This crochet blanket is an ‘ancestral favorite’ for a reason. It is the perfect afghan to cozy up under on a rocking chair during a cool day. It is very easy to crochet and you can make it in any color(s) you want!
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions listed below to crochet this blanket that you will enjoy for years to come! This pattern is free.
Crochet Afghan Pattern:
CHADWICK’S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED,
40 Balls (1 oz. balls) of Wood Brown and 35 balls of assorted, self-shading or variegated colors, or use left-over yarns of the same type
Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 7
Gauge: Each block measures 5 1/4 inches.
The approximate final size of this ancestral favorite afghan is 51″ x 72″.
Starting at center with first color, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 5 times; ch 1, thread over, insert hook in 3rd ch of starting chain, drop first color, pick up second color and draw through all loops on hook. Always change color in this manner.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (ch 1, in next sp make 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc) 3 times; ch 1, 3 dc in same sp as first 2 dc were made, ch 1. Join, changing to third color as before.
3rd rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, in next sp make 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc) 3 times; ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1. Join, changing to fourth color as before.
4th rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in sp, * (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) twice; ch 1, in next corner sp make 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join, changing to Wood Brown as before.
5th rnd: (This rnd is always worked in Wood Brown.) Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) 3 times; ch 1, in next corner sp make 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, 3 dc in first sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of starting chain. Break off.
Make 9 rows of 13 Blocks, using colors as desired. Sew Blocks neatly together on wrong side, picking up the back loop only.
Crocheting the Border
1st rnd: Attach Wood Brown, ch 3 and work a rnd of dc closely together around all sides, making 3 dc in each corner. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, making 3 dc in center dc of each corner. Join and break off.
This free crochet pattern for a ‘ancestral favorite’ afghan was originally published around 1940 in Afghans Book 239
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