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Free Crochet Pattern: Celtic Afghan

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Pattern #: L20303
Rating: ****3.7 (based on 44 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: One Size

About 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 17, 2013)
Diagram corrected and clarifications made.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Three classic cable patterns give this project lots of character and style.

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Celtic Afghan

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GAUGE:

10 dc = about 4 in. (10 cm).

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

BPDC (back post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from back to front then to back around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st in front of the BPDC.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.Skip st behind the FPDC.
BPTR (back post treble crochet) Yo twice, insert hook from back to front then to back around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Skip st in front of the BPTR.
FPTR (front post treble crochet) Yo twice, insert hook from front to back then to front around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Skip st behind the FPTR.
FPTRCross (worked over 3 sts) Yo, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 2 loops rem on hook), sk next Puff, yo twice (4 loops on hook), insert hook from front to back then front around post of next st, draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (1 loop rem on hook); working in front of st just completed, dc in Puff; yo twice, insert hook from front to back then to front around post of st before the same Puff, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, sk Puff, yo, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Puff (Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up a loop) 5 times all in the same st, yo and draw through all 11 loops on hook.

PATTERN STITCHES
Cable Pattern 1 (worked over 3 sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS):
FPDC around next st, BPDC around next st, FPDC around next st.
Rows 2 and 4: BPTR around next st, FPTR around next st, BPTR around next st.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Cable Pattern 1.

Cable Pattern 2 (worked over 11 sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS):
(BPTR around next st, Puff in next st, BPTR around next st, dc in next st) twice, BPTR around next st, Puff in next st, BPTR around next st.
Rows 2 and 4: (FPTRCross, dc in next st) twice, FPTRCross.
Note: When working repeats of Row 1, work each BPTR around the post sts only of each FPTRCross.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Cable Pattern 2.

Cable Pattern 3 (worked over 17 sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS):
Dc in next 4 sts, BPTR around next 9 sts, dc in next 4 sts.
Row 2: Dc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next 3 sts, sk next 3 sts, FPTR around next 3 sts, working in front of 3 sts just worked, FPTR around the 3 skipped sts, dc in next 4 sts.
Row 4: Dc in next 4 sts, sk next 3 sts, FPTR around next 3 sts, working behind 3 sts just worked, FPTR around the 3 skipped sts, FPDC around next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Cable Pattern 3.

NOTES:

1. Three different cable patterns are worked across each row. We found that after working just a few rows, it was easy to determine which pattern should be worked. If you like, place a st marker between each of the patterns to help you keep your place.
2. When working post stitches, you are inserting the hook around the vertical bar of the stitch instead of under the top two loops of the stitch. The side of the work that faces you is the "front", and the side of the work that faces away from you is the "back". For example, to work a FPTR, work as follows:

a. Yarn over the hook twice (3 loops on hook).
b. Insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated st, as follows:
i. Insert hook from front to back into the space between sts that is immediately before the indicated st.
ii. Continue to bring the hook behind the indicated st, and insert it from back to front into the space between sts that immediately follows the indicated st.

c. Yarn over and draw the loop all the way back around the post of the st to the front of the work and up to the level of the sts in the current row (4 loops on hook).
d. (Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times (1 loop remains on hook)
e. Take care to skip the 2 loops at the top of the st into which you would usually work and are now "behind" the post st you just completed.

3. The FPTRCross isn't difficult! Just work carefully, step by step.

a. Yo, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook).
b. Sk next Puff, yo twice (4 loops on hook).
c. Insert hook from front to back then front around post of next st, draw up a loop (5 loops on hook).
d. (Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (1 loop rem on hook).
e. Working in front of st just completed (this means you simply bring your hook in front of the st you just completed in steps a-d, before working the following instructions), dc in the Puff st.
f. Yo twice, insert hook from front to back then to front around post of st before the same Puff (you are working around the st before the Puff), draw up a loop (4 loops on hook).
g. (Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice (2 loops rem on hook).
h. Sk the Puff, yo, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook).
i. Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


AFGHAN
Ch 121.
Foundation Row: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc) and in each ch across - 119 dc at the end of this row.
Next Row (WS): Ch 3 (counts as first post stitch), turn, BPDC around next st, FPDC around next st (Row 1 of Cable Pattern 1 worked), working Row 1 of each pattern, work Cable Pattern 2 over next 11 sts, Cable Pattern 1 over next 3 sts, *Cable Pattern 3 over next 17 sts, Cable Pattern 1 over next 3 sts, Cable Pattern 2 over next 11 sts, Cable Pattern 1 over next 3 sts; rep from * to end of row.
Continue in patterns as established, working the next row of each Cable Pattern, until piece measures about 59 1/2 in. (151 cm) from beg.
Last Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sk = skip st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.7 (based on 44 reviews)
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Celtic Afghan Reviewed by deb@west-point.org on 2014-04-26 *****
I'm active duty Army and currently deployed to Afghanistan. I thought it would be fun to make an 'Afghani afghan' while I'm here. So this is made entirely in Afghanistan from yarn purchased from an Afghani. It is 100% acrylic, so not very luxurious, but I am in love with it.

I could not love this pattern more. I classify myself as a beginner, but I've been crocheting almost my whole life. I've just never done anything more challenging than a zigzag before. It took some learning, and I'm pretty sure I did one of the cable stitches just a little wrong, but that's what makes it unique and I love it.


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