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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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Ratings & Comments (10)

Nov 27, 2012

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

 

Sep 23, 2012

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

 

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Sep 6, 2012

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

 

Aug 20, 2011

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.

 

Mar 12, 2011

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

 

Sep 19, 2010

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.

 

Aug 23, 2010

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

 

Aug 13, 2010

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?

 

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