This rich and bold lapghan is surprisingly easy to make and is a great project to work on while on the go. The beautiful texture created with alternating stitches in the squares sets off the striping that’s layered on top while the simple clean lines in the edging focus the attention on the vibrant colors in the plaid.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Lapghan = 32″ x 41″; Individual Squares = 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern st
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic; 251 yards [230 meters]/142 grams): #113 Redwood (MC, 2 balls), #153 Black Canyon (C1, 2 balls), #149 Great Smokey Mountains (C2, 3 balls)
Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook
Notions: Locking stitch markers, tapestry needle
Pattern Stitch: *Sc in next st, dc in next st* across.
This pattern is worked with 20 individual squares crocheted together. Plaid stripes are crocheted on top of work once squares are joined. Edging is worked at the end.
20 squares total are needed: 6 MC, 4 C1, 10 C2
Squares (Make 20: 6 MC, 4 C1, 10 C2)
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, *sc, dc* across. (24 sts)
Rows 2-24: Ch 1, turn. *Sc, dc* across.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With locking stitch markers, pin corners of squares together as pictured or in desired pattern.
Working on wrong side of work, with C2, join squares with 24 sc across each side. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
On right side of work, with MC (or C1) create plaid lines with sl st across top of work where desired. For a thicker line, add a second row of sl sts next to another. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Rnd 1: Attach yarn to any corner. Work 24 sc across the side of each square and a sc in the space where two squares are joined. In corners work (sc, ch 1, sc). Join with a sl st. (454 sts including ch-1 sps)
Rnds 2-3: Ch 1. Hdc around working (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in corner ch-1 sp. Join with sl st. (462 sts in Rnd 2, 470 sts in Rnd 3)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Is there a video showing how to do the slip stitches on top of a crocheted fabric?
Hi Barbara! I don’t believe we have a video on this technique at this time. Sorry about that! – Nicola, Editor
Which row do you add this stripe?
Are the stripes added on top of square? And which row do you add this stripe?
Hello Phyllis! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor
Yes, stripes are added on top with surface crochet. I recommend laying a stand of yarn across your work to visually get an idea of where you want stripes. Basically you can divide a square in thirds and that would be your line. Then after you stitch a line, lay a stand of yarn across your work to determine how close or far apart you want the next stripe.
I am making this at the moment but I thought a pattern layout graph of the squares would have been helpful
I like the look of this afghan, I think it will be a great pattern for a male,I do have plans for this pattern.