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Soft Stripes Cross Over Double Crochet Afghan

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Greet a new baby or share the warmth with family and friends with this beautiful afghan pattern from Roseanna Beck. Free crochet afghan patterns like this Soft Stripes Cross Over Double Crochet Afghan make an lasting impression on loved ones.

 

Soft Stripes Cross Over Double Crochet Afghan    

 

Size: 40” x 40”
 

Materials: 

  • 345 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn (W)
  • 252 yds. Petal Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn (P)
  • 190 yds. Pale Green Red Heart 4-ply yarn (G)
  • 190 yds. Maize Red Heart 4-ply yarn (Y)
  • 190 yds. Light Blue Red Heart 4-ply yarn (B)
  • G crochet hook or size needed for gauge
     

GAUGE:
3 dc rows and 1 cross over row = 3”
7 dc = 2”
 

Instructions: 

Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
Special Stitch: Cross Over St – work a dc into skipped st and around 2 previous dcs  
Row 1 – With pink ch 130, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, ch 3 and turn. (128 dcs)
Row 2 – Work 2 dc in first dc, *skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 3 – Work 1 dc in each dc across, fasten off and turn.
Row 4 – (Cross Over Row) Join white with a sl st in first dc, ch 2, *skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work a Cross Over St, rep from * across ending dc in last dc, fasten off and turn.
(42 cross overs)
Row 5 – Join light green with a sl st in in first dc, ch 2, work 1 dc in each dc across, ch 3 and turn.
Row 6 – Rep Row 2.
Row 7 – Rep Row 3.
Row 8 – With white rep Row 4.

COLOR PATTERN (51 rows):
Rep Rows 5, 2, 3 – color yarn Row 4 – white yarn as follows:
P W GW YW BW 3 times, ending 3 rows P

EDGING:
Rnd 1 – With white starting at top right corner work 3 sc in first dc, *ch 2, skip 2 dc, 2 sc in next dc, rep from * across ending ch 2, 3 sc in last dc.
Work along side edge *ch 2, sc in dc, rep from * across ending ch 2, 3 sc in first ch of bottom edge.
Work along bottom edge (beg ch) *ch 2, skip 2 ch , 2 sc in next ch, rep from * across ending ch 2, 3 sc in last ch.
Work along side edge *ch 2, sc in dc, rep from * across, ending ch 2, join to beg sc.
Rnd 2 – Sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sc, *ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 2 sp, rep from * across, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center corner sc.
Work along side edge *ch 2, sc in ch 2 sp, rep from * across, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center corner sc.
Work along bottom edge *ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 2 sp, rep from * across, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center corner sc.
Work along side edge *ch 2, sc in ch 2 sp, rep from * across, ch 2, join to beg sc and fasten off.

  

Soft Stripes Cross Over Double Crochet Afghan     

 

Soft Stripes Cross Over Double Crochet Afghan

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