FREE Pattern – Baby Afghan (crochet)

Everyone enjoyed the last post I did on a Lion Brand Yarn pattern, that I asked permission to post another of their patterns. I hope everyone enjoys it!

This pattern uses a new yarn by Lion Brand called Cupcake, and I think you’re going to like what it offers! It’s an easy-care yarn with a bouclé texture, available in bright colors with yummy names like marshmallow and lemon drop. This yarn will be great for baby projects, or for those fashion items that require a slightly brighter color.

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This pattern is called “Baby Afghan” on the Lion Brand site. Pattern number is 70454.

Hint for finding patterns again on the Lion Brand site – make note of the pattern number used on their site. The pattern number is searchable, which will help you to find the EXACT pattern that caught your attention previously.

You will need the following supplies:
2 balls Cupcake Yarn (color Blueberry was used in pattern)
2 balls Cupcake Yarn (color Pistachio was used in pattern)
2 balls Cupcake Yarn (color Almond was used in pattern)
2 balls Cupcake Yarn (color Lemon Drop was used in pattern)
1 Lion Brand Crochet Hook – Size J-10
1 Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Gauge
Rounds 1–3 = 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Color Sequence
Work first round with A, *work 1 round with A, 1 round with B, 1 round with C, 1 round with D; repeat from * (4 rounds) for Color Sequence.

Afghan

  • With A, chain 4; join with slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.
  • Round 1: With A, chain 3, 2 double crochet in ring, *chain 2, 3 double crochet in ring; repeat from * twice more, chain 2; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain.
  • Round 2: Slip stitch in next 2 double crochet, slip stitch in first chain-2 space, chain 3, (2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in same chain-2 space, *chain 1, (3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in next chain-2 space; repeat from * twice more, chain 1; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off A.
  • Round 3: Join B in any chain-2 space, chain 3, (2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in same chain-2 space, *chain 1, 3 double crochet in next chain-1 space, chain 1, (3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in next chain-2 space; repeat from * twice more, 3 double crochet in next ch-1 space, chain 1; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off B.
  • Round 4: Join C in any chain-2 space, chain 3, (2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in same chain-2 space, *(chain 1, 3 double crochet in next chain-1 space) across to next chain-2 space, chain 1, (3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in next chain-2 space; repeat from * twice more, (chain 1, 3 double crochet in next chain-1 space) across to first chain-2 space, chain 1; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off C.
  • Round 5: Join D in any chain-2 space, chain 3, (2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in same chain-2 space, *(chain 1, 3 double crochet in next chain-1 space) across to next chain-2 space, chain 1, (3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in next chain-2 space; repeat from * twice more, (chain 1, 3 double crochet in next chain-1 space) across to first chain-2 space, chain 1; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off D.
  • Repeat Round 5, following Color Sequence, with 1 more 3-double crochet group on each side every round until afghan measures 32 in. (81 cm) along each side. Fasten off.

Finishing –Weave in ends.

Want to see some other patterns using this great new yarn? Check these out!

space Half Moon Shawl uses 6 balls of Cupcake yarn – crochet pattern.

space Sunnyside Up Hoodie uses 3 balls of the Cupcake yarn – knitting pattern.
Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing
Sheila

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