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Classic Granny Crochet Afghan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart Soft yarn:
  • 1 ball each: off white, blue sky, lavender, tangerine, turquoise, grass green, grape
  • 2 balls each: toast, guacamole, wine
  • Crochet hook: US K-10.5 (6.5mm)

SIZE: Afghan measures approximately 54-1/2"x65".

GAUGE: 9 rnds = 10-1/2" across in pat.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

ABBREVIATIONS:

CA, CB, CC, etc = Colors A, B, C, etc
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeters
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sp = space
st(s) = stitch (es)
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

DIRECTIONS:

NOTE: AFTER THE FIRST SQUARE, ALL OTHERS ARE JOINED WHILE WORKING RND 9.

BASIC SQUARE: Ch 5; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in sp, ch 1; * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 sp -- corner made; ch 1; rep from * around; join to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 **, work corner in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.
Rnds 4-9 (See Note above): Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to next corner **; work corner in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * around, end at **; join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

To Join on One Side-Rnd 9: Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, 2 dc in sp; ch 1, holding wrong sides together, sc in corner sp of completed square, ch 1; 3 dc in same sp, sc in next ch-1 sp of completed square, * 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp of completed square; rep from * to next corner; 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in corner sp of completed square, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1; complete rnd as for First square.

Join subsequent squares in the same manner as above, joining 1 or 2 sides as required; join to corner of previously joined squares by working sc in sc of previous joining.

Work 30 Basic Squares, 5 each in the following 6 color sequences, joining while working Rnd 9 and following the diagram for placement (see PDF for actual chart):

SQUARE 1: CB, CH, CG, CF, CA, CE, CD, CC, CJ.
SQUARE 2: CA, CD, CG, CF, CJ, CE, CB, CH, CI.
SQUARE 3: CF, CA, CJ, CD, CI, CB, CC, CE, CG
SQUARE 5: CI, CB, CC, CG, CD, CA, CH, CJ, CE.
SQUARE 6: CH, CG, CA, CD, CE, CC, CI, CF, CB.

Edging-Rnd 1: With right side facing, join CD in any ch-2 sp and work as for Rnd 4 around entire afghan.
Rnd 2: With CB, rep Rnd 4; join; sl st to ch-2 sp of corner.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, ** work (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 sp, ch 3, * sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * to next ch-2 sp of next corner; rep from ** around; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

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