This crocheted afghan square features a two-color diagonal striped design.
Project Photo: See an enlarged photo of the finished afghan square.
Charted Pattern: Click here to get the free chart.
Worsted weight yarn in 2 different colors. To crochet the sample square, I used Caron Simply Soft in the following colors:
- Khaki / tan -- Bone = Color A
- Blue -- Blue Mint = Color B
Feel free to substitute other colors or brands of yarn.
Size H / 8 - 5.0 mm
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
The finished square measures 6.25 inches x 6.25 inches prior to adding the edging, and about 6.5 inches square afterwards.
4 sts = 1 inch
Matching this gauge isn't critical unless you have a need for each square to be exactly the same size as my sample. However, if you plan to use multiple squares together in a project, you do need to make them all the same size.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
To form the diagonal stripe pattern, you'll need to know how to change colors in single crochet stitch. There are two colors in each row; when you're not using a color, you'll crochet overtop of that color until you need it again. Anticipate your color changes prior to working them; when you're ready to change colors, you'll need to stop short of completing the last stitch in the old color, pull through a loop of the new color, and then complete your stitch with the new color. See this tutorial and this one for more information about how to do the color changes.
Between rows, ch 1 to use as a turning chain.
Using color A (tan yarn,) ch 26. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and begin working the diagonal stripes chart.
An edging is optional. For my sample square, I chose to work an edging in sl st. To work this edging, continue using the same color yarn (color A) to crochet a round of sl st all the way around the square; then change colors to color B and crochet another round of sl st, working into the back loops only.
Finishing the Square:
End off. Weave in ends. If you used acrylic yarn, there is no need for blocking. If you used a block-able yarn like wool, block the square.
Use this square in the craft project of your choice.
If you make multiple squares, you could join them together to create an afghan or pillow cover.
Coordinating Crochet Patterns
This square was designed to go with a bunch of other free patterns that are also available:
- Three-color checkerboard afghan square
- Framed checkerboard afghan square
- See more patterns in the mix and match series of afghan squares.
The diagonal striped design could also be made into a potholder or dishcloth.