Stitches in Time Afghan

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This lovely, solid-colored afghan features shells, picots and clusters to form an intricately textured design that’s easy to work up. Drape this over your couch or bed for a stunning accent piece and immediately add some warmth to a room.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 47” x 55”

Gauge: 4 rows = 3 ¼”; Shell, dc = 2 ¾” 

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #0376 Burgundy (4 skeins)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

Shell: 7 dc in stitch or space as indicated.
V Stitch (V St): (dc, ch 3, dc) in stitch or space as indicated.
Picot: (sc, ch 3, sc) in stitch or space as indicated.
Cluster (Cl): Yo, insert hook in specified stitch or space and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same stitch or space and draw up a loop, draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all 3 loops.
Cluster Shell (Cl Sh): [(Cl, ch 2, dc, ch 2) twice, Cl] in stitch or space as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 10 plus 4.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): Ch 164, Shell in 9th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 4 chs, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 4 chs, Shell in next ch, repeat from * across to last 5 chs, ch 1 skip 4 chs, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, dc in first dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, *ch 1, skip 2 dc, V St in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, repeat form * across to last 3 dc, ch 1 skip 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in first ch 1 space, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, Shell in ch 3 space of V St, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * across to last 2 ch 1 spaces, ch 1, skip next ch 1 space, 3 dc in last ch 1 space, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, V St in next dc, *ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, V St in next dc, repeat from * across to last 4 dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4, Shell in ch 3 space of V St, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, *Shell in ch 3 space of V St, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * across.
Continue pattern repeating Rows 2-5 for a total of 61 rows.

Edging

Rnd 1: With right side facing work along top edge Cl Sh in first right corner dc, *skip 3 dc (of Shell), picot in next dc, skip 3 dc, Cl Sh in next dc, repeat from * across, Cl Sh in last dc.
Work along side edge *skip 1 dc space, picot in next dc space, skip 1 dc space, Cl Sh in next dc space, repeat from * across.
Work along bottom edge Cl Sh in first corner ch space, *picot in ch below Shell, Cl Sh in ch below dc, repeat from * across, Cl Sh in last ch.
Work along side edge as for opposite side edge matching stitches, join to beginning dc.
Rnd 2: Work along top edge slip stitch into ch 2 space, sc in same space, (ch 3, sc in next ch 2 space) 3 times, *V St in ch 3 space of picot, (ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space) 3 times, repeat from * across to corner Cl Sh, sc in first ch 2 space, (ch 3, sc in next ch 2 space) 3 times.
Work along side edge V St in ch 3 space of picot. Continue pattern around entire afghan, join to beginning sc and fasten off. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Love it! Will definitely make this one. Thank you for sharing the free pattern

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  • Hello, I love this afghan! I tried to crochet it three times and each time, after the first row, the blanket only measured 37″. I am using red heart yarn and a size I hook. Can you help me figure out why its only measuring 37″ across instead of 47″? thank you ! Jeanne

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    • Perhaps when you have the edge complete it’s correct size? Try making a Swatch to see if you have size needed.

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    • Two probable reasons you’re only getting 37″ after the first row. 1) The edging will add at least a couple of inches once added. 2) You likely crochet a bit tighter than the pattern maker; try going up one crochet hook size to a J hook.

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  • Is it possible to receive a diagram of the pattern? I find it difficult to understand the notes.

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  • What does Cl mean? I can’t get any further till I know what everything means.

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    • Under the title “Special Stitches” it not only teaches you the actual stitches it gives you the abbreviations, I.e., cl means cluster.

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  • Sue Williams

    Thank you for the lovely pattern with clear instructions. Looking forward to using the pattern.

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  • Sue Williams

    Thank you for the lovely pattern with clear instructions. Look forward to making this Afghan.

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  • You mentioned using Red HeRt yarn but not which one. Could you be using a thinner weight of yarn?

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  • Evelyn Burnett

    Just the thing to make for a
    Christmas present. I know someone who would really like this.

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  • Like the looks of this afghan, looking for a pattern that would be appropriate to donate to a cancer victim benefit. Could you suggest a color for this purpose?

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    • The pattern is very appropriate for this cause. Depending on the type of cancer benefit I would check the Cancer Ribbons and make an appropriate color afghan for the cause. Such as Pink for breast cancer.

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  • Butch1316

    I am getting lost at the end of row 2. Of I “put my 3 stitches in the next 3 dc”, I don’t have 3 dc remaining. Where did I go wrong?

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  • I’m confused, At the end of row 2, it says to dc, ch 1, DC in last dc of previous row. But after I double crochet in the three dc and skip 2 st, the only stitches left are the eight stitches that were skipped in first row. I’m missing something. Any help would be appreciated.

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