The weather right now is so changeable – warm one minute, cool the next, and then a thunderstorm, hail, snow, or a couple tornadoes just to keep things interesting… all in a weekend. And that’s what inspired the Weekend Weather Afghan!
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Changing from gray, to green, to bright sunny blue, the Weekend Weather Afghan reflects the ever changing skies of Spring – and you can make it in just one weekend! This is the fastest afghan I’ve ever made, and it’s stretchy, soft and cozy – and I already have two kids fighting over it. Good thing it’s so fast!
Weekend Weather Afghan
- US – S, 19.00 mm hook (Lion Brand recommended)
- 16 balls Lion Brand Color Clouds (Super Bulky; 100% acrylic; 55 yds/50 m; 3.53 oz)
Color A: Smoky Grey – 6 balls
Color B: Fortune Tellers Teal – 5 balls
Color C: Alchemists Aqua – 5 balls
- Gauge: 4 stitch repeats x 7 rows = 8″
- Finished Size: approximately 50″ x 60″ (very stretchy!)
- Want to change the size? Start with any multiple of 2 sts
Hhdc (Herringbone Half Double Crochet): Click here for a video tutorial
Yarn over and insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, then pull this loop through the next loop on the hook (2 loops remain on hook), yo and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.
Twisted sc (Twisted Single Crochet): Click here for a video tutorial
Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, with 2 loops on hook spin hook 1 complete turn (counterclockwise if right handed, clockwise if left handed), yo and pull through both loops.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 50, skip the ch closest to the hook, hhdc in next ch, *ch 1, skip next ch, hhdc in next ch; repeat from * to end, turn. (25 hhdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, hhdc in 1st st, hhdc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip next st, hhdc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * until 1 st remains, hhdc in last st, turn. (26 hhdc)
Row 3: Ch 1, hhdc in 1st st, *ch 1, skip next st, hhdc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to end, turn. (25 hhdc)
Row 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2, break yarn and finish off.
Row 7: With Color B, join to 1st st and Repeat Row 3.
Row 8 – 11: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 12: Repeat Row 2, break yarn and finish off.
Row 13 – 18: With Color C, repeat Rows 7 – 12.
Row 19 – 54: Cycling through Colors A, B, and C, repeat Rows 7 – 12 six times. At the end of Row 54, there will be 3 stripes of each color.
Round 1: With Color A, join to any stitch of the blanket, ch 1, sc evenly around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner; break yarn and finish off.
Round 2: With Color B, join to any stitch of the blanket, ch 1, sc in each st around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; break yarn and finish off.
Round 3: With Color C, join to any stitch of the blanket, ch 1, twisted sc in each st around, working (twisted sc, ch 2, twisted sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; break yarn and finish off.
And that’s a blanket! I made it in a weekend, and that’s including design time, so I know you can too! The Weekend Weather Afghan is perfect for a quick gift with big impact, a great pattern to zone out with, and a cozy blanket to cuddle up with. I hope you enjoy this free speed crochet blanket pattern!
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