Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan (in 5 or 7 colors) Pattern
When is an afghan an afghan? And when is it a throw? It's all about the size. We like a little throw for our lap or our shoulders, while an afghan's made to curl up under—and not always alone! This one's a scaled-up version of Pam Reece's crocheted baby blanket. The handsome, nostalgic stitch is at home in any decor.
Throw: 40 x 48"/102 x 122cm.
Afghan: 50 x 60"/127 x 152cm.
Yarn information given for throw; afghan size in parentheses ( ). For specific amounts by color, see pattern or contact us.
10 (15) skeins Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (220 yds/200m each); 2 (3) skeins each of 5 colors; Throw size shown lower left and center in pale heathers 9450, 9324, 8401, 9460 ans 4011. Or approx. 1528 (2369) yds/1397 (2166)m of worsted-weight yarn.
14 (14) skeins Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (220 yds/200m each); 2 (2) skeins each of 7 colors; Afghan size shown lower right in deep heathers 4006, 2435, 9459, 2452, 4001, 9408 and 4002. Or approx. 1528 (2369) yds/1397 (2166)m of worsted-weight yarn.
NOTIONS (both versions)
Size G (4mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
GAUGE (both versions)
1 repeat (peak to peak or valley to valley) = 2½"/6cm.
This vintage crochet pattern is a breeze, once you get going. You'll need to work the foundation row carefully, but by the time you finish the first repeat of Row 2, you'll see exactly how the pattern works. From there on out, the project flies off the hook! We love this as a special gift—start one in May for that June wedding, or when the holiday crafting bug bites in November.
Digital Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan pattern. (Download)
Printed Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan pattern. (Requires shipping.)