"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."
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.
one of the threads (Blue), hook nearest blue and farthest (White) and
continuing until the end and fasten off - remembering to always
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.
On row 1 when picking
using blue, you pick up nearest blue and farthest white, yet on row 3
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.