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Monday, January 3, 2011

An Afghan for my Daughter

I made this afghan for my oldest daughter and son-in-law. Their anniversary is 12/21. Jake's birthday is 12/22 and Lexie's birthday is 12/27, so I used this as a combo gift. Jake and Lexie's apartment is basically in black and white so I thought this afghan would be pretty.


I used a pattern from the book "200 Stitch Patterns for Baby Afghans" by Jan Eaton. I crocheted 3 rows of black and then 2 of varigated throughout and I ended up with an afghan the size of a double bed. I think it turned out so nice!



Here is my baby girl sleeping under the new afghan after a hard days work!

Sweet Dreams Lexie!

The pattern is really easy to make.

It is as follows:
Foundation chain: Using Color A, work a multiple of 10 chains + 3. I think I used about 363 chains??
Row 1: (RS) 1 dc into 4th ch from hook, 1 dc into each of the next 3 chs, *sk next 2 chs. 1 dc into each of the next 4 chs, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 4 chs; rep from * to last 6 chs, sk next 2 chs. 1 dc into each of next 3 chs, 2 dc into last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) 1 dc into first dc, 1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, *sk next 2 dc, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1dc] into next ch-2sp, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc; rep from * to last 6 dc, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc tinto each of next 3 dc, 2 dc into 3rd of beg skipped ch-3, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 1 dc into first dc, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc. *sk next 2 dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc. [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into next ch-2 space, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc; rep from * to last 6 dc, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc, 2 dc into 3rd of ch-3, turn.
Rep Row 3, changing yarns on however many rows you want of each color.
Repeat for length desired. Fasten off yarn.

I went on and did 2 rows of single crochets around the afghan for a more finished look.

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow! What an AWESOME gift, Sherry:) I like that black and white design and I guess it's pretty comfy as Lexie is sound asleep! lol!!
I admire you gals that can knit and crochet - I have no talent in that.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugz,
CJ♥♥

Simple Southern Happiness said...

I was on Cora's blog and I hope you dont mind, I followed you over to your blog. I see you are quite talented with the needle. I will be back later if you dont mind to have a visit.

God's Peace and Grace to you and yours for the coming new year.

Clara said...

Simply beautiful! Black and white always works.

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Very pretty. I too wish I could knit or crochet.
I love the colors.
M

Sherry said...

Thanks everyone for your super sweet comments!

Sherry

Doris Sturm said...

Nice afghan...it looks so warm and big enough for two :-) Isn't it amazing that our babies are our babies no matter how old they get? I made a multi colored one for my daughter that she had for years and years...it may be time for a new one. Nice crochet work! Happy New Year!