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Brightly Colored Windchime Afghan


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There is no better way to brighten up a room than with a colorful crocheted afghan. Using different colors of Vanna's Choice yarn, you can make this Brightly Colored Windchime Afghan. It's an easy crochet pattern to complete for yourself or for a friend. This beautiful crocheted afghan would look great draped over any sofa, loveseat, or chair and is such a perfect summer blanket. Large eye blunt needles are needed to complete this free crochet afghan pattern.

Colorful Windchime Afghan
Colorful Windchime Afghan
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Crochet Hook: J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Vanna's Choice Yarn, 3.5 oz/100g (170 yd/156 m) balls, 4-ply worsted-weight, 100% acrylic:
    • Toffee (860-124) 2 balls (A)
    • Magenta (860-144) 1 ball (B)
    • Dusty Blue (860-108) 1 ball (C)
    • Burgundy (860-148) 1 ball (D)
    • Brick (860-133) 1 ball (E)
    • Beige (860-123) 1 ball (F)
    • Pea Green (860-170) 1 ball (G)
    • Rust (860-135) 1 ball (H)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6.00mm/UK4)
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles

About 36 x 56 in. (91.5 x 142 cm)

12 dc + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).

With A, ch 174.
Row 1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc) and in each ch across – 172 dc at end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * across – 28 ch-2 sps at end of this row.
Rows 5-7: Rep Row 2. Fasten off.

Notes: Second-Eighth Strips are worked as for First Strip through Row 7, and then joined to previous Strip with a Joining Row. The Joining Row is worked back and forth between the last row of the current strip and the foundation ch of the previous strip. With B, ch 174.
Rows 1-7: Work Rows 1-7 of First Strip. Do not fasten off. With RS facing, place previous Strip above current Strip.
Joining Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st of current Strip, ch 2, sc in first foundation ch of previous Strip, ch 3, sk next 2 sts of current Strip, *sc in next st of current Strip, ch 3, sk next 3 sts of previous Strip, sc in next st of previous Strip, ch 3, sk next 3 sts of current Strip; rep across continuing to work back and forth between the 2 Strips, ending with sc in last st of current Strip, ch 2, sk next 2 sts of previous Strip, sc in last st of previous Strip. Fasten off.

With C, D, E, F, G, and H, work as for Second Strip.

With RS facing, join A with sl st in any corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


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This afghan is appropriately named because it resembles a set of long wind chimes. Wind chimes are placed outside the house by a window or door. They are a type of percussion instrument that produce a very relaxing sound with the action of the wind. This Brightly Colored Windchime Afghan has a very unique design.

I like the concept but don't care to do a joining row. Beyond slightly changing the appearance (which doesn't matter to me), is there any reason I couldn't just change colors and start the next row, and so on?

LOVE IT got my sister loving this one to

How can I print a pattern?

I tried this one last year and couldn't get the different strips to match :) though I used the same brand and type of yarn. I really love it though, so I'm going to try again once I finish the harlequin afghan I'm working up for my mom.

I have so many afghan patterns in my collection, even dating back to the 1940's. I'll try this one out. It looks beautiful! I wish my grandmother was still around. I think she'd love it.

This is such an easy patter and works up so quickly. I've made this afghan a couple of times using Red Heart Soft yarn in 8 colors and have received so many compliments. Thank you very much for sharing your creativity!

Aquarelinha: If you are short just a little yarn (less than 12 inches or so), unravel half a row of your afghan and recrochet it. This should give you enough yarn. I know this sounds crazy but it works. I have actually done when I have run short of yarn and it works almost every time. Give it a shot.

I just started this pattern and my gauge matched perfectly. When I finished strip #2 and did the joining row, my yarn wasn't enough! It's short about 5 inches! Is it something I can correct on the next strips? It was an expensive yearn and I don't want to have to buy 7 balls just for a few inches. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!

I am learning to read a pattern and made this afghan using different colors. It came out beautifully! Thanks for the lovely free patterns and articles.

I loved this pattern and it looks beautiful on my couch.

This was such an easy pattern to do. It looks great and I didn't use exactly the colors in the photo as they were hard to find. I am doing another with just two colors, white or beige and rose. Because it was made in strips, it was an easy project to take along anywhere. If I could figure out how to add a photo, I would send one


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