FREE CROCHET BABY AFGHAN PATTERN







Your free crochet baby afghan pattern is for a thick, soft blanket worked using a cozy textured stitch that looks complicated but surprisingly quick and easy to work, even for beginners.

The crochet stitches used are double crochet (US single crochet) treble crochet (US double crochet) and chain stitch. hard to imagine that you can produce such a pretty fabric using just these three basic stitches - but try it out and you will be hooked on one of my favourite textured stitches

Click here for instructions for the textured stitch pattern used in your free crochet baby afghan pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR FREE CROCHET BABY AFGHAN PATTERN

You will need a 5.5mm crochet hook and double knitting (DK) yarn (UK weight) in 2 colours.  

DK yarn is any yarn that recommends the use of 4mm knitting needles

Different countries have different names for their yarn thicknesses or weights and hook sizes and there are plenty of conversion tables online for you to find your nearest equivalent if you still don't know what I mean by double knitting

Abbreviations

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

tr = treble crochet (US double crochet)

st = stitch

ch = chain stitch

ss = slip stitch



How to work the stitch pattern

You will need to make a foundation chain which consists of a multiple of 3 stitches + 1


ROW 1 -

Make 1 single crochet (UK double crochet), 1chain, 1 double crochet (UK treble) into 3rd chain from hook. (The first chain will count as the turning chain when you come to the end of the next row)

*Miss 2 chain, [1 single crochet, 1chain, 1 double crochet] into next chain*

Repeat from * to * all along the row.

End with 1 single crochet into last chain. Turn

ROW 2

1chain (turning chain)

[1 single crochet, 1 chain, 1 double crochet] into each chain space

End with 1 dc into turning chain

Repeat row 2 to form the fabric


How to make the blanket

Make 109 chain


Using the textured stitch as above, work:

4 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

8 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

8 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

8 rows in colour A

4 rows in colour B

4 rows in colour A

Make 1ch

With colour A work one row in dc around all 4 edges of your blanket, working an extra st at each corner. Join with A ss to first dc you worked, 1ch, turn.

Still using colour A work another row of dc, working 3 dc into each corner stitch.

Change to colour B. join with a ss to first st of previous row.

Work 2 rows of dc in colour B working 3 stitches in each corner and joining in the same manner as before.

Finish with an edging of shell stitch, making sure you count each corner st as 3 sts

Fasten off

Darn in all loose ends 





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