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You Plus Me Crochet Afghan

When it's time to settle down and cozy up with your loved ones, this You Plus Me Crochet Afghan will always be there for you! This simple block pattern is a classic that will look good in any room. Even better, this is a great beginner technique for those who have just learned how to crochet. The joining squares give a modern chic feel to a classic afghan.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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


  • Caron® Simply Soft® (Solids: 6 oz/170 g; 315 yds/288 m; Heathers: 5 oz/141.7 g; 250 yds/228 m) Contrast A: Persimmon (9754) - 2 balls; Contrast B: Dark Country Blue (9711) - 2 balls; Contrast C: Soft Green (9739) - 1 ball; Contrast D: Grey Heather (9509) - 1 ball; Contrast E: Pagoda (0014) - 1 ball; Contrast F: Light Country Peach (9737) - 1 ball; Contrast G: Charcoal Heather (9508) - 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Size: Approx 46” x 57¼” [114.5 x 145.5cm].

Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm]. Motif = Approx 3¾” [9.5 cm] square.

Abbreviations: Approx = Approximately, Ch = Chain(s), Dc = Double crochet, Rnd(s) = Round(s), RS = Right side, Sc = Single crochet, Sl st = Slip stitch, Sp(s) = Space(s), St(s) = Stitch(es), Tog = Together.


Motif: With A, make 32. With B, make 29. With C, D and E, make 25 each. With F, make 24. With G, make 20.
Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st Round: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2). (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5.
2nd Round: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd Round: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew Motifs tog as shown in diagram.


1st Round: (RS). Join B with sl st in any corner of Afghan. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work sc evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd Round: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.

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just finished crochet squares for 'you plus me afghan' can you tell me how to join the squares - do I use one colour or change colours accordingly. Very new to crocheting.


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