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1-2 pounds of worsted weight yarn, scrap colors. I used mainly Red Heart Super Saver, Vannaâ€™s Choice acrylic, Caronâ€™s Simply Soft, & Caron One Pounder, approximately 900 yards for a â€œthrowâ€ & twice as much for a bigger afghan.
H crochet hook
Gauge: gauge doesnâ€™t matter, crochet a fabric you like. I got 3 dc=1 inch.
Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
Pattern note: Afghan is made by working around 3 sides, forming a â€œUâ€ shape. Afghan is turned after each row. Change colors as desired.
Row 1: In 4th ch from hook, dc, & dc in ea ch sp across to end of row. Ch 2, dc in same ch sp. Ch 2, turn work & dc on other side of same ch loop. Working on other side of free loops from starting ch, continue dc in ea ch across.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc across row until 1st ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Dc in dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Continue dc in ea dc across.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc across row until 1st ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp. Continue dc in ea dc around.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc across row until 1st ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Dc in following dc until corner ch 2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Continue dc in ea dc around.
Repeat row 4 as necessary, until afghan is desired size.
Round 1: With desired border color, join yarn with a sl st in any corner sp. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner sp. Sc in ea dc around, at top of U afghan, work 2 sc around ea dc, working as needed to keep work flat, & work 3 sc in ea corner.
Round 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea sc around, 3 sc in ea corner.
End off. Weave in ends & enjoy.
To change the size of the finished afghan, determine desired size of afghan, keeping mind for every 2 feet of width, you will be crochet one foot of length.
If you want an afghan 3 feet by 4 feet, you need to start with a one foot starting chain, and crochet 2 feet from starting chain: 2 feet either side of starting chain = 4 feet, 2 feet out from end of chain + 1 foot starting chart = 3 feet.
For an afghan 4 feet by 6 feet, start with a four foot starting chain, and crochet for 2 feet â€“ 2 feet on either side of starting chain= 4 feet, two feet out from end of starting chain plus 4 feet starting chain=6 feet.
For an afghan 6 feet by 6 feet:
Start with a three foot starting chain, and crochet for 3 feet: 3 feet either side of starting chain = 6 feet, 3 foot starting chain plus 3 feet crocheted = 6 feet.
As long as you keep in mind the formula of every 2 feet across either side of chain (width) = one foot of added length, you can make many different sizes of afghans.
Optional: If desired, work one row of dc, and one row of sc, working 3 sc in ea corner, and alternating dc & sc rows.
Thanks to FrogSalad & sueburkitt for their test crocheting skills!
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