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Basket Weave Afghan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Caron International Yarn
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron One Pound yarn - 2 skeins each:
  • Azure (Color A)
  • Off White (Color B)
  • Taupe (Color C)
  • Country Basket Ombre (Color D)
  • Crochet Hook, size I

FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 50" x 85".

NOTE:

We substituted red and green yarns alternating the two colors for Christmas rather than following the color selection originally in the pattern.

Yarn usage may vary depending on your particular yarn techniques.

When changing color, before pulling last loop(s) of old color through, drop old color (let hang), yarn over with new color and pull through loops(s).

DIRECTIONS:

  1. With Color A, ch 192.
  2. Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 27 chs, * change to Color B, sc in next 27 chs, change to Color A, sc in next 27 chs, repeat from *, end sc in last ch, ch 2, turn.
  3. Row 2: Skip first sc, * working in front, dc around post of each of next 3 sc (FPDC), working in back, dc around post of each of next 3 sc (BPDC), repeat from * across picking up new colors where left off; end hdc in turning ch, ch 2, turn.
  4. Row 3: Skip first st, * FPDC around FPDC, BPDC around BPDC, repeat from * across, picking up new colors where left off, end hdc in turning ch, ch 2, turn.
  5. Row 4: Skip first st, * FPDC around BPDC, BPDC around FPDC, repeat from * across, picking up new colors where left off; end hdc in turning ch, ch 2, turn.
  6. Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
  7. Rows 6-21: Repeat Rows 2-5, fastening off each color on Row 21, turn.
  8. Row 22: (Cable Row) Join Color D with sl st in first st, sc in same st, * ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in next st, turn. Sc in each ch of ch 3, sl st in next st, turn. Working behind ch 3, sc in skipped sts, repeat from *, end sc in turning ch, turn.
  9. Row 23: Join Color B with sl st in first st, ch 2, [* 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * until there are 27 sc (do not count beg ch 2), join Color C, ** 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from ** until there are 27 sc], join Color B, repeat from [ to ] across, end sc in last st, ch 2, turn.
  10. Rows 24-43: Repeat rows 2-21.
  11. Row 44: Repeat row 22.
  12. Rows 45-175: Repeat rows 23-44 six times, omitting row 44 at end of row 175 and alternating colors as indicated by rows 144. Add fringe of your choice.
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