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Kynlea's Fall Inspired Baby Afghan
I'm doing it again.
After the amazing response I received from my first crochet pattern, I got motivated to start making more of my own patterns. Granted I don't know how long this motivation will last exactly, but I'm enjoying it regardless. not only did I receive a HubNugget award for that Hub, but from promoting it during the voting period, I managed to have my pattern placed on a website that I've looked at for years to find new patterns. I was tickled. It doesn't take much to make me happy all. If you haven't seen the Hub I'm referring to, it's a crochet pattern for a Christmas Stocking that I've made for my little family, and for some others. I've recently placed a link to a printable version. So anyway, I've been working on a few things here and there. If you've read any of my other Hubs, you may remember me saying before that I have a short attention span, so any new patterns I bring to you from now on, will most likely be either a small item, or at least baby sized LOL. I really don't work very hard patterns, and so starting out with my own, they will be on the easier side, as is this baby afghan I'm sharing. I made this one for my little girl, and call it Kynlea's Fall Baby Afghan. I hope you enjoy it.
Kynlea's Fall Afghan
KYNLEA’S FALL AFGHAN
RED HEART YARN: Color A-1/2 ball/B-1 balls/C-3 balls/D-1 ball
SIZE J/10 HOOK for 8” squares. Change hook size to accommodate different size preference if you choose.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy/Beginner
Abbreviations: Ch-chain sc-single crochet dc-double crochet sl st-slip stitch
Pop st-popcorn stitch Beg-beginning dcg-double crochet group sk-skip yo-yarn over
WITH COLOR A: Chain 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
ROUND 1: 8 Single crochet (sc) in ring. Join with sl st to 1st sc changing to color B.
ROUND 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st double crochet (dc) in Popcorn Stitch) work 3 dc into same stitch. After the last stitch is worked on 3rd dc, remove the hook from that last loop (hold onto the loop - make sure it doesn't come undone), and push your hook through the top of beginning ch3 , pick up the loop from 3rd dc and pull through the chain, chain 2. FIRST POPCORN STITCH MADE (from this point Pop St will be worked as 4dc and pull loop through) * Pop St in next sc, ch 2 *Repeat from * to * 7 more times. Join with sl st to top of first pop st, changing to next color (A or C).
ROUND 3: Ch 2 and turn, 2 dc in same ch2 space. *(3 dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch 2 space (1st corner made) 3 dc in next ch2 space* Repeat *to* twice more. (3 dc, ch2, 3dc) in last ch2 space, and join with sl st to beg ch2.
ROUND 4: ch3 and turn. Dc in middle of 3 dcg (double crochet group), ch 1, sk next dc. *(Dc, ch1, dc, ch2, dc, ch1, dc) all in corner space. Ch1, sk next dc, dc in mid of 3 dcg, ch 1 sk next dc, dc in next SPACE(space between 3 dcg). Ch1, sk next dc, dc in middle of 3 dcg, ch1, sk next dc, dc in next space, ch 1 dc in middle of 3 dcg, ch 1* Repeat *to* 2 more times. (Dc, ch1, dc, ch2,dc,ch1,dc) all in corner space. Ch1, dc in middle of 3 dcg, ch1, dc in next space, ch1, dc in middle of 3dcg. Ch1, join with sl st to 2ND ch of beg ch3.
ROUND 5: Insert hook into the first space yo, and pull through loop. Ch 2, dc in same space. 2dc in next ch1 space (twice). *(2dc,ch2,2dc) in corner space. 2dc in each ch1 space across* Repeat from *to* 3 times . (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in last corner space. 2dc in each of last 5 remaining ch1 spaces. Join with sl st to top of beg ch2 (changing to border color of your choice) and turn.
ROUND 6: (Border round) Sl stitch into same space, chain 3 , (dc in next space ch1) (x5). *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in corner space ch1, (dc in next space, ch1) 9 times* Repeat from *to* twice more. (2dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1) in last corner space. Dc in next space, ch1 (3 times). Join with sl st to top of beg ch3, finish off.
One Motif Made -The number of motifs you need to make will depend on how big you want your afghan to be.
In the blanket pictured, these are 8” squares for a baby sized afghan, and I made 16.
Once you have as many motifs as you desire, simply join them by either crochet the edges, or sewing the edges using the tapestry needle.