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A modern take on a traditional afghan
I made this afghan for my husband's boss who is expecting. She didn't want to know the baby's gender so instead of making a yellow and green neutral afghan, I came up with this semi-monochromatic color scheme!


dc – double crochet
ch – chain
sk – skip
sc – single crochet

Gauge: 20 stitches =4 inches and 4 rows= 4 inches


The finished dimensions of this afghan are approximately 31.5″ x 31.5″ but sizing will vary based on how tightly or loosely you crochet.
To make this blanket larger, chain a multiple of 18 x an odd number (for example, this blanket is a multiple of 18×7).
For this particular afghan, I used approximately 1.5 skeins of each color yarn.

Posted by stitchin_mommy from New York, New York, United States • Published See stitchin_mommy's 7 projects »

  • Step 1

    Ch 126

  • Step 2

    Row 1: 2 dc into 4th ch from hook *{sk 2 chs, 3 dc into the next ch} twice, ch 3, 3 dc into next ch, {sk 2 chs, 3 dc into next ch} twice, sk 5 chs, 3 dc into next ch* Repeat * until there 3 chs left. Sk 2 chs and dc in the last ch. Ch 3, turn.

  • Step 3

    Row 2: *3 dc into the space between the double crochets from the previous row, twice. {3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc} into the ch 3 space from previous row. 3 dc into the space between the double crochets from the previous row, twice. Sk the ch 5 space.* Repeat * until you reach the end of the row. Dc in the turning ch from the previous row. Ch 3, turn.

  • Step 4

    Row 3-39: Repeat row 2 until you have the desired length of your afghan. Fasten off and weave all ends.

  • Step 5

    I did a simple sc border around the entire afghan and weaved all of the ends.

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