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Crayon Colored Afghan

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What's better than an easy to crochet afghan? One that's crayon colored! This crayon colored afghan will make any child's room cheery and cozy with its colorful, crocheted blocks. For other great crochet afghan ideas, check out this collection.

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Crayon Colored Afghan

Materials:

  • 750 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn (MC)
  • 145 yds. each Red Heart 4-ply yarn (CC)--Cherry Red, Hot Pink, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Paddy Green, Parakeet, Skipper Blue, Yellow
  • H and I crochet hooks or size needed for guage
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Graph

Instructions:

GUAGE: Square measures 5 ½” across

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Double
Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)

SQUARES: (make 8 of each CC color)

  1. Rnd 1 – With MC and I hook ch 3 and form a ring, ch 3, in ring work 2 dc, ch 3, *3 dc, ch 3,  rep from * 2 times, join to top of beg ch 3 and fasten off.
     
  2. Rnd 2 – With H hook join CC with a sl st in any ch 3 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *ch  2, skip 1 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 3 sp, rep from * around, join to top of beg ch 2.
     
  3. Rnd 3 – Sl st in next dc and ch 2 sp, sc in same sp, *5 dc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 2 sp, rep from * around, join to beg sc and fasten off.
     
  4. Rnd 4 – Note: Work all sts in back loop only. With MC and I hook join MC with a sl st in any sc opposite 3 dc of Rnd 1, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sc, *dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, work 1 sc in each of the  next 7 st, 1 hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next sc, rep from * around, join to top of beg ch 2 and fasten off.

 
JOINING: With right side facing and white whipstitch squares together sewing 9 rows of 8
squares each. See Color Diagram for placement of squares.
 

EDGING:

  1. Note: Use 4 different CC of your choice
    Rnd 1 – With I hook and CC (sc, ch 3, sc) in any corner sp, ch 2, skip 1 st, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 st, sc in next st, rep across, ch 2, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 sp, rep  across to corner sp, continue this pattern around afghan changing color at each  corner, join to beg sc and fasten off.
  2. Note: Use 4 different CC of your choice
    Rnd 2 – With CC (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in any corner ch 3 sp, ch 2, *2 sc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, rep across to corner, continue pattern around afghan changing color at each corner, join to beg sc and fasten off.

Crayon Colored Afghan

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This is really lovely! I think I'll make one for my new grandson! (and maybe one each for the other grandkids....)

This is adorable. Can't wait to make it for my granddaughter!!! I does look like fruit loops!lol

lol they should've named it the fruitloop afghan, looks awesome

@ReinDrop I LOVE that!! I think I might rename it :) Thanks for the suggestion!

I've made this pattern a few times and it's great to use and the end result is always something that I have been happy with. Currently using it with left-overs, in between other projects. It's a quick pattern that you can easily take with you.

@shonnaboop So glad to hear you like it! Feel free to share photos of your projects on our Facebook wall! We'd love to see them!

I love the colors on this! I think I will make it for my daughter's teacher.

@toniabartley Great idea!

I started this project with left-overs that I have kept over the past 3 years. The pattern works great and it looks good. I had to use 4.00 and 4.5 size hooks, my tension is a tight stitch and the hook sizes noted in the pattern were too lose for the cotton yarn that I am using - Bernat Handicrafter cotton.

7oz skein of Red Heart yarn is 364 oz. You would need approximately 14.5 oz of white and 3 oz of each color

In the Crayon afghan pattern the amount of yarn is listed in yards. On all of the skeins of yarn I have seen the amount is listed in ounces. How do I tell how much yarn is in a yard? Can anyone help?

When I click on the graph to print it the page cuts off the last column and last 3 rows.

Very beautiful I wish that I work like

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