Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan Pattern

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan Pattern

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Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Today I am introducing my newest crochet design, Healing Stitches Afghan.  This blanket has magical healing powers, at least it did for me.

It’s a comfy soft 58″ square that will be just the right weight to lay over your lap while you curl up with your favourite book, listening to music or just relaxing.

My story begins amid the 2020 Corona Pandemic.  I work in an essential job, but luckily for me, I can do most of my work from home.  I was 4 weeks into staying in place, all alone with my cat Stewy.  Thankfully we live in a time were video chatting is available, so I was not without constant and instant contact from coworkers during the day and friends in the evening.  But the lack of physical human contact finally got the best of me.  While others complained about their husbands and children, I would have given anything to have another person sit next to me on my couch.  I did not slip off the edge but felt like someone pushed me in.  I normally wake up every morning happy and ready for a new day.  One morning, I just woke up in tears, ugly tears, that lasted the entire day.  I got through my work, but it was tough.  Finally, at the end of the day when I could pick up my yarn and hook, I looked at the 12″ that I was into another WIP, and it made me even sadder.  So I just started frogging all of it.  I sat down and just started to crochet and typed, round after round, trying to create something different with each round.  Pouring into the math, at one point, I frogged one section 4 times before I was happy with the result.  But the very best part, I forgot about my sadness.  I forgot about my loneliness.  The stitches were healing my soul.  When I started to get into a rhythm, I prayed, not for me, but the world.  Prayers for health care workers.  Prayers for anyone that has to work in an essential job in the public.  Prayers that we all get through this very strange time of our lives.

I am so grateful to our community of crocheters who helped me to test this pattern.  It was a thrill to have so many offers their assistance in making the needed corrections.

***Just added, Healing Stitches II Rectangle Afghan*** Check it out!

If you love this square version, but would like to continue on to a bigger size, I’ve done it as Healing Stitches XL Afghan. I’m made this size as a wedding gift a few times already.

I used Red Heart With Love Yarn, but you can easily substitute any worsted weight yarn you prefer.

When you upload your project to The Crochet Crowd Stitch Social Group or Instagram, feel free to tag me so I can see what you have crocheted.  Follow me on Instagram @ jeannestein or Facebook.  My designs can also be saved in your Ravelry favourites by following me HERE.

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Tutorials

Rnds 1 – 10

Rnds 11 – 23

Rnds 24 – 36

Rnds 37 to 54 (ending)

 

 

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Healing Stitches Afghan

Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber

Red Heart® With Love™ (198 g/7 oz, 338 meters/370 yards)

Colour A – Bluebell 2 balls

Colour B – Stone 2 balls

Colour C – Sage 2 balls

Colour D – Pewter 2 balls

Size U.S. J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 58″ x 58″ [147 x 147 cm]. 

Abbreviations List 

Beg = Begin(ning)

Blo = Back loop only

Ch = Chain

Dc = Double crochet

Dcbp = Double crochet back post

Dcfp – Double crochet front post

Hdc = Half double crochet

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Sc = Single crochet

Sk = Skip

Sl st = Slip stitch

Sp = Space

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Yoh = Yarn over hook

Special Note

When working dcfp, pull the first loop up to keep extended to the height of the current row.

Special Stitches

Lg Shell = 9 dc in the same st.

Shell = 5 dc in the same st.

Standing Sc = Form slip knot and insert onto the hook. Insert hook into st, yoh and pull loop through, yoh through 2 loops. 

V-st = 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in same st.

X-st = Sk next st or sp, dc in next st or sp, dc in skipped st or sp.

Instructions

1st rnd: (RS) With A, ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc, [ch 2, 1 sc] 3 times, 1 hdc (counts as ch 2 corner here and throughout) in first sc to close rnd. 4 sc, 4 ch 2 corners.

2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same sp (working around post of hdc), 1 dc in next st, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2, 1 dc in next st; rep from * two more times, 2 dc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3. 5 dc per side/ 20 dc total.

3rd rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour A. 7 sc per side/ 28 sc total.

