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Log Cabin Afghan

By: The Designers of Red Heart Yarn

This intermediate afghan crochet pattern creates a throw with the appearance of a log cabin quilt. The colors in this crochet afghan are perfect for fall. An attached chart helps with assembly.  This is a beautiful afghan to have on display in your living room, or use it to keep warm by the fire on a cold winter night.  Crochet fans of all skill levels are sure to love this fun and challenging design that's great to work on when you're stuck inside because of rain or snow.

Crochet Log Cabin Afghan

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver yarn in Carrot (A)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver yarn in Ranch Red (B)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver yarn in Frosty Green Fleck (C)
  • 2 skeins Red Heart® Super Saver yarn in Cafe (D)
  • 2 skeins Red Heart® Super Saver yarn in Cornmeal (E)
  • 2 skeins Red Heart® Super Saver yarn in Claret (F)
  • 3 skeins Red Heart® Super Saver yarn in Buff (G)
  • 5mm [US H-8] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge: Motif = 11½” square.

 

Instructions:
Afghan measures 72” x 72”

Motif (Make 36)

Section 1

  1. With A, ch 2.
     
  2. Rnd 1 (Right Side): 8 Sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a slip st in first sc; TURN.
     
  3. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next sc; * yo and draw up a loop in next sc, yo and draw through 1 loop on hook, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice – long-dc made; (sc, long-dc) all in same place where first long-dc was made, sc in next sc; repeat from * twice more; (long-dc, sc, long-dc) all in last sc; join in first sc; turn.
     
  4. Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 3 hdc in next st for corner, [sc in next 3 sts, 3 hdc in next st] 3 times, sc in last 2 sts; join.
     
  5. Fasten off.

Section 2

  1. Row 1: With right side facing, join B with sc in center hdc of any corner; sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next hdc, sc in next 6 sts; turn – 15 sc.
     
  2. Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st to center sc of corner, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each st to end; turn – 23 sc at end of Row 5. Fasten off.

Section 3

  1. Row 1: With right side facing, join C with sc in end of last row, sc in end of next 4 rows, 5 sc along edge of Section 1 to next corner, 3 sc in corner, 5 sc along edge of Section 1, sc in end of next 5 rows; turn – 23 sc.
     
  2. Rows 2-5: Repeat Rows 2-5 of Section 2 – 31 sc at end of Row 5. Fasten off.

Section 4

  1. Row 1: With right side facing, join D and sc in end of next 5 rows, sc in next 11 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, sc in end of next 5 rows; turn – 35 sc.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [long-dc in next sc, sc in next sc] 8 times, (long-dc, sc, long-dc) all in corner sc, sc in next sc, [long-dc in next sc, sc in next sc] 8 times; turn – 37 sts.
     
  3. Row 3: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 39 sc.
     
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2 of Section 4 except work sts in brackets 9 times instead of 8 times – 41 sts.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 43 sts. Fasten off.

Section 5

  1. Row 1: With right side facing, join E and sc in end of next 5 rows, sc in next 15 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, sc in end of next 5 rows; turn – 43 sc.
     
  2. Row 2: Repeat Row 2 of Section 4 except work sts in brackets 10 times instead of 8 times – 45 sts.
     
  3. Row 3: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 47 sc.
     
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2 of Section 4 except work sts in brackets 11 times instead of 8 times – 49 sts.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 51 sc. Fasten off.

Section 6

  1. Row 1: With right side facing, join F and sc in end of next 5 rows, sc in next 21 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 21 sc, sc in end of next 5 rows; turn – 55 sc.
     
  2. Row 2: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 57 sc.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc] 13 times, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 3 sc in next sc, [ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc] 14 times; turn – 59 sts.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc; (yo, insert hook in sc directly below the ch-1 and draw up a loop to height of row in work, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook – long-hdc made; sc in next sc] 14 times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, [long-hdc, sc in next sc] 14 times; turn – 61 sts.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 63 sc. Fasten off.

Section 7

  1. Row 1: With right side facing, join G and sc in end of next 5 rows, sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, sc in end of next 5 rows; turn – 63 sc.
     
  2. Row 2: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 65 sc.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc] 15 times, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 3 sc in next sc, [ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc] 16 times; turn – 67 sts.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [long-hdc, sc in next sc] 16 times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, [long-hdc, sc in next sc] 16 times; turn – 69 sts.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 2 of Section 2 – 71 sc. Fasten off.

 

Motif Border

  1. With right side facing, join G to any corner; ch 1, * (sc, hdc, sc) all in corner sc, 35 sc evenly spaced to next corner; repeat from * around; join in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

  1. Sew motifs together following diagram.

 

Outer Border

  1. Rnd 1: With right side facing, join B in any sc; ch 1, sc around working 3 sc in each corner; join. There should be an odd number of sc between each center corner sc.
     
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around and work 3 sc in center corner sc; join. Fasten off.
     
  3. Rnd 3: With right side facing, join E in any corner; ch 1, 2 sc in corner sc, [sc in each sc to next center corner sc, 3 sc in corner sc] 3 times, sc in each sc to next corner, work 1 more sc in same sc as first 2 sc; join.
     
  4. Rnd 4: Ch 1, ** 3 sc in center corner sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * to next corner; ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from ** around; join. Fasten off.
     
  5. Rnd 5: With right side facing, join F in any corner; ch 1, ** 3 sc in center corner sc, * sc in next sc, long-hdc; repeat from * to next corner; sc in next sc; repeat from ** around; join.
     
  6. Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around and work 3 sc in center corner sc; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
     

Crochet Log Cabin Assembly

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