Instructions

GAUGE: Each stitch group is approximately 1 inch long x 3/4 inch high. Slight variations in gauge will not affect this project

DIRECTIONS:

  1. With red, ch 143.
  2. Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hk, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch (counts as first group); * ch 3, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch (counts as each additional group); repeat from * across to end of ch, turn: 35 groups.
  3. Row 2: Ch 3, sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 3 dcs in same ch-3 sp (counts as first group); * sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 3 dcs in same ch-3 sp (counts as each additional group); repeat from * across, working ending repeat in beginning ch-3 sp of previous row, turn: 35 groups.
  4. Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off at end of Row 4.
  5. Rows 5-8: Attach green and repeat Row 2. Fasten off at end of Row 8.
  6. Rows 9-12: Attach white and repeat Row 2. Fasten off at end of Row 12.
  7. Rows 13-16: Attach red and repeat Row 2. Fasten off at end of Row 16.
  8. Repeat Rows 5-16 until you have used each color a total of seven times.
  9. Use the tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.

FINISHED SIZE: Afghan is about 32 inches wide x 36 inches long.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sl st slip stitch
  • sp(s) space(es)
  • * Instructions following asterisk are repeated as instructed.

Cozy Christmas Afghan Helle Hill of Thornton, Colorado