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Quickest Crochet Afghan

Here is a pattern for what we think is the fastest Crochet Afghan using homespun yarn.

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Homespun yarn 6 oz skeins,
6 skeins of each color
(2 colors used)

Instructions

Size: About 48 x 57″, without trim

Crochet Hook Size Q Or Size needed to obtain gauge.

Note: Afghan is worked with 2 strands held together (1 of each color) throughout.

Gauge – 4 sts and 3 rows = 3″ with yarn doubled in pat st.

AFGHAN: With strand of each color held together, chain 64.

Row 1 (WS): Sc and dc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, sc and dc in next ch; rep from * across (64sts). Ch 1 turn.

Row 2: Sc and dc in first dc, *skip next sc, sc and dc in next dc; rep from * across, skip last sc. Rep Row 2 for pat until 57 rows have been completed or until afghan measures 57″ long, do not fasten off. Ch 1, turn.

Trim: With right side facing, sc in each dc and dc in in each sc along top edge to corner, hdc and sc in corner, then work along side ege * sc into each “bump” of scallp and dc into each “valley” or “ditch” of scallp * to next corner working an extra 2 sc at last st, sc evenly across foundation ch to next corner, hdc and dc in corner, then work along side edge as for other side (from * to *) working an extra 2 sc at last st, join with slip st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Abbreviations
beg = beginning
ch = chain
dc – double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
meas = measures (s)
pat = pattern
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side