Bev's Country

Search Bev's Country Cottage

Afghans / Armed forces / Babies / Preemies / Amazon Bookstore  / ♥ Bev's ETSY shop ♥ / Doll clothes / Children / Christmas / Cross StitchHospital / Household / Humanitarian Aid / Loom knitting / Recipes / Seniors / Size Charts / Winter / What's New / Bev's BLOG

Copyright 1999 Leslie Pincher used with permission - photos Copyright 2007 maureen gentry (who cross stitched on it!)

Leslie says about the pattern:
"This afghan is very warm, my whole family loves it.  I was taught by a nurse in the Raymond, Alberta, Canada Hospital while I was visiting my Grandma.  In making this afghan be careful at the beginning 2 or 3 rows.  Once you do it, it becomes quite easy to do more."

Materials Needed:  Size 10 Aero Hook, Size N
600 gm + Varigated Yarn (4 ply worsted weight)
600 gm + Plain Yarn

Leave stitches loose.
NOTE:  When starting and ending any row make sure to have a tail approximately the size of your crochet hook.
With 2 threads and making a tail  (eg. Blue and White) ch. 80 to 100 stitches - depending on how wide you would like your afghan.  Fasten off leaving a tail.

Row 1: With one of the threads (Blue), hook nearest blue and farthest (White) and sc. continuing until the end and fasten off -  remembering to always start and end with a tail.  Turn.
Row 2:  Starting with other color (White) hook back (Blue) of the row just conpleted and the top (White) loop from 2 rows back.  Continue to the end and fasten off.  Turn.
Row 3:  Lead with (Blue) and hook back of (White) from previous row and (Blue) loop from 2 rows back.  Continue and fasten off.

NOTE:  On row 1 when picking up thread, if using blue, you pick up nearest blue and farthest white, yet on row 3 when using blue, you will be picking up nearest white and farthest blue.
TO END: sc through 3 loops  using both the white and blue threads  (The top 2 and also hook top loop from 2 rows before).
Tie fringe in the following manner:
1)  Tie a knot with first 4 and then the next 4 until  the end.
2)  Tie a knot with a blue and a white - outside fringe will have only 2 the rest will have 4 - make sure that you have 2 white and 2 blue in each of the 4 clusters.

Optional fringe:  Cut fringe to desired length and leave. I would recommend 3 - 5 inches.

Thank you for your support of Bev's Country

* COPYRIGHT: All content is copyrighted to original creators as stated on their patterns. You may provide a direct LINK to the patterns on my pages, but you may NOT post actual full patterns anywhere in any media form. Any items made from patterns to Beverly Qualheim may be sold, but please make one for charity too.