Pattern by Teri Hanson © Jan 2020
This is a great lightweight afghan to feature the Mandala Tweed Stripes yarn. I’ve used only a few stitches so it’s an easy project for a beginner. That said, I would suggest a practice square with the tweed yarn if you have never worked with it. It’s a thinner yarn and does tend to split or untwist. It’s best to get the feel of the yarn before beginning a larger project.
Materials . . .
- 5 mm hook
- 4 balls of Mandala Tweed Stripes yarn in Dragonfly color
- 2 skeins of I Love This Yarn in Linen color
Stitch Guide . . .
- SL ST – slip stitch
- CH – chain
- FHDC – foundation half double crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- HDC F2LP – half double crochet in front two loops
Pattern . . .
NOTE: the pattern works up as a fairly large blanket in width. You can alter the width by decreasing the number of FHDC stitches you work at the beginning without it affecting any of the pattern design.
FHDC a row of 150 stitches in Linen (counts as two rows in the first section/stripe)
- R1 – T-CH2, HDC in each st across row (150 sets)
- ** T-CH2, repeat R1 – ONLY for repeated sections!!
- R2 – T-CH2, HDC F2LP across row
- R3-11 – T-CH2, HDC in each st across row (150 sts) 9 rows total in Tweed
- R12-13 – T-CH2, HDC in each st across row in Linen (2 rows)
- R14-27 – T-CH2, HDC in each st across row in Tweed (14 rows)
- R28-31 – T-CH2, HDC in each st across row in Linen (4 rows)
- R32-40 – T-CH2, HDC in each st across row in Tweed (9 rows)
- This is the point where the pattern will begin to repeat with all of the rows shown above – R1 And ** thru R40 is the repeat section. Repeat sections as many times as needed for the desired blanket length.
My blanket measures: 46” by 38” with a total of 4 sections (3 repeats)