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Color Lovers Crochet Afghan

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Cozy up by the fireplace with this Color Lovers Crochet Afghan. A variety of different colored yarn is used to work up this pretty pattern by Bernat. Use the recommended colors shown here, or use your imagination to create your own color scheme. It measures approximately 45 inches by 60 inches (excluding the fringe), so it's just the right size to wrap around you as you curl up with favorite book. This intermediate crochet afghan pattern is worked sideways using bulky weight yarn. Choose from two versions.

Color Lovers Crochet Afghan
Color Lovers Crochet Afghan
This image courtesy of bernat.com

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: M/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Softee® ChunkyTM (3.5 oz/100 g; 108 yds/99 m)

    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): 4balls
    Contrast B Seagreen (28219): 4 balls
    Contrast C Natural (28008): 4 balls
  • Size U.S. M/13 (9 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

SIZE
Approx 45" x 60" [114.5 x 152.5 cm], excluding fringe.

GAUGE
6 sc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Color Lovers AfghanDIRECTIONS
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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