Country Style Afghan
Approximately 48 inches square
For the squares:
Scraps of bulky yarns (or thinner yarns used together
to make bulky weight) to make 25 squares. Each square takes approximately
20 metres (23 yards) of yarn. For my plain coloured squares I used Panda
Air Wool (50% wool/50% Acrylic). Each ball made 3 1/2 squares.
For joining and the border: Approximately 420 metres (472 yards) of bulky weight yarn. I used approximately 6 balls of Panda Air Wool in white.
One 8 inch bias loom
6.5mm crochet hook
Weave 25 squares using the Weavettes technique. You can view a video on this technique by Hazel Rose Looms here on Youtube
Using your border colour work 1 round of double crochet (US single crochet) around the edges of each square. Do this by working 1 dc in each loop at the edge of the woven squares and 3 dc in each corner.
With right sides facing each other, crochet the squares together to form a square of 5 squares by 5 squares.
Finish the border by working 3 rounds of double crochet (US single crochet) around the outside of the blanket.
Darn in all loose ends and block.
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