This Bulky yarn can be a dream to crochet an afghan with because it can make the most beautiful textured pieces. I made the 8 Point Star Afghan last year to use as a lapghan or throw but as the days grew colder, I wished I had a warmer lapghan to keep out the cold so I thought Bulky yarn would be perfect for this. I really hope you like this design.

 

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Bulky Yarn Crochet Afghan – Free Crochet pattern

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For this project you will need:

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

I used a 6 mm Hook \ I Hook to make beginning SCFS’s

YARN: I used 13 skeins of Bulky Yarn in total

Each skein is 100 grams \ 110 Meters.

I used 10 skeins for the main part and 3 skeins for the border section.

It’s recommended to use a size 7 or 8 hook for this yarn, but I like the texture that a 6 mm \ I Hook gives this yarn. The brand of yarn I used is a Israeli brand, but I found some Ice Yarn that looks very similar and is of the same size skeins as I got. Which is this one Wool Chunky Neon Orange but there is a lighter version of the salmon color here Merino Chunky Light Salmon

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Size of this afghan

96 cms \ 38 in wide

139 cms \ 55 in length

 

 

 


 

ABBREVIATIONS

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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

SCFS = Single Crochet foundation stitch

FLO \ BLO = Front loop only \ back loop only


Repeat what’s in between | for # amount of times.

Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.

 

 

 


Special Stitch 1

GS – Special Stitch: Glover stitch 

Row 1 Creating a GS

insert your hook in stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and insert your hook into the NEXT st. YO and pull through all 4 loops. CH 1 to end st.

Row 2 of working in a Glover Stitch

Insert your hook into the FLO of the next stitch, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook ) YO and insert your hook under both loops of the next stitch and pull up a loop ( 4 loops on hook ) YO and pull through all 4 loops and ch 1.

At the very end of the row always remember to chain 2 because one of these chains will count as your first stitch of the row. Video Tutorial here

 

Special Stitch 2

Granule Stitch SC in 1st stitch then insert your hook into next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through only 1 loop, YO and pull through only 1 loop, (this should give you a ch of 3)

then YO and pull through both loops on your hook.

Video Tutorial here

 

NOTE: This afghan is made in rows. Even the border will be in rounds where you ch 1 and turn each round.

 

 

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Row 1 – Using 6 mm \ I hook

SCFS 100 ch 1 and switch to 5 mm \ H hook.

 

 

 

Row 2

SC in FLO in all 100 sc’s.

To End: Ch 1 and turn.

 

 

 

Row 3

SC in BLO in all 100 sc’s.

To End: Ch 1 and turn.

 

 

Rows 4 – 9 (6 more rows giving you a total of 8 rows)

repeat rows 2 & 3

 

 

Rows 10 – 14 (5 rows)

GS in all sts this row (See row 1 of special stitch GS)

remember at the end of your rows you will need to ch 2. The first ch as part of the GS and then the next chain is your turning chain. When starting your next row of GS, turn your work and begin your first part of the GS using the 2nd chain from the hook and finishing the GS with the next st. For row 11 (see Row 2 of Special stitch)

 

Just for your benefit I recommend measuring your piece after you’ve finished your last GS row to get a good idea how much 1 skein makes as well as size piece it makes. Measure your FLO\BLO and Glover Stitch rows.

 

 

Row 15

SC using FLO in all 100 sts

To End: Ch 1 and turn.

 

 

Row 16

SC in BLO in all 100 sc’s.

To End: Ch 1 and turn.

 

 

Rows 4 – 9 (6 more rows giving you a total of 8 rows)

repeat rows 15 & 16

 

 

 

Repeat rows 10 – 16 nine more times. Then you will be ready for the border. We’ll be using the last stitch of the row to create our corner.

We’ll just keep going forward after we end our row. Be sure to mark this corner before you continue.

 

 

 

BORDER round 1

Using last st of row. SC 4 into last st then pivot your work, we’ll be working along the first side sts. There are no perfect stitches to use so I am going to tell you what you need to know in order to get the correct number of stitches needed for each side.

 

The trick is to get 3 GS’s in each section. There are 2 sections. The side sts of the GS’s is one section and the side stitches of the FLO and BLO area is the second section. Be sure to spread out your GS’s as evenly as you can down the sides so that it’s not pulling the afghan to buckle. Keep as constant in the sections as you can to fit 3 GS’s as evenly as possible.

 

At the end of the side you should have 53 GS’s in total on the side. Once you reach the bottom, use the 1st stitch of the TOP row to create your new corner – 4 SC’s worked in the same st. Then continue your GS’s along the top row until you reach the last st of the row which you will use to create your corner on this side.

You should have 49 GS’s along the top and bottom and 53 GS’s along the sides. Pivot your work and finish your side sts on this final side. Sl st in the first SC of your corner and ch 1 and turn.

 

 

 

BORDER Round 2

We’ll be working in our GS’s so we’ll be using our 2nd row method of working in our GS’s.

Once you reach the 4 SC’s of your corner you want to incorporate then into the new row, so using the first 2 SC’s of the corner create a GS, ch 2 (with the natural ch 1 at the end of a GS there should be a total of 3 chains) and GS using the next two SC’s. That is how you will make all your corners this round. Continue down the sides creating your GS’s. Be careful not to miss the 1st st of your GS after the corner, it likes to hide.

To end row: Sl st into the first part of the beginning GS to end. Ch 1 and turn

 

 

 

BORDER Round 3

Using the same st you just slip stitched into, you will start your first GS using this one. Finish your GS and this will bring you up to the ch 2 corner space.

Using the ch 2 space work a full GS into the space, then ch 2 and create another GS in the same space. This is how you will do your corners for the next few rounds of this border, anyway continue your GS’s as usual along this round.

To end: Sl st into the first part of the beginning GS to end. Ch 1 and turn

 

 

 

BORDER Round 4

This time we’ll not be using the st we slipped stitched in. Skip to the 1st st of the following GS and Continue your GS’s. Corner spaces are the same as last round. (GS ch 2 GS)

To end. After last corner, GS 2 more times and sl st in 1st st of the following GS. Ch 1 and turn.

 

 

BORDER Round 5

Again not the GS you just slip stitched into but the 1st full GS *SC using the FLO in the next 6 sts. This should bring you to the corner. * Put 4 SC’s in your corner ch 2 spaces. SC using FLO in all sts around.* repeat for row. Sl st in 1st sc of row to end. CH 1 and turn.

 

 

BORDER Final Round 6

This last row we’ll be using our Granule Stitch

(See special st 2) sc in same st as your ending sl st, then continue the second part of the Granule Stitch.

When you reach a corner, there is no need to add any extra chains to the corner, just continue to Granule Stitch the full Round. Sl st in beg st and ch 1 and cut yarn. Hide tails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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