This afghan is a very simple one that I started while trying to use up some of the Lion Brand Homespun yarn that I had left over after another project… Well… I wound up buying more yarn (very lucky they still had the same dye lot!) and now still have yarn in the left over box…grin This is what I used:
Lion Brand Homespun Aran approx. 4 skeins
Lion Brand Homespun Rococco approx. 4 skeins
Crochet Hook size I
This is the V-stitch pattern that can be used to make many things: the thread size and needle size will determine the size of the finished project. Using small thread (ie: Cebelia or #10 cotton) will make lovely doilies that can be edged with a shell border or any border you like.
Ch 3 at beginning and end of each row counts as first dc throughout this pattern.
Chain 109 stitches.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, skip next ch, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next chain [first V-Stitch made. This is the V-Stitch used throughout this pattern], *(skip 2 ch, V-stitch in next ch)* Continue in the skip 2 ch, V-stitch in next ch pattern across length of chain ending with V-stitch in 3rd to last chain stitch. Skip next ch st, dc in last ch st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: V-stitch in ch 2 space of each V-stitch across, dc in top of beginning ch3 st, ch3, turn.
Row 3: V-stitch in ch2 sp of each V-stitch across, dc in top of ch3, ch3 and turn.
Repeat Row 3 until desired length.
My afghan is 45″ x 92″ You can make your color changes as often as you like or make it all one color if you prefer single color afghans. As I said, this is a very simple pattern and easily adaptable for whatever project you might like to do.