Judy Crochet Striped Afghan Blanket

Judy Crochet Striped Afghan Blanket

With my mother in law’s 60th birthday around the corner, I decided to make her a beautiful afghan blanket in her favorite color. I came up with this simple easy to follow pattern featuring the single crochet and double crochet stitches. This blanket uses a size I crochet hook, 10 balls of medium worsted weight yarn (main color) and 1 ball of medium worsted weight yarn in white. This blanket works up pretty quickly (for a blanket). I worked off and on a couple hours a day and it took me about 2 weeks to complete. The final blanket measures 59″ X 50″. Enjoy the free pattern below!

Materials:

  • 10 balls medium worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Jiffy in Lilac (3 oz., 85 grams, 135 yards) 
  • 1 ball medium worsted weight yarn in white
  • Size I hook
  • Blunt needle

 

Tips: If you need help changing colors check out my post 6 awesome ways to change colors in crochet.

When changing colors, leave a long tail to weave in later. Do not crochet over the tail as the ends will poke out of the blanket. 

 

Abbreviations:

hk- hook

st(s)- stitch(es)

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc-double crochet

sk- skip

 

Pattern:

Ch 144 with main color

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from the hk, dc next 9 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, dc next 10 sts*, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: Ch 2, *dc in next 10 sts, ch 1, skip next st,* repeat from * to end.

Row 3: repeat row 2.

Row 4. Switch to white. Ch 1, *sc next 10 sts, ch 1, skip next st*, repeat from * to end.

Row 5: Switch back to main color. Repeat row 2.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 2.

Row 8: Repeat row 4.

Continue working rows 5-8, 22 more times or until piece measures 59″ long, ending with 3 rows of the main color. Fasten off on the last row and weave in all ends.

 

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