Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Knit Look Chunky Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Easy Crochet Afghan

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This crochet afghan pattern was inspired by the arm knitting video that has been doing the rounds on the internet. I wanted to recreate the knit look without the hassle of finger crocheting. So I used a chunky yarn and a jumbo hook to design this knit-look crochet afghan.

Friday, April 20, 2018

How to Change Colors Every Row Without Fastening off in Crochet

Do you love striped afghans but find it discouraging that you have so many ends to weave in? Learn to change colors every row without fastening off. This is meant for Afghans with borders. Watch the video below to learn how.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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If you made my block stitch kitchen towel already, this dishcloth crochet pattern should be a breeze. It uses the same stitch and will help you make a matching pair for your kitchen. You can even make two of these, join them with a border around and turn it into a pot holder. That would be triple the fun, right? 

Crochet Dishtowel Pattern

1. Worsted weight cotton yarn
2. Hook H (5mm)
3. Yarn needle to weave in the tails

Finished Size
8X 8 inches

50 Yards of the main color

5 block stitches in 4 inches

Stitch Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet

With H hook and cream color yarn, ch 31. The initial chain is a multiple of 3+1.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until 1 st is left, 1 sc in last ch while picking up the new color, purple. Do not fasten off the cream yarn, just drop it to pick up later, turn.--------9 ch loops

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 3 dc in each ch-2 space across to end, skip next st, 1 dc in last st. Take your hook out of the last loop and place a marker in that loop to ensure that your work doesn't unravel. Do not turn.-----29 dc

Row 3: This row is worked on the same side as the previous row by picking up the cream yarn that we dropped on the right edge of your work. Insert your hook through the top of beginning ch-3 of the previous row and pull through the cream colored yarn, ch 1 with the yarn joined.

1 sc on top of beginning ch-3 in same place where you worked the beginning ch 1, 1 sc in the adjacent space between beginning ch-3 and next dc, *(ch 2, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next space between the 3dc groups), repeat from * across, 1 sc in last marked st while joining the purple color back. To join the purple color back, you start working your sc and once you have 2 loops left on your hook, take out the marker and pull the purple loop through (shown below). Turn.------9 loops

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 eight more times to end in a Row 3 repeat. Fasten off the cream color after you pick up the purple loop.

Border Around the Dishtowel

Ch 1 with the purple color you just joined and work across the row ends, 1 sc in the same corner as ch 1, 3 sc in the space under each beginning ch-3 until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, pivot your work to work across the next edge, 3 sc in each ch-2 space across, 3 sc in the corner, 3 sc in the space under each beginning ch-3 to next corner, 3 sc in the corner,  3 sc in each ch-2 space across, 2 sc in the corner, sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. 

Weave in any tails left.

Find the matching pair of kitchen towels here: Kitchen Towel

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