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Coral Colorway of the Patchwork Baby Afghan

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This coral-colored patchwork afghan is perfect for baby girls. Crochet the afghan in pink, peach and yellow using our free crochet pattern.
Coral Colorway of the Heart Sampler Afghan, Suitable for Baby Girls

Coral Colorway of the Heart Sampler Afghan, Suitable for Baby Girls

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This baby afghan is crocheted using two different square patterns, a heart square and a checkerboard square; then the squares are joined together, patchwork style, to resemble a baby quilt. Find more detailed info about these squares:

Placement:

To create this afghan, you'll crochet 25 squares -- 13 heart squares and 12 checkerboard squares. There are 5 squares across and squares down. The squares alternate, with the heart squares being placed in the outer corners.

Free Crochet Heart Pattern and Chart

Free Crochet Checkerboard Pattern and Chart

Yarn Colors:

You'll need about 19 ounces of DK / light worsted weight yarn. This colorway was crocheted using Bernat Softee baby yarn in the following colors:

  • Prettiest pink
  • Soft peach
  • Lemon

These colors combine to create an overall effect that has the look of a coral color; one might also describe it as a salmon pink color, with pale yellow accents. This color combination is fantastic if you'd like a feminine colorway for your baby girl's nursery, but you don't want to go with a traditional pastel pink color.

Feel free to substitute other brands or colors of yarn.

Joining Your Baby Afghan Squares

You have quite a few options for joining your squares. If you use the color scheme pictured here, I recommend joining your squares by whipstitching them together with the lemon yellow yarn color. This will provide a bit of contrast that is eye-catching and appealing. However, if you'd prefer that the joins look more "invisible" you could whip stitch using either of the other colors.

Click here for more info about how to join afghan squares.

The Edging

I used a simple but effective edging: two rounds of single crochet stitch around the outside of the afghan, followed by a final round of slip stitch in a contrasting color. I used the lemon yellow yarn for the single crochet stitch rounds, and the "prettiest pink" colored yarn for the slip stitch round. See more info here. Feel free to choose a different edging if you prefer; find more free edging patterns here.

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