Sunday, August 13, 2006


Big Blocks Afghan

Materials and Equipment
Lion Brand Chunky USA yarn
6 skeins of color A (Gulf Green, in this case)
6 skeins of color B (Yukon Gold, in this case)
Crochet hook size Q

Gauge: Rounds 1- 3 = 9 inches

Finished afghan is approximately 60” x 80”

Directions

Square: Make 6 with color A and 6 with color B

Ch 4. Join to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (This counts as first dc in this and every dc round.), 3 dc, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 2) 3 times in ring. Sl st to top of beg ch 3 to close this and all dc rounds.
Rounds 2-6: Dc in each dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner space.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each dc, 5 sc in each ch 2 space. Sl st to top of first sc to close. Cut yarn.

Sew squares together alternating colors in a 3 x 4 checkerboard fashion matching stitches beginning with middle sc of 5 sc group and ending with middle sc in next 5 sc group. Sew through both loops of the final round when sewing squares together. You should have one row of squares as follows: green, gold, green. The next row should be gold, green, gold. The next row should be green, gold, green. The final row should be gold, green, gold.

Edging
Round 1: Join color A in middle stitch of 5 sc group in any corner square. Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this and next round of edging.), dc in each sc and joining between squares, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each of the four corners of the afghan (middle sc of the 5 sc group). Sl st to top of beg ch 3 to close this and next round of the edging.
Round 2; Using color B, repeat Round 2 of square.
Round 3: Using color A, repeat Round 7 of square.

Finish off and weave in loose ends.

3 comments:

learner said...

Hey Cris,
thx for ur persmission in advance, I hope I can get this right in a combination of peacock green and black..I hope I can get creative someday too :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Cris,
thanks for posting you pattern... I am glad that you did, I was looking for something fairly easy to do and quick too! My son has been after me to make him a blanket ever since I started to crochet, so I decided that it is going to be for his Christmas present. I am using red and midnight blue. I will send pics when I am done. I must say this is my first time using the Q size hook and it is difficult to get used to.

Again, thanks for putting this out there! --Jen

Anonymous said...

I have looked all over for a pattern like this. I am attempting to make my son a 56 x 72 in blanket with 12 six in sqaures in eaco of the 9 rows and saw a blanket like this one and I loved it and I wanted to make one for him. Thanks for posting this.