Monday, June 9, 2014

Part 5 - Vertical Textures Afghan crochet-a-long

Wow! Can you believe that you made it? This is the last post for the Vertical Textures Afghan crochet-a-long! When you finish this portion you will have a new and glorious afghan to share with the world! I am so excited for you!!
Directions for assembly
Begin by placing strip one and strip two back to back, wrong sides facing each other, and then lay them out flat. You are going to join the last row of strip one to the first row of strip two. 




Join Color C yarn to first st on strip one, ch 2, sl st to first st on strip two. (Make sure that your hook is always going from the outside of your work, the right side, to the inside of your work, the wrong side. This will keep all the stitches on the top side of your afghan.)


Ch 2, sl st to the second st on strip one (you will not have skipped any stitches from the first stitch made on strip one).

Ch 2, skip one st on strip two, sl st to next st, *ch 2, skip one st on strip one, sl st to next st on strip one, ch 2, skip one st on strip two, sl st to next st on strip two* repeat *to* across, ch 2, sl st to last st on strip 1, break yarn.


Repeat the above steps joining your strips together in this order:

Strip two to strip three.

Strip three to strip four.

Strip four to strip three.

Strip three to strip two.

Strip two to strip one.

You may of course do this in any order that you like if you want a different effect out of your afghan.

Border
This section has a special st, the slant hdc. Please make sure that you look through these photos and reference back to them as needed. The entire border will be done with this st.

 Yarn over, insert hook in st indicated, pull up a loop.
 Take the loop closest to your hook and draw it through the loop just behind it leaving just two loops on your hook.
Yarn over and draw through both remaining loops on hook.

Join Color C to any st on one of the sides of the Vertical Textures Afghan, do not join on the top or the bottom. Ch 1, slant hdc in same st and each st along the side to the last st. 

3 slant hdc in last st, mark center st of three stitches for next round.

Working across next side place one slant hdc in the end of each row (sc and bean st rows), place one slant hdc in the ch 1 spaces separating strips. When you reach the end of the row place 3 slant hdc in the last st, mark the center st of the three sts for the next round.

Work the next two sides in the same manner as you did the first two and join with a sl st to the top of the first slant hdc. Ch 1, turn.

Place one slant hdc in turning st and in each stitch around entire afghan. When you come to a st marker place 3 slant hdc in that stitch, mark the center st of the three stitches for the next round, join with a sl st to first slant hdc, ch 1 turn.

Work around the blanket one more time in the same manner you just did the last round, join with a sl st to top of first slant hdc, break yarn and weave in ends.

Congratulations!!! You have just completed your Vertical Textures afghan!! Amazing!!!


I can't wait to see your photos! Please come post them in the Facebook and Google+ groups. 

If you enjoyed this afghan come give my Chevron Love Afghan a try.

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