Crocheted Baby Afghan

The original pattern found on Lion Brand Yarn, Pound of Love, package called for a blanket with a hood. I decided to omit the hood. It was in one color. I also used contrasting matching colors to add stripes to the afghan. This is a shell pattern.

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Approximate Time: 12 hours

Supplies:

  • 1 whole pound of 4 ply knitting worsted acrylic yarn
  • 2 more partial contrasting colors for stripes
  • crochet hook "J"
  • scissors

Instructions:

The size is 40x32 inch

1. Chain 108.

2. Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. *skip 2 ch, 1 sc and 2 dc in next ch; rep from * across, ending with skip 2 ch. 1sc in last ch. Ch2, turn.

2. Row 2: 2 dc in first sc, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc and 2 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch2, turn.

3. Repeat row 2 for pattern until desired length.

By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH

September 11, 20100 found this helpful

I love it. Easy instructions also.

Thanks for sharing.

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September 11, 20100 found this helpful

Beautiful Baby Afghan and nice work. Thank you for sharing the photo and instructions.

Pookarina

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September 14, 20100 found this helpful

I forgot to mention, I did a row of the pattern stitch all around the to finish the egdes with the dark blue.

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Craft Project: Crocheted Baby Afghan

Measures approximately 30x36 inches. I used a random color and stripe pattern.

Pattern was found on the back of the yarn package.

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Approximate Time: 2 weeks

Supplies:

  • 1 6 oz. skein pink Bernat sport weight Tricot leger yarn
  • 1 6 oz. skein white baby yarn
  • Crochet hook size G
  • scissors

Instructions:

Chain 196 sts

Row 1: 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dc in next ch,* skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, rep from * to last 4 ch, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in last ch. TURN.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in first sc, *skip 3 dc, 1 sc in first ch of ch-3, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in next sc, rep from * ending skip 2 dc, 1 dc in top of turning chain. TURN.

Repeat row 2 until afghan measures 36" or as long as you wish.

Each time you change colors tie off at the end and continue with new color on the next row.

Sc around the edge and tuck in all loose ends. Fasten off.

By Donna from Millbury, OH

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