Instructions

GAUGE: Each heart motif (repeat of Rows 3 and 2) is 1-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Loosely ch 245.
  2. Row 1: 7 tr in fifth ch from hk, * sk 9 chs, 7 tr in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with 7 tr in last ch: 23 tr groups across.
  3. Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn,  sk next tr, * 5 dc in next tr, ch 1, sl st in next tr, ch 7, sk next tr, sl st in next tr, ch 1, 5 dc in next tr, ch 1, sl st in last tr of tr group **, sl st in first tr of next tr group, ch 1, rep from * 21 times, rep from * to ** once, end with sl st in top of turning ch.
  4. Row 3: Ch 4, turn, sk next 2 dc, sl st in next dc, * ch 4, 7 tr in fourth ch of next ch-7, ch 4, sl st in third dc of next 5-dc group, ch 3, sl st in third dc of next 5-dc group, rep from * across, ending with ch 4, 7 tr in fourth ch of last ch-7.
  5. Repeat Rows 2-3 for 66 inches or desired finished length, ending with a repeat of Row 2. Fasten off.
  6. FINISHING: Working up right edge on RS of afghan: With sl knot on hk, join with sl st in top of last tr of Row 1, ch 4, sl st in third dc of first 5-dc group of Row 2, ch 4, sl st in top of end tr of Row 3, * ch 4, sl st in third dc of beg 5-dc group of next row, ch 4, sl st in top of end tr of next row, rep from * to end of side. Fasten off.
  7. Weave in yarn ends.

FINISHED SIZE: Afghan is about 57 x 66 inches.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Lacy Holiday Afghan from Rhonda Semonis of Macomb, Illinois