School Days Afghan
Bright colors and distinct textures make up this lively School Days crochet block afghan. I made this cozy afghan for my daughter when we remade her bedroom into a “big girl” room.
This design is filled with different stitch patterns and is versatile in creating different variations:
- Make the afghan in four colors plus an accent color like white OR make it in just two colors.
- Finish a small lap version (4×4’) OR a full-sized bedspread (5×7’) or some other square-block finished sized.
- Alternate pattern blocks with solid blocks OR make them all patterned (or all solid)!
- You can even make an all patterned version look slightly different depending on whether you start with a color or the accent.
The pattern includes a worksheet grid for you to plan your own color and pattern layout!
A 4 x 4 square afghan (16 total blocks) needs only one skein of Super Saver yarn in each color – except for white, which will need either a Jumbo skein or 2 regular sized skeins. The larger afghan (35 total blocks) needs 2 skeins of each color and 3-4 skeins of white.
The square version of the afghan needs a total of 2100 yards (1920 m); the bed-sized afghan (35 squares) needs 4200 yards (3840 m).
In the instructions, it is up to you to decide if Color A will be the brighter colors (pink, green, turquoise, navy blue) with Color B being the contrasting color (white), or vice versa (i.e. color A is white, color B is bright). The pattern looks great both ways.
This pattern can also be purchased from Ravelry and Love Crafts.
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