Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Diagonal Stripe Crochet Blanket Afghan Pattern.

Diagonal Hues

Designed by Diana Lynn Sippel

This afghan is easier than it looks! To get the dramatic diagonal rows, you simply start at one corner, increase stitches and change color each row until you reach the middle and then decrease each row until you reach the last corner.

Finished Size
About 43" x 46"

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn, 14 oz (980 yds, 420 gms) black; 8 oz (560 yds, 240 gms) each, dk green, med green, lt green, rose, dk rose, and burgundy
    Note: Our photographed afghan was made with Red Heart® Super Saver, Black #312, Hunter Green #389, Paddy Green #368, Grass Green #687, Claret #378, Rasberry #375, and Lt. Rasberry #744.
  • Size H (5mm) crochet hook, or size required for gauge
  • Size 16 tapestry needle

Gauge
4 sc = 1"

Instructions
Note: To change color, work until 2 lps of last st remain on hook. With new color, YO and draw through 2 lps on hook. Cut old color.

With black, ch 4.
Row 1 (right side): 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, changing to dk green in last dc {beg 3 skipped chs count as a dc on this and following rows}. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook -- beg block made, in sp formed by beg 3 skipped chs work {sc, ch 3, 3 dc} changing to med green in last dc -- block made -- 2 blocks. Ch 4, turn.
Row 3: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook -- beg block made; in next ch-3 sp work {sc, ch 3, 3 dc} -- block made; in sp formed by beg
3 skipped chs work block, changing to lt green in last dc -- 3 blocks. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4: Beg block in 4th ch from hook, block in each ch-3 sp and in sp formed by beg 3 skipped chs, changing to black in last dc -- 4 blocks. Ch 4, turn.
Rows 5 through 48: Rep Row 4 in following color sequence, working 1 row of each color and having one additional block in each row until you have 48 blocks.
black
burgundy
rose
pink
black
dk green
med green
lt green
Row 49: In each of next 47 ch-3 sps work block; sc in sp formed by beg 3 skipped chs, changing to dk green -- 47 blocks. Ch 3, turn.
Row 50: In each of next 46 ch-3 sps work block; sc in sp formed by beg 3 skipped chs, changing to med green -- 46 blocks. Ch 3, turn.
Row 51: In each of next 45 ch-3 sps work block; sc in sp formed by beg 3 skipped chs, changing to lt green -- 45 blocks. Ch 3, turn.
Row 52: In each of next 44 ch-3 sps work block; sc in sp formed by beg 3 skipped chs, changing to black -- 44 blocks. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 53 through 95: Work in pattern in following color sequence, working one row of each color and having one less block on each row until one block remains.
black
burgundy
rose
pink
black
dk green
med green
lt green
At end of last row, do not ch 3.
Finish off and weave in all ends.

Border
Hold afghan with right side facing you and first block made in upper right-hand corner; join black in unused lp of beg ch of first block.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same lp -- corner made; working across side of blocks, 3 sc in side of each color block of first 48 rows; on Row 48, 3 sc in 3rd ch of turning ch -- corner made; working across next side, 3 sc in side of each color block through Row 95; 3 sc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3 -- corner made; 3 sc in side of each color block through Row 48;
3 sc in 3rd dc of block -- corner made; 3 sc in side of each color block through first block; join in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc; 3 sc in next sc -- corner made; * sc in each sc to 2nd sc of next corner, 3 sc in 2nd sc -- corner made; rep from * twice more; sc in each sc to first sc; join in first sc. Finish off.
Rnd 3: With burgundy make slip knot on hook and join with an sc in first sc of any corner; ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; * † sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc †; rep from † to † to first sc of next corner; sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * twice more, then rep from † to † to joining sc; join in joining sc. Finish off.
Rnd 4: With black make slip knot on hook and join with an sc in any ch-1 sp; ch 3; * sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * around; join in joining sc.
Finish off and weave in all ends.

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