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Raspberry Delight Afghan

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Love bugs and cuddle bugs alike will love this Raspberry Delight Afghan from Roseanna Beck.  Perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or just any time, this beginner crochet afghan pattern is easy to make and adds a touch of style to any room.  This is a simple stripe pattern to master and the stitch used gives this crochet afghan pattern a unique design and feel.

Raspberry Delight Afghanraspberry delight

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Raspberry
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
  • 4.5mm (US G-6) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  6 rows – 4”; 3 Shells – 4 ¼”

Special Stitch:  Shell – (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)

 

Instructions:
Afghan Measures:  41” x 49”

  1. Row 1:  With light raspberry ch 149, Shell in 6th ch from hook, *skip 4 ch, Shell in next ch, repeat from * across to within last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn.  (29 Shells)
     
  2. Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 2, ** skip 2 dc, sc between last skipped and next dc, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in top of turning ch, turn.
     
  3. Row 3:  Ch 3, Shell in each ch 3 space across, dc in last sc, turn.

 

Color Scheme

  1. Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 69 rows as follows:  6 rows light raspberry, 4 rows aran (6 times), 6 rows light raspberry, 3 rows aran and turn

 

Bottom Edging

  1. Row 1:  Work along bottom edge on wrong side with aran starting at right corner, slip stitch in first ch, ch 2, Shell in each ch below Shell of first row, dc in last ch, turn.
     
  2. Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 2, ** skip 2 dc, sc between last skipped and next dc, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in top of turning ch, turn.
     
  3. Row 3:  Ch 3, Shell in each ch 3 space across, dc in last sc, turn and fasten off.

 

Afghan Edging

  1. With aran work along top edge starting at upper right corner (sc, ch 3, sc) in first dc, *ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 2, **skip 2 dc, sc between last skipped and next dc, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last dc.
     
  2. Work along side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc and sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch of bottom row.
     
  3. Work along bottom edge *ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 2, **skip 2 dc, sc between last skipped and next dc, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last dc.
     
  4. Work along side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc and sc, join to beg sc and fasten off.
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