4th rnd: With B, join with sl st in any corner, ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 1 hdc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [1 dcfp around dc 2 rnds below, sk the st behind the dcfp, 1 dc in next st] to corner.** (1 hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc) in corner sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once more, 1 hdc in beg sp, join with 1 hdc to beg hdc. 3 dcfp, 4 dc, 2 hdc per side, 36 sts total.

5th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour B. 11 sc per side/ 44 sc total.

6th rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *1 dc in next st, [sk next st, 1 dc in next st, cross back, 1 dc in skipped sp (X-st made)] to corner**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg ch 3. Break C. 5 X-st, 5 dc per side/ 20 X-st, 20 dc total.

7th rnd: With D, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3. 19 dc per side/ 76 dc total.

8th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour D. 21 sc per side/ 84 sc total.

9th rnd: With A, join with sl st in any corner, ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 1 hdc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [1 dcfp around dc 2 rnds below, sk the st behind the dcfp, 1 dc in next st] to corner.** (1 hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc) in corner sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once more, 1 hdc in beg sp, join with 1 hdc to beg hdc. 10 dcfp, 11 dc, 2 hdc per side / 92 sts total.

10th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour A. 25 sc per side/ 100 sc total.

11th rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 8 dc in same sp (1 lg shell made), *sk 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, [sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (1 shell made), sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] three times, sk 3 sts,** 1 lg shell in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break colour C. 3 shells, 4 sc per side / 4 lg shells, 12 shells, 16 sc total.

12th rnd: With B, standing sc in the 5th dc of any lg shell, (1 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in same st, *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *[sk 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] four times, sk 1 st,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next st; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with sl st to beg sc. Break B. 4 shells, 9 sc per side / 16 shells, 36 sc total.

13th rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *working in blo, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break D. 33 dc per side / 132 dc total.

14th rnd: With B, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 8 dc in same sp (1 lg shell made), *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, [sk 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] five times, sk 1 st,** 1 lg shell in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break colour B. 5 shells, 6 sc per side / 4 lg shells, 20 shells, 24 sc total.

15th rnd: With C, standing sc in the 5th dc of any lg shell, (1 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in same st, *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *[sk 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] four times, sk 1 st,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next st; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with sl st to beg sc. Break C. 6 shells, 11 sc per side / 24 shells, 44 sc total.

16th rnd: With A, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *working in blo, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break A. 45 dc per side / 180 dc total.

17th rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 1, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the same sp, *1 dcbp in each st to corner,** (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg hdc. Break D. 47 sts per side / 188 sts total.

18th rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *1 dc in next st, [sk next st, 1 dc in next st, cross back, 1 dc in skipped sp (X-st made)] to corner**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg ch 3. Break C. 23 X-st, 5 dc per side/ 92 X-st, 20 dc total.

19th rnd: With B, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break B. 55 dc per side / 220 dc total.

20th rnd: With A, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *sk next st, [(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st (1 V-st made), sk 2 sts] to the corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break A. 18 V-st, 4 dc per side / 72 V-st, 16 dc total.

21st rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *1 dc in next 2 sts, [3 dc in next ch 1 sp of V-st] until 3 sts before the corner, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break D. 62 dc per side / 248 dc total.

22nd rnd: With B, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *sk next 2 sts, [1 V-st in next st, sk 2 sts] to the corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break B. 20 V-st, 4 dc per side / 80 V-st, 16 dc total.

23rd rnd: With C, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *1 dc in next 2 sts, [3 dc in next ch 1 sp of V-st] until 3 sts before the corner, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break C. 68 dc per side / 272 dc total.

24th rnd: With A, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *working in blo, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break A. 72 dc per side / 288 dc total.

25th rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 1, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the same sp, *1 dcbp in each st to corner,** (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg hdc. Break D. 74 sts per side / 296 sts total.

26th rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *sk next st, 1 dc in next st, [sk next st, 1 dc in next st, cross back, 1 dc in skipped sp (X-st made)] to corner**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg ch 3. Break C. 37 X-st, 4 dc per side/ 148 X-st, 16 dc total.

27th rnd: With B, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3 (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break B. 82 dc per side / 324 dc total.

28th rnd: With A, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 dc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3. 85 dc per side/ 340 dc total.

