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Arch Columns Crochet Afghan Pattern

Arch Columns Crochet Afghan Pattern
Arch Columns Crochet Afghan Pattern
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Turn the look of fantastic architecture into a beautiful blanket. Crochet afghan patterns should never be boring, and this colorful Arch Columns Crochet Afghan Pattern certainly fits the bill. The pink, green and white yarns come together to create an eye-popping look you won't soon forget. This is a great gift for a new mommy, so be sure to make one for a baby shower. The colors and design also make this afghan ideas for spring. If you're looking for afghan crochet patterns to complement your Easter decor, be sure to start working on this project now.

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Primary Technique: Crochet

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Easy

Materials:

  • RED HEART Super Saver: 2 skeins each 0668 Honeydew, 0373 Petal Pink, 0311 White
  • Crochet Hook: 5.0 mm (US H-8) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

 

Afghan Measures:  42” x 50”

Gauge: 4 rows – 2 ¾”
             5 dc, ch 2 – 2”

Special Stitches:

  • Shell – 6 dc in stitch or space as indicated.
  • Back Post double crochet (BPdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front around post of indicated stitch. yo, and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yo, and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
  • Front Post double crochet (FPdc) – yo, insert hook from front to back around post of indicated stitch. yo, and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yo, and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Note: Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 7 plus 3.
 

Instructions:

Row 1 (RS): Ch 143, dc in 4th ch from hook, and in next ch, ch 2, * skip 2 chs, dc in each of next 5 chs, ch 2, repeat from * across to last 5 chs, skip 2 chs, dc in each of last 3 chs, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, Shell in next ch 2 space, * skip 2 dc, BPdc around next dc, Shell in next ch 2 space, repeat from * across to last 3 dc, skip 2 dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, *skip 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, FPdc around next BPdc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, repeat from * across to last 5 dc, skip 2 dc, dc in last 3 dc,  turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, Shell in next ch 2 space, *skip 2 dc, BPdc around next FPdc, Shell in next ch 2 space, repeat from * across  to last 3 dc, skip 2 dc, dc in last dc, fasten off and turn.
Row 5: Join pink in first stitch, ch 2 and continue with Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 2, fasten off and turn.
 
Color Scheme:
Continue pattern as established for a total of 63 rows as follows: (4 rows white, 4 rows honeydew, 4 rows pink) 4 more times, 4 rows white, 3 rows honeydew (ending with Row 3) and fasten off.

EDGING
With right side facing and honeydew work along top edge  (sc, ch 5, sc) in first right corner dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, (sc, ch 5, sc) in FPdc, repeat from * across ending (sc, ch 5, sc) in last corner dc.
Work along side edge *ch 1, skip 1 dc space, (2 dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc space, ch 1, skip 1 dc space, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next dc space, repeat from * across.
Work along bottom edge (sc, ch 5, sc) in first corner ch space, *(2 dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 space, skip 2 chs, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch, repeat from * across ending (sc, ch 5, sc) in last corner ch.
Work along side edge *ch 1, skip 1 dc space, (2 dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc space, ch 1, skip 1 dc space, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next dc space, repeat from * across ending join to beginning sc and fasten off.


 

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