Beginner Granny Afghan
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Use this free crochet afghan pattern from Red Heart Yarn to make a beautiful versatile granny afghan. The colorful flowers make a really nice design. Follow the diagram to get a granny just as good as this one. For other great crochet afghan patterns check out this collection.
- RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 3 skeins 313 Aran
- A, 1 skein each 320 Cornmeal B, 661 Frosty Green C,
- 528 Medium Purple D, 774 Light Raspberry E, and 382
- Country Blue F.
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
- Yarn needle.
GAUGE: Square measures 5½” x 5½”. CHECK YOUR
GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTE: After the first square, all others are joined while working Rnd 5.
FIRST SQUARE 1
Rnd 1: With B ch 4; 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, [3 dc in same st, ch 3] 3 times more; join with a slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join C in any ch-3 space; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same space, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space, ch 1; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Join D in any ch-1 space; (ch 4, 2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) all in same space for corner, ch 3, skip ch-3 space, * (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) all in next ch-1 space for corner, ch 3, skip ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join A in any corner ch-3 space; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same space, ch 3, * working over the ch-3 of Rnd 3, 3 dc into ch-3 space of Rnd 2, ch 3 **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space, ch 3; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
First Square Only-Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 2 dc, * 3 sc in corner ch-3 space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 1; working over the ch-3 space of Rnd 4, sc in 2nd tr of 3-tr group of Rnd 3 – long sc made; ch 1, sc in next 3 dc, ch 1, long sc, ch 1, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.
All Remaining Squares-Joining Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 2 dc, sc in corner ch-3 space, slip st in center sc of corner of completed square, sc in corner space of square in progress, [sc in next 3 dc, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space of completed square, long sc, slip st in next ch-1 space of completed square] twice, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-3 corner space, slip st in center sc of next corner of completed square, sc in corner space of square in progress – one side joined; * [sc in next 3 dc, ch 1, long sc, ch 1] twice **, sc in next 3 dc, 3 sc in corner ch-3 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten
Note: Join on 2 sides in similar manner when necessary.
SQUARES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Work Rnds 1-4 same as First Square 1 and Joining Rnd
5 as above in the following color sequences following the diagram:
Square 1 (Make 7 More): B, C, D, A, A.
Square 2 (Make 5): C, D, E, A, A.
Square 3 (Make 5): C, E, C, A, A.
Square 4 (Make 7): F, C, B, A, A.
Square 5 (Make 5): E, F, D, A, A.
Square 6 (Make 6): D, B, E, A, A.
Square 7 (Make 5): E, B, C, A, A.
Square 8 (Make 7): D, F, B, A, A.
Square 9 (Make 4): F, E, C, A, A.
Square 10 (Make 4): B, F, E, A, A.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join D in any st; ch 1, sc evenly around entire afghan, taking care to keep work flat
and working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join E in any st; ch 1, sc in each sc around and work 3 sc in center sc of corner 3-sc group; join. Fasten off.
Rnds 3-6: Repeat Rnd 2 with B, D, F, A. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, etc. = color A, B, etc.; ch = chain;
dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; rnd = round;
sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
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