Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Stripes Lap-Ghan

Super easy crochet afghan that can be used as a lap-ghan or foot blanket on your bed! Rows of red, green and white in blocks of crochet stitches make this blanket eye-appealing. Simple double and single crochet stitches alternating like waves and done lengthwise instead of width-wise finished off with fringe adorning the ends of the crochet blanket. It was very easy to do and fun too!


Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches


I really enjoyed making this crochet blanket, especially from a different direction. I'm used to making my blankets by width. Hope you like it too!


Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches





Materials:
5mm/H8 Hook 
14oz each of three colors ( I used Red Heart Yarn)

Sizing Information:
32" x  62" (before fringe)
Multiple of 8 + 4
Gauge = 4"

Pattern Instructions:
ch 196

Row 1: sk 2 ch, 1 sc in next 3 ch, *1 dc in ea of next 4 ch, 1 sc in ea of next 4 ch, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sk 1t st, 1 sc in ea of next 3 sc, *1 dc in es of next 4 dc, 1 sc in ea of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Row 3: ch 2, turn, sk 1st st, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch

Row 4: ch 2, turn, sk 1st st, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, *1 dc in each of next 4 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 dc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, *1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Repeat rows 3 through 6 until desired width.

You will see the pattern unfold as you make the blanket. My fringe was 8" strands folded in half and I used the traditional method of tying them to the ends.

Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches

-Stitch Key-
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
tch = turning chain