Monday, March 31, 2008
WORLDS EASIEST CROCHETED AFGHAN (C)
SIZE: 40 x 56 inches, excluding fringe
Worsted weight yarn
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
1. Amount of yarn will depend on how large you make your afghan. This one took 32 ounces.
2. Afghan in photo was crocheted with two rows of each color. It looks nice worked with only one row of each color.
3. Rather than count stitches, just make a long chain and when you crochet the first row, crochet as far as you like for the length of your afghan. Cut off remaining chains.
4. When starting and ending rows leave an 8 inch tail to be included in fringe.
Leaving an 8 inch tail, chain 211 stitches for foundation. This will be about 60 inches. Want your afghan longer? Start with a longer chain.
Row 1: Hdc in third stitch from hook and in each remaining chain. If changing colors fasten off. Remember to leave an 8 inch tail.
Row 2 and all remaining rows: Turn. Join new color, if needed, with a slipstitch. Ch 2, hdc in blo (back loop only) of each hdc, being sure to go into first stitch.
Change colors as you like. Making afghan the width you want.
To finish, work a row of slip stitches in last row. This stabilizes the edge and makes it resemble the beginning edge.
To cut yarn pieces for fringe, wrap around a book or other object about 8 inches in height. Cut on one edge so that you have umpteen pieces of yarn about 16 inches long.
Fold three pieces of fringe in half. Using your crochet hook, pull the loop through between hdc on end of afghan. If that space has a yarn tail, pull the tail and the ends of the fringe pieces through the loop. Tighten up and repeat across in every hdc on both ends of afghan. Tie an overhand knot close to the knot formed by pulling the ends thorough the loop.
When your fringe is complete, lay the afghan flat and smooth out the fringe. Using a piece of cardboard as a guide, trim the fringe evenly.
A friend taught me to Crochet about 4 years ago.
Some of the Crochet patterns are too advanced for me, but since finding your site I've gotton back into it.
God Bless you & your easy to follow patterns!
hdc"s! when I get to the end of the row I can NOT find the last hdc to turn on. I have become so frustrated because IF I miss the last hdc of the row it means I have I less stitch!!!
Can you help an old lady with old eyes? I practice with white thicker yarn and an I hook. No luck
How long since you got new glasses? I couldn't do all I do without my trifocals.
I decided to use one multi colored yarn (I am leaving out the fringe since this is for a baby) And I am going through the back loop. For the third row, do i continue to go through the back loop or regular? It doesn't specify that it switches back to normal..but I am unsure. Thanks for anyones help!
Am I missing something?
I do not understand what this means: Ch 2, hdc in blo (back loop only) of each hdc, being sure to go into first stitch.
Thanks in advance!
I is the size hook recommended for most worsted weight yarns. If you use a smaller hook you will end up with a stiffer afghan.