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  • [Free Pattern] This Blocks Crochet Afghan Is Absolutely Gorgeous!

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    This is an absolutely gorgeous pattern! I found it on Reddit being shared in one of the forums. Many of us just know some patterns by heart, maybe we’ve learned them some time ago from Granma without knowing the name of the pattern, or maybe some patterns don’t even have a name, they just belong to a generation of wonderful Granma crocheters. Just my thought!

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    This blocks crochet afghan is also a great choice if you need a break from making granny projects. This is made in one piece so no more sewing, for once. This afghan pattern makes stunning baby blankets, twin size or bigger afghans. Go ahead and follow the link to the next page for the pattern.

     

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    177 Comments to [Free Pattern] This Blocks Crochet Afghan Is Absolutely Gorgeous!

    1. Sandy Rusher

      How much yarn does this take & what size yarn? I want to use Caron Simply Soft.

    2. I figured it out finally! I’ve written it all down. I’m left handed but I don’t think it will make a difference for written instructions (at least I hope not).

      SC – Single Crochet
      CH – Chain Stitch
      FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
      STS – Stitches

      The FPDC were sort of weird for me since I’ve only ever done these reaching down into a DC and never a SC. I just followed a striaght line down skipping 1 row of SC, found the post and put it right there. All the FPDC’s for the remaining row’s of the block are into the previous FPDC which felt much more natural for me. This is the pattern I followed:

      Foundation chain = 9(width of block) * X(number of blocks you want) + 5 (2 edge sts on left and right edge and 1 for the turning chain)

      **My project was 4 blocks wide so my starting chain was 41 sts (9 * 4 + 5 = 41)**

      Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from hook all the way across then 1CH to turn

      Row 2: Same as Row 1

      Row 3: This is where the X patterns start to appear

      – SC in the 2nd CH from hook then 1 more SC (this is the start of the 2 SC border)

      – *1FPDC, 1SC, 1FPDC, 1SC, 1FPDC, 1SC, 1FPDC, 1SC, 1FPDC* over the next 9 STS (you’ll have 5FPDC’s and 4SC’s)

      – *9SC* over the next 9 STS

      – Repeat *FPDC* then plain *9SC* across the width of your project

      **This was the end of my row as I’d completed 4 blocks, 2 with FPDC and 2 with plain SC**

      – 2SC into last 2 STS of row, 1 CH to turn

      Row 4: SC in the 2nd CH from hook, SC all the way across then 1CH to turn

      Rows 5 – 16: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have 7 rows of FPDC and the last return row of SC

      Row 17: Repeat previous pattern but this time start with 2SC then the *9DC* block then move to the *FPDC* all the way across, 2SC at end and 1 CH to turn

      Row 18: SC in the 2nd CH from hook all the way across then 1CH to turn

      Row 19 to end: Repeat until you have 7 rows on FPDC then switch back to off set the blocks again, rinse and repeat until you have the desired length.

      • Thank you so much for simplifying this pattern, . I reread row 19 several times. What did you mean by “ rinse and repeat”?
        Thank you

        • I just meant to continue on over and over until your project is as long as you want it to be 🙂

    3. Help!! why can’t somebody help make this pattern very clear? I am very confused at the get -go, making the 4 extra in the foundation, I understand about the 9 stitches and the one ch to turn