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Basketweave Twists Afghan

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This easy crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns is presented in a beautiful basket weave design. The chunky twists add nice a depth to the afghan and give it a unique texture. This blanket makes for a great housewarming gift and would look great in a living room or bedroom.  Use a solid colored yarn or select a mulitcolored yarn to create a whole new look.  This afghan is great for beginners and intermediate crochet fans.

Materials:

  • 5 balls Bernat Softee Chunky Twists (340 g/12 oz) yarn in Thyme Twists
  • 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

 

Gauge:  12 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]. 

Stitches:

  • Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work 1 row below, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice – 1 dcfp made.
  • Dcbp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at back of work 1 row below inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice – 1 dcbp made.

 

Instructions:
Size: Approx 46 ins [117 cm] wide x 47 ins [119.5 cm] long

  1. Ch 154.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of row. 152 hdc.
     
  3. **2nd row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). 1 hdc in first hdc. *1 dcfp in each of next 10 sts. 1 dcbp in each of next 10 sts. Rep from * 6 times more. 1 dcfp in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
     
  4. 3rd row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). 1 hdc in first hdc. *1 dcbp in each of next 10 sts. 1 dcfp in each of next 10 sts. Rep from * 6 times more. 1 dcbp in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
     
  5. Rep last 2 rows for approx 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with 2nd row.***
     
  6. Beg with 2nd row, rep last 2 rows for approx 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with 2nd row.**
     
  7. Rep from ** to ** 6 times more, then from ** to *** once. Fasten off.
     
  8. Pin Blanket to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.

 

Edging

  1. 1st rnd: With RS of Blanket facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner. Ch 2 (does not count as st). Work 150 hdc evenly along top of Blanket, 3 hdc in corner, 105 hdc down side, 3 hdc in corner, 150 hdc along bottom, 3 hdc in corner, 105 hdc up side and 3 hdc in corner. Join with sl st to first hdc. Turn.
     
  2. 2nd rnd: Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
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