Monday, March 4, 2013

X Stitch Afghan Pattern

It has been a while since I have gone through some of my old patterns.  I was asked if Allfreecrochet.com could publish one of my patterns in an Ebook they are working on.  I figured I had better look at it again before they used it and I'm glad I did!

The pattern has been updated and makes better sense than it had.  I made a new afghan and was able to get a better photo :)


Yellow & Blue X Stitch Afghan Pattern


X Stitch Afghan

Stitches:
Sl St – Slip Stitch 
Sk - Skip                                            
Ch – Chain                                                                                           St – Stitch (es)
DC – Double Crochet
HDC Chainless Foundation     

Materials: Size H hook
       18oz Caron Simply Soft Yarn or 4ww

Size: 35" x 27" or customize by working the foundation chain in multiples of 3 + 2

Gauge: 4 DC & 2 Rows = 1"

Begin with a 137 HDC Chainless Foundation.
If you have not used a chainless foundation, you can learn how through this photo tutorial

Row 1: Ch 3, turn, Skip next 2 Sts, DC in next 2 Sts, DC back in 2nd skipped St, *Sk 1 St, DC in next 2 Sts, DC back in skipped St* Repeat from *to* across, sk next st, DC in end St. (45 X stitches made) 


Row 2: Ch 3, turn, Sk next 2 Sts, DC in next 2 Sts, DC back in 2nd skipped St, *Sk next St, DC in next 2 Sts, DC back in skipped St* Repeat *to* across, sk next st, DC in end Ch 3

Rows 3-48: Repeat Row 2 (x will match up with x in lower rows)

Fasten off and edge with your favorite edge pattern








5 comments:

  1. Love the afghan, Must try this one. Thank you for the opportunity to try it out and Thank you for the chance to win the blog hop...
    Angel hugs and happy hooking
    Sandi

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  2. Great website. Love the sharing of projects and information. I haven't crocheted in decades and I'd really like to try this one. For me, more information would be helpful. I like the difference in width of each color and would like to know how many rows of each color are needed to achieve this design. To accomplish this, I would also need to know how much of each color of yarn is required. Thank you!

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  3. Hi Sandi, I have made a lot of afghans with this stitch and the quantity of yarn will be based o the size you want. For an infant size, I used 18 oz of Caron Simply Soft yarn (3 skeins)
    The Yellow and blue afghan is worked in 3 rows of color then 2 rows of white to separate.

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  4. Do you have instructions for the edging you did? I'm almost done with the body in a soft green and white and would love to replicate the edging as well!

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