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Home : Patterns : Crochet Alphabet Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Alphabet Afghan

Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 20025AD
Rating: ****3.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

36 inches x 48 inches without border



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Help your youngster learn his ABCs with this clever child's afghan.

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Crochet Alphabet Afghan

Lion Brand® Jiffy®

GAUGE:

12 sc + 12 rows = 4" (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

Changing Colors: Colors in crochet are changed on the last loop before actually beginning to work with the new color. For example, to make a single crochet stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). Tie on the new color and pull that color through both loops.


BLANKET CENTER


With MC, ch 73.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 72 sts.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across. Repeat Row 2 until center measures 36" from beg. Fasten off.

ALPHABET PANELS


Top and Bottom Panels. With CC, ch 73.
Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 72 sts.
Row 2: With MC, ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across. Continue, following chart, for a total of 18 rows. Fasten off.
Side Panels: With CC, ch 109.
Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 108 sts.
Row 2: With MC, ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across. Continue, following chart, for a total of 18 rows. Fasten off.


CORNERS (make 4)


With CC, ch 19.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 18 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Following chart, sc in each sc across. Continue, following chart for a total of 18 rows. Fasten off.


FINISHING


Sew the alphabet panels to center as pictured. Sew the corners as pictured. Border With RS facing, join CC with slip st in any corner. Work 99 sc evenly spaced along the top and bottom; 132 sc evenly spaced along the sides; and 3 sc in each corner. Work in rnds of sc, working 3 sc in each corner each rnd, working 2 rnds of each color in the following sequence: B, A, C, and E. Fasten off.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s) MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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Crochet Alphabet Afghan Reviewed by A H on 2012-09-18 ***
This afghan is worked in 9 separate pieces, and then sewn together. The alphabet letters are crocheted in the design using a chart, not cross-stitched on later. There are no written instructions for the letters, it is all chart, so any charted alphabet within the given sizes would work to supply the missing letters. I would print out the page with the charts, take scissors to it, and shift the E to beside the D, the L and M to beside the K, and the P, Q, and R to beside the O, and chart the W, X, Y, and Z on the last long side. I would then adjust the length of the short panels and long panels to reflect the maximum stitches I needed; ie, if adding the P, Q, and R to a short panel required more stitches than adding the E to the opposite short panel, I would make both the longer length. I haven't tried this, but I think it's doable. I marked this a 3 because I would have used the entire alphabet, I would have done the afghan in one panel, long-side to long-side, then come down each short side with the other panels, including the corners blocks as I went, then done a border all around. I do not like sewing blocks together! Note: I do like the border one user put around the corners. It really sets them off.


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