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Festive Christmas Cross Over Afghan

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You'll have a holly jolly time learning to crochet Roseanna Beck's Festive Christmas Cross Over Afghan. Simple crochet patterns like this make a daunting project like an afghan pattern move as swiftly as a one horse open sleigh!  This colorful and festive crochet afghan pattern is a great way to get your home in the holiday spirit this year, and is the perfect addition to your Christmas morning tradition of sitting by an open fireplace and enjoying some hot cocoa and breakfast with your family.

Festive Christmas Cross Over Afghan

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo yarn in White
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo yarn in Jockey Red
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo yarn in Paddy Green
  • G and H crochet hook or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  With H hook – 3 dc rows and 1 cross over row = 3"; 6 dc = 2"

 

Special Stitch:

  • Cross Over St – skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work a dc into skipped st and around 2 previous dcs

 

Instructions:
Size: (before fringe) 39” x 45”

  1. Row 1 – With red ch 122, dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 6 ch, *3 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 ch, rep from * across ending work 1 dc in each of last 7 dc, ch 3 and turn.
     
  2. Row 2 – (Skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, *skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next dc, (skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 2 times, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
     
  3. Row 3 – Skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, fasten off, and turn.
     
  4. Row 4 – (Cross Over Row) Join white with a sl st in first dc, ch 2, work 40 cross over sts. across, dc in last dc, fasten off and turn.
     
  5. Row 5 – Join green with a sl st in in first dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
     
  6. Row 6 – Rep Row 2.
     
  7. Row 7 – Rep Row 3 and fasten off.
     
  8. Row 8 – With white rep Row 4 and fasten off.

Color Pattern (59 Rows)

  1. Rep Rows 5, 2, 3 – color yarn (G or R)
     
  2. Row 4 – white yarn (W) as follows:  R W GW 7 times, ending 3 rows R

Edging

  1. With G hook and white work along straight sc in first dc, *ch 2, sc in next dc, rep from * across and fasten off.
     
  2. Rep along opposite edge. 

Fringe

  1. Using 1 strand of each color, make 6” fringes and place along top and bottom.

    Festive Christmas Cross Over Afghan

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The special cross-over stitch directions need further explanation, possibly illustrations. "Over next 2 dc" is not clear to me.

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