Growing up, fall was always my favorite season of the year. It was the season to finish up the work in the fields and return back to school. For me it meant rest and relaxation. Now, fall has taken on a different meaning; once the leaves start falling it means that winter is just around the corner. And although I love the snow, I hate the cold that comes with it.
Nevertheless, fall is still a season to be enjoyed because of all the beautiful colors! I’d say that fall has the most beautiful colors of all the seasons. Yes, summer and spring have some bright and beautiful colors, but in my eyes they cannot compete with what you see in the fall. Perhaps that’s why I’m publishing my second pattern for a crocheted fall afghan.
This afghan is really easy to crochet up. It is crocheted with the crossed half double crochet and single crochet rows making it really easy to crochet it to any size. As for the color sequence use any colors that you want for any season or holiday. I think it would look lovely in Christmas stripes as well.
This pattern has not been tested by anyone but me. If you find any errors please send me an email or leave a comment below and I’ll correct it asap. Thanks so much!
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (4 colors)
I did not keep an exact count as I used up my scraps when I first started, but I’ll give you a rough idea as to how much you’ll need. You might need more or less.
CA = Color A – about 5-6 balls.
CB = Color B – about 3 balls.
CC = Color C – about 1 ball.
CD = Color D – about 1 ball.
Hook Size: H/8-5.00mm or a larger hook if you want.
Gauge: 3″ over 10 sts and 8 pattern rows. Gauge is not important, however.
Finished Size: Make it basically any size. Mine measures 62″ wide and 76″ long.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
CC = Color C
CD = Color D
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Notes and Special Instructions:
Use any colors that you want, but I used the following:
CA = Buff (Red Heart Super Saver)
CB = Brown (Red Heart Comfort)
CC = Carrot (Red Heart Super Saver)
CD = Off-White (Red Heart Comfort)
The new colors are joined at the last step of last stitch in previous row.
Carry CA up along the edge to make it easier. All other colors will need cutting after completion in order to avoid a bulky edge.
With CA, ch 201 or any multiple of 2 plus 1.
Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. (200 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc in first st), *sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st; rep from * across to last st; hdc in last st. (200 sts) Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn.
Rows 4-5: With CB, Rep rows 2 and 3.
Rows 6-7: With CA, rep rows 2 and 3.
Rows 8-9: With CC, rep rows 2 and 3.
Rows 10-11: With CA Rep rows 2 and 3
Rows 12-13: With CD, rep rows 2 and 3.
Rows 14-15: With CA, rep rows 2 and 3.
Rows 16-17: With CC, rep rows 2 and 3.
Rows 18-19: With CA, rep rows 2 and 3.
Rows 4-19 establish the color sequence. Repeat until you have reached a desired length ending with rows 6-7. FO.
Rnds 1-2: Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner. FO at 2nd rnd. (Choose any color. I was going to use CA, but didn’t have enough so I ended up using CC instead.)