Plaid Crochet Afghan Pattern
3 colors 4 ply worsted-weight yarn [ 21 oz. A (windsor blue)
15 oz B (country blue)
8 oz. C (black)
size I hook.
SIZE: approximately 44 x 49 inches, excluding fringe.
With A, ch 191.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, * ch 1, sk 1, dc in next ch, repeat from * across [94 sp]. Ch 4, turn. (Ch 4 counts as first dc and ch 1 of next row)
Row 2: Dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ending with dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 4, turn.
Repeat Row 2, work 4 more rows with A.
Continue in following sequence starting with the 4 rows of B.
Color sequence for rows: * 6 rows A, 4 rows B, 2 rows C, 2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows A, 2 rows C, 4 rows B, repeat from * 4 more times. Work 6 rows A: 126 rows.
Vertical weaving: Using tapestry needle threaded with 3 strands of same color, weave yam vertically through spaces. Begin at side edge, weave over and under each mesh space, leaving 7 inches for fringe at each end. Cut yarn. Weave 2nd vertical row beginning with under, then over. Continue to alternate weaving each row in the following sequence: * 4 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows C, 2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows A, 2 rows C, 2 rows B. Repeat from * 4 more times, ending with 4 rows A.
Work 1 row sc along edges with A.
Fringe: Knot 3 strands of one row with 3 strands of next row. Repeat along both ends. Trim evenly.