Archive for January, 2011

Crazy Stitch Afghan

Crazy Stitch AfghanThis stitch is a very versitile pattern and it can be used for more than just an afghan. I’ve used this stitch to make a shrug and a friend used it to make a poncho. Please let me know if there any errors in the pattern as I finished writing and testing this at 5 am.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: Varies
Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook

Pattern:

Chain 7

Row 1: Double Crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each consecutive chain. (4 double crochet)

Row 2: Chain 6, turn, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and the next 2 chains, *single crochet in chain 3 space from previous row, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same chain 3 space from previous row*, double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Row 3: Chain 6, turn, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in the next 2 chains, repeat * to * from Row 2 until end, ending with a double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Repeat row 3 until blanket is desired length or width.

Row 4: Turn, chain 3, single crochet in chain 3 space from previous row, chain 3, 3 double crochets in same chain 3 space. Repeat * to * from Row 2 until one double crochet cluster from the previous remains.

For a square blanket decrease: Single crochet in the chain 3, turn, chain 3, single crochet in next chain 3 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same, repeat * to * from Row 2 until one double crochet cluster form previous row remains and decrease as previously described for a square blanket. Repeat until blanket is reduced to one 3 double crochet cluster and end with a single crochet in the chain 3 space of the previous row. Proceed with Border.

For a rectangle blanket decrease: Single crochet in the chain 3, turn, chain 3, single crochet in next chain 3 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same, repeat * to * from Row 2, ending with a double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Chain 6, turn, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in the next 2 chains, repeat * to * from Row 2 until you have reached the edge and single crochet in chain three space of previous row.

Chain 3 and turn, single crochet in chain 3 space from previous row, chain 3, 3 double crochets in same chain 3 space. Repeat * to * from Row 2, ending with a double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Decrease this way until the blanket is the desired length, the proceed with the decrease for a square blanket.

Border: Three rows of single crochet around the outside edge with 3 single crochets in each corner.

Fasten off, weave in ends.