Moms Crocheted Afghans
Materials: 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn–10 oz Lt Blue and Navy, 6 oz White, 3
oz Bright Red,
1 ½ oz Green, 1 oz Bright Orange and Black
Crochet Hook Size I/9 or 5.5 mm
Finished Size Approximately: 33 inches wide x 40 inches high
Special Techniques: Reading Charts:
Each square on charts represents 1 sc. Each color on chart represents a
different color of yarn. Read charts from right to left on odd numbered rows
and from left to right on each even numbered rows.
Roll a separate ball of yarn for every color change. Do not carry yarn across
the back. Drop current color when a new color is used without fastening off
so that color can be picked up again when it is needed on the next row.
Changing Colors: In st before color change, pull up a lp as if to sc and drop
first color; yo and pull new color through 2 lps on hook to finish the sc.
Row 1: (right side): With Lt Blue, ch 64. Sc in second ch from hook and in
each remaining ch; count. 63 sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across row.
Rows 5-96: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across row, following snowman char
for color changes. Fasten off at the end of Row 96.
Snowflake Squares (make 4):
Row 1: (right side):With Lt Blue ch 22. Sc in second ch from hook and in
each remaining ch; count 21 scs.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across row.
Row 4-21: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across row, following snowflake chart
for color changes. Fasten off at end of Row 21.
Long Border: (make 2):
Row 1: (right side): With navy, ch 83. Sc in second ch from hook an din each
remaining ch; count 82 scs. (If the length of this piece does not equal the
length of your afghan, rip back to the starting chain and either add or omit
some chs for a perfect fit)
Row 2-21: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across row. Fasten off at end of row 21.
With tapestry needle and navy, whip stitch a snowflake square to each
short end of each small border strip. Whipstitch one assembled strip to top
of afghan and one to bottom as shown in photo.
Edging: Attach white with a sl st in any st along edge of afghan and ch 3
(counts as first dc); dc in every st or in the end of every row around afghan,
working 3 dcs in every corner and ending with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Fasten off yarn. Use tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.