I Love Scraps Afghan
Design by Mary Ann Frits
Approximately 42 x 62 inches, excluding Fringe
- Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
33 1/2 oz/2,345 yds/1,005g off-white (A)
32 oz/2,240 yds/960g assorted scrap colors
- Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
11 dc = 3 inches Special Stitches
Shell: In st indicated, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc).
Long double crochet (long dc): Insert hook in st indicated and draw up lp to height of working row; yo and draw through 2 lps on hook.
To change colors, work until 2 loops of last stitch remain on hook. With new color, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook. Cut old color.
Row 1 (RS): With A, ch 169; dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as a dc) and in each rem ch, changing to any scrap color in last dc, turn. (167 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rows), dc in first dc, ch 2, sk next 5 dc; *in next dc work shell (see Special Stitches); ch 2, sk next 6 dc; rep from * 21 times; in next dc work shell; ch 2, sk next 5 dc, 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg 3 sk chs, changing to A in last dc, turn. (23 shells)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, sk next dc, working over next ch-2 sp, sk next sk dc on 2nd row below, long dc (see Special Stitches) in next 2 sk dc; *ch 2, on working row, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, working over next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 sk dc on 2nd row below, long dc in next 2 sk dc; rep from * 22 times; ch 1, on working row, sk next dc, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp and in next 2 dc; *2 dc in next ch-2 sp; dc in next sc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp; dc in next 2 dc; rep from * 22 times; dc in next ch-1 sp and in next sc, changing to new scrap color in last dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first dc, ch 2, sk next 5 dc; *in next dc work shell; ch 2, sk next 6 dc; rep from * 21 times; in next dc work shell; ch 2, sk next 5 dc, 2 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3, changing to A in last dc, turn.
Rep rows 3–5 until piece measures approximately 62 inches, ending with a row 4.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Cut 25-inch strands of A. For each knot of fringe, hold 6 strands tog and fold in half. Draw folded end through first st on 1 short end of afghan. Draw ends through fold and tighten knot. Tie knots evenly spaced across each short end of afghan. Trim ends even.
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