Light and Airy Afghan

Crochet this beautiful afghan using Patons Canadiana, an easy care yarn that washes and dries beautifully and is available in over 50 inspiring colours - amazing solids and lively variegated shades.

 

Courtesy of the Patons Design Team.

 
 

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Patons® Canadiana Yarn (3.5 oz./100 ga.; 205 yds./187m) – Medium Green Tea (12 Balls)
  • Crochet Hook, Size U.S. H or 8 (5mm ) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
  • Scissors
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Instructions

FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 50 x 60" (127 x 152.5cm).

Gauge: 15 dc and 7 rows = 4" (10cm)

Instructions
Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc throughout.


Ch 195.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. *1 dc in each of next 6 ch. 3 dc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 6 ch.** Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Miss next ch. Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – counts as cluster. Rep from * to last 15 ch. Rep from * to ** once. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – dc2tog made. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 4. 1 tr in first sc (counts as tr2tog). Ch 2. [(Yoh) twice and draw up a loop. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 3 times in same sc as last tr. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – tr3tog made.
*Ch 4. Miss next 7 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 4. Miss next 7 sc.** [(Tr3tog. Ch 2) twice. Tr3tog] all in next sc. Rep from * to last 16 sc. Rep from * to ** once. Tr3tog in next sc. Ch 2. [(Yoh) twice and draw up a loop. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] in same sc as last tr. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – tr2tog made. Turn.
4th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in first tr2tog. 2 dc in next ch-2 sp.
1 dc in next tr3tog. *3 dc in next ch-4 sp. Yoh and draw up a loop in same ch-4 sp. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Miss next sc. Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch-4 sp. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – cluster made. 3 dc in same ch-4 sp. 1 dc in next tr3tog. 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. 3 dc in next tr3tog. 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. 1 dc in next tr3tog. Rep from *, ending with 1 dc in next tr3tog. 2 dc in last ch-2 sp. 2 dc in last tr2tog. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 4. Miss next 7 sc. [(Tr3tog. Ch 2) twice. Tr3tog] all in next sc. Ch 4. Miss next 7 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
7th row: Ch 3. 4 dc in next ch-4 sp. *1 dc in next tr3tog. 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. 3 dc in next tr3tog. 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. 1 dc in next tr3tog. 3 dc in next ch-4 sp. Cluster over same ch-4 sp, sc and next ch-4 sp. 3 dc in same ch-4 sp. Rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch-4 sp. Dc2tog over same ch-4 sp and last sc. Turn.
Rep 2nd to 7th rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 60" (152.5 cm), ending with a 5th row of pat. Fasten off.

Side edging: (RS). Join yarn with sl st at top left corner of Afghan.
Ch 1. Work sc evenly down side edge to foundation row. Fasten off.
Rep along opposite side edge.

Abbreviations
approx = approximately.
beg = beginning.
ch = chain.
dc = double crochet.
pat = pattern.
rep = repeat.
rs = right side.
sc = single crochet.
sl st = slip stitch.
sp(s) = space(s).
st(s) = stitch(es).
tr = treble crochet.
yoh = yarn over hook.