This Lavender crochet afghan is perfect for springtime. The free crochet pattern gives instructions for nine different blanket sizes.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Lavender Crochet Afghan pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
A Crochet Afghan for Spring
I just love the cluster v-stitch used in this blanket. I used this stitch for the Cluster Infinity scarf and it was so lovely. The stitch reminds me of how lavender buds are stacked on top of each other. This blanket would make a wonderful springtime throw.
9 Sizes of Afghans
In order to make this blanket just the size you want, I have provided 9 different sizes for this blanket. You can make anything from a small baby blanket to a king size bed cover.
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3-20 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (Weight: 4/medium – 482 yds, 10 oz, 283g)
1-2 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Solid (Weight: 4/medium – 364 yds, 7 oz, 198g)
Color: Frosty Green
Estimated amounts for each size are listed in the Table Below.
Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Double Crochet
BLOHDC – Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only
CL – 2 Double Crochet Cluster Stitch
YO – Yarn Over
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 7 HDC X 5 Rows = 2 inches
Size: Sizes are listed in the chart below. The yarn needed is estimated by calculations and can vary. The number of skeins needed is based on the Super Saver Ombre yarn (10oz per skein) and the Super Saver Solid Color yarn (7oz/skein) listed in the materials list.
|Size||Blanket Size before Border||Blanket Size With Border||Estimated Yarn for Blanket Center||Estimated Yarn for Border|
|Small Baby Blanket||25 in. x 25 in.||30 in. x 30 in.||12.2 oz / 588 yds|
|3.2 oz/ 167 yds|
|Large Baby Blanket||35 in. x 35 in.||40 in. x 40 in.||23.4 oz / 1128 yds|
|4.4 oz/ 229 yds|
|Toddler Blanket||37 in. x 47 in.||42 in. x 52 in.||33.2 oz / 1601 yds|
|5.2 oz/ 271 yds|
|Small Throw Blanket||47 in. x 55 in.||52 in. x 60 in.||48.9 oz / 2357 yds|
|6.3 oz/ 328 yds|
|Large Throw Blanket||55 in. x 67 in.||60 in. x 72 in.||69.1 oz / 3331 yds|
|7.5 oz/ 390 yds|
|Twin Size Blanket||55 in. x 85 in.||60 in. x 90 in.||87.5 oz / 4218 yds|
|8.5 oz/ 442 yds|
|Full-Size Blanket||85 in. x 85 in.||90 in. x 90 in.||134.6 oz / 6488 yds |
|8.5 oz/ 442 yds|
|Queen Size Blanket||85 in. x 103 in.||90 in. x 108 in.||162.8 oz / 7847 yds|
|11.4 oz/ 593 yds|
|King Size Blanket||103 in. x 103 in.||108 in. x 108in.||197 oz / 9496 yds|
|12.5 oz/ 650 yds|
CL – 2 DC Together Cluster Stitch – YO (yarn over), insert hook into next ST, YO, pull loop through ST, (3 loops on hook), YO, pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook, (2 loops on hook), YO, insert hook into the same ST, YO, pull loop through ST, (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook, (3 loops on hook), YO, pull the first loop through the other three loops on the hook. Stitch complete.
The cluster stitch is used to make a cluster V-stitch for this pattern. The cluster V-stitch consists of a (Cluster Stitch, Chain 1, Cluster Stitch) all worked into the same stitch.
Lavender Crochet Afghan
– Written in US terms.
– I do not count my turning chain, as a stitch.
– After working Row 1, measure your row to make sure it matches the before border blanket width listed in the size table.
– Your stitch count for the entire center of your afghan will be 1 less than your starting chain. When counting stitches make sure to count your chain 1 spaces as a stitch.
– If you want to make a custom size of this blanket, you can do so by working a starting chain that is a multiple of 3.
Crochet Afghan Center
With the center color, chain the number of chains listed for the size you are making.
Small Baby Blanket: CH 87
Large Baby Blanket: CH 123
Toddler Blanket: CH 129
Small Throw Blanket: CH 165
Large Throw Blanket: CH 192
Twin Size Blanket: CH 192
Full-Size Blanket: CH 297
Queen Size Blanket: CH 297
King Size Blanket: CH 360
Row 1: HDC in second CH from hook. HDC in each CH across. (Stitch Count will be 1 less than starting chain.)
Row 2: CH2, turn, DC into first ST, Skip 1 ST, (CL, CH1, CL) in next ST. *Skip 2 STs, (CL, CH1, CL) in next ST,* repeat from *to* until you have only 2 STs remaining. Skip 1 ST, DC in last ST. (If counting Stitches and CH1 spaces your stitch count should be the same as Row 1.)
Row 3: CH2, turn, DC in first ST, *(CL, CH1, CL) in next CH 1 space.* repeat from *to* until you have only 2 STs remaining. DC in last ST.
Continue repeating Row 3 until the afghan is 5 inches shorter than the final length. I have provided a row count for each size below.
Small Baby Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 41 rows.
Large Baby Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 57 rows.
Toddler Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 77 rows.
Small Throw Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 90 rows.
Large Throw Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 110 rows.
Twin Size Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 140 rows.
Full-Size Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 140 rows.
Queen Size Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 170 rows.
King Size Blanket: Repeat Row 3 until there is a total of 170 rows.
Last Row for Base of Afghan: CH1, turn, HDC in each ST and CH1 space across. (Your stitch count will be the same as Row 1.)
Do not fasten off.
Adding a Border
We will start by working a single crochet border using the center yarn color around the entire project.
Border Row 1: CH1, turn so you are working down the side of the rows. Work 1 SC into the side of the first row. Work 2 SC into the side of every row until you reach the side of the last row. Work 1 SC into the side of the last row.
CH2, turn so you are working into the opposite side of the starting chain. Work 1 SC into the opposite side of every CH.
CH2, turn so you are working down the side of the rows, Work 1 SC into the side of the first row. Work 2 SC into the side of every row until you reach the side of the last row. Work 1 SC into the side of the last row.
CH2, turn, so you are working into the top of the last row of the blanket base, Work 1 SC into each ST across. CH2, SLST to the first SC of this row. Fasten off.
For Row 2 you can work a standing half-double crochet in place of the slip stitch, turning chain, and the first half-double crochet stitch.
Using your border yarn color, slip stitch to any CH2, corner.
Border Row 2: CH1, Work 2 HDC into the CH2 corner space, Work a BLOHDC into each ST across this side, *Work 3 HDC into next CH2 corner space, Work a BLOHDC into each ST across this side,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 1 more HDC into the first CH2 corner space. SLST to the first HDC.
Note: In Rows 3-5 I will be referring to the corner stitch. This is the center half-double crochet that was worked into the chain 2 corner space. This also refers to the center half-double crochet working into the corner stitch of the previous row.
Border Row 3-5: CH1, (do not turn,) work 2 HDC into the first stitch. BLOHDC in each ST until you reach the Corner Stitch, *Work 3 HDC into Corner Stitch, BLOHDC in each ST until you reach the next Corner Stitch,* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. Work 1 more HDC into the first ST. SLST to first HDC.
Feel free to work more border rows if you like. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Now your lavender crochet afghan is complete and ready to keep you or your loved ones warm.
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