This baby afghan was crocheted in pastel colors of Bernat Softee baby yarn. (Compare prices.)
- Pale Blue
- Soft Lilac
There are two different rows that alternate to create this stitch repeat: the first is a row of V-stitches. See row 1, where the Vs are worked into the foundation chain, and row 3, where the Vs are worked into spaces from the previous row. The second is the row of single crochets and chains. See row 2.
These rows are worked in different colors throughout to create the design pictured.
Anticipate color changes at the end of every third row. When you reach the last stitch in the row with a color change, work all the steps except the last step in the old color. To complete the stitch, draw through a loop of the new color. Work your turning chain and the next row in the new color.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sp = space
- ch-2 sp = the space created by working 2 chain stitches
- ch-3 sp = the space created by working 3 chain stitches
- st = stitch
- v st = v stitch
Work 1 dc st, 1 ch st, and 1 more dc st in same ch or sp.
The starting chain is a muliple of 4 + 9. Using mint, crochet your starting chain.
Row 1 (V-Stitch Row): Working in mint, dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next 3 chs, V-st in 4th ch from hook.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way across the row. When you get to the end of the row, work a dc in each of the last 2 chs.
Row 2 (Single Crochet and Chains Row): Ch 1, turn.
Sc in each of the first 2 dc sts. (Sc in ch-1 space, sc in next V-st, ch 3, sc in same V-st.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way across the row. When you get to the end of the row, Sc in the last ch-1 space, then work 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts.
Row 3 (V-Stitch Row): Ch 3, turn.
Skip the first sc; turning chain counts as the first dc. Dc in next sc. (Ch 1, V-st in next ch-3 space.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way across the row. When you get to the end of the row, ch 1, then work 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts. Change colors to pale blue.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.
Work another row of scs and chs as row 2, only in pale blue.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn.
Work another V-stitch row as row 3, using pale blue.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn.
Work another row of sc and chains as row 2. At the end of the row, change colors to soft lilac.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn.
Work another V-stitch row as row 3, using soft lilac.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn.
Using soft lilac, work another row of sc and chains as row 2.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn.
Work another V-stitch row as row 3, using soft lilac. At the end of the row, change colors to mint. Ch 1, turn.
At this point, your color repeat starts over again with mint. Keep alternating V stitch rows and rows of single crochets and chains, working in the same color pattern -- 3 rows of mint, 3 rows of pale blue, 3 rows of soft lilac, until your piece is the desired length.
Be sure to end with a row of Vs in order to have a straight upper edge; if you end with a row of single crochets and chains, your upper edge will have an unfinished look with a bumpy edge.