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 HERE: http://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 here: http://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 here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-3-wave-and-chevron-crochet.html
Monday 7/10: Section 4 is available here: https://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-4-zig-and-zag-afghan.html
Monday 7/17: Section 5 is available here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-5-zig-and-zag-afghan.html
Monday 7/24: Section 6 is available here: http://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 here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/cal-section-7-zig-and-zag-afghan.html
Monday 8/7: Section 8 is available here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/08/cal-section-8-zig-and-zag-afghan.html
Monday 8/14: Section 9 is available here: http://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 here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/09/cal-section-12-zig-and-zag-afghan.html
Monday 9/11: Section 13 is available here: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/09/cal-section-13-zig-and-zag-afghan.html
Monday 9/18: Border/Fringe is available here: http://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.