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Cool Crochet Log Cabin Afghan

Give a rustic pattern a modern twist with this Cool Crochet Log Cabin Afghan. This crochet afghan pattern was inspired by a vintage design, but thanks to a cool color palette, this blanket looks trendy. Leave this super soft throw at the bottom of your guest bed for an extra layer of warmth. You can also drape it over your living room sofa for easy access when you're watching a movie or reading a book. No matter how you use it, you'll look cozy and stylish at the same time.

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver Yarn
    • 1 Skein 358 Lavender (A)
    • 1 Skein 886 Blue (B)
    • 1 Skein 512 Turqua (C)
    • 1 Skein 505 Aruba Sea (D)
    • 1 Skein 3950 Charcoal (E)
    • 1 Skein 885 Delft Blue (F)
    • 1 Skein 387 Soft Navy (G)
    • 1 Skein 656 Real Teal (H)
    • 1 Skein 668 Honeydew (I)
    • 1 Skein 661 Frosty Green (J)
  • Size J-10 crochet hook
  • Size I-9 crochet hook (for final border round only)
  • Yarn needle
  • Diagram

Size: 44" x 58”

Gauge: 15 sts (8 sc and 7 ch-1 spaces) = 4”; 14 rows = 4.” One square = 12½ x 13½”

 

Instructions:

Notes

1. Throw is worked in one piece beginning at lower corner. The throw is made up of 12 squares, arranged in 3 columns of 4 squares each.
2. Each square is worked and joined to the previous square(s) as-you-go.
3. Each square consists of 12 sections (“logs”) of color arranged in a log-cabin quilt-inspired manner. Refer to log diagram at end of pattern.
4. Work all squares using larger hook. Use smaller hook for final border round only.

 

First Square
Log 1
With E, ch 48.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—24 sc and 23 ch-1 spaces.
Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

Log 2
With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in first sc of last row of log 1.
Rows 1–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

Log 3
With right side facing, draw up a loop of A in 16th sc of last row of log 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—9 sc and 8 ch-1 spaces.
Rows 2–17: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

Log 4
With right side facing, draw up a loop of F in 13th sc of last row of log 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, slip st to Row 1 of log 3, turn—3 sc and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 3, turn.
Rows 4–17: Repeat last 2 rows 7 more times, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 3 at the end of each right side row.
Fasten off.

Log 5
With right side facing, draw up a loop of J in first sc of last row of log 4.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 3, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—12 sc and 11 ch-1 spaces.
Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

Log 6
With right side facing, draw up a loop of D in first sc of last row of log 5.
Rows 1–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—12 sc and 11 ch-1 spaces.
Fasten off.

Log 7
With right side facing, draw up a loop of B in 10th sc of last row of log 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, slip st to Row 1 of log 4, turn—3 sc and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 4, turn.
Rows 4–17: Repeat last 2 rows 7 more times, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 4 at the end of each right side row.
Rows 18–22: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 5 more rows (you will begin and end with a Row 2), slip stitching to Rows 2 and 4 of log 5 at the end of Rows 19 and 21, respectively.
Rows 23–27: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 5 more rows (you will begin and end with a Row 3), slip stitching to Rows 1, 3 and 5 of log 6 at the end of Rows 23, 25, and 27, respectively.
Fasten off.

Log 8
With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in first sc of last row of log 7.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 6, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—15 sc and 14 ch-1 spaces.
Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

Log 9
With right side facing, draw up a loop of A in 7th sc of last row of log 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, slip st to Row 1 of log 7, turn—3 sc and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 7, turn.
Rows 4–27: Repeat last 2 rows 12 more times, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 7 at the end of each right side row.
Rows 28–32: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 5 more rows, slip stitching to Rows 2 and 4 of log 8 at the end of Rows 29 and 31, respectively.
Fasten off.

Log 10
With right side facing, draw up a loop of I in first sc of last row of log 9.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 8, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—18 sc and 17 ch-1 spaces.
Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

Log 11
With right side facing, draw up a loop of H in 4th sc of last row of log 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, slip st to Row 1 of log 9, turn—3 sc and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 9, turn.
Rows 4–32: Repeat last 2 rows for a total of 29 more rows, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 9 at the end of each right side row.
Rows 33–37: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 5 more rows, slip stitching to Rows 1, 3, and 5 of log 10 at the end of Rows 33, 35, and 37, respectively.
Fasten off.

