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The FaveCrafts Afghan

Celebrating FaveCrafts 10 Year Anniversary and Charity Drive with Warm Up America!

The FaveCrafts Afghan
The FaveCrafts Afghan
This image courtesy of repeatcrafterme.com

The FaveCrafts afghan was created by Sarah Zimmerman in celebration of our 10 year anniversary and our Warm Up America! charity drive! If you're looking for a beautiful new granny square afghan pattern to make, consider the teal and pink hues of this adorable project! These individual 7x9" sections were designed for Warm Up America!, who accepts these individual section donations and volunteers seam them together for the homeless in need.

Get involved today and participate in the FaveCrafts Anniversary Charity Drive, running May 1- June 30, 2019. Missed the deadline? Donate anytime!

If you're enthusiastic about the adorable hearts nestled throughout this afghan, you should certainly give this project a try. The blank rectangles are beginner friendly, and the heart motifs are for more experienced crocheters, though they are still quite easy! The instructions are easy to follow along with, and the finished results are so darn cute. Make this afghan for your home, as a baby blanket, a wheelchair lapghan, or for charity. The pattern is lap size, but the size is easily customizable if you simply work up more of the sections!

Scroll down to find out how we're celebrating turning 10!

Notes7x9 inches is the size required by Warm Up America for their crocheted afghan sections.

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished SizeFinished size of Afghan: 35x45 (lapghan size); Finished Size of individual Afghan Sections: 7x9

Materials List

  • Bernat Super Value Yarn in Peony Pink
  • Bernat Super Value Yarn in Cool Blue
  • Bernat Super Value Yarn in Aqua
  • Bernat Super Value Yarn in Teal Heather
  • Bernat Super Value Yarn in White
  • Bernat Super Value Yarn in Soft Fern
  • Size H Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Instructions

Make 5 afghan sections in Peony Pink, Cool Blue, Aqua, and Teal Heather. 
Make 5 afghan sections in FaveCrafts Heart Logo.
You should have a total 25 afghan sections. 

Solid Color 7x9 Granny Afghan Section

  1. Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (12 DC)

  2. Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (24 DC)

  3. Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC)

  4. Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, chain 1 (48 DC)

  5. Round 5: SC in each stitch around, chain 2 (48 SC)

  6. Round 6: *DC + chain 2 + DC all in one stitch, DC, DC, HDC, SC in next 5, HDC, DC, DC, repeat from * around. The DC+ chain 2 + DC are your 4 corners, join, slip stich over so you are working chain corner space.

  7. Round 7: chain 3 (counts as first DC) DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in first corner, DC in all DC stitches from previous row, HDC in all HDC stitches from previous row, SC in all SC stitches from previous row, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in all the corners, join, chain 2

  8. Round 8: DC in each stitch around, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each corner, join, 

  9. Fasten off weave in ends.

  10. Now lets add two rows of DC stitches to either end of our square to make it a 7x9 rectangle.

  11. With wrong side facing you, join in white yarn in upper right hand corner, chain 3 (counts as your first stitch), DC in each stitch across, ending with a DC in the next corner, chain 2, turn (24 DC)

  12. Row 2: DC in each stitch across, fasten off weave in ends. (24 DC)

  13. Repeat these two rows on the opposite end of the square.

FaveCrafts Heart Logo Afghan Section

Starting with Cool Blue yarn

  1. Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (12 DC)

  2. Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (24 DC)

  3. Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC)

  4. Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, (48 DC)

  5. break Cool Blue yarn and join in Teal Heather yarn, chain 1

  6. Round 5: SC in each stitch around (48 SC)

  7. Break Teal Heather yarn and join in White yarn, chain 2

  8. Round 6: *DC + chain 2 + DC all in one stitch, DC, DC, HDC, SC in next 5, HDC, DC, DC, repeat from * around. The DC+ chain 2 + DC are your 4 corners., join, slip stich over so you are working chain corner space.

  9. Round 7: chain 3 (counts as first DC) DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in first corner, DC in all DC stitches from previous row, HDC in all HDC stitches from previous row, SC in all SC stitches from previous row, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in all the corners, join, chain 2

  10. Round 8: DC in each stitch around, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each corner, join, 

  11. Fasten off weave in ends.

  12. Now lets add two rows to either end of our square to make it a 7x9 rectangle.

  13. With wrong side facing you, join in white yarn in upper right hand corner, chain 3 (counts as your first stitch), DC in each stitch across, ending with a DC in the next corner, chain 2, turn (24 DC)

  14. Row 2: DC in each stitch across, fasten off weave in ends. (24 DC)

  15. Repeat these two rows on the opposite end of the square.

Heart Applique

With Peony Pink yarn

  1. Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 14 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 1

  2. Round 2: HDC + DC in first, 3 TC in next, 2 DC in next, DC +HDC in next, 2 HDC in next, HDC + DC in next, 2 DC in next, DC + HDC in next, 2 HDC, HDC + DC, 2 DC, 3 TC, DC + HDC, slip stitch join to last stitch.

  3. Join in Teal Heather yarn and slip stitch around the edges in the back loop only.

  4. Fasten off and use loose ends to stitch heart applique to center of circle in your FaveCrafts Afghan Section.

  5. With a long strand of soft fern green yarn and your tapestry needle, stitch yarn in and out around round 6 to create dashed lines.

Joining the Sections

  1. Lay the crocheted sections out in the pattern of the finished blanket.

  2. Use a long strand of white yarn and your tapestry needle to stitch together the sections using the invisible join. The invisible join is created by using the mattress stitch, but only working in the back loops of your edge stitches. You will want to connect them by first working along all the vertical seams and then all the horizontal seams.

Border

with white yarn

  1. Starting at any point along the blanket edge, join in white yarn in a back loop only. 

  2. Chain 1 and make SC in the back loops along the edge of the entire blanket. When you get to the corners make a SC + chain 2 + SC all in one corner stitch.

  3. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Such a cute pattern! I love the hearts. Perfect for FaveCrafts

I enjoyed looking at this mornings afghan patterns and have earmarked a couple to make. However, I thought it very insulting that they were listed as afghans for old people! When will this ageist stereotyping stop?

Hi Barbara, thank you so much for your comment. Our newsletter editors are always testing different features in their newsletters to see what will be popular with our audience. Sometimes we run features for millennials, middle aged people, older people, kids, teens, and more. I have shared your comment with our newsletter team so they can file it under consideration as they work on their editorial plan. Thank you again for taking the time to comment, and I hope you love this afghan!

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