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Pastel Baby Afghan Pattern

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Roseanna Beck brings you another one of her free and easy crochet patterns to make a beautiful baby afghan.  This pattern uses a shell and v stitch.


 

SIZE: 36” x 36”

Materials

  • G and H crochet hooks or size needed for guage
  • 190 yds. each Pale Blue, Maize, Lily Pink, Pale Green Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • 360 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn
     

GUAGE: With H hook V St, Shell, V St – 3 ¼”
4 rows – 3”

STITCH GUIDE

Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
Special Stitches: Shell – 5 dc
V St – dc, ch 1, dc

Row 1 – With blue and H hook ch 124, work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, skip 3 ch, V St in next
ch, *skip 3 ch, Shell in next ch, skip 3 ch, V St in next ch, rep from * across to last 4
ch, skip 3 ch, 3 dc in last ch, ch 3 and turn.
Row 2 – Dc in same sp, Shell in ch 1 sp of V St, V St in center dc of Shell, rep across ending 2
dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 3 – 2 dc in same sp, V St in center dc of Shell, Shell in ch 1 sp of V St, rep across ending
3 dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 4 – Rep Row 2, fasten off and turn.
Row 5 – Join white with a sl st in first dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp, cont. with Row 3, ch 3 and turn.
Row 6 – Rep Row 2, fasten off and turn.

Work color pattern as follows:
4 rows Pale Blue, 2 rows White, 4 rows Maize, 2 rows White, 4 rows Lily Pink, 2 rows White,
4 rows Pale Green, 2 rows White, 4 rows Pale Blue, 2 rows White, 4 rows Maize, 2 rows White,
4 rows Lily Pink, 2 rows White, 4 rows Pale Green for a total of 46 rows

EDGING

With white and G hook starting at top edge right corner (sc, 5 dc, sc) in top of first dc, *(sc, ch 2,
3 dc) in center dc of Shell, (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 1 sp of V St, rep from * across ending (sc, 5 dc, sc)
in last dc
Work along side edge *(sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in sp between rows, sc in next sp between rows, rep from *
across ending (sc, 5 dc, sc) in first ch of bottom edge.
Work along bottom edge *(sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp below V St, (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp below Shell,
rep from * across ending (sc, ch 5, sc) in last ch sp.
Work along opposite side edge as for other edge, join to beg sc and fasten off.
 

For other great crochet afghan ideas, check out this collection.

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