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Picturesque Windows Afghan
By: Delma Myers for Red Heart Yarn
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If it's too cold to sit by the window, curl up with an afghan that looks has a beautiful window-inspired pattern. This easy crochet afghan is a great place to start for a beginner crocheter.
Throw measures 56" x 42".
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4"; 14 rows = 4" in sc with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTE: When changing colors or ending a color, leave a 7" tail for sewing squares together.
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 6.
Row 7: With right side facing, attach B in first sc; ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, 3 sc in corner st, sc in end of next 5 rows; turn – 13 sc.
Rows 8-10: Ch 1, sc in each sc to center sc of corner, 3 sc in corner sc, sc in each sc across; turn – 19 sc at end of Row 10. Fasten off at end of Row 10.
Row 11: With right side facing, attach C in first sc; ch 1, sc in each sc to center sc of corner, 3 sc in corner sc, sc in each sc across; turn – 21 sc.
Rows 12-14: Repeat Rows 8-10 – 27 sc at end of Row 14. Fasten off at end of Row 14.
Row 15: With right side facing, attach E in side of first sc of last row; ch 1, sc in same row end as joining, sc in next 12 row ends, 3 sc in corner, sc in next 13 row ends; turn – 29 sc.
Rows 16-17: Repeat Rows 8 and 9 – 33 sc at end of Row 17. Fasten off.
Large Square Edging
Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around and 3 sc in center sc of corner 3-sc group; join; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 4.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc around and 3 sc in center sc of corner 3-sc group; join. Fasten off at end of Rnd 3.
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 1 with E except join in both loops of first sc at end of rnd.
Rnd 5: With smaller hook, ch 1, working from left to right and working in both loops, work Reverse Sc in each sc around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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