Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Softee Chunky–Color Lovers Blanket Afghan Crochet Pattern

 

Source - Bernat.com

Whether you decide on Version I's rainbow stripes or Version II's cool blue hues, this crocheted afghan is the perfect way to brighten up a room. Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky.
MEASUREMENTS
Approx 45" x 60" [114.5 x 152.5 cm], excluding fringe.
GAUGE
6 sc and 7 rows = 4"
MATERIALS
Bernat® Softee® Chunky™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 99 m/108 yds)

Version I
Contrast A
Teal (28203) 1 ball
Contrast B Linen (28021) 1 ball
Contrast C Seagreen (28219) 1 ball
Contrast D Faded Denim (28114) 1 ball
Contrast E Grass (28223) 1 ball
Contrast F Clay (28041) 1 ball
Contrast G Glowing Gold (28607) 1 ball
Contrast H Beetroot (28440) 1 ball
Contrast I Grape (28332) 1 ball
Contrast J Royal Purple (28334) 1 ball
Contrast K Natural (28008) 1 ball
Contrast L Pumpkin (28630) 1 ball
Version II
Contrast A
Faded Denim (28114) 4 balls
Contrast B
Seagreen (28219 ) 4 balls
Contrast C Natural (28008 ) 4 balls
Size U.S. M/13 (9mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue(ity)
Hdc = Half double crochet
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
Tr = Treble crochet
INSTRUCTIONS
Notes: Afghan is worked sideways.
Always start each row with RS facing.
Leave 7" [18 cm] yarn tails at beg and end of each row. These tails will be worked into fringe.
Ch 2 at beg of row counts as hdc.
VERSION I
Stripe Pat
With A, work 1 row.
With B, work 1 row.
With C, work 1 row.
With D, work 1 row.
With E, work 1 row.
With F, work 1 row.
With G, work 1 row.
With H, work 1 row.
With I, work 1 row.
With J, work 1 row.
With K, work 1 row.
With L, work 1 row.
These 12 rows form Stripe Pat.
**With A, ch 91, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail at beg.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. 90 sc.
2nd row: (RS). Join B with sl st to first sc, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
3rd row: (RS). Join C with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2.Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.**
4th row: (RS). Join D with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 1 (does not count as st). 1 tr in rem front loop of first st 2 rows below. Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
5th row: (RS). Join E with sl st to first tr, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below.Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 4 sts. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of last 3 hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
6th row: (RS). Join F with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2.Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in next tr. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 3 sts. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of last 2 hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
7th row: (RS). Join G with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in last hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
First 7 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep 3rd to 7th rows until work from beg measures 45" [114.5 cm].
Fringe: Cut yarn 14" [35.5 cm] long. Take 2 strands of appropriate color tog, fold in half and knot into fringe, taking yarn tails from Stripe Pat into fringe across ends of Afghan. Trim fringe evenly.
VERSION II
Stripe Pat

With A, work 1 row.
With B, work 1 row.
With C, work 1 row.
These 3 rows form Stripe Pat.
Work from ** to ** as given for Version I.
4th row: With A, as 4th row of Version I.
5th row: With B, as 5th row of Version I.
6th row: With C, as 6th row of Version I.
7th row: With A, as 7th row of Version I.
First 7 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep 3rd to 7th rows until work from beg measures 45" [114.5 cm].
Fringe: Work as for Version I.

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