I’ve been on a blanket-making kick lately. I found in Michael’s Bernat® Blanket™ yarn in muted colors that are similar to the Miami Dolphins uniforms. (The team colors are much brighter.) My dad loves the Dolphins, so I thought I would crochet a blanket for him with the colors I found at Michael’s. The yarn is super soft and thick, and it works up rather quickly. Because we live in humid and hot Central Florida, I used the tricolor sand stitch to make the fabric pattern. The fabric is heavy, yet it allows just enough air to sneak through the chain 1 spaces. This crochet tricolor sand stitch afghan makes the perfect gift for any sports fan.
- Bernat® Blanket™ Yarn, 10.5 ounces / 300 g, 2 each (A) Vintage White, (B) Teal, (C) Pumpkin Spice
- Crochet hook size L/8.0mm
- Large eye blunt needle
- tape measure
7 sc x 8 rows using an L size crochet hook.
Single crochet (sc)
Yarn over (yo)
Tricolor sand stitch: The tricolor sand stitch is made by alternating rows of color and repeating a sc, skip next st, ch 1 pattern across each row.
- This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
- Use Super Bulky yarn weight 6.
- Use three (3) colors of yarn (A, B, and C). Work one row of each color throughout, carrying yarn up the sides.
Machine wash in cold water and tumble dry. Do not bleach. Dry on a flat surface. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.
Block is not needed for this project.
Approximately 60″ x 90″.
FREE CROCHET PATTERN
CROCHET TRICOLOR SAND STITCH AFGHAN TUTORIAL
ROW 1: With A, 1 sc in 4th ch from hook (counts as sc, ch 1), *ch 1, sk next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across to last sc. Drop A, pull B thru loop in sc. Turn.
ROW 2: With B, ch 2, (counts as sc, ch 1) skip first sc, *1 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc, rep from * across row, ending with 1 sc in last ch-1 space of turning ch. Drop B and pull C thru loop in last sc. Turn.
ROW 3: With C, repeat row 2.
Repeat ROW 2, alternating colors for pattern and length. Fasten off yarns and weave in loose ends.
EDGING: With RS facing, attach C in corner of the last row. *Work 3 sc in same st, turn clockwise, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next st, across to end, rep from * working in the loops created by carrying the three colors of yarn up the sides. For a solid border, sc an even number of sts down the sides and across the top and bottom of the blanket working 3 sc in each corner.
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