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Tweetie Bird Afghan

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Cuddle up with your little prince in this sweet Tweetie Bird Afghan. Soft, light, and lacy, this crocheted afghan pattern is comfortable and cozy no matter what the season. Worked up in lovely shades of blue, yellow, and white, this crocheted blanket is great for boys of all ages...and it's sure to be a blanket that's loved, cuddled, and cherished for years to come.

Tweetie Bird Afghan
Tweetie Bird 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:

  • 3 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Blue Jewel
  • 3 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Yellow
  • 3 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in White
  •  4.5mm (US G-6) crochet hook, or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:

  • 4 rows – 2 ½”
  • Shell, 3 dcs – 3”

 

Special Stitch:

  • Shell – (3 dcs, ch 3, sc, ch 3, 3 dcs) in space as indicated in instructions.
  • Small Scallop (Sm Sc) – (sc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in stitch as indicated in instructions.

Tweetie Bird Afghan

Instructions:
Blanket measures:  42” x 43”
Blanket is worked in multiples of 12 plus 14.     
                      

  1. Row 1: With blue ch 158, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 3, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch] across, turn.
     
  2. Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first stitch, ch 2, sc in next ch space, *Shell in next ch space, sc in next ch space, ch 2**, sc in next ch space, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in last stitch, turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dcs in next ch 2 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 5, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3**, 3 dcs in next ch 2 space, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 2 dcs in last ch 2 space, dc in last stitch, turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 1 and continue with Row 2.
     
  5. Row 5: Ch 3 and continue with Row 3, fasten off and turn.
     
  6. Row 6: Join yellow in first stitch, ch 1, continue with Row 2.
     
  7. Continue pattern repeating Row 2 and 3 for a total of 64 rows:  (4 rows yellow, 4 rows white, 4 rows blue) 5 times.  At the end of Row 64 fasten off and turn.

Edging

  1. Row 1: Work along top edge join yellow in first right corner dc, ch 3, 2 dcs in same stitch, ch 2, *3 dcs in ch 3 space, ch 2, *sc in ch 5 space, ch 2, 3 dcs in ch 3 space, ch 1, 3 dcs in ch 3 space, ch 2, repeat from * across ending ch 2, 3 dcs in last dc, ch 2.
     
  2. Work along side edge [3 dcs in dc space, ch 1] across ending ch 2.
     
  3. Work along bottom edge 3 dcs in sc, ch 2, [3 dcs in ch 3 space, ch 1] across ending ch 2, 3 dcs in last sc, ch 2.
     
  4. Work along side edge [3 dcs in dc space, ch 1] across ending ch 2, join to top of beginning ch 3 and fasten off.
     
  5. Row 2: Work along top edge with white Sm Sc in first right corner dc, skip 1 dc, Sm Sc in next dc, Sm Sc in center dc of 3 dcs, *Sm Sc in next sc, [Sm Sc in center dc of 3 dcs] twice, repeat from * across ending Sm Sc in first dc of corner 3 dcs, skip 1 dc, Sm Sc in last dc.
     
  6. Work along side edge Sm Sc in center dc of each 3 dcs across.
     
  7. Work along bottom edge Sm Sc in first dc of bottom corner 3 dcs, skip 1 dc, Sm Sc in next dc, continue pattern for bottom edge and side edge ending join to beginning sc and fasten off.
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