Afghan blanket

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 39 x 59 in. (99 x 150 cm)

GAUGE:
14 hdc = about 4 in. (10 cm).
1 square = about 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (25 x 25 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch
NOTES:
1. 24 Squares are worked individually.
2. Each Square is worked 'Log Cabin' style, by beginning with a center square, then working 'logs' around the center.
3. Each Square uses 5 colors, beginning at the center with A. One side of each Square is worked with light colors and the other side with dark colors.
4. Squares are sewn tog following a diagram; be sure to turn Squares in the direction shown on diagram to make the 'arrow' effect.
5. To change yarn color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st. Fasten off old color and proceed with new color.
6. If desired, work over yarn ends as you go to save having to weave them all in at the end.

AFGHAN
Square 1
Center
With A, ch 11.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 10 sts at the end of Row 1.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in each st across – 10 sts.
Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2, changing to C at the end of Row 7.

First Log
Row 1 (RS): With C, ch 1, work 10 sc evenly spaced along side edge of Center Square – 10 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center – 10 sts.

2nd Log
Row 1 (RS): With C, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of First Log, work 10 sc evenly spaced across lower edge of Center – 14 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center, changing to I at the end of Row 3 – 14 sts.

3rd Log
Row 1 (RS): With I, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 2nd Log, work 10 sc evenly spaced along side edge of Center – 14 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center – 14 sts.

4th Log
Row 1 (RS): With I, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 3rd Log, work 10 sc evenly spaced across top edge of Center Square, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 2nd log – 18 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center, changing to F at the end of Row 3 – 18 sts.

5th Log
Row 1 (RS): With F, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced across side edge of 4th Log, work 10 sts evenly spaced across top edge of First Log, work 4 sts evenly spaced along side edge of 2nd Log – 18 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center – 18 sts.

6th Log
Row 1 (RS): With F, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced across side edge of 5th Log, work 14 sts evenly spaced across top edge of 2nd Log, work 4 sts evenly spaced along side edge of 3rd Log – 22 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center, changing to G at the end of Row 3 – 22 sts.

7th Log
Row 1 (RS): With G, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced across side edge of 6th Log, work 14 sts evenly spaced across top edge of 3rd Log, work 4 sts evenly spaced along side edge of 4th Log – 22 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center – 22 sts.

8th Log
Row 1 (RS): With G, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 7th Log, work 18 sts evenly spaced across top edge of 4th Log, work 4 sts evenly spaced along side edge of 5th Log – 26 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center, changing to C at the end of Row 3 – 26 sts.

9th Log
Row 1 (RS): With C, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 8th Log, work 18 sts evenly spaced across top edge of 5th Log, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 6th Log – 26 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center – 26 sts.

10th Log
Row 1 (RS): With C, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 9th Log, work 22 sts evenly spaced across top edge of 6th Log, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 7th Log – 30 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center, changing to I at the end of Row 3 – 30 sts.

11th Log
Row 1 (RS): With I, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 10th Log, work 22 sts evenly spaced across top edge of 7th Log, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 8th Log – 30 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center – 30 sts.

12th Log
Row 1 (RS): With I, ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 11th Log, work 26 sts evenly spaced across top edge of 8th Log, work 4 sc evenly spaced along side edge of 9th Log – 34 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row 2 of Center – 34 sts.
Fasten off.

Square 2
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with B, 3rd and 4th with J, 5th and 6th with E, 7th and 8th with G, 9th and 10th with B, 11th and 12th with J.

Square 3
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with C, 3rd and 4th with K, 5th and 6th with F, 7th and 8th with H, 9th and 10th with C, 11th and 12th with K.

Square 4
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with B, 3rd and 4th with H, 5th and 6th with F, 7th and 8th with I, 9th and 10th with B, 11th and 12th with H.

Square 5
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with D, 3rd and 4th with K, 5th and 6th with B, 7th and 8th with G, 9th and 10th with D, 11th and 12th with K.

Squares 6 and 20
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with E, 3rd and 4th with J, 5th and 6th with F, 7th and 8th with G, 9th and 10th with E, 11th and 12th with J.

Square 7
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with C, 3rd and 4th with K, 5th and 6th with F, 7th and 8th with G, 9th and 10th with C, 11th and 12th with K.

Squares 8 and 17
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with D, 3rd and 4th with I, 5th and 6th with B, 7th and 8th with H, 9th and 10th with D, 11th and 12th with I.

Square 9
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with C, 3rd and 4th with H, 5th and 6th with D, 7th and 8th with J, 9th and 10th with C, 11th and 12th with H.

Square 10
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with D, 3rd and 4th with K, 5th and 6th with E, 7th and 8th with H, 9th and 10th with D, 11th and 12th with K.

Square 11
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with C, 3rd and 4th with H, 5th and 6th with E, 7th and 8th with J, 9th and 10th with C, 11th and 12th with H.

Square 12
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with B, 3rd and 4th with I, 5th and 6th with F, 7th and 8th with G, 9th and 10th with B, 11th and 12th with I.

Square 13
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with B, 3rd and 4th with J, 5th and 6th with E, 7th and 8th with H, 9th and 10th with B, 11th and 12th with J.

Square 14
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with B, 3rd and 4th with H, 5th and 6th with D, 7th and 8th with K, 9th and 10th with B, 11th and 12th with H.

Square 15
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with D, 3rd and 4th with I, 5th and 6th with B, 7th and 8th with G, 9th and 10th with D, 11th and 12th with I.

Square 16
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with B, 3rd and 4th with G, 5th and 6th with E, 7th and 8th with J, 9th and 10th with B, 11th and 12th with G.

Square 18
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with D, 3rd and 4th with H, 5th and 6th with C, 7th and 8th with K, 9th and 10th with D, 11th and 12th with H.

Square 19
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with C, 3rd and 4th with H, 5th and 6th with D, 7th and 8th with I, 9th and 10th with C, 11th and 12th with H.

Square 21
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with D, 3rd and 4th with G, 5th and 6th with B, 7th and 8th with K, 9th and 10th with D, 11th and 12th with G.

Square 22
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with C, 3rd and 4th with I, 5th and 6th with D, 7th and 8th with G, 9th and 10th with C, 11th and 12th with I.

Square 23
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with B, 3rd and 4th with G, 5th and 6th with D, 7th and 8th with K, 9th and 10th with B, 11th and 12th with G.

Square 24
Work Center with A, First and 2nd Logs with C, 3rd and 4th with J, 5th and 6th with E, 7th and 8th with H, 9th and 10th with C, 11th and 12th with J.

FINISHING 
Following diagram, sew Squares into 4 strips of 6 Squares each. Sew strips tog to make Afghan.
Border
From RS, join A with a sl st in any st along outside edge of Afghan.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, working through front loops only, sl st in each st around; join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together

source - Log Cabin Arrow Afghan

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