This is one of my older designs, previously never published here at Anastacia Knits It’s not really a Christmas gift type project, so I’m deliberating posting this after the holidays are over – I bet you have lots of scrap yarn after all your last minute crafting now, don’t you?
I really love the simplicity of this & my similiar but different Coins Quilt, it works great with scrap yarn. This version especially doesn’t use a lot of a main color yarn – I really hate when I see a scrap yarn afghan project that uses 8 ounces of one main color & a pound & a half of another main color – how is that a real scrap yarn project? (off my soap box now)
without further ado…
Anastaciaâ€™s Scrap Afghan
By Anastacia Zittel / http://anastaciaknits.net /Â http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs
Approximately 1-2 pounds of scrap worsted weight yarns in desired colors, size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 3.25 dc = 1â€. Use a gauge you are happy with
Measurements: varies with number of sections & panels
Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
dc: double crochet
Pattern note: Afghan is worked in panels, and then sewn/crocheted together, making this an easy travel project.
With first scrap color, ch 22.
Row 1: In 4th ch from hook (counts as 1st dc, now & throughout), dc in ea ch across: 20 dc.
Row 2-4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc across: 20 dc. At end of last row, end off.
With second scrap color, join in dc you just ended off. Follow directions for row 2 above, work 4 total rows in new color, & end off.
Continue in this fashion, changing colors every four rows, or as often as you like.
With main color, join yarn at the end of last worked row. Working along sides of the rows, work approximately 2 dc in each dc across, or as needed to have the work lie flat. Continue crocheting around the entire panel, working 1 dc in each foundation ch & (dc, ch 3, dc) in every corner. Join to beginning ch 3 of last row with a sl st, & end off.
Second & Following Panels
Starting with desired scrap color, follow directions above for first panel, making sure ea panel is the same length, counting & measuring panels carefully. I like to start all of my panels at once, and work on them all at a time, changing colors frequently & as I run out or get bored.
Panel Border/Joining Panels:
Second panel: With main color, work border as established for first panel, being sure to work the same number of dc in each panel. To join, ch 1, dc to form last corner (this forms a cleaner corner, and positions you to join panels in the right place). Working through both loops of both afghan panels, sc across, forming a bit of a ridge and a little bit of texture. End off. If preferred, you could also slip stitch panels together or whipstitch.
After all panels are joined, work a dc border all the way around, working 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in ea corner space. End off.
Weave in ends!
Thank you to teril9898, MadeByHand, & rolyknitter for test crocheting/editing!
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please
do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (http://anastaciaknits.net / anastaciaknits on Ravelry). 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!