Today I am sharing a pattern for a crocheted Lap afghan that was chosen by a friend for an emergency. I was really pleased with the finished results because in doing this favor, I learned a new stitch.   I don’t know about you yet,  but I love learning new stitches and techniques in crocheting.

I worked this afghan with Barnat soft baby yarn in lemon.  A nice bright color I thought to help cheer someone up in a nursing home since this would be its final destination.

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Unfortunately I am sorry to say I do not know the name of the stitch. Although I looked through a few stitch encyclopedia’s and could not find it amazingly.  So if you recognize it and know the name, please would you  share it for us all.   

Stitch Tutorial

 To start you can make this afghan as long or as short as you like.  Just make sure you pick a chain that is a multiple of 3+2.

Foundation row.

3 dc in 6 stitch from hook, *skip 2 ch st, 3 dc in next ch, repeat from * across to last ch, dc in last ch.

Row 2

ch 1, sc in first st,  

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3 dc in same st, 

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skip 3 st,  sc in next st, * 3 dc in same st, skip 3 st, sc in next st, repeat from * to the last stitch.

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Then just repeat row two until it is the desired length.  

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For the edging , I crocheted one row of single crochets along the edge, with three in each of the four corners.

A second row of double crochets along the edge, with three double crochets in each of the four corners.

A third row of alternating front and back post double crochets along the edges, with a front post double crochet, a chain 2, and a back post double crochet in each corner.  

This a beautiful stitch that I think anyone will find easy to master as long as they are already familiar with the chain, single and double crochet.  Let me know how you like it.

 

In closing, I would like to say I am sorry I did not post on Saturday as promised.  I had a close friend go home to be with the Lord.  Sometimes God just brings things into my life off script to remind me that it is His schedule, not mine and rearranges things.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying