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Blue Squares Afghan

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This is one of those classic granny square designs that makes you remember why they are so classic. Free crochet afghan patterns like the Blue Squares Afghan are easy to follow and unforgettable.

Blue Squares Afghan

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Notes

Materials:

  • Yarn: Bernat Satin (3.5 oz/100 g), Main Color (MC) (4143 Lapis) 5 balls, Contrast A (4141 Sapphire) 4 balls, Contrast B (4110 Admiral) 3 balls
  • Crochet Hook: Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: Motif = 4½ ins 11.5 cm square.

Measurement: 40 x 50 ins 101.5 x 127 cm


Instructions:

Motif (make 99).
With MC, ch 4. Join in ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc. (Ch 2. 3 dc) 3 times in ring. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join A with sl st to any ch 2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp. Rep from twice more. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join MC with sl st to any ch 2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp. Rep from twice more. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
4th rnd: Join B with sl st to any ch 2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 3 sc in next ch 2 sp. Rep from twice more. (1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Joining 2 Motifs
Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Motif.
4th rnd: Join B with sl st to any ch 2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 3 sc in next ch 2 sp. Rep from to once more. (2 sc. Join with sl st to 2nd sc in corner of ajoining motif. 1 sc) all in next ch 2 sp. (1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Miss next 4 sc on ajoining motif. Join with sl st to next sc of ajoining motif. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. (1 sc. Join with sl st to 2nd sc in corner of ajoining motif. 2 sc) all in next ch 2 sp. Rep from to once more. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Joining 3 Motifs
Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Motif.
4th rnd: Join B with sl st to any corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as sl st. (1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. (2 sc. Join with sl st to 2nd sc in corner of ajoining motif. 1 sc) all in next ch 2 sp. (1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Miss next 4 sc of ajoining motif. Join with sl st to next sc of ajoining motif. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from to once more. (1 sc. Join with sl st to 2nd sc in corner of ajoining motif. 2 sc) all in next ch 2 sp. (1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Join Motifs in Throw, having 9 Motifs wide and 11 Motifs long.

Tassel: (make 4). Cut a piece of cardboard 4½ ins 11 cm wide. Wind A around cardboard 30 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ inch 2 cm below fold. Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Sew tassels at each corner of Throw.
 

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