American Beauty Afghan By Kathy Brown

Apr 1, 2008
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Introduction


You can make this an afghan, or
bedspread.

Gauge is not really a problem with this pattern.
You just need even numbers when making your chain. The hook will decide the
size. I used an L hook. My finished size was 85”L x 85”W as it was my intention

to make a very large blanket to cover our bed in either the house or trailer.

Materials List

Yarns used: Red Heart; 8
skeins Shaded Dusk, 8 Skeins White, 6 skeins Wine

Crochet hook, needle and scissors.

Finished Size

Depends on hook size.

Gauge

n/a

Notes

Please send questions or comments to kikiskids@hotmail.com

 

The Pattern


Chain 256 with white.

Single crochet in 2nd
chain from hook and each stitch thereafter to the end. Chain 2 and turn.

YO Pull up a loop in the first
stitch, YO pull up a loop in the next stitch. 3 loops on hook.

YO and pull through 2 loops, then
YO and pull through 2 loops. Stitch complete. Chain 3 turn.

YO pull stitch up in the same
stitch you just finished, YO and pull loop up in next stitch.

3 loops on hook. YO and pull
through 2 loops, YO and pull through 2 loops. Continue in this manor to the end
of the row where you will do 1 double crochet in the last stitch completed. I changed
colors at the beginning of every 13th row. On this blanket, there
are 8 sections of white and four sections of each color.

Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired length.

Finish off. Weave in all ends.

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Comments

KikiL wrote
on Oct 1, 2008 2:33 PM

Just a note. I got a few emails about this pattern/stitch. It is very important that you double crochet in the last stitch that you have just completed. You can chain 2 or 3 at the beginning. This is a very easy pattern/stitch and it works up quickly.