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Peaches and Cream Afghan
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This Peaches and Cream Afghan looks good enough to eat! Learn how to make a crochet shell stitch afghan that is both vintage and refreshing. This crochet striped blanket pattern is soft and subtle, making it the perfect wrap for a spring evening. The minimal color in this afghan makes the exquisite stitching stand out. Set this crochet afghan on your sofa when house guests stop by. It's sure to draw some attention, and it's so easy to create that you can make one for your admiring friends.

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook, I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Peaches and Cream Afghan Peaches and Cram Afghan

Materials:

  • RED HEART Classic (5 skeins each)
    • 0258 Peachy
    • 0001 White
  • 5.0 mm (US H-8) hook
  • 5.50 mm (US I-9) hook

Size: 41” x 50”

Gauge: 6 rows = 3” ; Shell, sc, ch 1, sc = 2 ½”

Special Stitch: Shell (3 dcs, ch 1, 3 dcs) in stitch or space as indicated.

Instructions:

Note: Throw is crocheted in multiples of 10 plus 2.

Row 1: With H hook and peachy ch 152, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, [skip 3 chs, Shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch] ending skip 3 chs, sc in each of last 2 chs, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in first stitch, [ch 3, sc in ch 1 space of of Shell, ch 3, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch 1 space] across ending ch 3, 2 hdcs in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 3 dcs in same stitch, [sc in next ch 3 space, ch 1, sc in next ch 3 space, Shell in ch 1 space] across ending 4 dcs in last stitch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [ch 3, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in ch 1 space of Shell] across ending sc in turning ch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [sc in ch 3 space, Shell in next ch 1 space, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 1] across ending sc in last ch 3 space, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2 and fasten off.
Row 7: Join white with a slip stitch in first stitch ch 3, continue with Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Row 12: Repeat Row 4, fasten off and turn.
Row 13: Join peachy with slip stitch in first stitch, ch 1, sc in first stitch, continue with Row 5.
Continue pattern for a total of 90 rows as follows: (6 rows peachy, 6 rows white) 7 times, 6 rows peachy

Edging

With I hook and white work along top edge, 7 dcs in first right corner hdc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, 7 dcs in ch 1 space between 2 hdcs] across ending 7 dcs in last hdc.
Work along side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in space below 2 scs, 7 dcs in space below 4 dcs, continue across evenly spacing and alternating (sc, ch 3, sc) in space and 7 dcs in space ending 7 dcs in first sc of bottom edge.
Work along bottom [(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch below Shell, 7 dcs in space between 2 scs] across ending 7 dcs in last sc.
Work along side edge alternating (sc, ch 3, sc) in space, 7 dcs in space matching placement of stitches as for other side, ending join to beginning dc and fasten off.

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