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A Crossed Panel Crochet Afghan

This free crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns features a unique textured double crochet stitch and a classic fringe. A nice crochet afghan will keep you warm through the winter. This afghan is an editorial team favorite of our large hook crocheted afghan patterns. Use worsted weight yarn to achieve this one of a kind look.  If you love to curl up by the fireplace and read a good book, this is the perfect afghan pattern for you.

Crossed Panel Crochet Afghan


  • 12 balls Bernat Berella 4 (3.5 oz/100 g solid and 3 oz/85g ombre) yarn in Ombre (MC)
  • 4 balls Bernat yarn in contrasting color
  • 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


Gauge: 16 dc and 8 rows = 4 ins 10 cm.


Finished Size Approx 50 x 56 ins 127 x 142 cm

Panel (Make 6)

  1. With MC ch 23.
  2. Foundation row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. Crossing in front of dc, 1 dc in ch to right of dc just worked. Miss 1 ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 dc in missed ch. Rep from to last ch. 1 dc in last ch. 22 sts. Ch 2. Turn.
  3. 2nd row: Miss 2 sts. 1 dc in next st. 1 dc in 2nd of 2 missed sts. Miss next st. 1 dc in next st. 1 dc in missed st. Rep from to last st. 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 2. Turn.
  4. Rep 2nd row for pat until work from beg measures approx 53 ins 134.5 cm. Fasten off.
  5. Panel Border: 1st row: With RS of work facing, join A at lower edge. Ch 1. Work 1 row sc evenly around panel, working 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to ch 1. Fasten off.
  6. 2nd row: With RS of work facing, join MC at lower edge. Ch 2. Miss next sc. Work 1 dc in each sc, working 3 dc in corner sc. Ss to top of ch 2. Fasten off.
  7. 3rd row: With RS of work facing, join A at lower edge. Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each dc, working 3 sc in corner dc. Ss to top of ch 1. Fasten off.



  1. With RS of 2 panels tog and working into back loops only, ss panels tog. Fasten off.
  2. With RS of work facing, join A in any corner, work sc evenly around afghan. Fasten off.
  3. Cut 12 inch 30.5 cm lengths of A. Taking 6 strands tog, knot into fringe along top and bottom of afghan.
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I too noticed that this site has removed the asterisks from the pattern, making it impossible to decipher. I went on a google search and found the original pattern from Bernat in the wayback machine (archive). It can be found here https// == == fghan.enUS.pdf . If the site clips this link, just search for A Crossed Panel Crochet Afghan and click the link that will take you to the Ravelry page titled Crossed DC Panel Afghan. by Bernat Design Studio. You can get the link to the original pattern there. In the event that the pattern is removed, the repeat in the foundation row is from Miss 1 ch. On the second row the repeat is from Miss next st.

In step 3, it says to 'rep from to last st'. Where do you begin and end the repeats?

When I found this I thought it would be perfect for my daughter, then I started reading the pattern and thought...what??? Then I started reading the comments and thought...darn!!! I hope they read the comments and offer us a better pattern to follow . One can only hope.

The pattern is completely confusing, the are not to tell you where to continue from. It also doesn't tell you how many rows to complete, I guess we just have to figure this out for ourselves. This is a beautiful stitch and would be great for a beginner, if the pattern was understandable.

The materials at the top call for 12 balls Bernat Berella 4 (3.5 oz/100 g solid and 3 oz/85g ombre) yarn in Ombre (MC). Please help I start with the MC which is the 3 oz of Ombre yarn, what color is the A on Round 5? Is it part of the 12 Solid or the 4 balls Bernat yarn in contrasting color?

From what I'm understanding of reading the pattern "Join A" is the contrasting color. Making 6 panels in the Ombr colored yarn and step 5 is the rounds that make up each border for each panel. Hope this helps.

For those having trouble with stitches, try YouTube. A lot of the crochet videos there are beyond helpful. Good luck. I'd like to try this afghan but given the comments, I think I'll wait to see if anyone is successful!

I too woould like to find instructions for this pattern that include directions for changing colors while crocheting the panels.

The yarn for the panels (MC) is Ombre, that is a type of varigated yarn, so the color change occurs automatically as you crochet.

The pattern does not tell us where to repeat from - i.e. there is no asterisk and anything I have tried has not resulted in the right number of stitches. Help please. Carolyn Tilove

does not tell you when or how to change colors to get the design on the afghan. the design is nice with the different colors if i could figure them out!

I thought the same thing when I was reading the pattern, it was like, where do I change colors. I love the pattern, was going to make it for my Dad, but can't figure out the pattern. If anybody does, please post. Thanks. Debee

I was reading the comments about the difficulty in seeing the pattern because it was too small. I thought the same thing but tried the following and it really worked nicely. I copied the picture, placed it in a Word Document, enlarged it right to the edges of the page, and I saw crisp detail of the pattern. It really is a very nice pattern. I hope that helps. (It will even get a bit larger if you minimize the margins in the Word doc.)

some of these pics are useless, the patterns are not reconizable, they need to be enlarged.

3-22-2010, These patterns needto be bigger print,and larger pictures of the article yu are making. just ofcourse my opinion. gretchen Millington,they are nice patterns to use, thank-you


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