Log 12
With right side facing, draw up a loop of G in first sc of last row of log 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, slip st to Row 1 of log 11, turn—3 sc and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 11, turn.
Rows 4–37: Repeat last 2 rows 17 more times, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 11 at the end of each right side row.
Fasten off.


Second Square
Log 1
With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in first sc of last row of log 12 of first square.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 11, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 10, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—24 sc and 23 ch-1 spaces.
Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

Logs 2–12
Work same as logs 2–12 of first square.

 

Third and Fourth Squares
Work same as square 2, beginning each square across the top of the previous square.

 

Top Edge of First Column of Squares
Logs 1 and 2
Work same as logs 1 and 2 of square 2, beginning across top of square 4.

 

Fifth Square
Log 1
With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in ch at beginning of Row 1 of log 1 of first square, ch 49.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across to last ch, skip last ch, slip st to Row 1 of log 1 of first square, turn—24 sc and 23 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 1 of first square, turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat last 2 rows, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 1 of first square at the end of each right side row.

Log 2
With E, work same as log 2 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 2 of first square at the end of each right side row.

Logs 3–12
Work same as logs 3–12 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 12 of first square at the end of each right side row of logs 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10.

 

Sixth Square
Log 1
With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in first sc of last row of log 12 of square 5.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 11, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 10, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 1 of log 1 of square 2, turn—24 sc and 23 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 1 of square 2, turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat last 2 rows, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 1 of square 2 at the end of each right side row.

Log 2
With E, work same as log 2 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 2 of square 2 at the end of each right side row.

Logs 3–12
Work same as logs 3–12 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 12 of square 2 at the end of each right side row of logs 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10.


Seventh and Eighth Squares
Work same as square 6, beginning each square across the top of the previous square and slip stitching to corresponding row of logs in previous column of squares.


Top Edge of Second Column of Squares
Logs 1 and 2
Work same as logs 1 and 2 of square 6, beginning across top of square 8 and slip stitching to corresponding row of top edging of first column at the end of each right side row.

 

Ninth Square
Log 1
With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in ch at beginning of Row 1 of log 1 of square 5, ch 49.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across to last ch, skip last ch, slip st to Row 1 of log 1 of square 5, turn—24 sc and 23 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 1 of square 5, turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat last 2 rows, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 1 of square 5 at the end of each right side row.

Log 2
With C, work same as log 2 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 2 of square 5 at the end of each right side row.

Logs 3–12
Work same as logs 3–12 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 12 of square 5 at the end of each right side row of logs 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10.


Tenth Square
Log 1
With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in first sc of last row of log 12 of square 9. Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 11, [ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip over joining seam, sc in next sc of log 10, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 1 of log 1 of square 6, turn—24 sc and 23 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, slip st to Row 3 of log 1 of square 6, turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat last 2 rows, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 1 of square 6 at the end of each right side row.

Log 2
With C, work same as log 2 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 2 of square 6 at the end of each right side row.

Logs 3–12
Work same as logs 3–12 of first square, slip stitching to corresponding row of log 12 of square 6 at the end of each right side row of logs 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10.


Eleventh and Twelfth Squares
Work same as square 10, beginning each square across the top of the previous square and slip stitching to corresponding row of logs in previous column of squares.

 

Top Edge of Third Column of Squares
Logs 1 and 2
Work same as logs 1 and 2 of square 10, beginning across top of square 12 and slip stitch to corresponding row of top edging of second column at the end of each right side row.

 

Side Borders
With right side facing, draw up a loop of F in corner of throw to work in ends of rows up side edge.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same space as joining, *ch 1, skip end of next row, sc in end of next row; repeat from * across side edge, turn.
Rows 2–6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Fasten off.

With right side facing, draw up a loop of B in first sc at beginning of one side.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 2–4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn. Fasten off. Repeat border across other side edge, but do not fasten off.
Change to smaller hook.

Final Border Round (RS): (Sc, ch 3, sc) in first sc (corner made), *(sc, ch 2, sc) in each sc across to next corner, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner; working across short edge, [skip end of next row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in end of next row] 5 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each sc across short edge to edge of side border (Note: If you are working across lower edge, work the (sc, ch 2, sc) in foundation chain at base of each sc), [(sc, ch 2, sc) in end of next row, skip end of next row] 3 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner; repeat from * once more omitting last (sc, ch 3, sc); join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends. Block lightly from wrong side.

 

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