29th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour A. 87 sc per side/ 348 sc total.

30th rnd: With B, join with sl st in any corner, ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 1 hdc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [1 dcfp around dc 2 rnds below, sk the st behind the dcfp, 1 dc in next st] to corner.** (1 hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc) in corner sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once more, 1 hdc in beg sp, join with 1 hdc to beg hdc. 89 sts per side, 356 sts total.

31st rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour B. 91 sc per side/ 364 sc total.

32th rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *1 dc in next st, [sk next st, 1 dc in next st, cross back, 1 dc in skipped sp (X-st made)] to corner ch 2 sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg ch 3. Break C. 45 X-st, 5 dc per side/ 180 X-st, 20 dc total.

33rd rnd: With D, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to top of ch 2. 99 dc per side/ 396 dc total.

34th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour D. 101 sc per side/ 404 sc total.

35th rnd: With A, join with sl st in any corner, ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 1 hdc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [1 dcfp around dc 2 rnds below, sk the st behind the dcfp, 1 dc in next st] to corner.** (1 hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc) in corner sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once more, 1 hdc in beg sp, join with 1 hdc to beg hdc. 103 sts per side / 412 sts total.

36th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *sc in each st to corner**, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with 1 hdc to beg sc. Break colour A. 105 sc per side/ 420 sc total.

37th rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 8 dc in same sp (1 lg shell made), *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, [sk 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] 17 times, sk 1 st,** 1 lg shell in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break colour C. 17 shells, 18 sc per side / 4 lg shells, 68 shells, 72 sc total.

38th rnd: With B, standing sc in the 5th dc of any lg shell, (1 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in same st, *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *[sk 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] 18 times, sk 1 st,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next st; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with sl st to beg sc. Break B. 18 shells, 23 sc per side / 72 shells, 92 sc total.

39th rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *working in blo, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break D. 117 dc per side / 468 dc total.

40th rnd: With B, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 8 dc in same sp (1 lg shell made), *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, [sk 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] 19 times, sk 1 st,** 1 lg shell in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break colour B. 19 shells, 20 sc per side / 4 lg shells, 76 shells, 80 sc total.

41st rnd: With C, standing sc in the 5th dc of any lg shell, (1 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in same st, *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *[sk 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st] 20 times, sk 1 st,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next st; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg corner, join with sl st to beg sc. Break C. 20 shells, 25 sc per side / 80 shells, 100 sc total.

42nd rnd: With A, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *working in blo, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break A. 129 dc per side / 516 dc total.

43rd rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 1, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the same sp, *1 dcbp in each st to corner,** (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg hdc. Break D. 131 sts per side / 524 sts total.

44th rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *1 dc in next st, [sk next st, 1 dc in next st, cross back, 1 dc in skipped sp (X-st made)] to corner**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg ch 3. Break C. 65 X-st, 5 dc per side/ 260 X-st, 20 dc total.

45th rnd: With B, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break B. 139 dc per side / 556 dc total.

46th rnd: With A, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *sk next st, [1 V-st in next st, sk 2 sts] to the corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break A. 46 V-st, 4 dc per side / 184 V-st, 16 dc total.

47th rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *1 dc in next 2 sts, [3 dc in next ch 1 sp of V-st] until 3 sts before the corner, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break D. 146 dc per side / 584 dc total.

48th rnd: With B, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *sk next 2 sts, [1 V-st in next st, sk 2 sts] to the corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break A. 48 V-st, 4 dc per side / 192 V-st, 16 dc total.

49th rnd: With C, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *1 dc in next 2 sts, [3 dc in next ch 1 sp of V-st] until 3 sts before the corner, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break D. 152 dc per side / 608 dc total.

50th rnd: With A, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *working in blo, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break A. 156 dc per side / 624 dc total.

51st rnd: With D, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 1, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the same sp, *1 dcbp in each st to corner,** (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg hdc. Break D. 158 sts per side / 632 sts total.

52nd rnd: With C, join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *sk next st, 1 dc in next st, [sk next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next st, cross back, 1 dc in skipped sp (X-st made)] to corner**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg ch 3. Break C. 78 X-st, 5 dc per side/ 312 X-st, 20 dc total.

