I found several skeins of Hometown USA® bulky yarn while digging through my yarn stash—just enough for a quick lapghan. Lapghans are smaller than afghans. They are meant to cover your lap and your legs when sitting. Because of their size, lapghans work up quickly. They make the perfect gift those of us who love to sit in our favorite chair and crochet, read, or watch TV. Use bulky yarn that you’ve stashed away; donate your lapghan creations to nursing homes and charities.
Gauge is not important for this project.
Double crochet (dc)
Single crochet (sc)
Top of turning chain (tch)
Yarn over (yo)
Single crochet: insert hook in st, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook. Double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru two loops, yo, draw yarn thru last two loops on hook. V-stitch: 1 dc in ch, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch—1 V-stitch made.
1. This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
2. Use Super Bulky yarn weight 6.
3. Use 5 skeins for the lapghan body (about 45 rows); 2 skeins for sc border.
Machine wash in cold water. Tumble dry. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Dry clean, if needed.
Blocking is not needed for this project.
Finished lapghan is 37″ x 44″.
CROCHET V-STITCH LAPGHAN TUTORIAL
ROW 1: dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in same ch (1st v-stitch made), *sk 2 ch, v-stitch in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch.
ROW 2-45: ch 2, turn, v-stitch in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of tch. Do not fasten off.
ROW 1: Turn; sc in each st across to end of row; 3 sc in corner, sc evenly along all sides of lapghan with 3 sc in each corner. Sl st with first st to end 1st row.
ROW 2: Ch 3, sc in each sc around all sides of lapghan with 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in each corner sc. Sl st with first st to end row.
ROW 3-4: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.
Weave in loose ends.
Like this pattern? Check out this free crochet pattern for Easy Textured Cotton Wash Cloth.
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