Today's Granny Afghan

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Today's Granny Afghan

designed by Marilyn Losee
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Not just for your granny, this modern update on the classic style with rich dark colours and simple motif is perfect for curling up and relaxing in this winter season.

Size

Single Size
Approx. 56"/142 cm long x 78"/198 cm wide
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The materials for this project cost $70.91

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Measurements:
Approx. 56"/142 cm long x 78"/198 cm wide

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

One Pound | Lace, 10585Edit Color
$8.99

Contrast B

One Pound | Claret, 10562Edit Color
$8.99

Contrast C

One Pound | Espresso, 10581Edit Color
$17.98

Contrast D

One Pound | Black, 10503Edit Color
$26.97

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size G6/4.25mm
$1.99

Tapestry Needle Set

3/Pkg
$5.99
The materials for this project cost $70.91

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

hdc = half double crochet

rep = repeat

Rnd = Round

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Measurements:
Approx. 56"/142 cm long x 78"/198 cm wide

MATERIALS

One Pound (454 g/16. oz;742 m/812 yds)
Contrast A Lace (10585) 1
Contrast B Claret (10562) 1
Contrast C Espresso (10581) 2
Contrast D Black (10503) 3
One size US G-6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

One large block measures about 11 x 11"/28 x 28cm. Gauge is not critical for this project.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note:To change color while joining a round, work the joining slip stitch as follows: insert hook in joining stitch, yarn over with new color and draw through both loops on hook. Fasten off old color.

 

LARGE BLOCK (make 17)

With A, chain 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, 2 dc in ring; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beg ch—12 dc, and 4 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 4), 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made); rep from * 2 more times, dc in next 3 dc, dc in first ch-2 sp; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beg ch; change to B in join—28 dc, and 4 ch-4 sps.

Rnd 3: With B, sl st in next ch, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 4), 2 dc in first ch-sp, *dc in each dc to next corner ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in each dc to first ch-4 sp, dc in first ch-sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch—44 dc, and 4 ch-4 sps.

Rnd 4: With B, rep Rnd 3; change to C in join—60 dc, and 4 ch-4 sps.

Rnds 5 and 6: With C, rep Rnd 3 twice; change to D in join of Rnd 6—92 dc, and 4 ch-4 sps.

Rnds 7 and 8: With D, rep Rnd 3 twice­—124 dc, and 4 ch-4 sps. Fasten off.

 

SMALL BLOCK (make 72)

With A, chain 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: With A, work Rnd 1 of large block; change to B in join.

Rnd 2: With B, work Rnd 2 of large block; change to C in join.

Rnd 3: With C, work Rnd 3 of large block; change to D in join.

Rnd 4: With D, work Rnd 4 of large block. Fasten off. Make large blocks from the small blocks by sewing 4 small blocks together to make one large block (makes 18 large blocks total).

 

FINISHING—Arrange blocks into a rectangle of 5 blocks by 7 blocks; alternate small and large blocks throughout. Sew or slip st edges of blocks together.

Edging—Rnd 1: With RS facing, join D with sc in edge of throw, work sc evenly spaced around entire throw, working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st in first sc. Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, working 2 hdc in each sc of each 3-sc corner; join with slip st in first hdc. Fasten off. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Blocking (very important): Lay throw flat, spray with water, and let dry.