Never mind Jack Frost when this comfy country blanket is nearby. It’s perfect for chasing away those winter chills this Christmas…and beyond.
- 4-ply worsted-weight yarn—four 8-ounce skeins of red and two 3.5-ounce skeins each of green and white (Renee used Coats and Clark Red Heart yarn No. 390 Hot Red, No. 368 Paddy Green and No. 311 White)
- Size N/15 (10mm) crochet hook
- Size 13 tapestry needle
- Working with two strands of red yarn as one, ch 74. (Loop on hook does not count as a ch.)
- Row 1: Sk first two chs; * sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sk 1 ch; repeat from * across row, ending with hdc in last ch, turn.
- Row 2: Ch 2; * sk hdc, work 1 sc and 1 hdc in next sc; repeat from * across row, ending with hdc in last ch, turn.
- Repeat Row 2 until afghan is about 45 in. long. Fasten off at end of last row.
- EDGING: Round 1: Working with two strands of white yarn as one, attach yarn with a sl st in corner; * work 3 scs in same sp; work scs evenly spaced along side of afghan to next corner; work 3 scs in the corner; work scs evenly spaced across end of afghan to next corner; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in beginning st.
- Round 2: Repeat Round 1, working 1 sc in each sc and working 3 scs in center sc of each corner. Fasten off.
- Round 3: Working with two strands of green yarn as one, attach yarn with a sl st in any corner, repeat Round 2. Fasten off.
- FINISHING: Use tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.
FINISHED SIZE: Afghan is about 35 inches wide x 48 inches long.
- ch(s) chain(s)
- hdc(s) half double
- sc(s) single crochet(s)
- sk skip
- sl st slip stitch
- sp space
- * Instructions following asterisk are repeated as instructed.
Easy to Stitch Afghan from Renee Dent of Conrad, Montana