I recently found out one of my cousins was expecting! …..and I was asked to make an afghan. And then anxiety set in, all those memories of being in High School sitting in Study Hall feverishly working on an afghan trying to get it finished in time for the National Competition at Oral Roberts University came flooding back over me. But then I remembered, I’m a professional. I don’t have to meet size requirements. I can do any pattern I want!!!
This really a very simple pattern! and it is one of those great patterns that if your comfortable making the stitches without looking at what you are doing you can do most of this pattern completely do by feeling where the spaces are.
Baby May Afghan
Red Heart -the amount needed depends on size being made
With main color, CH in multiples of 4 + 2
1. DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in next 2 stitches, *CH1, skip next CH, work 1DC in each of the next 3 stitches*, repeat from *to* across
2. CH4 (counts as your 1st SC, and CH3), skip next 3DC stitches and SC in CH1 space, *CH3, SC in next CH1 space*, repeat from *to* across. Work last SC in to the top of CH3
3. CH3, turn, 3DC in CH3 Space, *CH1, 3DC in CH3 space*, repeat from *to* across, work a DC in first CH
Repeat row 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length.
When desired length is reached grab yellow and follow directions for Edging. (I carried the Green yarn up the back of the afghan and only finished off the color at the very end to help eliminate the number of ends, if you prefer to finish off between rows that is fine also)
Edging: Do Not Turn
UPDATE: I was not paying attention and did not do the increases at the corners as stated in the directions. If I had continued with edging rows it would have began curling at the corner.
Join with Slip Stitch in top of last DC, CH1 and SC in same stitch, CH3, SC in CH3 space of row 2, ^*CH3, SC in CH3 space of row 2*, repeat from *to* to corner, SC into corner DC of that row, *SC in CH1 space of row 1, CH3*, repeat from *to* across^, SC in corner DC of row, repeat from ^to^ once more, Finish off and Join with an Invisible Join in first SC
*Note: Any additional rows of yellow will be joined in any CH1 space with a CH1, SC in same as joining, *CH3, SC in CH1 space*, repeat from *to* around. Finish Off
With Green yarn behind project, YO, insert hook into the first CH3 space worked in yellow, YO and CH2, work 3DC, CH1, 3DC in the CH3 space, ^*CH1, 3DC in next CH3 space*, repeat from *to* to last CH3 space on side, work (3DC, CH1, 3DC) in last CH3, CH1, work (3DC, CH1 3DC) in first CH3 on next side^, repeat from ^to^ 3 more times. On the last repeat you will not do the last set of 3DC, CH1, 3DC. Join with SLST in top first DC.
*Note: The first and last set of DC worked on each row will be worked (3DC, CH3, 3DC). This will help increase the boarder and keep the edging from curling.
Repeat the edging rows as you like.
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