Bright Stripes Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

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Bright Stripes Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Afghan measures approximately 52” wide x 59” long excluding fringe.

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 4 skeins 798 Sunshine Print CA, 2 skeins each 324 Bright Yellow CB and 254 Pumpkin CC.

Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].

Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 10 sts = 3¼”; 4 rows = 3” in pat. CHECK YOUR

GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To Change Color in Single crochet: Work to one st before required color change, draw up a lp in next st, drop color in use;with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 lps on hook.

To Change Color in Dc: Work to one st before required color change, yo and draw up a lp in next st, yo and draw through 2 lps, drop color in use; with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 lps on hook.

Bright Stripes Afghan Free Crochet Pattern Instructions

AFGHAN: With CA, chain 183.

Foundation Row 1 (Right Side): With CA, dc in 4th chain from hook, * hdc in next 2 chain, single crochet in next 3 chain, hdc in next 2 chain **, dc in next 3 chain; rep from * to last 2 chain, end at **; dc in last 2 chain; turn – 181 sts.

Foundation Row 2: With CA, chain 1, single crochet in first 2 dc, * skip next 3 sts, 7 tr in next single crochet, skip next 3 sts **, single crochet in next 3 dc;rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; single crochet in next dc, single crochet in top of turning chain; turn.

Row 1: With CB, chain 2, skip first single crochet, dc in next single crochet and in each st across; turn.

Row 2: With CB, chain 2, 3 tr in first dc, * skip next 3 sts, single crochet in next 3 sts, skip next 3 sts **, 7 tr in next st; rep from * to last st, end at **; (3 tr, dc) all in top of turning chain; turn.

Row 3: With CC, chain 2, skip first dc, dc in next st and in each st across and in top of turning chain; turn.

Row 4: With CC, chain 1, single crochet in first 2 dc, * skip next 3 sts, 7 tr in next st, skip next 3 sts **, single crochet in next 3 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; single crochet in next dc, single crochet in top of turning chain; turn.

Bright Stripes Afghan Free Crochet Pattern
Bright Stripes Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Rows 5 and 6: With CA, rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 7 and 8: With CB, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 9 and 10: With CC, rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 11 and 12: With CA, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rep Rows 1-12 for pat until approximately 51½” from beg,end by working Row 11 with CA. Now work as follows:

Last Row: With CA, chain 4, skip first st, dc in next st, * hdc in next 2 dc, single crochet in next 3 dc, hdc in next 2 dc **, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; dc in last dc, dc in top of turning chain. Fasten off.

See Also:

FINISHING-Fringe: Cut 12” lengths of CA. Knot 5 strands in each row end as follows: fold 5 strands in half forming a loop; insert hook from the wrong side of the fabric into the row end and into the loop; draw the loop through the fabric for approximately 2”, then draw the yarn ends through the loop and tighten. Trim ends.

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