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Arrow Stitch Afghan

The beauty of this Arrow Stitch Afghan lies in the delicate and unique stripes and points created by the arrow stitch. This is a thoroughly feminine crochet afghan pattern, even if it's not made in this soft, dusty pink. Once you start crocheting these arrows, you'll see the beautiful pattern emerge.
Though it is an intermediate crochet afghan, the repetitive nature of this pattern makes it easy to follow. Once you have it down, continuing does not take a lot of brain power. Once you're done, you will want to start another one to give to someone special. 


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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


  • 10 balls Bernat Berella yarn in Rose (MC)
  • 5 balls Bernat Berella yarn in Natural (A)
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 13 sts and 10 rows = 4 ins 10 cm in pat.


If you like this pattern, be sure to take a look at Crochet Through the Years: Vintage Crochet Afghan Patterns.


Finished Size Approx 51 x 62 ins 129.5 x 157.5 cm

With A ch 201.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Ch 1. Turn. 200 sts.

2nd row: 1 sc in first sc and each sc to end of row. Join MC. Ch 3. Turn.

3rd row: Miss first st. 1 dc in next st. Miss next 3 sts. 1 tr in next st. Working behind tr just made, 1 dc in first missed st. 1 dc in each of next 2 missed sts. Miss next 3 sts after tr. 1 tr in next st. Working behind tr just made, 1 dc in first missed st. 1 dc in each of next 2 missed sts. Rep from to last 2 sts. 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Ch 3. Turn.

4th row: Miss first st. 1 dc in next dc. Miss next 3 dc. 1 tr in next tr. Working in front of tr just made, 1 dc in first missed dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 missed dc. Miss next 3 dc after tr. 1 tr in next tr. Working in front of tr just made, 1 dc in first missed dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 missed dc. Rep from to last 2 sts. 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Join A. Ch 1. Turn.

5th row: 1 sc in first st and each st to end of row. Ch 1. Turn.

Rows 2 to 5 inclusive form pat.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 50 ins 127 cm ending on a 2nd row of pat and omitting turning ch at end of last row.

Fasten off. Edging: Join MC to any corner of afghan and work 1 row sc evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in corners. Join with ss to first sc.

Next rnd: Working reverse sc from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 sc in each sc around outer edge of Afghan. Ss to first sc. Fasten off.


For more beautiful afghan patterns, be sure to download your copy of our 8 Crochet Ideas for Crochet Throws, Simple Crochet Patterns, and Crochet Blanket Patterns free eBook.


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I made this years ago, and have been looking for the pattern again. Thanks for publishing this! The one I made is a single color, so I think I'll do it again in a different color.

First I have to say I'm glad I am a vintage crocheter, because there is no stitch guide for this pattern here on this page, making it hard of the ones who don't know all the stitch abbreviations. After reading the written pattern, I can see this one coming together nicely and look just beautiful. I have never done the Arrow Stitch before, but the swatch I made looks beautiful and I love the reverse single crochet stitch. I'm looking forward to making this beautiful afghan. It's on my must make list! Thank you so much for this free crochet pattern.

Just finishing this for my niece as a wedding present. I love the look! Found it fairly easy to do. Hardest part was laying the colors and how many rows in each color.

This looks easy to make. There are only two colors. It's fantastic that the pattern is right in front of the page. Thanks.

Rows 3 and 4 have no asterisk showing where to repeat. Repeat from where to where?

Thank you, where do I find abbreviations.. If I had seen that I would not have had to ask. But thank you for letting me know.. I do not know how to do that stitch. I will Youtube it.

In reading this pattern it says in Row 3 to do a tr. I do not know this stitch can someone please explain it to me? Thank You

it means treble stitch. go to abbreviations to get all of the abbreviations that are in crocheting.


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