Monday, September 25, 2017

CAL Border and Fringe: A Zig and A Zag Afghan

A Zig and A Zag CAL

Border & Fringe

We made it!  We have finally hit the border section and we'll soon be able to enjoy our afghan just in time for fall to set in. I wanted to keep the border on this simple to show off the stitches  so I chose to keep it simple.  I thought the fringe would be fun to add to the length of this afghan.  If fringe is not for you, simply skip the ch-2's on round 2 of the border and work a solid hdc round.  

Let's get started and finish this baby!

If you're just finding this CAL and would like to join, you can find all the details HERE in the very first post:

st(s) - stitch(es),    sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain,     sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet

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Border Section
Continue with White
Round 1: Ch 1, rotate to work down first side of afghan, work 2 sc around first st, sc evenly down side of afghan to bottom corner, work 3 sc around corner st, rotate to work across bottom of afghan, sc between each of the foundation sts across to next corner, work 2 sc around corner st, rotate to work up next side of afghan, sc evenly up to top corner, work 3 sc around corner st, rotate to work across top of afghan, sc in each st across ending with 1 more sc in the same st as beginning 2 sc, sl st to beginning sc to connect

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as sl st, hdc in next st, ch 2, *hdc in each st to center of next color section, ch 2, hdc in each st over to center of next white section, ch 2,* repeat from *to* to bottom corner, work 3 hdc in corner st, hdc in each st across bottom of afghan to next corner, work 3 hdc in corner st, repeat from *to* to top corner, work 3 hdc in corner st, hdc in each st across top of afghan to beginning corner, work 1 more hdc in same st as beginning 2 hdc, sl st to beginning hdc to connect

ch-2's on border will be used for fringe 

Fasten off and weave in ends

Cut 10 strips of yarn 12" in length for every ch-2 worked in round 2 of the border.  You can mix the colors for each section of fringe or you can use 10 of the same color to lengthen the stripes on each section.  With the right side of afghan facing you, fold 10 strips of yarn in 1/2, slip the center section of the yarn around the ch-2 of the first white section from front to back of afghan  

Pull ends of yarn over the ch-2 and through the loop just made and pull semi-tight  

 Trim ends to even them off 

If you prefer to work this at your own pace, you can purchase the ad free pdf for a small fee on Ravelry HERE

Be sure to add your projects to the listing on Ravelry and add it to your favorites!  I can't wait to see all the colors you choose to use for this afghan.

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