If you love to crochet quick and easy projects, give this open, textured afghan a try!

This design is worked in rows and includes every basic crochet stitch for an intricate design. It’s a great afghan (blanket) to try because:

  • Chain, single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet stitches are used together to create a fun and interesting design!
  • Blankets are great gifts for baby showers and first birthdays!
  • Use any yarn you like to make your afghan with our stitch repeat instructions (the finished sizes are up to you)!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: multiple stitches in rows, complex stitch and row repeats, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!

Before you get started…

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Let’s get started! 

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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YARN

Caron One Pound, Worsted Weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic, 812 yds/742 m per 16 oz/454 g Skein):

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS

  • US Size H/8 (5.00mm) crochet hook 
  • Yarn Needle

GAUGE

13 pattern Sts = 4”, 7 pattern rows = 4”

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 

  • 34”x40”

Stitch Key: 

NOTES:

  • Pattern instructions create one size blanket: 34”x40”
  • Work Starting Ch in multiple of 11 + 3 (+3 for turning Ch, not a St), and work repeats until desired length is reached. 

INSTRUCTIONS

With Color A, Ch 105.

Row 1 (Right Side): Skip 3 Ch (not a St), Dc into each Ch across – 102 Dc

Row 2: Ch 3 (not a St, here and throughout), turn, Dc into next 3, [Ch 3, skip 2 Sts, Tc into next 4 Sts, Ch 3, skip 2 Sts, Dc into next 3 Sts] 9 times – 120 Sts; 36 Tc, 30 Dc, 18 Ch-3 spaces

Rows 3–5: Ch 3, turn, Dc into next 3 Sts, [Ch 3, Sc into next 4 Tc, Ch 3, Dc into next 3 Dc] 9 times – 120 Sts; 30 Dc, 36 Sc, 18 Ch-3 spaces

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, Dc into next 3 Sts, [Ch 3, Tc into next 4 Sc, Ch 3, Dc into next 3 Dc] 9 times – 120 Sts; 36 Tc, 30 Dc, 18 Ch-3 spaces

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, Dc in next 3 Sts, [2 Dc into Ch-3 space, Dc into next 4 Tc, 2 Dc into Ch-3 space, Dc into next 3 Dc] 9 times – 102 Dc

Repeat rows 2 – 7 until 67 rows complete (ending on a row 7 repeat). Fasten off.

Border

With Right Side facing, attach Color B into last Dc of Row 67. 

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1 (not a St), work 3 Sc into same St. Turn to work down left side of Blanket; work 2 Sc into each Dc row end (134 Sc), work 3 Sc into bottom left corner of Row 1. Turn to work across Row 1 of blanket; work 2 Sc between every 2nd St across (102 Sc), work 3 Sc into bottom right corner of Row 1. Turn to work up right side of blanket; work 2 Sc into each Dc row end (134 Sc), work 3 Sc into top right corner of row 67. Turn to work across Row 67 of blanket; work 2 Sc between every 2nd St across (102 Sc), Sl St to 1St Sc to join. Fasten off – 484 Sc

Finishing: Sew in ends, trim excess.

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Peace + Love + Crochet

Salena

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