Crochet Larksfoot Granny Afghan

Crochet Larksfoot Granny Afghan

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Crochet Larksfoot Granny Afghan

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

The Crochet Larksfoot Granny Afghan is a FTM (from the middle) design, starting with a square, but then changing to a rectangle.

For this project, I used Caron Cakes with Red Heart With Love yarn and they really worked well together.  I have been wanting to design a square to rectangle blanket like this for a while now.  The square is lengthened on 2 ends working in rows after the square is completed.  But if you enjoy the square, in the case of a bed topper blanket, just keep going until you reach your desired size.

I want to add a disclaimer to this blog.  I am just an amateur when it comes to photography.  I use the natural light that comes in thru my window.  When I zoom in, the colors change from when I pull back.  All of the photos you see here are the same blanket.  The last 2 photos at the bottom of this post are the closest to the true colors.  But don’t focus on my colors!  Use your imagination to create your own color story.  I can’t wait to see what other combinations you all will come up with.

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Tutorial


 

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan

Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber

Caron® Cakes™ Lovely Layers™ (240 g/8.5 oz, 407 m/445 yds)

Color A – Sugar Plums – 4 balls

Red Heart® With Love™ (150 g/5.29 oz, 271 m/296 yards)

Color B – Oxford – 3 balls

Size U.S. H/8 (5.0  mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 45″ x 63″ [114 x 160 cm]. 

Abbreviations List 

Beg = Begin(ning)

Ch = Chain

Dc = Double crochet

Hdc = Half double crochet

Rem = Remains

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round()

Sk = Skip

Sl st = Slip stitch

Sp = Space

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Special Stitches

When working double crochet in space 2 rounds below, pull loop up to match height of current round.

Instructions

1st rnd: (RS) With A, ch 4, in first ch, 2 dc, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times, hdc join to beg ch. 3 dc per side.

2nd rnd: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1,** (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 dc in beg sp, hdc join to 3rd ch. 5 dc, 2 ch-1 sps per side.

3rd rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, hdc join to beg ch. 9 dc, 2 ch-1 sps per side.

4th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, [1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] twice, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, hdc join to beg ch. 12 dc, 3 ch-1 sps per side.

5th rnd: Ch 4, *1 dc in next 3 sts, [ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts] to corner, (ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, ch 1, 1 dc in beg sp, hdc join to 3rd ch. Break A. 14 dc, 5 ch-1 sps per side.

6th rnd: Attach B in any corner sp, ch 4, *1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st] to corner,** (ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, ch 1, 1 dc in beg sp, hdc join to 3rd ch. 17 dc, 6 ch-1 sps per side.

7th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, [1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp] until 1 st rem before corner, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, hdc join to beg ch. Break B. 21 dc, 6 ch-1 sps per side.

8th rnd: Attach A in any corner sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, [1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] until 1 st rem before corner, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, hdc join to beg ch. 24 dc, 7 ch-1 sps per side.

9th rnd: Ch 4, *1 dc in next 3 sts, [ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts] to corner,** (ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, ch 1, 1 dc in beg sp, hdc join to 3rd ch. 26 dc, 9 ch-1 sps per side.

10th rnd: Ch 4, *1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st] to corner,** (ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, ch 1, 1 dc in beg sp, hdc join to 3rd ch. 29 dc, 10 ch-1 sps per side.

11th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, [1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp] until 1 st rem before corner, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, hdc join to beg ch. 33 dc, 10 ch-1 sps per side.

12th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, [1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] until 1 st rem before corner, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, hdc join to beg ch. 36 dc, 11 ch-1 sps per side.

13th rnd: Ch 4, *1 dc in next 3 sts, [ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts] to corner,** (ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, ch 1, 1 dc in beg sp, hdc join to 3rd ch. Break A. 38 dc, 11 ch-1 sps per side.

14th – 37th rnds: Repeat 6th thru 13th rounds.

Begin working in rows with RS facing up.

1st row: Attach B in any corner sp, ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st] to corner, 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Turn. 113 dc, 36 ch-1 sps.

2nd row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 sts, [ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts] until 1 st rem, 1 dc in last st. Change to A. Turn.

3rd row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st] until 3 sts rem, sk next st, 1 dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

4th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, [1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp] until 2 sts rem, 1 dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

5th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st] to corner, 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Turn. 

6th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 sts, [ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts] until 1 st rem, 1 dc in last st. Turn.

7th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st] until 3 sts rem, sk next st, 1 dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

8th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, [1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp] until 2 sts rem, 1 dc in last 2 sts. Change to B. Turn.

