Peruvian Crochet Afghan Pattern
One Pound; 1 skein Color A (Ocean Blue), 1 skein Color B (Gulf Blue), 3 skeins Color C (Off White).
Size I (9) crochet hook.
FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 45 " x 65" without fringe.
6 sts = 2". Be sure to check the gauge; it will save time!
Very important that you do this practice pattern. (Note: Ch 3 and turn at end of each row; the turning ch 3 is the edging row.)
With Color c, ch 25;
Row 1: (Foundation Row) Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. (23 dc)
Row 2: (Foundation Row - Back Side) Skp first dc (edging), * dc in each of the next 3 dc, turn work to right side, count back 3 dc just worked, yo, and draw up a long loop in base of this st, work a very loose dc. NOTE: (This long dc (LDC) forms the diagonal float across 3 dc sts over the right side of the work, but cannot be seen on the back side.) Turn to back side and repeat from * across. End row with dc in turning ch - (7 LDC).
Row 3: (V-Row - Right side) *3 dc in next 3 dc, past LDC, count back 3 dc just worked, work a LDC from back to front into same st as LDC in previous row, skp 1 at (top of LDC in previous row), repeat from * across. End row with dc in turning ch - (7 LDC).
Row 4: (V-Row - Back side) * skp 1 st, dc in next 3 dc, turn to right side, count back 3 dc just worked work LDC into same st as previous row (skipped st), turn to back side, repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 3-4 six more times for practice.
TO CROCHET AFGHAN:
NOTE: (Rows 3-4 are the pattern rows)
With Color C, ch 214;
Row 1: Work foundation row 1 of Pattern (212 dc).
Row 2: Work V-row - Back side Row 2 of Pattern (70 LDC).
Rows 3-7: Repeat rows 3-4 as for Pattern. Fasten off.
Rows 8-9: Join Color A and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 10-11: Join Color B and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 12-13: Join Color A and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 14-15: Join Color C and rep Pattern rows. Fasten off.
Rows 16-21: Repeat Rows 8-13.
Rows 22-63: Join Color C and rep Rows 304 for Pattern. Fasten off.
Rows 64-77: Repeat rows 8-21.
Rows 78-83: join Color C and rep Pattern rows.
Row 84: Dc in each st across (212 dc).
To be worked across the short edges of the afghan. Join Color C to a short edge, *ch 30, sl st into next st, rep from * across the row. Fasten off. Rep on other short edge. Press lightly with a wet cloth from the wrong side.