Berry Garland Crochet Afghan Pattern
Worsted-weight yarn Wintuk (100% Acrilan Acrylic, 213 yards per 3-1/2 oz/100g skein) by Caron: 8 skeins #3055 Light Grey (MC), 3 skeins each #3160 Dark Colonial Blue (Col A) and #3032 Rosewine (Col B)
Crochet hook size I-9/5.5mm or size needed to obtain Gauge.
Finished measurements 46" x 66".
3 dc = 1"/2.5cm; Rows 1-3 = 2"/5cm. To save time, take time to check your gauge.
Afghan is worked from side-to-side.
Work 4 dc in same st, drop lp from hook, insert hook in first st of 4 dc group, pick up dropped lp, draw through st.
Here is a great video of how to do a popcorn stitch (the first method applies to this pattern). It uses the standard 5 dc so remember that the popcorn stitch in this pattern uses 4 dc
Popcorn stitch video
With MC, ch 199. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn--197 dc.
Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, working last dc in top of turning ch, turn--99 dc, 98 ch-1 sps.
Ch 3, *sk ch sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, working over dc just made, dc in skipped ch sp; rep from * across to last ch sp, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, working over dc just made, dc in skipped ch sp. Do not turn; fasten off.
Join Col A with a sc in top of turning ch (at beg of Row 3). *Ch 3, PC in side of last sc made, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st; rep form * across. Do not turn; fasten off.
Join MC with a sl st in first sc (at beg of Row 4), ch 3 (counts as dc), *ch 1, sc in 3rd ch of next ch-3, ch 1, dc in next sc at base of PC; rep from * across working last dc in last sc, turn.
Ch 4, dc in next sc, *ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next sc; rep from * across ending ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, turn.
Rep Row 3.
With Col B, rep Row 4.
With MC, rep Row 5.
Rep Row 6.
Rep Row 3.
Rep Rows 4-11 consecutively, ending after Row 7; fasten off.
For each fringe, cut 6 strands, 18"/45.5cm long of color to match row. With all 6 strands held tog, fold in half. Insert hook through end of row and pull folded lp through, then bring ends through lp and tighten. Trim ends even. Work 1 fringe in end of each row across both sides of afghan.
beg . . . begin(ning)
ch . . . chain
col . . . color
dc . . . double crochet
lp(s) . . . loop(s)
MC . . . main color
rep . . . repeat(ing)
sc . . . single crochet
sk . . . skip
sl . . . slip
sp . . . space
st(s) . . . stitch(es)