the less.

This free pattern originally published in Beautiful, Beautiful Afghans, Book No. 82.

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Size 53 inches x 75 inches

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W 11 or W 15 or W 41 or W 42
31 ozs. Black and 50 ozs. of Assorted Colors.

Each motif measures about 4 inches.
176 motifs 11 x 16 are required for afghan.
Plastic crochet hook No. 4 or F.

With any Color—Ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 d c in each row) and work 2 d c in ring, * ch 1, 3 d c in ring, repeat from * twice, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
2nd Row—Attach next Color in ch 1 loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * twice, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
3rd Row—Attach next Color in corner loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c in next space between corners, 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * twice, 3 d c in next space, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
4th Row—Attach next Color in corner loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c in each of the next 2 spaces, 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in corner loop, repeat from * twice, 3 d c in each of the next 2 spaces, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
5th Row—Attach Black in corner loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c in each of the next 3 spaces, 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in corner loop, repeat from * twice, 3 d c in each of the next 3 spaces, join in 3rd st of ch.
6th Row—Work a row of s c around entire square working 3 s c in each corner, cut yarn. Sew or crochet squares together. Attach Black in corner and work 3 rows of s c all around afghan, working 3 s c in each corner, cut yarn.
FRINGE: Using all colors, cut strands 9 inches long. Using 3 strands, double in half and loop through every other s c, draw ends through loop tightly, repeat all around.

Source: Vintagecrochet.com

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