53rd rnd: With B, join with a sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3 (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Break B. 165 dc per side / 660 dc total.

54th rnd: With A and C together, join with a standing sc in any corner ch 2 sp, (ch 2, 1 sc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to the corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. 84 sc per side / 336 sc total. 

Damp block finished afghan to shape and enjoy.

 

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber and Stewy

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I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.

36 thoughts on “Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan Pattern”

  1. Michelle says:

    I finished it today. What a beautiful pattern. Thank you Jeanne. I love your designs and Mickey’s videos. I made “All in the family”, “Better together”, “Larksfoot Granny”, “Hugs and Kisses”…and several others. All lovely. Thanks again.

  2. Kate Spencer says:

    Hi there, and thank you for a lovely pattern! I was working along using the written pattern and found an error in round 26… I think. In the video, Mikey, you mention that in previous rounds like this one that uses the “x” stitch that we usually skip a stitch and leave one dc standing alone before starting the “x”s but that in this round we are going to start right in with the “x”s. In the written pattern it still states to skip the first stitch and leave a dc on its own before starting that repeat. I only noticed because I check my counts (thank you thank you for including them at the end of each line!!) and found that I only had 36 x-st per side instead of the 37 in the written pattern. I did go back and make sure each of my sides had 74 stitches in the previous round as well, but, if I’m mis-reading the pattern, please ignore this and just know that I adore and respect everyone at the Crochet Crowd. <3

    1. Mikey says:

      I believe Jeanne has corrected this since you have messaged through. Take a look and see if it’s still wrong.

  3. Michelle says:

    Since the pandemic started I have discovered Mickey and The Crochet Crowd on YouTube I started a CAL which was from a few years ago and I was hooked. I have made over 30 afghans, some stroller sized and some larger. I have donated lots to my neighbourhood foodbank/community service center, gave away a few for 50th and 80th birthday gifts. It has been my saving grace. I am looking forward to ordering the wool for this one. Chin up we can see a light at the end of this tunnel.

  4. Vicki Grayson says:

    I am really enjoying making this Afghan. The videos are excellent and have really helped this beginner make a success of this so far. I was just wondering if you were planning on making a video for the last rounds?

  5. Diane says:

    I too am using crochet for healing. Metastasized breast cancer to the brain and now down my spine. I hope I will have time to make your Healing pattern. I love it. Thank you so much. Diane

    1. Mikey says:

      I’m really sorry to read this Diane. I hope for a recovery for you. Michael

    2. Laura Deuso says:

      Diane
      I will keep you in my prayers for healing as I crochet this pattern of beauty.
      Laura

  6. Sara Moser says:

    I am on row 24 of this lovely pattern and I just have to say, thank you. I am a travel nurse, and it can get lonely at times. I finished another afghan that had 4 colors, with a lot left over, so am using that for this work. There is healing and love in this design, I can feel it. Thank you so much. Namaste.

  7. Iris Rosalind Cook says:

    Hi could you put me on your list please

    1. Mikey says:

      What list? I don’t understand.

  8. Delilah says:

    Thanks so much for freely sharing this lovely pattern. I am finding it has a soothing rhythm to the rounds and enough variety to be interesting to stitch, as I work on it.

    I am finding it very healing to be stitching it for me, in colors chosen by me. I subbed in 4 of my faves (light green, dark green, cream, dark mushroom) and am loving the striping effect. With no stress about what color comes next.

    Sending hugs of gratitude

    Deborah in Winnipeg

    1. Jeanne says:

      I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the pattern and using your own personal colors. 🙂

  9. Michelle Reid says:

    Hi,
    Will there be a video (with mikey) for this beautiful pattern,I’m self taught and still can’t read patterns.
    Thanks
    Michelle

    1. Mikey says:

      I’m not sure yet. There has been a ton of requests. Filming something like will take upwards of 40 years and I am short of time. I don’t want to start filming something that I think I may never finish. I have to fully commit and clear the calendar.

  10. Donna Dissauer Saliba says:

    I will keep looking and watching to see if a video is coming out for this. I’m starting work on the Better Together. My friend really wants to do this blanket but wants to do it together and I am getting stuck!

