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Easy Afghan for Him

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Red, black and cream make this the perfect afghan for a man. This is a great addition to a living room or den, and men of all ages will love having it to keep warm with when they watch those freezing cold football games!  Use this free crochet afghan pattern from Caron Yarns to make an afghan your hubby is sure to love.  You could even make this crocheted afghan patterns using the colors of his favorite sports team!  He's sure to appreciate all the time it took you to create this comfy and cozy crocheted blanket.

Materials:

  • 3 skiens Caron International Simply Soft Yarn in Autumn Red (A)
  • 5 skeins Caron International Simply Soft Yarn in Bone (B)
  • 3 skeins Caron International Simply Soft Yarn in Black (C)
  • US G-6 crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

     

GAUGE:  In pattern stitch, 16 sts and 13 rows = 4"/10cm.
 

Notes:

  • To change color in the last sc of a row, work last sc of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through both loops on hook to complete stitch.
  • In the fifth row of the afghan pattern, single crochet stitches are worked into ch-1 spaces 2 rows below the current row. When working these single crochet stitches, take care to draw the loop of the single crochet up to the height of the current row. These single crochet stitches are to be worked over the single crochet 1 row below (into which you would usually work).
  • Work *4 rows with A, 4 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with B; repeat from * for Color Sequence.

 

Instructions:
Afghan measures approximately 50"/127 cm wide x 56"/142 cm long

  1. With A, chain 207.
     
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—206 sc.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
     
  4. Row 3 (right side): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across, turn—138 dc and 68 ch-1 spaces.
     
  5. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc and in each ch-1 space across; change to next color in Color Sequence in last sc, turn—206 sc. Fasten off old color.
     
  6. Row 5: With new color, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc; sc in next ch-1 space 2 rows below (working over next sc and taking care to draw up loop of sc to height of current row); repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.
     
  7. Repeat Rows 2–5, until piece measures approximately 56"/142 cm. End with a Row 2 worked using A. Fasten off.
     
  8. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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