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Herringbone Afghan

By: The Designers of Bernat Yarns

Lovely stripes of Ribbed Chocolate yarn and Herringbown White yarn come together effortlessly to create a lovely modern afghan in this free crochet afghan pattern from Bernat Yarns. The texture in this afghan is fantastic and the colors will match most decor schemes.  Have it on display in your living room or bedroom for a soft and comfortable blanket that is great for snuggling and cuddling with your loved one.

Materials:

  • 6 balls Bernat® Berella yarn in Dark Taupe (MC)
  • 6 Balls Bernat® Berella yarn in Natural (A)
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

 

Gauge: 13 hdc and 10 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]

 

Instructions:
Afghan measures approx 49 x 58 ins [124.5 x 147.5 cm]
Turning ch 2 does not count as hdc.
To join new color, work to last 2 (3) loops on hook of last st. Draw new color through last 2 (3) loops to complete st and proceed in new color.

  1. With MC, ch 160.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 158 hdc.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 2. Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each hdc across. Turn.
     
  4. 3rd to 7th rows: As 2nd row. Join A at end of last row.
     
  5. 8th row: With A, ch 3 (counts as dc). *Miss next 3 hdc. 1 dtr in next hdc. Working in front of last dtr, 1 dc in each of 3 missed hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 dc in last hdc. Turn.
     
  6. 9th row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Miss next 3 dc. 1 dtr in next dtr. Working behind last dtr, 1 dc in each of 3 missed dc. Rep from * to last dc. 1 dc in top of turning ch 3. Turn.
     
  7. 10th row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Miss next 3 dc. 1 dtr in next dtr. Working in front of last dtr, 1 dc in each of 3 missed dc. Rep from * to last dc. 1 dc in top of turning ch 3. Turn.
     
  8. 11th row: As 9th row. Join MC at end of row.
     
  9. 12th row: With MC, ch 2. 1 hdc in each st across. Turn.
     
  10. 13th row: As 2nd row. Rep 2nd to 13th rows 9 times more, then 2nd to 5th rows once. Do not turn at end of last row.
     
  11. Edging: Ch 2. Work in hdc down left side of Afghan. Fasten off. With RS of work facing, join MC with sl st to bottom right corner of Afghan. Ch 2. Work in hdc up right side of Afghan. Fasten off.
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