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Pop Goes the Weasel Afghan

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Going to a baby shower soon? This adorable Pop Goes the Weasel Afghan makes a wonderful gift for a new baby girl or boy. Embellished with the fun bobble stitch, this afghan offers style and texture for a gift that's comfortable and functional! The colors of this crocheted afghan make it perfect for boys and girls alike, and crochet fans of all skill levels will love working on this blanket, as it offers a fun challenge that's rewarding upon completion. Whether you know parents who are expecting or your expecting a bundle of joy yourself, this crocheted afghan is a must-make for crochet fans.

Pop Goes the Weasel Afghan
Pop Goes the Weasel Afghan
This image courtesy of Roseanna Beck

Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm hook

Primary Technique: Crochet

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Easy

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Lemon
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Light Blue
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Baby Pink
  • 4 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Hushabye
  • 4.5mm (US G-6) or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  4 rows – 2 ¾”; 7 dcs, ch 1 – 2 ½”

 

Special Stitches:

  • Popcorn (Pc) – 5 dcs as indicated in instructions, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of dc group, pull dropped loop through, ch 1 to close.
  • 3 Double Crochet Cluster (3 dcCl) – Yo, insert hook in specified space and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same space and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • 4 Double Crochet Cluster (4 dcCl) – Yo, insert hook in specified space and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook,  (yo, insert hook in same space and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Pop Goes the Weasel Afghan

Instructions:
Blanket is worked in multiples of 8 plus 9.                           

  1. Row 1: With lemon ch 129, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 5 chs, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 7 chs] across, fasten off and turn.
     
  2. Row 2 (RS): Join hushaby in first stitch, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dcs, Pc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dcs, [ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dcs, Pc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dcs] across, fasten off and turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Join lemon in first stitch, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dcs, *dc in next Pc, dc in each of next 3 dcs**, ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dcs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 4, skip next stitch, dc in next stitch, [ch 1, skip next stitch or ch space, dc in next stitch] across, fasten off and turn.
     
  5. Row 5: Join light blue in first stitch, ch 3, *[dc in next ch space, dc in next stitch] 3 times**, ch 1 skip next ch space, dc in next stitch, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, fasten off and turn.
     
  6. Repeating Rows 2 – 5 work pattern as follows for a total of 59 rows:  (1 row lemon, 1 row hushabye, 2 rows lemon; 1 row light blue, 1 row hushaby, 2 rows light blue; 1 row baby pink, 1 row hushabye, 2 rows baby pink) 4 times, (1 row lemon, 1 row hushabye, 2 rows lemon; 1 row light blue, 1 row hushabye, 2 rows light blue; 1 row baby pink, 1 row hushabye, 1 row baby pink)

Edging
Stitches are double crochets and chain spaces.

  1. With hushabye and right side facing work along top edge, 4 dcCl in first right corner dc, [ch 4, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch, ch 4, skip 1 stitch, 4 dcCl in next stitch] across ending ch 4, skip 1 stitch, 4 dcCl in last dc.
     
  2. Work along side edge [ch 3, sc in dc space, ch 3, 3 dcCl in next dc space] across ending ch 3, 4 dcCl in first bottom ch.
     
  3. Continue pattern as established for bottom edge and opposite side edge ending ch 3, join to top of beginning 4 dcCl and fasten off.

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