Friday, April 27, 2012

Pink Stripes Baby Afghan Pattern

Pink Stripes Baby AfghanI've had several requests for the pattern for the Pink Stripes Baby Afghan that I posted a couple years ago so here it is.  It's a very simple and fast project.  The gauge isn't real important for this afghan.  You can make it larger or smaller by either changing the hook size or increasing/decreasing the number of chains in multiples of 3.  As written this comes out to be about 28 x 35 inches.  You can make it wider simply by working more rows.  As it is, it's a good size for bringing along on outings or to use on the floor as a playmat.

You'll need medium worsted weight yarn (yarn category "4") in three different shades - light (Color A), medium (Color B), dark (Color C).  For this one I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn.  I don't remember what the exact colors were called, but I used not quite a full skein of each in white, light dusty rose, and dark rose.  I used a size I crochet hook.

Closeup of Pink Stripes Baby AfghanAbbreviations: Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet

With Color A, ch 100.
(Ch 65 for 18" long premie or doll afghan. Ch 118 for 42" long baby afghan.)
Row 1:  2 dc in fourth ch from hook, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, *ch 2, 2 dc in same ch as last sc, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in last sc, sc in next ch-2 space, *ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 space, sc in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * across.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5:  Change to Color B.  Repeat Row 2.

Pink Stripes Baby Afghan - full viewRow 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7:  Change to Color C.  Repeat Row 2.

Row 8:  Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: Change to Color A.  Repeat Row 2.

Row 10:  Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Change to Color B.  Repeat Row 2.

Row 12:  Repeat Row 2.

Continue repeating Row 2, working 2 rows of each color in stripe sequence established (Color A, then B, then C) until afghan is about 2" less than desired width, ending with Color A.  Work 3 more rows with Color A.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Turn afghan around and join Color A with a sc in last sc (on the opposite side of the beginning chain).  Ch 2, 2 dc in same sc, sc in next ch-2 space, *ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 space.  Repeat from * to the end of the row.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

If you make this afghan I'd love to see a picture of it!  If you have any questions please let me know.