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Free Crochet Pattern: Diagonal Granny Afghan

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Pattern #: 70346AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
42 x 52 in. (106.5 x 132 cm)


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Diagonal Granny Afghan

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Basic Square = 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm) measured diagonally from corner to corner. 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


sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

BASIC SQUARE (make 111)
Ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 2 more dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Sl st to first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 1; join wtih sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.

HALF-SQUARE (make 16)
Ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ring, ch 1, dc in ring.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in beg ch-4 sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in beg ch-4 sp, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off.

Following diagram, sew Basic Squares and Half Squares together.

From RS, join yarn with sl st at one corner, ready to work along shaped end of Afghan.
Row 1: *Sc evenly along shaped end, working 3 sc at tip of each point and sc2tog between points; at corner, work sc evenly spaced across long side; rep from * once.
Side Edging
Next Row: Working across long side of Afghan only, sc in each sc.
Note: Next 3 rows are worked across same long side of Afghan.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working across long side of Afghan only, sc in each sc.
Rep last row once.
Picot Row: Ch 2, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sk first 2 sc, sl st in next 2 sc, (ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sk 1 sc, sl st in next 2 sc) across row.
Fasten off.
From RS, join yarn with sl st at corner, ready to work across remaining long side of Afghan and rep 4 rows of Side Edging.

Tassel (make 14)
Wrap yarn around cardboard 25 times. Cut a piece of yarn 10 in. (25.5 cm) long and thread doubled onto large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut a piece of yarn 8 in. (20.5 cm) long and wrap tightly around loops 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel. Trim Tassel ends evenly. Sew one Tassel to each outer point at top and bottom edges.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 8 reviews)
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Diagonal Granny Afghan Reviewed by PK Barnes on 2012-03-28 *****
Am making this for a birthday gift for my mom with some alterations. I've decided only to make what will be the top edge straight and will make additional squares for larger afghan. Also, decided to follow Patrice Ticknor advice and make strips and join as I go. Will single crochet together for added texture.

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