Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Zig and A Zag Afghan Crochet - A - Long

Have you ever wanted to make an afghan that has the chevron look but not the chevron ends?  I thought it would be fun to do a stitch sampler style CAL so you can learn a few new zig zag stitches that are worked back into straight rows allowing you to mix and match patterns and be able to create your own fun blanket.

Beginning June 19th, I will post 1 section each Monday to work on throughout the week.  There are 13 sections plus a border with fringe and each section has 6 to 8 rows.  This will help you to be able to work at your own pace during the week whether it's all at once or 1 row each night.  If you'd like the full pattern now, an ad free version is available for purchase on Ravelry HEREhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-zig-and-a-zag-afghan-cal

The schedule is as follows: 
Tuesday 6/13: Supplies list and basic stitch information (listed below)

Monday 6/19: Section 1  is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/06/cal-section-one-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 6/26: Section 2 is available here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/06/cal-section-two-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 7/3: Section 3 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-3-wave-and-chevron-crochet.html

Monday 7/10: Section 4 is available herehttps://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-4-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 7/17: Section 5 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-5-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 7/24: Section 6 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-6-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

This completes the special stitch instructions. You may choose to finish your afghan in any order you choose to customize it to your preferred style OR continue with the CAL for instructions to complete the afghan as shown in the photos 
Monday 7/31: Section 7 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-7-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 8/7: Section 8 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/08/cal-section-8-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 8/14: Section 9 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/08/cal-section-9-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 8/21: Section 10 is available here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/08/cal-section-10-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 8/28: Section 11 is available here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/08/cal-section-11-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 9/4: Section 12 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/09/cal-section-12-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 9/11: Section 13 is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/09/cal-section-13-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Monday 9/18: Border/Fringe is available herehttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/09/cal-border-and-fringe-zig-and-zag-afghan.html

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size:  74" L x 58" W or customizable
     ~ Repeat counts will be given so you can customize to your desired size.  You'll just need to adjust the qty of yarn required.
     ~ I chose to work the rows the length of my afghan.  You can work yours either length wise or width wise. 

     Size I crochet hook
     Red Heart Super Saver Yarn or similar 4ww yarn
     1405 yrds White (this is amount will be the main color)
     290 yrds Perfect Pink
     210 yrds Shocking Pink
     290 yrds Turqua
     210 yrds Real Teal
This would be great in just 2 colors, it's perfect for 2 tones of the same color family or have fun and use some contrast colors!  I chose to use teals and pinks to match my daughter's room since this afghan was made for her.

Gauge: 13 hdc & 8 rows = 4"

st(s) - stitches(es)          
ch - chain          
yo - yarn over          
sc - single crochet          
hdc - half double crochet          
dc - double crochet          
tr - treble crochet
dtr - double treble crochet
RS - right side
WS - wrong side

Special stitches and instructions will be given  with each specific section.

1. Beginning ch-2 does not count as a hdc
2. Photos showing stitch placement are referenced as P1, P2, P3 etc.
3. When changing colors, do so in the last step of the last stitch of the row before the color change
4. This afghan is set up as a stitch sampler style and sections can be worked in any order to create your own personal style.  If switching up the sections, be sure to start the color sections as noted for Right Side and Wrong Side for best results.  This means you may need to add an extra row of hdc in order to keep the color work on the correct side.

Are you excited?  Join me next week for the first section and be sure to add your projects on Ravelry!  I'd love to see all the colors you choose and share your work on Facebook.


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