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Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

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This free crochet afghan pattern is the perfect Halloween project. It is so very cute and even better it is a quick and easy crochet project. The colors are bright and vibrant and the stitches are all pretty basic. The most time intensive part of making up this afghan will be assembling it. But it sure will be worth it.





Free crochet afghan pattern

Wouldn't this be a fun gift for a school Halloween festival? The kids would love it and the display alone would be outstanding.

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Crochet Halloween Afghan WR1040
Designed by Michele Thompson


Afghan measures approximately 47" x 58 1/2".
RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 13 Ounces No. 0254 Pumpkin CA; 26 ounces No. 0312 Black CB; 9 ounces No. 0368 Paddy Green CC.
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Yarn needle; TULIP "Slick" Dimensional Fabric Paint (1.25 ounce tube): 1 tube each No. 65130 True Red; No. 65038 Black; No. 65174 Natural Glow; and No. 65420 Sour Apple.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 14 rows = 4" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Afghan is made in strips, then sewn tog. Appliqu6s are made separately, painted, then sewn on.



AFGHAN: STRIPS 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (Make 5): With CA, ch 16.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 15 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rep Row 2 until there are 18 rows completed. [Change to CB. Work 18 rows sc. Change to CA. Work 18 rows sc.] 5 times. Fasten off. There are a total of 11 color blocks in each strip.

STRIPS 2, 4, 6, 8 (Make 4): With CB, ch 16.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 15 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rep Row 2 until there are 18 rows completed. [Change to CC. Work 18 rows sc. Change to CB. Work 18 rows sc.] 5 times. Fasten off. There are a total of 11 color blocks in each strip.

Sew strips together following diagram. Weave in ends.

Edging Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach CB at top right-hand corner; ch 1, 3 sc in corner, sc across top edge, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly down side, 3 sc in corner, sc across beginning ch edge, 3 sc in corner, sc up last side; join with a sl st in first sc; TURN.
Rnds 2 and 3 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, sc in each sc around and work 3 sc in center corner sc; join to first sc. TURN at end of Rnd 3.
Rnd 4: * Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, skip next sc, sl st in next 2 sc; rep from * around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

APPLIQUES: PUMPKINS (Make 10):  With CA, ch 3; join with a sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join – 16 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times; join – 24 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, [sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times; join – 32 sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, [sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times; join – 40 sc.
Rnd 6: Sl st in each sc around. Fasten off.
Paint face on pumpkin with black fabric paint. Sew pumpkins on afghan according to diagram.

CAT FACE (Make 6): 

With CB, work same as for pumpkin until Rnd 4 is complete.
Rnd 5: * Ch 4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, skip join, skip next 2 sc, sl st in next 6 sc **; repeat from * to **; sl st in each st around. Fasten off.
Paint eyes on face with green, let dry, then paint center of eye with black. Paint nose with black, let dry, then paint whiskers with glow. Paint mouth with red. Sew cat faces on afghan according to diagram.

BAT Head: (Make 9)

With CB, work same as for pumpkin until Rnd 1 is complete.
Rnd 2: * Ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, skip join, skip next sc, sl st in next 3 sc **; repeat from * to **; sl st in each st around. Fasten off.
Paint 2 eyes on head with red.

Wings: With CB, ch 16.
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in last ch, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in last ch again, working on opposite side of beginning ch, sl st in next 2 ch; ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook – picot made; skip next ch, sl st in next 7 ch, picot, skip next ch, sl st in last 3 ch, picot.
Row 2: Working across first sts of Rnd 1, sl st in first 3 sts, picot, skip tr, sl st in next 7 sts, picot, skip tr, sl st in last 3 sts. Fasten off.

Sew head onto wings. Sew bats on afghan according to diagram.
RED HEART® "Super Saver®", Art.E300 (7 ounce/364 yard solid; 5 ounce/244 yard print and multicolor skeins).
ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB, CC = Colors A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble crochet; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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