Diagonal Crochet Afghan Pattern
Lion Brand Homespun, Adirondack No. 319, 5 skeins (A)
Lion Brand Homespun, Rococo No. 311, 2 skeins (B)
Crochet hook, size K - 10 1/2 (6.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge
Size: 40-inches x 56-inches
Gauge: 10 sc = 4-inches (10 cm). Be sure to check your gauge.
Color Stripe Pattern:
Rows 1 - 6 Work in A.
Rows 7 and 8 Work in B. Continue as per instructions below, alternating 6 rows A; 2 rows B.
Row 1 Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 1 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Work 3 sc in one sc.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn. Work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st - 5 sc.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each st across - 5 sts.
Row 5 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st; work to within last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st - 7 sc.
Rows 6 and 7 Repeat Row 5 - 11 sc.
Row 8 Repeat Row 4 - 11 sc. Continue in this manner, inc 1 st each end every row for 3 rows, working 1 row even until afghan measures 38-inches across bottom - 125 sts. End with Row 8. Mark end of this row for bottom edge.
Row 9 (RS) Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to within last 3 sts, 2sctog, sc in last st.
Row 10 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2sctog, work to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, 1 sc in last sc.
Row 11 Repeat Row 9.
Row 12 Work even. Repeat Rows 9 - 12 until afghan is 55-inches along the side edge, end with Row 12.
Horizontal Top Shaping:
Rows 13, 14, and 15 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2sctog, work to within last 3 sts, 2sctog, sc in last sc.
Row 16 Work even. Repeat Rows 13 - 16 until 5 sts rem. Next Row Ch 1, 2sctog, sc in next st, 2sctog. Last Row Work 3sctog. Fasten off.
Border: With A, work 1 rnd sc, working 102 sc evenly spaced along each side edge and 61 sc evenly spaced along top and bottom, working 3 sc in each corner. Continue in A for 1 more rnd in this way. Break off A and work in B for 1 rnd. Fasten off.
ch = chain
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together