Festive Cross Over Afghan
Make a Festive Cross Over Afghan in Red, White and Green Red Heart 4-ply yarn. You can lay this afghan across your couch for a decorative accent piece around the holidays. This is a simple free Christmas crochet pattern to crochet for your home. Curl up on the couch with a good book, or simply relax by the fireplace with this festive crocheted afghan. Nothing makes your house feel cozier during the holiday season than with homemade items like this.
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook, H/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
SIZE: (before fringe) 39” x 45”
295 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply
475 yds. Jockey Red Red Heart 4-ply yarn (R)
420 yds. Paddy Green Red Heart 4-ply yarn (G)
G and H crochet hook or size needed for gauge
With H hook –
3 dc rows and 1 cross over row = 3"
6 dc = 2"
Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
Special Stitch: Cross Over St – skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work a dc into skipped st and around 2 previous dcs
Row 1 – With red ch 122, dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 6 ch, *3 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 ch, rep from * across ending work 1 dc in each of last 7 dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 2 – (Skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, *skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next dc, (skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 2 times, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 3 – Skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, fasten off, and turn.
Row 4 – (Cross Over Row) Join white with a sl st in first dc, ch 2, work 40 cross over sts. across, dc in last dc, fasten off and turn.
Row 5 – Join green with a sl st in in first dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 6 – Rep Row 2.
Row 7 – Rep Row 3 and fasten off.
Row 8 – With white rep Row 4 and fasten off.
COLOR PATTERN (59 rows):
Rep Rows 5, 2, 3 – color yarn (G or R)
Row 4 – white yarn (W) as follows:
R W GW 7 times, ending 3 rows R
With G hook and white work along straight sc in first dc, *ch 2, sc in next dc, rep from *
across and fasten off.
Rep along opposite edge.
Using 1 strand of each color, make 6” fringes and place along top and bottom.
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