9th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sp 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st] to corner, 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Turn. 

10th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 sts, [ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts] until 1 st rem, 1 dc in last st. Change to A. Turn.

11th – 16th rows: Rep 3rd – 8th row. Fasten off.

Repeat 1st – 16th rows on opposite end of blanket.

Border

1st rnd: Attach B in any ch-2 corner with a standing sc, ch 2, 1 sc in same sp, 1 sc in each st and evenly across ends of rows, working (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner sps, sl st to beg sc. Break B.

2nd rnd: Attach A in any ch-2 corner with a standing sc, ch 2, 1 sc in same sp, *[sk next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in skipped st] to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc. Break A.

3rd rnd: Attach B in any ch-2 corner with a standing sc, 2 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (3 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

 

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Larksfoot Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

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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.

23 thoughts on “Crochet Larksfoot Granny Afghan”

  1. Ryan Kaz. says:

    Should 10th rnd read (ch1, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch1) in ch-2 sp? Both ch1’s are currently missing. Without them it puts grouping of 4 dc’s(instead of usual 3) together before and after corner. Thanks.

    1. Jeanne says:

      You are correct! I know several have completed this project and you are the first to catch that missing ch 1. I’m updating website now and will update PDF a bit later today. Thank you very much.

  2. Ashley H. says:

    Anyone figured out a youtube tutorial yet? I can get the first step started but the second step is confusing to me and i cant get it right.

    1. Mikey says:

      I haven’t had time yet. I have had some serious deadlines that I cannot push off my desk until I get them done. The stitch along coming up as my all tied up still. I’m sorry.

  3. Laura H says:

    In corrected version 2 it shows us using color A for only 5 rounds. I think that’s where the confusion comes in.

    1. Jeanne says:

      Color B is used on rounds 6 & 7, then Color A is used on rounds 8 – 13, which is 6 rounds. Then repeat 6 thru 13.

  4. Peggy says:

    It looks like there are more colors in the photo than what you give us in the directions. Please explain or update your color selections!.

    1. Mikey says:

      We are not camera professionals here. We try our best. It’s the same project just in different lighting conditions. You are the second to mention this. I’m going to see if we can eliminate the photos that appear different from each other to avoid confusion. Thanks for the heads up.

      1. Noreen says:

        Hi Mikey. I’m feeling really challenged starting this pattern. Do you think you could do a YouTube video tutorial showing the start of this pattern. It would really help a lot. I’m having a hard time following the pattern. Much appreciated

      2. Mikey says:

        Let me see how much prep time I will need to put in advance.

    2. Jeanne says:

      I’m so very sorry. I am not very good at photo editing. I mostly work straight out of the camera. There is only one blanket. I struggle with photographing the blankets. The smallest WIP is probably the truest to the colors. I hope you are not disappointed.

      1. Noreen says:

        Hi Jeanne, could you or Someone in the Crochet Crowd please provide a YouTube tutorial for getting this pattern started. It would really help me understand the beginning. I would really appreciate it

      2. Mikey says:

        I received your other message. Same response.

  5. Lisa Harvey says:

    The Oxford and Plum is beautiful but what is the 2nd color pairing you used? I really like that combination with the grey . Thanks

    1. Jeanne says:

      The last photo, when it was in the WIP stage, is the best example of the colors.

  6. Daneris Moran says:

    Please review change of colors for rounds 11, 12,13. The instructions read to brake A on round 11 and 12
    Thanks

    1. Lisa Harvey says:

      There are two afghans pictured on the pattern & the website. One is obviously Plum & Oxford. The other photo is not. I wanted to know what was the other combination? Is it a trick of the light because it doesn’t look like light blue. Thanks

      1. Jeanne says:

        I am sorry, but I do my own photography and I am only a hobbyist. I do not have any pro lighting equipment, and that is the same blanket in all of the photos.

    2. Jeanne says:

      Thank you, I will look at that this morning.

    3. Jeanne says:

      The 11th round is the one that is wrong. Color A is worked for 6 rounds, then color B is worked for 2 rounds, and repeated. Thank you so much. I will be updating now.

      1. Daneris says:

        Thanks a lot!!!

      2. KATHRYN N CAMPBELL says:

        Jeanne, I am so confused. I printed this out days before I saw these comments stating that the 11th round is wrong. That color A is worked for 6 rounds and color B for 2 rounds. I noticed today that the pattern is the same as the one I printed. Can you please verify for me. Thank yo so much.

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