Crochet Beans & Bobbles Afghan
Today I have the second in the #CrochetBB series. This Beans & Bobbles Afghan is a straight version of my Crochet Beans & Bobbles Chevron Afghan. I know that many of you would rather not crochet the chevrons so you will definitely find this blanket a bit easier and faster.
I used 5 Caron Big Cakes in Afternoon Tea for this afghan and worked it lengthwise so the striping would be vertical. You can easily change the size by starting with an even number of chains. Also, use your favourite yarn to create your own colour story.
Mikey improvised on the tutorial in row 2. If you see there is a difference in the written words, there is. Do it the way you feel most comfortable with.
• Caron Big Cakes – 5 Balls – Afternoon Tea
• 5.5 mm / I Hook
Sizing 47” x 66”
Beg = Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Tr = Treble Crochet
Yo = Yarn Over
Bean Stitch – Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo in same stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo in same stitch once more and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to complete stitch.
You can easily change sizing by starting with any even number of chains.
Row 1: Starting 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Turn. – 199 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sk next st, bean st in next st; rep from * until 2 sts left, sk next st, sc in last st. Turn. – 98
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, bean st in ch-1 sp of each bean st across, sc in last sc. Turn.
Rows 4 – 7: Rep row 3. Turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in ch-1 sp of each bean st across, 2 sc in last sc. Turn. – 199 sc
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in each st across. Turn.
Row 10: Rep row 9. Turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first st, *tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * to end. Turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * to last st, sc in last st. Turn.
Rows 13 – 14: Rep row 9. Turn.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Row 16: Rep row 2. Turn.
Rows 17 – 21: Rep row 3.
Continue working in pattern repeat from rows 8 to 21, 8 more times.
Last row: Rep row 8. Do not turn.
Rnds 1 – 2: Sc evenly around afghan, placing 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
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