The Soft Shades Afghan Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand is a gorgeous, exceptionally easy throw with a modern twist on a luxury throw.
Soft Shaded Afghan Crochet Pattern
Pattern by:

Lion Brand

Difficulty-Easy
Crochet Hook Size: 5.5 mm | I-9
Yarn Weight: 4 – Medium / Worsted
Materials:
Gauge: 15 pattern reps = about 11 in. (28 cm); 8 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm). Note: One pattern rep consists of one 3-dc Cl and the following ch-1 space or 2 hdc and the following ch-1 space.
Terminology: US
Language: English

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The Soft Shades Afghan Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand is a gorgeous modern twist on a luxury throw.

This is an exceptionally easy throw that works up very quickly. The pattern uses only half double and double crochet stitches. However, these are worked in such a way that they are done in clusters (see cluster explanation below).

The Afghan is worked in one piece. Basically, you work back and forth in alternating rows of (cluster, ch 1) and (2 hdc, ch 1). Two rows are worked with the RS facing and then two rows are worked with the WS facing. This may sound complicated but is actually very simple as it allows for a colour change on every row without cutting and rejoining yarn or working with multiple bobbins.

That is to say, the color change is done by dropping the loop you’re working on. You then elongate the loop or place it on a stitch marker (or safety pin) so it doesn’t unravel. At next color change, return indicated dropped loop to hook and gently tighten loop around hook. However, a stitch diagram is included in the pattern.

The pattern recommends Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca but you can substitute any super-soft worsted weight yarn.

Finished size approximately 45 x 59 in (114.5 x 150 cm). Alternatively, you can always customize and do your own size.

Soft Shades Afghan Crochet Pattern Cluster Stitch:

  • beg Cl (beginning crochet cluster) Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook); yarn over and draw through rem 2 loops on hook.
  • 2-dc Cl (2 double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops rem on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
  • 3-dc Cl (3 double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop. Then yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), (yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice; yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Soft Shaded Afghan Crochet Pattern Soft Shaded Afghan Crochet Pattern

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