Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quick V-Stitch Afghan Pattern

I made this afghan/throw blanket for my in-laws this past Christmas. I’ve had several requests for the pattern so I'm finally taking time to post the pattern.  It works up quickly and makes a great gift.  I’ve also used this pattern for a baby blanket without the fringe using 2 strands of yarn instead of 3 and a smaller hook (I believe I used either a size I or J hook for that).
Depending on how loosely or tightly you crochet, this should end up being about 45×60 inches.
  • Approx. 15-16 oz each of 3 different coordinating colors medium worsted weight yarn
  • Size Q crochet hook
With 1 strand of each of 3 yarns held together, ch 67.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch1, dc in same ch (V-st made), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch (V-st made).  Repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch.
Rows 2-39: Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch1, dc) in each ch1 space across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Optional Fringe: Loosely wrap yarn around an 11″ piece of cardboard.  Cut strands at one end.  For each fringe, hold one strand of each yarn together and fold in half.  Use crochet hook to draw fold through the edge of afghan, forming a loop.  Pull the ends of fringe through the loop and tighten.  Repeat along both ends of throw/afghan.  Trim fringe ends evenly.