Crochet Infant’s Afghan In Columbia Stitch

MATERIAL





Medium weight yarn – use double throughout
10 skeins White – (122 yards per ounce)
12 skeins Color
Crochet Hook size G or H





INSTRUCTIONS

With white yarn make a chain of 115 stitches.
Row 1—
Draw up a loop in each of the first 5 stitches of chain, * yarn over hook, draw through all 6 loops, chain 1, draw up a loop in eye just made, draw up a loop through back loop of preceding star, draw up a loop in same stitch where last loop of preceding star was made, draw up a loop in next 2 stitches, repeat from * to end of row, chain 3, turn.
Row 2—Work 2 D. C. in each eye of star of preceding row, chain 4, turn.
Row 3—Draw up a loop in first 3 stitches of chain, draw up a loop in first 2 D. C, taking up the back loop, * yarn over hook, draw through all 6 loops, chain 1, draw up a loop in eye just made, draw up a loop through back loop of preceding star, draw up a loop in same stitch where last loop of preceding star was made, draw up a loop in next 2 stitches, taking up the back loop, repeat from * to end of row, chain 3, turn.





Repeat second and third rows for all the work.
Colors to be used in the following order:
6 rows White
4 rows Color
6 rows White
8 rows Color
6 rows White
4 rows Color
6 rows White

Border—With colored yarn work a row of shells having 4 D. C. in each shell and 1 D. C. between each shell all around afghan. With white yarn work a shell of 5 D. C. in centre of each shell of preceding row and 1 D. C. around D. C. of preceding row, with colored yarn finish with picot edge.

To work picot edge – join colored yarn to any corner, chain 4, *sc into first chain, sc into next stitch, ch 4, continue from * around


detail of Columbia Stitch

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  1. Mi May 14, 2015

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