Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan Pattern

Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan Pattern

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Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan

Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan

Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan

I am very inspired by the USA Southwest colour palette and cultural designs that originate from the Southwest. In fact, if you have noticed in some of our videos, there are paintings on the walls of our home that we picked up years ago, not originals, but giclee format, of Tim Yanke’s work, inspired by the Southwest.

Of all states, if I had to move to the USA, I would choose New Mexico. For those who follow along with me, you have heard me say this several times before. In my opinion, one of the prettiest states. There is a sense of cultural and baron features of New Mexico. Mixed in are the flavours of Southwest culture.

So for me, this Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan has stolen my heart in the nature of the design. But I did wonder, how did they do it? Is there graphghan work at play? Exactly what did the Yarnspirations’ Designer do? You know that if a seasoned crocheter like me is wondering how it was designed, others will wonder how you made it too because it’s a conversational piece.

Using the flavourful colours over Caron Simply Soft, this afghan is a bit of an optical illusion. Once you see the free pattern, you will come to understand why I am questioning construction. So for those who need help with the pattern to visualize it. Let me explain.

Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan

Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan

The afghan isn’t one solid from side to side. It’s consisting of panels. If you notice the beige line in the middle of the blue section. That is the join of two panels coming together. If you follow the afghan across and see a raised ridge directly in the middle of being between two blue sections, that’s the ending of the panel.

So the panel is the construction of each panel starts in the beige area and then progresses to the oranges and then finishes blue. Once you have your strip complete, you do another. So the beige sides butt up to each other and the blue sides butt up together. So it gives you a wonderful look. But how is that blue section done? 

The blue section is drop-down stitches when you are working with blue. I thought for a bit that maybe there was graphghan work of carrying the blue under the stitch work to create it. Thankfully not… Kudos to the designer for not over complicating this fantastic design.

Even better, the designer has a diagram created for you to follow. What to know anything else cool?

The designer is also sharing with us what the multiples are for a repeat pattern. It’s 15. So if you want to change the size, chain in multiples of 15 and then add 2 at the end of the chain to bring it in balance. So the multiple is 15 + 2. I love it a lot when the designer reveals this information.

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

7 thoughts on “Crochet Southwest Stripe Afghan Pattern”

  1. Ann says:

    No blue button

  2. Beba says:

    Trying to get this pattern and the link is no longer valid. I wish you could’ve done a tutorial on it.

    1. We have fixed the link. I was planning on doing a tutorial but then got shifted to create more tutorials and that one got put aside. I did a sample swatch and everything but never got around to it.

  3. Joan Muth-Milks says:

    can you do a video tutorial please?

  4. Leslie says:

    New Mexico! One of our pretiest states. This afghan fits in nicely with that theme.

  5. Susan McDowell says:

    I watch a lot your videos and have done several of your Afghan and I would like to know if you can do a American flag using the granny Stitch and where the blues at is done in a granny square with a star on the middle of it I’ve seen it on YouTube but it’s only got the directions and I cannot read directions thank you for all your videos and your help

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