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Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

This Free Crochet pattern teaches you to make a Mile a minute afghan

using the Celtic Weave and clusters.

 

You can find more afghan patterns under the category Afghans

For more about this stitch on the category Crochet Stitches.

 

Other patterns that use this stitch are:

Celtic Weave Strip Hobo Bag

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan

Interweave Celtic Weave stitch / Afghan

Interweave Celtic Weave Slouch Hat

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

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Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan Combined 600 WM

 

For this project you will need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN:

6 skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU to use for the center of Afghans (Shown in Variegated Yarn )

100 grams / 3.5. oz

210 meters / 230 yards

11 skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU to use to crochet around the center pieces (Shown in White)

100 grams / 3.5. oz

240 meters / 262 yards

 

This afghan is made to fit a twin / full size bed. But you can make the strips as long or as short as you want. Would make a nice baby blanket or pillow.

 

NOTE: This afghan is worked in strips and pattern begins with the center of the strip show in variegated colors in the display picture. The center stripe is worked back and forth in rows. The outside of the strip is worked in rounds.

 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

TRC = Triple Crochet

sts = Stitches

beg st = Beginning st

* = repeat what is in between for row.

 

THE TUTORIALS:

 

RIGHT HANDED VERSION

PT  1

PT  2

 

LEFT HANDED VERSION

PT  1

PT  2

 

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MAKING THE CENTER STRIP

To Start

Ch 10

 

Row 1

Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc in rest of sts. Ch 1 and turn ( 8 sts )

 

Row 2

HDC in first two stitches, then skip two stitches and TRC on the post of the 5th and 6th Dc. Then going in from behind the TRC’s that you just did, back up and do TRC in the two dc’s that you skipped which were the 3rd and 4th Dc. Do this by pulling the stitch upward before working your stitch on it. Use pictures below to help you understand.

 

First stitch small pic

 

Repeat for the row, HDC in last two stitches.

 

Row 3

Sc in all stitches, ch 1 and turn

 

Row 4

HDC on the first 2 stitches. Then TRC on the post of the next two TRC’s, then back up and TRC on the two TRC’s. Do this by pulling the Stitches forward. See picture below.

 

Interweave Cable Stitch Second Weave Small Pic

 

Continue this for the row and ch 1 and turn.

 

Round 5

Sc in all stitches, ch 1 and turn

Repeat rows 2 – 5 until desired size is reached.

 

NOTE: Be sure to end your strip on after a SC row.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip finished

 

Now grab up the color you want to use for the outside of the strip.

 

MAKING THE OUTSIDE OF STRIP

Attach your new color in the top left corner under the first DC.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan Starting corner

 

We will be working down the side of the strip first.

 

Round 1

* ch 3 skip 2 sts and sl st in next st * Repeat for the whole side until you reach the top / bottom of the strip.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 1

 

When you reach the top / bottom of the strip, you want to chain 5, skip 2, ch 5 skip 3 slip stitching in the very last stitch.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 5

 

 

Then for the corner make sure you sl st in the bottom of the DC to create a loop for each corner. Do this for all corners of the strip.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 2

 

When you reach the beginning again, make sure to create this same corner loop for the beginning as well. Slip st where I’m showing you here in this picture below.

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 3 Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 4

 

 

Round 2

sl st into first ch 3 space then ch 3 and DC 2 in this space. DC 3 in the following ch 3 space and in all ch 3 spaces down the sides.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 6

 

NOTE: If it’s ruffling some it’s okay, you can fix this on round 4 round.

 

When you reach the top / bottom of the strip you want to DC 5 in the 2 ch 5 spaces at the top.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 7

 

Sl st in the top of the beg ch 3 to end round.

 

Round 3

Ch 4 and sl st int the space between the DC clusters from the last round.

(This is like the ch 3 row we did before, only we are doing ch 4’s and sl stitching in between the DC clusters. )

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 8

 

When you reach the Top / Bottom ends of the strip, you want to ch 7 and sl st in between.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 9Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 10

 

 

NOTE PATTERN CHANGES SLIGHTLY HERE + TIP!

I have tried this pattern with yarn that ranged from the thinner to the thicker side of worsted weight 4 ply / 10 ply AU and I have found these alterations in the pattern will help your strips stay flatter. So depending on what size your yarn is leaning toward, thinner or thicker, follow the pattern as needed, but it is by no means set in stone. Once your start your second round of 3 DC”s and if it’s not working for you, feel free to stop and make adjustments to the amount of DC’s your adding in the ch spaces. I had to rip mine out several times until I found the correct combination that worked with the way I crochet and the yarn I was using, but once you have got the right combination, the rest of the strips will go fast and fun!

 

Round 4

THINNER YARN:

Sl st into first ch 4 space then ch 3 and DC 2 in this space. DC 3 in the following ch 4 space and in all ch 4 spaces down the sides.

 

THICKER YARN:

Recommendation to try first, make changes if you need.

sl st into first ch 4 space then ch 3 and DC 1 in this space. DC 2 in the following ch 4 space and in all ch 4 spaces down the sides.

 

End are done the same with both patterns:

When you reach the top / bottom of the strip you want to DC 7 in the 2 ch 7 spaces at the top.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 13

 

Sl st in beg ch 3 to end round.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 11

 

 

Round 5

Ch 4 and sl st int the space between the DC clusters from the last round. On the top / bottom of strip ch 9.

 

Round 6

THINNER YARN:

Sl st into first ch 4 space then ch 3 and DC 2 in this space. DC 3 in the following ch 4 space and in all ch 4 spaces down the sides.

 

THICKER YARN:

Recommendation to try first, make changes if you need.

sl st into first ch 4 space then ch 3 and DC 1 in this space. DC 3 in the following ch 4 space and then keep alternating as s, DC 2 in next space, DC 3 in following.

End are done the same with both patterns:

When you reach the top / bottom of the strip you want to DC 9 in the 2 ch 9 spaces at the top.

Sl st in the beg ch 3 space and cut your yarn.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 12

 

 

 

HOW I SEWN MINE TOGETHER

I used the Single Crochet Method of having both pieces with the wrong sides of the strips facing each other, good sides facing out, and starting in the first stitch on the side, insert your hook into it and to it’s equal on the other strip your sewing together and do a single crochet.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 14

 

Single crochet to sew them together until you reach the last stitch on the side. Don’t sewn on the top / bottom of the strip.

 

Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan strip 15

 

Sewing this way leaves a nice ridge of texture in between the pieces sewn.

 

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