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Lacy Afghan Pattern For Lapghan or Baby Blanket
Designed by Sandi Marshall in June 1998

The stitch pattern in this baby blanket moves along quickly. It's an easy pattern to crochet and there are also how-to photos for the rows and stitches, to make it easy enough even for beginners. If you're looking for the pattern for a larger afghan in this stitch combination, click here for that larger free afghan pattern.

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Lacy Small Afghan Pattern
Designed by Sandi Marshall

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch chain
dc double crochet
sc single crochet
st stitch
sts stitches

Materials:

For a small afghan (sized for a baby blanket, afghan for a small child or for a lap robe):
About 21 oz. Worsted weight yarn
Size G crochet hook

Finished size: about 31 1/2" x 42"

Gauge: a group of 3 dc stitches = 3/4" wide; 2 pattern repeat rows (rows 3 and 4) = 1"

Additional close-up photos, with stitches marked, along with extra explanation and hints for this pattern:

How to crochet in a back loop only

Directions:

Chain 134.
Row 1: Working in back loops only for this row, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in both loops of each of next 2 sc, * skip 3 sc of previous row, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in back loop of next sc, skip 3 sc of previous row, dc in both loops of each of next 3 sc **, repeat from * to ** as many times as needed across row. Refer to the links above for Row 2 Photos, if needed.

Row 3 Photo: The following photo shows a close-up look at the stitches used in the repeat pattern of row 3:

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in both loops of each of next 2 dc, * ch 3, skip next 3 dc, in chain-1 space work 3 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, dc in both loops of each of next 3 dc ** repeat from * to ** across row.
Row 4 Photo:
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in both loops of each of next 2 dc, * skip the ch-3, skip next sc, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in back loop of next sc, skip next sc, skip the next ch-3, dc in both loops of each of next 3 dc ** repeat from * to ** across row.
Additional Rows: Repeat rows 3 and 4 until the piece measures about 41".
Next to the Last Row: Repeat row 3.
Last Row: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in each of next 2 dc * 2 sc in ch-3 space, sc in both loops of each of next 3 sts ** repeat from * to ** across row, end row with 2 sc in last ch-3 space, sc in each of last 3 dc.
End off.

If desired, add an edging of your choice. The following link has a selection of links to free patterns for some crocheted edgings that are suitable for use as afghan edgings: http://crochet.about.com/od/bytype/tp/AfghanEdgings.htm

This Lacy Afghan Pattern copyright 1998 by Sandi Marshall.
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Other patterns that I designed, in which I used this same stitch combination:
Easy Extra Long Scarf For Fashion Wrap Styles
Easy Lacy Double Shells Scarf
Easy Lacy Shells Scarf
Lacy Cloth
Easy Lacy Afghan (Larger)

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