Plum Crazy Afghan

Feb 23, 2009
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Author

Penny Vaughan

Introduction

I am crazy for purple, which is why I wanted to make an afghan that was just plain PLUM CRAZY! LOL! And I wanted to add some type of artistic element, which I did in the way the border and edging was done. This project also allowed me to move up in my crochet experience by doing a scalloped edge!

Materials List

2 (7oz.) skiens each of: (A) plum, (B) purple, (C) lavender and (D) multi - or colors of your choice
Size K hook

large eye needle

Finished Size

54" wide x 58" long

Gauge

1 block measure 8 1/2 inches wide and 10 inches long

The Pattern

DIRECTIONS:

BLOCKS (make 15) (4 of color A-4 of color B-4 of color C-3 of color D)

With color (A), chain 25
ROW 1: SC second chain from hook and each ch across-24sc
continue rows of sc until you have completed about 36 rows, or your block is aprox. 10 inches long

Make 4 blocks with color (A)

With color (B), repeat pattern above and make 4 blocks
With color (C), repeat pattern above and make 4 blocks

With color (D), repeat pattern above and make 3 blocks

ASSEMBLY:

With large-eyed, blunt needle and tails, sew Rectangles tog following Construction Diagram for placement.

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TOP BORDER

Row 1 With RS of Blanket facing, join A in top right corner st, ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 18 ch, continue to work sc stitches evenly spaced across top edge;
Row 2 - 6
ch 1, turn to start 2nd row and sc across to end. Complete 6 sc rows of color (A)
Rows 7 - 12
change color to color (B), sc 6 rows of color (B)
Row 13 - 18

change color to color (C), sc 6 rows of color (C) at row 18, fasten off

LEFT SIDE BORDER

Row 1 With RS facing, join A in top left corner in last st of Row 19 of Top Border, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced across left side edge to bottom left corner; turn.
Row 2 - 6
ch 1, turn to start 2nd row and sc across to end. Complete 6 sc rows of color (A)
Rows 7 - 12
change color to color (B), sc 6 rows of color (B)
Row 13 - 18

change color to color (C), sc 6 rows of color (C) at row 18, fasten off

BOTTOM BORDER

Row 1 With RS facing, join A in bottom left corner in last st of Row 19 of Left Border, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced across bottom edge to bottom right corner; turn.
Row 2 - 6
ch 1, turn to start 2nd row and sc across to end. Complete 6 sc rows of color (A)
Rows 7 - 12
change color to color (B), sc 6 rows of color (B)
Row 13 - 18

change color to color (C), sc 6 rows of color (C) at row 18, fasten off

RIGHT SIDE BORDER

Row 1 With RS facing, join A in bottom right corner in last st of Row 19 of Bottom Border, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced across right side edge to top right corner; turn.
Row 2 - 6
ch 1, turn to start 2nd row and sc across to end. Complete 6 sc rows of color (A)
Rows 7 - 12
change color to color (B), sc 6 rows of color (B)
Row 13 - 18
change color to color (C), sc 6 rows of color (C) at row 18, fasten off

With A, sew bottom edge of Top Border to corresponding sts on side edge of Right Side Border.

EDGING

Rnd 1 With RS facing, join D in top right corner, ch 1, sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner st, sc across each short edge, and sc across each long edge; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 2 ch 1, sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner st, sc across each short edge, and sc across each long edge; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 3 Ch 3 in corner and connect with st, chain 2 and begin a rnd of dc beginning in second ch

Rnds 4 - 5 Ch 3 in corner and connect with st in first ch stitch, Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc; join with slip st in first sc.

Rnd 6 - Scalloped edge -
Turn so right side is facing you, and chain 3, work 4 double crochets into the first (corner) stitch, *skip next 3 stitches, single crochet in next (4th) stitch, work 5 double crochets into next stitch, repeat from * to last stitches.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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