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Keeping it Classic Crochet Afghan Pattern

By: Marcia T. Walton for redheart.com

Keeping it Classic Crochet Afghan Pattern
Keeping it Classic Crochet Afghan Pattern
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If you're looking for a classic crochet afghan pattern you can use year round, then look no further than the Keeping it Classic Crochet Afghan Pattern. Between the combination of different crochet stitches and joining of panels, you'll need a little bit of crochet experience to make this blanket.

But oh is it worth it! With tons of texture from stitches like the crochet puff stitch and cool design combinations of solid lines of stitches and crochet hexagons, this blanket pattern will instantly become a favorite in your home.

Intermediate

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet GaugeBlock measures approximately 6" across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE: Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeApprox 48" x 60" without fringe

Materials List

  • RED HEART® "Classic ™": 14 Skeins 111 Eggshell
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions for HEXAGONAL BLOCKS:

(Make 30.)

Ch 5; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 2, [yo and draw up a lp in ring] twice, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hook – beg PS made; ch 3, [PS, ch 3] 5 times all in ring; join with a sl st in top of beg PS.
    Rnd 2: Sl st into first sp, (beg PS, ch 3, PS) all in same sp, ch 1, * (PS, ch 3, PS) all in next sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join.
    Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, * 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in PS, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in PS; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first sc.
    Rnd 4: Sl st in next sc, ch 3, 2 dc in same sc, dc in next 5 sc, * 3 dc in next sc, dc in next 5 sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st in top of ch-3.
    Rnd 5: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, 3 sc in same dc, sc in next 7 dc, * 3 sc in next dc, sc in next 7 dc; rep from * around; join.
    Fasten off.

    Assembly: Sew ten blocks together per strip, forming 3 separate strips.

Instructions for SIDE PANELS:

(Work across both sides of each of 2 strips.)

With right side facing, attach yarn to center sc of the endmost 3-sc group of long side of one strip.

  1. Row 1: Ch 3, * dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 4 sts, skip joining of blocks; rep from * across long edge to last st; dc in last st; turn – 192 sts.
    Row 2: Ch 3, skip first 2 dc, * dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts **, skip next 2 sts; rep from * to last st, end at **; skip next dc, dc in top of ch-3; turn – 172 sts.
    Row 3: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, * dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts; dc in next 3 sts, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
    Row 5: Ch 4, skip first 3 sc, [(PS, ch 2, PS) all in next sc, skip next 2 sc] 56 times, ch 1, dc in last sc; turn.
    Row 6: Ch 4, [(PS, ch 2, PS) all in ch-2 sp] 56 times, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.
    Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in ch-1 sp, [sc in PS, sc in sp, sc in PS] 56 times, sc in ch-1 space, sc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.
    Row 8: Ch 3, dc in each sc across; turn.
    Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across.
    Fasten off.
    Rep on opposite side.

Instructions for CENTER PANEL:

(Make 1.)

  1. Work same as Side Panel Rows 1-9, then rep Rows 5-9 once more.
    Fasten off.

    Rep on opposite side.

    Sew panels together.

Instructions for FRINGE:

  1. Cut 9" strands of yarn. Knot fringe across top and bottom of afghan as follows: fold strand in half forming a loop; insert the crochet hook through the fabric from the wrong side and draw the loop through, then draw the yarn ends through the loop and tighten.
    Trim yarn ends.

Abbreviations

(SPECIAL) PS (Puff Stitch)
[Yarn over and draw up a loop in next stitch or space indicated] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook.

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real want to make this but what weight are the skiens

I was able to download and save PDF to my Kindle directly from the Red Heart website. This site should include a print or save to PDF feature. Don't worry!! We will come back to your site even if we save the patterns to our Kindle for convenience!!

Reminds me of my grandma. I will pin this afghan for future reference. The pattern says intermediate which means it is not very easy but easy for veteran crocheters. Good thing the pattern has been published right on the same page.

Gorgeous! I love the white yarn, it really adds to the timeless pattern. I plan on making one for my mom!

Looks like a great pattern, however, where is the print button? Tried to use PrintFriendly.com but it would not allow download to pdf. It's annoying to cut n paste into a word doc. A simple print feature would be better.

Did you try holding down the Ctrl key and then pressing P? I just did that, and it brought the print function up with no problem. I was able to look at the pattern and just print the pages I want.

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