Thank you so very much to my wonderful readers who responded quickly to my call for help and provided me with a backup copy of my Retro Afghan pattern.
As you may recall, when I switched servers a while back, I lost all of my listed patterns for the past 2 years. I was able to recover all but 1 – the Retro Aghfan. I thought it was gone forever but I decided to put out a call for help, and you all answered that call!!
So without further ado, here is the pattern. Thank you again to all who responded!
The afghan pictured above ended up measuring 28″ x 32″. Of course, you can make it bigger or smaller depending on who it’s for. So here are the steps. Happy Hooking!
NOTE: You can use an array of different types of yarn for this afghan. The hook size used will depend on how big or small you want your afghan to be. For the one pictured, I used an I hook
14 oz of any 2 colors
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
R1: Ch 102
R2: Dc in 4th ch from hook. *ch1, sk next, dc in next* across. Change color. Turn.
R3: Ch2. Working in front of the stitch from row 2, dc in skipped chain from row 1. Ch1. Working behind the stitch from row 2, dc in skipped chain from row 1. *Ch1. In front of row below, dc in skipped chain from row 1. Ch1. Behind row below, dc in skipped chain from row below* across. Turn
R4: Ch3. Sk next st, dc in next. *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next* across. Change color, turn.
R5: Ch2. In front of row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row. Ch1. Behind row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row. *Ch1. In front of row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row. Ch1. Behind row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row* across. Sl st to 2nd of beginning ch3
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you reached your desired length, ending with a row 5. Finish off
Hdc in any corner space. Hdc in each st around, making sure to keep the sides even. 3hdc in ever corner. Twice around. Finish off and weave in ends.
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Just beautiful! This would make a great pattern for a short jacket. Reminds me of houndstooth.
I thought the same thing… It looks very similar to a houndstooth pattern. Thank you for stopping by Alexis!
How do you end Row 2, the same as Row 5?