Crochet Double Strand Afghan
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Crochet Double Strand Afghan
Crochet Double Strand Afghan

Crochet Double Strand Afghan

Hey it’s me… Yeppers, Laura Jean. I was charmed by Jeanne’s story and her Sweet Memories Blanket , in which she uses double strands to create a beautiful chevron blanket.  Using random colors, and double stranding throughout you can really change the look by how you choose colors.

Choosing colors is fairly random – first of all I chose to use a  paired with a solid or variegated colors in short, long and in between lengths. There isn’t really an exact science, and it is meant to use up scraps in a fun way.  To start I create some really lax guidelines. 1.  Throw caution to the wind and have fun!  2. Pick a pattern – this can easily be done in straight rows of double crochet.

I also choose to wind my yarn into cakes with a yarn winder, so I wasn’t always starting and stopping. I did use the Russian join to join my yarn together.

  • The entire blanket is worked with 2 strands held together.
  • Hook size 8mm / L Hook.
  • This pattern is worked in multiples of 24 + 3 if you would like to change size. 
  • Each chevron is 10″ wide.

Instructions

Print these instructions here.

With 2 strands Color A held together, chain 123.

Row 1 – 2 dc in 4th chain from hook, *dc in next 8 chains, [dc3tog in next 3 chains] twice, dc in next 8 chains, [3 dc in next chain] twice.  Repeat * to end, 3 dc into last chain.  Turn.

Row 2 – Ch 3, 2 dc into same stitch.  *dc into next 8 stitches, [dc3tog] twice, dc into next 8 stitches, [3 dc into next stitch] twice.  Repeat * to end, 3 dc into last stitch.  Turn.

Continue Row 2 until desired length.

I hope you enjoy this Random Afghan as much as I enjoyed making it and thank you Jeanne for a great blanket.

Tutorials for Wave Afghans

You can use these tutorials for starting your waves is you would like something different. Double strand your scrap yarns to provide a unique look and use up those partial balls.