    1. Marina King says:

      I have started a list for Mikey of tutorial suggestions for him to go through, I have added this to the list

      1. Donna Dissauer Saliba says:

        My persistence paid off and I carefully read each direction. Proud to say I’m half way through the rounds on my blanket! Can’t wait to see the finished look!

  11. Jane Leslie says:

    I am always in awe of those of you who are able to create these patterns! I am very grateful to you for sharing them for free since you certainly deserve compensation for your intellectual property. My TBC (to be crocheted) list grows by leaps and bounds. I’m working on 3 separate projects right now. I weary of one, I turn to the next. Again, thank you for keeping our hooks busy!

  12. Randi hufft says:

    I’d really like to make this for a king size bed. How many times do I have to repeat each section to make this happen?

    1. Jeanne says:

      I cannot say for sure how many times you would repeat for that size, but once you get going, you will see that there are 3 sections that are repeated and you can really grow this blanket as large as you’d like by simply following back in pattern. Enjoy the journey! 🙂

  13. Cali says:

    I ordered my yarn online, eagerly waiting it’s arrival. I forced myself to finish a WIP and then jumped right in. I had no idea, when I bookmarked this pattern, just how significant this project was going to be. Two days after beginning I found out that my brother died very unexpectedly. Healing Stitches have never been more comforting! This project has been so cathartic these past few days. Thank you doesn’t seem adequate but that’s all I have to offer. My sincerest thanks. This project has been balm to my soul.

    1. Marina King says:

      Sorry about your loss from all of us here… I’m glad that you found this to help you through.

  14. María Pazos says:

    Beautiful pattern but I was wis there a chart for it. I seem to do much better with a chart. I guess I’m
    A visual Lerner, thank you so much

    1. Mikey says:

      This pattern may be transferred to Yarnspirations later on this calendar year. They have experts in the graphics designing for the charts. Daniel is good at charts but this one is really complex that I know the time it will take him, because he’s not as skilled as a regular graphics artist, would be really substantial. I’m sorry.

  15. Sherry Perry says:

    Can we get a video for round one Mikey? I’m lost and really want to make this blanket!

    1. Mikey says:

      I’m planning on filming this blanket but not yet. I have two video series that have priority to be done to hit a deadline at the moment. If I film this, I want to be sure I have the whole thing filmed.

      1. Donna Dissauer Saliba says:

        I will keep looking and watching to see if a video is coming out for this. I’m starting work on the Better Together. My friend really wants to do this blanket but wants to do it together and I am getting stuck!

  16. Niamh says:

    Hello, Jeanne. I’m so happy to see the instructions to your beautiful Crochet Healing Stitches Afghan Pattern back again, and delighted to be working on it.☺ I need to ask a couple of dumb questions: 1. Do I turn at the end of each row, or do I keep going around? 2. At the beginning of round 2, is the first dc after the ch 3 a fpdc or is it the next one? Thank you very much.😺

    1. Mikey says:

      I’ll ask Jeanne to review your post here.

    2. Niamh says:

      Thank you, Mikey.☺

  17. Gail Holt says:

    Jeanne, I love this blanket, so when starting the round/row did you start with a chain 4 or a magic circle. I do understand the pattern except the beginning of the start. Please let me know. I will make this lovely blanket . thank you

  18. Kelly M Lane says:

    Absolutely beautiful and to work on it within the community is brillant. I wish I was a more skilled crocheter to help with it at this stage but I’m just not there yet. I just love this and will do it as soon as I can. Thank you Jeanne for another wonderful project. Fyi Hugs and Kisses is my all time fav pattern. Ive made several and just love the way it flows. Can’t wait to try this one.

    1. Marina King says:

      One stitch at a time, that’s how we all become more confident crocheters! Jeanne did a beautiful job on this blanket.

  19. Charlene says:

    Well I’ve been going thru my yarn (lots) and this looks so good I’ll give it a try. Oh dear, that means I won’t get to some of my WIPS. So what else is new. Any excuse. LOL!

    1. Marina King says:

      my wip pile is pretty big, thankfully some are finally starting to get done too haha

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