Loop Stitch Granny Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

The Loop Stitch Granny Afghan offers a whole new twist on the granny square!  A loop stitch flower is worked in the middle rounds.  The flower is then surrounded by rounds of granny square stitches.  It really is a very clever idea.  Each square measures 5” across.  After crocheting 48 square you sew them together to create your beautiful masterpiece.  Think about using your scrap yarn for an eco-friendly version of this charming afghan.


Loop Stitch Granny Afghan

FP276
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Intermediate
Size: About 55 inches by 65 inches
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: Gold – 28 oz, Amber – 16 oz, Orange – 16 oz, and Watermelon – 16 oz;
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Each Motif Measures 5 inches.

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.

*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com

Special Stitches
Double Loop Stitch (dlp): Loop stitch is a variation of single crochet and is usually worked on ‘wrong side’ rows because the loops form at the back of the fabric.

Insert hook through lps on finger following direction indicated by arrow (see Fig. 1), being careful to hook all loops (see Fig. 2), draw through st pulling each lp to measure approximately 1”, remove finger from lp, yo and draw through all lps on hook.

AFGHAN
Motif 1 (Make 48)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Amber, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, dlp in each sc around; change color to Watermelon, join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With Watermelon, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same st as joining; 3 dc in next sc, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, 3 dc in next sc; rep from * twice; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Orange with sl st to corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) twice, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) twice; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Motif 2 (Make 47)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Orange, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, dlp in each sc around; change color to Amber; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With Amber, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same st as joining; 3 dc in next sc, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, 3 dc in next sc; rep from * twice; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Watermelon with sl st to corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) twice, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) twice; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Motif 3 (Make 48)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Watermelon, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, dlp in each sc around; change color to Orange; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With Orange, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same st as joining; 3 dc in next sc, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, 3 dc in next sc; rep from * twice; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Amber with sl st to corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) twice, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) twice; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

MOTIF EDGING (for all Motifs)
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join Gold with sl st to corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) across to corner, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp between dc groups) across to corner; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Assembly
– Block all Motifs.
– Sew Motifs together as follows (Motif 1 = 1; Motif 2 = 2; Motif 3 = 3):

row 1:   1 2 3 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 3 2 1
row 2:   3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 1 3 2 1 3
row 3:   2 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 1 3 2
row 4:   1 2 3 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 3 2 1
row 5:   3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 1 3 2 1 3
row 6:   2 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 1 3 2
row 7:   3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 1 3 2 1 3
row 8:   1 2 3 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 3 2 1
row 9:   2 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 1 3 2
row 10:  3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 1 3 2 1 3
row 11:  1 2 3 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 3 2 1

Afghan Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Gold with sl st to any corner ch-1 sp, sc in each dc and sp around, working 3 sc in corner sps; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Peggy Taylor

    Thank you for this pattern. It is just what I have been looking for, something a little bit different to make a rug for a friend who has made patchwork blankets for each of my four grandchildren as they were born. This is going to be just a bit unique and will use up some of my scrap wool at the same time. I will be working on it over our long hot summer.

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