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Contemporary Plaid Crochet Afghan Pattern

Put a modern twist on a classic design with this easy plaid crochet afghan pattern. The fun fringe adds an unexpected touch you're sure to love.

Contemporary Plaid Crochet Afghan Pattern
Contemporary Plaid Crochet Afghan Pattern
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Fans of modern and vintage patterns alike are going to fall head over heels for this crochet afghan pattern. Creating an updated look on the classic plaid pattern, the Contemporary Plaid Crochet Afghan Pattern creates the timeless plaid pattern, but with a fun and new look. It's an easy crochet afghan pattern that will add a chic touch to any home. Drape it over a chair or couch, there's simply no way to go wrong. Create a timeless crochet afghan with the help of this woven plaid pattern.

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 46" x 71" [117 x 180 cm] (excluding fringe)

Materials List

  • Caron® United TM (4 oz/113 g; 235 yds/215 m) Contrast A Cherry (06007) 5 skeins, Contrast B White (06001) 3 skeins, Contrast C Fresh Green (06012) 3 skeins, Contrast D Dark Green (06016) 2 skeins, Contrast E Dark Grey Heather (06005) 1 skein
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Large-eyed blunt-ended darning needle

Instructions

With A, ch 165.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc). *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. 163 sts or 81 ch-1 sps. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Rep from * across, ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Join D. Turn.
3rd row: With D, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
4th and 5th rows: With A, as 2nd row. Join B. Turn.
6th and 7th rows: With B, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.
8th and 9th rows: With C, as 2nd row. Join B. Turn.
10th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.
11th and 12th rows: With C, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
13th and 14th rows: With A, as 2nd row. Join D. Turn.
Rep 3rd to 14th rows for pat 8 times more, then rep 3rd to 5th rows once. Fasten off.

Weaving

Cut lengths of yarn approx 96” [245 cm] long. Taking 3 strands tog, thread onto darning needle and beg at lower edge, weave vertically under and over rows in ch-1 sps up to top edge, noting strands will alternate ‘under’ and ‘over’ rows to create woven appearance. With RS of Blanket facing, weave strands from left to right in the following color sequence (see diagram) (leaving approx 9” [23 cm] at each end for fringe): (A) 5 times. *B. E. B. C. D. C. B. E. B.** (A) 3 times.* Rep the sequence of 12 strands between * to * once more, then rep from * to ** once. (A) 5 times. Rep the sequence between * to * twice more, then rep from * to ** once. (A) 5 times.

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Fringe

Cut lengths of yarn approx 18” [45.5 cm] long. Taking 2 strands tog, fold strands in half and knot into fringe, matching 3-strand weaving group ends at top and bottom edges of Blanket. Trim fringe evenly.

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This blanket looks so complicated, yet it isn't. I love plaid and this blanket will be perfect. I like the weaving because you have instant fringe. Making fringe is one of my least favorite parts so that alleviates that. Thank you.

LOVED THIS PATTERN! It worked up easily. Made it for my Father-In-Law! #BestIdeaEver

I understand the weaving and have done 15 rows so far. Comparing it to the remainder of the afghan I seemed to have lost about 5-6 inches of length. Is this normal?

I don't understand the weaving part. Are you weaving all through the blanket?

Turned out beautiful!

I would love to make this smaller and use as a scarf. Plaid is very popular this season.

I'm totally lost on the 3rd row, what does it mean?

When weaving, how do you secure the yarn you've woven?

It's the instructions for weaving in I don't get. Do I take the 3 strands I'm supposed to weave in order from the list given by "A" and do the weaving? so it's B E B, C D C then B E B each time through the 5 times then 3 times repeats over and over? and what do i do with the 9 inches left over in the fringe area? just blend them in? I do hope you can make this a little more understandable because I really want to make this blanket. Thank you. Pat Lisenbee

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