Thinking Of Spring Crochet Afghan
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"Thinking of Spring Crochet Afghan is helping me get through these winter days of cold weather and snow. I just love how the soft sage, off white, and rose yarns look together. Reminds me of new grass, tulips, and melting snow. Columns of double crochet and skipped stitches create pretty open squares that look like window panes. Add a block stitched border and one last round of the sage yarn to finish off the gorgeous blanket. If you compare the photo above where I just started adding on the border and the photo below where the border is complete…I just think the edging makes this entire afghan pop."
NotesThis afghan is a great size. It fits over my feet and snuggles up around my neck. Too often, blankets do not give me full coverage and this one is just perfect.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge18 stitches per 4 inches. The pattern is worked in multiples of 6 plus 4.
Finished Size53 inches wide X 66 inches long.
- Off White Caron One Pound Yarn 1 – 1/2 Skeins of Yarn, 1,430 yards.
- Rose Caron One Pound Yarn 1 Skein of Yarn, 812 yards.
- Soft Sage Caron One Pound Yarn 1 Skein of Yarn, 812 yards.
- Size H Crochet Hook 5.0 MM
- Yarn Needle
I started this using the no chain double crochet method. If this is new to you, I have a video tutorial to help you out.
This blanket starts with 5 rows of rose yarn, 4 rows of soft sage, then 3 rows of off white. The color rows repeat throughout the afghan.
Row 1 Starting with the Rose yarn, Begin with 166 No Chain Double Crochet Stitches
Row 2 Ch 3, (counts as a DC) work a DC in the next ST, [CH 2, SK 2, DC in the next 2 STs] Repeat across. Last 4 STs, end with CH 2, SK 2, DC in last two STs. Turn
Row 3 Ch 3, (counts as a DC) work a DC in the DC ST from the previous row, [CH 2, SK 2, DC in the next 2 DC from the previous row] Repeat across. Last 4 STs, end with CH 2, SK 2, DC in last two DC from the previous row. Turn
Rows 4 – 101 Repeat row 3.
Rose Yarn Rows 1-5
Soft Sage Yarn Rows 6-9
Off White yarn Rows 10-12
This Color Pattern Repeats Every 12 Rows Total of 101 rows
I ended with 5 rows of Rose as I believe that this creates a symmetrical look to the blanket.
Do not cut off the Rose Yarn. Continue on to the Crochet Border.
The crochet border is approximately 4 inches wide. This is included in the overall afghan size noted above.
Since the blanket started with the no chain double crochet and ended with a double crochet, you just have to work the first round on the sides and corners.
Begin Round 1 After the last stitch in the row, Continue with the Rose yarn – 3 DC in the first corner. Continue down the side of the blanket -[ 2 DC in each CH 3 SP and 1 DC in the ST SP] Repeat to next corner and complete 3 DC in corner ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.
Join the Rose yarn to the next corner, CH 3, 2 DC in the corner.
Continue down the side of the blanket -[ 2 DC in each CH 3 SP and 1 DC in the ST SP] Repeat to next corner and complete 3 DC in corner ST. SL ST into the top ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.
Round 2 Join the Soft Sage yarn, SC in the same SP, [CH 2, SK 2, SC in 3rd SP] Repeat around. In the corners complete (SC, CH 3, SC). SL ST into beginning SC. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.
Round 3 Join the Off White yarn in Ch 2 SP. CH 3, (counts as DC) 2 DC, [3 DC in each CH 2 SP] Continue to repeat between the [ ] around. In the corners complete (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). End with a SL ST into the top CH 3 ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.
Rounds 4-8 Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Round 9 Using the Soft Sage yarn, SL ST over one ST in the CH 2 so that the yarn is in the middle of the CH 2 SP. [CH 2, SK 2, SC in previous row CH 2 SP] Repeat around. In the corners complete (SC, CH 3, SC). SL ST into beginning SC. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.
Round 10 Change to the Rose yarn, Join in CH 2 SP. [CH 2, SK 2, SC in in previous row CH 2 SP ] Repeat around. In the corners complete (SC, CH 3, SC). SL ST into beginning SC.
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