I wrote this afghan in 3 sizes so it is easy to make to suit your needs! The smallest size is perfect for a small baby blanket or a pet shelter blanket. Though this pattern is willingly given away for free, I do urge you to think about making at least the smallest size blanket for charity if you make one for yourself!
Materials: 7, (14, 28) ounces Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 7 ounces skeins (364 yards) of 100% acrylic yarn, or any worsted weight yarn & a size G / 4.5 mm crochet hook
Gauge: Â 10 dc = 3â€.Â Gauge does not matter, make a fabric that you like
Measurements: 18â€ by 21â€ (pet shelter or small baby blanket), 36â€ by 36â€ (small lapghan), 60â€ by 60â€ (regular sized throw)
Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
V st: (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same stitch
group: (7 dc) all in same ch 1 sp
Pattern note: Afghan is written for three sizes: numbers for the first size appear first, followed by the next two sizes in parenthesis. Â Stitch pattern is a multiple of 10 stitches plus 3.
Ch 63 (123, 203).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (turning ch counts as 1st dc now & throughout pattern), * sk 3 ch, ch 2, V st in next ch, sk 3 ch, ch 2, dc in next 3 ch. Rep from * across row 4 (10, 18) more times, sk 3 ch, ch 2, V st in next ch, sk 3 ch, ch 2, dc in last 2 ch.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next dc, * group in next V st, dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row 4 (10, 18) more times, group in next V st, dc in last 2 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next dc, * ch 2, sk 3 dc, V st in next dc, ch 2, sk 3 dc, dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row 4 (10, 18) more times, ch 2, sk 3 dc, V st in next dc, sk 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc & ch across row: 61 (121, 201) dc.
Row 5: Rep row 3.
Rep rows 2-5 7 (14, 22) times. Work rows 2 & 3 once more, then begin edging.
Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc & ch across row, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ea corner, along all 4 sides of blanket. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.
End off. Weave in ends, and enjoy!
Thank you to my testers, GrandmaKnits, mamacitadedos, sandeeknit, agd509, & to amgoth2000 for general cheerleading, and thanks to my Mom for the name!
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/ raffles/bazaars, but pleaseÂ do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale.Â If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (http://anastaciaknits.net). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!