There's nothing quite as satisfying
as adding just that extra touch
that says "home".
Here is a project that can help you do just that.
Make a Chevron Granny Afghan.
A combination of two traditional
crochet patterns, the granny square and the ripple.
Finished size: About 56-inches by 72-inches.
Worsted weight yarn in the following colors or the ones of your choice.
4-skeins dark red
3-skeins slate gray
3-skeins dark gray
size J crochet hook, or the size to obtain gauge.
Each panel= 74 stitches= 14-inches.
Note: Be sure to check gauge.
Directions for panel:
You will need to make 4 panels in all.
With dark red, ch 76.
Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch,
* (ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in each of next 3 dc)
four times, ch 3, 1 dc in same ch as last dc,
1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc)
4 times*, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc; repeat from * to * once more.
Ch 3, and turn.
Skip first 3 dc, * 3 dc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next space)
4 times, ch 3, work 3 dc in same space as last 3 dc- point formed,
(ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next space) 4 times * repeat from * once more,
end 3 dc in last ch-1 space.
Repeat row 2 for pattern throughout in color sequence of
(4 rows red, 4 rows black, 4 rows dark gray, 4 rows yellow, 4 rows slate gray)
4 times. Then work 4 rows red and 4 rows black.
Repeat this pattern for the next 3 panels of afghan.
With right side of work facing, and working in matching color, sew the four afghan panels
together along the long side edges, be sure to fit the stitch sections together to maintain
granny square look.
Weave in all loose the ends and trim.
With matching color, working along top and bottom (short edges only)
work 2 sc in each st along edge, and work (2-sc, ch 1, 2- sc) in each outward point
and skipping 1 sc at each side of each inward point.
Ch-1 and turn. Repeat last row once more.
Repeat on the opposite end of afghan.