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Peruvian Afghan

Check out this free crochet afghan pattern by Caron for the Peruvian Afghan. With its understated color scheme of creamy white and bright blue, this crochet afghan pattern looks like it belongs at the beach. Make this beautiful blanket for yourself with this intermediate crochet afghan pattern. This gorgeous blanket has a fun fringe border, too. It's a great way to remind yourself that even if you're snuggled up indoors, warmer weather and days at the beach are on the way.

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Materials: 

  • Medium/Worsted Yarn
    • 1 skein Color A (Ocean Blue),
    • 1 skein Color B (Gulf Blue)
    • 3 skeins Color C (Off White)
  • Size I (9) crochet hook.

Size: 45 " x 65" without fringe

Gauge: 6 sts = 2"

Instructions:

Pattern

Ch 3 and turn at end of each row; the turning ch 3 is the edging row.
With Color c, ch 25;
Row 1: (Foundation Row) Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. (23 dc)
Row 2: (Foundation Row - Back Side) Skp first dc (edging), * dc in each of the next 3 dc, turn work to right side, count back 3 dc just worked, yo, and draw up a long loop in base of this st, work a very loose dc. NOTE: (This long dc (LDC) forms the diagonal float across 3 dc sts over the right side of the work, but cannot be seen on the back side.) Turn to back side and repeat from * across. End row with dc in turning ch - (7 LDC).
Row 3: (V-Row - Right side) *3 dc in next 3 dc, past LDC, count back 3 dc just worked, work a LDC from back to front into same st as LDC in previous row, skp 1 at (top of LDC in previous row), repeat from * across. End row with dc in turning ch - (7 LDC).
Row 4: (V-Row - Back side) * skp 1 st, dc in next 3 dc, turn to right side, count back 3 dc just worked work LDC into same st as previous row (skipped st), turn to back side, repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 3-4 six more times for practice.

Afghan

Note: Rows 3-4 are the pattern rows

With Color C, ch 214;
Row 1: Work foundation row 1 of Pattern (212 dc).
Row 2: Work V-row - Back side Row 2 of Pattern (70 LDC).
Rows 3-7: Repeat rows 3-4 as for Pattern. Fasten off.
Rows 8-9: Join Color A and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 10-11: Join Color B and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 12-13 Join Color A and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 14-15: Join Color C and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 16-21: Repeat Rows 8-13.
Rows 22-63: Join Color C and rep Rows 304 for Pattern. Fasten off.
Rows 64-77: Repeat rows 8-21.
Rows 78-83: join Color C and rep Pattern rows.
Row 84: Dc in each st across (212 dc).

Fringe:

To be worked across the short edges of the afghan. Join Color C to a short edge, *ch 30, sl st into next st, rep from * across the row. Fasten off. Rep on other short edge. Press lightly with a wet cloth from the wrong side.

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If you find this project boring to do because there's no excitement in the colors, then you may change the colors to make it more exciting.

If I chain 25 and stitch in the 4th chain from hook, that leaves 20 stitches, not 25. Explain please

Im not sure where you are looking that says to do this. The only place I see chain 25 and then to stitch in the fourth chain from hook is the first row. That row ends with 23 stitches, not 25. There is nothing wrong with that row. It works out perfectly.

anyone have a better photo - Caron Co., do you?

Terrible photo, hardly shows the pattern

The link was fine when I printed the pattern today, January 18, 2013.

the link for the pattern is dead

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