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This crochet afghan pattern was inspired by the arm knitting video that has been doing the rounds on the internet. I wanted to recreate the knit look without the hassle of finger crocheting. So I used a chunky yarn and a jumbo hook to design this knit-look crochet afghan.
I was able to work this pattern up in less than 6 hours. The result was a warm and squishy blanket in which you would want to curl up all day long. Every second row of the pattern is worked into slip stitches to give that knit effect. Do you slip stitch tight? I know most people do. So I have provided a video that will tell you how to slip stitch loosely. The tip isn’t rocket science but something people tend to overlook. So if it looks silly to you, I apologize in advance but hey, it works :).
Chunky Knit-Look Crochet Afghan Pattern
3. An I (5.5mm) hook to weave in any yarn ends
10 single crochet sts = 7 inches
35 inches X 27 inches.
You can add more to the width of the blanket by adding more stripes.
If you want to add to the length, you will have to add to more chains to your foundation chain. Any number of chains will work as there are no pattern repeats.
Each Stripe took me 1 skein of chunky yarn (98 yards each) with a little left over to make tassels. If you plan to make it wider you will add one skein for each stripe.
I had 5 stripes and used 5 skeins of 98 yards each. Each stripe will add 5 inches to the width.
Note: Make the slip stitches of each row loosely or you will find it hard to work the following row. To make it loose, pull up the loop on your hook before working the slip st. You can see a video below.
Row 2: Ch 1 ( counts as a sl st), 1 sl st in the next st and each st across to end, turn.——-50 sl sts
Note: The next row is worked into the sl stitches that will be stuck behind your work. Lift the sl st with your fingers and then stick your hook into it. This will make it easier to work into them.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sc rows, change colors while completing the last sc st of the row. To join the new color, pull the new color yarn through when you have 2 loops on your hook.
You can see a video on changing colors here.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sc rows for each stripe and then switch to the next color.
Pull a 14-inch strand of yarn through the winding and knot twice at the top.
Cut the yarn along the opposite side.
Take another 12-inch strand and make a knot a little below the top knot.
Trim the excess from the strand you just tied but leave the top 2 strands for attaching to the afghan.