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Crochet Granny Afghan

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Use this free crochet afghan pattern for a warm night next to the fire. Super Saver yarn makes it nice and warm. This pattern is easy enough for crochet fans of all skill levels and it makes a striking addition to your living room or bedroom.  Mix and match colors to suit your style and learn to fine-tune your crochet skills with this artistic and dramatic granny square afghan.

Crochet Granny Afghan

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Red Heart® "Super Saver®" yarn in Seagrass (A)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® "Super Saver®" yarn in Cornmeal (B)
  • 2 skeins Red Heart® "Super Saver®" yarn in Aruba Sea (C)
  • 3 skeins Red Heart® "Super Saver®" yarn in Light Sage (D)
  • 6mm [US J-10] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Diagram

 

Gauge:  Rnds 1-2 = 3" square; each block = 7" square. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Notes:

  • To Change Color in Dc: Work last dc until 2 loops remain on hook, with new color, yarn over and draw through last 2 loops.

 

Instructions:
Afghan measures 52½" x 64½".

Block (Make 63)

  1. With A, ch 5; join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times; hdc in top of ch-3 to join and form last ch-2 space.
     
  3. Rnd 2: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all over hdc, [ch 1; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space – corner made] 3 times, ch 1; join with a slip st in top of ch-3. Fasten off A.  From this point forward block is worked in rows.
     
  4. Row 1: With right side facing join B in 2nd ch of any ch-2; ch 3, 2 dc in same place, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, corner in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch of next ch-2; turn and leave remaining sts unworked.
     
  5. Row 2: Ch 3, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, corner in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, dc in top of ch-3 changing to C; turn. Fasten off B.
     
  6. Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, corner in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  7. Row 4: Ch 3, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, corner in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, dc in top of ch-3 changing to D; turn. Fasten off C.
     
  8. Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, corner in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  9. Row 6: Ch 3, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, ch 1, corner in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, ch 1, dc in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
     
  10. Following diagram, sew blocks together.

Edging
For Rnd 1, "space" refers to ch-3 OR solitary dc at end of a row OR remaining half of ch-2 corner space OR ch-1 space between 3-dc groups on edges of blocks.

  1. Rnd 1: With right side facing join A at upper right corner; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same place, *** [ch 1, 3 dc in next space] 4 times, * ch 1, [2 dc in next space] twice, [ch 1, 3 dc in next space] 4 times **; repeat from * to ** 6 more times for top edge; ch 1, corner in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next space] 4 times; repeat from * to ** 8 times for first long side †, corner in next ch-2 space; repeat from *** for bottom edge and 2nd side, end at †; join.
     
  2. Rnd 2: Slip st in next 2 dc, slip st in ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to corner; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.
     
  3. Rnd 3: With right side facing, join C in back loop of any st; ch 1, working in back loops sc in each dc and ch around; join. Fasten off.

 

If you like this free crochet afghan pattern then you'll definitely want to download the How to Crochet Granny Squares eBook to find amazing free crochet afghan patterns.

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