Saturday, June 2, 2012

Malakhi's afghan.

Baby Malakhi's Afghan is done!

It is my own pattern, something very simple, and worked up quickly.  So, if you have a little one due soon, you might want to try this one.

4 skeins of Caron Simply Soft Collection yarn.

I chose: Tapestry 0001, Lemon 0017, White 9701, and Soft Blue 9712.  They have a lot of colors to choose from.

Size F Crochet Hook

Starting with any color you choose, chain 145, chain 3 and
 and turn .

Row 1: Using color A, dc in each sc across, chain 3 and turn
Row 2: Skip the first dc, and dc in the back loop across, chain 3 and turn.  Bind off color A, and add color B.
Rows 3 and 4 : Using color B, repeat row 2. Bind off color B, and add color C.
Rows 5 and 6: Using color C, repeat row 2. Bind off and add color D.
Rows 7 and 8: Using color D, repeat row 2.

Now you have your color pattern made. Repeat the color pattern until there are 6 sets (24 rows).


Row 1: With white starting in a corner, 3 sc, and then sc in each row, and each dc loop on the sides, 3 sc in the corners, and in each stitch on the ends one sc. Bind off.

Row 2: Starting in the corner with color of your choice, 3 dc, and dc around, putting 3 dc in each corner. Bind off.

Row 3: Using white, join in the corner, and chain 3, 2 dc in the same space, ch 1, and 3 dc in the same space as the previous 3 stitches.( This makes one shell ) Skip 2 dc, sc in 3rd dc, and skip 2 dc again making another shell.  Continued this pattern across.  Adjust your stitches if necessary by skipping one dc before making a sc or shell so as to end in a shell in each corner. Bind off. 

Now on to booties!  More to follow...

Having fun preparing for our great grandson!
Ma and Pa


1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty. I love the colors. I have been working on an Afghan with crotchet since last year but have not been able to complete it. Once I do that I will share it across. Have great time working on the booties. Can't wait to see them finished.