Author:
Lauren Hogg

Lauren Hogg is the maker and designer behind twenty four threads. Lauren loves to make things full of texture and gets inspiration from the world around her. She loves combining different fiber arts to create unique designs. You can follow her on her blog, twenty for threads, for crochet patterns and other crafting inspiration.

The Lorraine Afghan Crochet Pattern

Maker
1/21/2020

Hello! I’m Lauren, the maker behind twenty four threads. I have always been a creative and crafty person, but I never found that one thing that I absolutely love to do. I’ve done everything from jewelry making, clay sculpting, weaving, paper crafts, and hand lettering. I’ve tried pretty much a little bit of everything.

It wasn’t until 2017 that I discovered crochet. One day I was scrolling through Instagram and a photo of chunky yarn popped on to my feed. I remember thinking it looked so cool! I clicked on the photo, followed it to the account, and it led me to the Hook Nook. I fell in love! I was in awe of what could be made from this cool, fun chunky yarn. I continued searching through Instagram and found so many awesome crochet pieces, so the next day, I went and got some yarn and hook. Every single day since then has had at least a little bit of yarn in it!

I am honored to be one of the featured makers on THNLife blog, and I wanted to make something special for it. The Lorraine Afghan is my first afghan pattern to make and write! Lorraine was one of my nicknames growing up, so I thought it would be perfect for this afghan because it has my favorite thing - texture. I was inspired by woven wall hangings and all the texture that they have. I wanted to bring that alive through crochet by mixing a variety of stitches. You’ll have a lot of fun making this afghan, especially with the bobble and loop stitches!

Skill Level

               

Advanced Beginner / Intermediate

Supplies

Hook – 6.5 mm / K Hook

Yarn –

MC: linen – approx. 1775 yds

C1: dark gray – approx. 680 yds

C2: brown – approx. 620 yds

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Key

ch – chain

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

bobble – bobble stitch

lp st – loop stitch

Gauge

12 dc x 7 rows = 4” x 4”

Dimensions

approx. 50” x 60”

Special Stitches

loop stitch

click here for a photo tutorial

bobble stitch

[yarn over. insert hook and pull through. yarn over and pull through two loops.] Repeat [ ] 4 more times – you should have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops

Notes

The ch at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Pattern

This afghan is made as one piece, but the pattern has been written in sections to make it easier to follow along.

AFGHAN STARTING END

Ch 152 with MC

Row 1: Dc in the third ch from the hook. Dc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row (150 sts)

Row 3: Join C1. Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Rows 4-5: Join C2. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. [bobble st, sc in the next 2 sts]. Repeat [ ] to the end of the row. You should end with 1 sc. (150 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row (150 sts)

Row 8-9: Join C1. Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Rows 10-11: Join C2. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. [bobble st, sc in the next 2 sts]. Repeat [ ] to the end of the row. You should end with 1 sc. (150 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row (150 sts)

Rows14-15: Join MC. Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row (150 sts)

Row 16: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st, Loop st to the last st. Sc in the last st. (150 sts)

Row 17: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 18: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st, Loop st to the last st. Sc in the last st. (150 sts)

Row 19: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 20: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st, Loop st to the last st. Sc in the last st. (150 sts)

Repeat rows 3-20 one more time.

MIDDLE SECTION

Rows 39- 91: Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

AFGHAN OTHER END

Row 92: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st, Loop st to the last st. Sc in the last st. (150 sts)

Row 93: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 94: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st, Loop st to the last st. Sc in the last st. (150 sts)

Row 95: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 96: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st, Loop st to the last st. Sc in the last st. (150 sts)

Row 97: Join C2. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row (150 sts)

Row 98: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. [bobble st, sc in the next 2 sts]. Repeat [ ] to the end of the row. You should end with 1 sc. (150 sts)

Rows 99- 100: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Rows 101- 102: Join C1. Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 103: Join C2. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row (150 sts)

Row 104: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. [bobble st, sc in the next 2 sts]. Repeat [ ] to the end of the row. You should end with 1 sc. (150 sts)

Rows 105-106: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 107: Join C1. Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Rows 108- 109: Join MC. Ch 2 and turn. Dc in the first st. Dc to the end of the row (150 sts)

Repeat rows 92- 109 one more time.

Tie off and weave ends

BORDER

With the right side facing up, attach C1 to the top right corner.

Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in the first st. Sc to the end of the row. (150 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Ch 4, sk 3, sc. [ch 5, sk 3, sc] Repeat [ ] until 4 sts remain. Ch 4, sk 3, sc in the last st.

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Ch 2. Sc in the ch space from the previous row. [Ch 5, sc in the ch space] Repeat [ ] to the last ch space. Ch 2. Sc in the last st.

Row 4: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st. Ch 4, sk the first ch space, sc in the next ch space. [Ch 5, sc in the ch space] Repeat [ ] until 2 ch spaces remain. Ch 4, sc in the last st.

Tie off and weave ends.

Repeat the border steps on the other end.

OPTIONAL

Add tassels or pom-poms on the ends or corners.

I hope you have as much fun making the Lorrain Afghan as I did! If you would like to check out my other patterns, you can find them on my website , Etsy, or Ravelry. You can also follow me on Instagram or Pinterest. Be sure to tag me or use #twentyfourthreads so that I can see your Lorraine Afghan!

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