Criss Cross Afghan Free Pattern

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  • vintage crochet criss cross afghan free
  • vintage criss cross diagram
  • vintage criss cross diagram

Edited By:Maggie Weldon

Size: When completed, afghan measures approximately 53 x 78 inches.

Materials:Worsted Weight Yarn:

Light color (for Criss-Cross) - 32 oz;

Medium color (for Light Squares) - 17 oz;

Dark color (for Dark Squares & Triangles) - 24 oz.

Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4.25 mm).

Abbreviations

ch

chain

rnd

round

dc

double crochet

sc

single crochet(s)

hdc

half double crochet

sl st(s)

slip stitch(es)

lp(s)

loop(s)

sp(s)

space(s)

rem

remaining

st(s)

stitch(es)

rep

repeat

yo

yarn over

JOINING WITH SC

When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

An interesting use of the rib stitch and a choice of harmonious colors combine to make an afghan that is pleasing and appealing.

Ridges that seem to cross and re-cross form a pattern and texture that serve to give this very simple stitch a definite character and design of its own.
Motifs are made individually and then sewed together.

Criss-Cross Motif(Make 96)

Row 1:(Right Side) With the light color, ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 13 ch, 3 sc in next ch (to start point), sc in next 14 ch.

Rows 2-24:Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, skip first sc, sc in next 14 sc, 3 sc in both loops of next sc (point), working in back loops only, sc in next 13 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc.

At the end of Row 24, work should measure about 5 inches in length along center. Finish off and weave in ends.

Light Squares(Make 24)

Rnd 1:(Right Side) Starting at center, with Medium Color, ch 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, (3 dc in ring, ch 1) 3 times; join with sl st to first dc.

Rnd 2:Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-1 sp, * sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-1 sp; repeat from * twice more; join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3-11:Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working

(sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; join.

At the end of Rnd 11, there are 23 sc on each side of square and it should measure about 4½ inches square. Finish off and weave in ends.

Dark Squares(Make 38)

Row 1:(Right Side) With the dark color, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across.

Rows 2-24:Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

At the end of Row 24, work should measure about 5 inches square. Finish off and weave in ends.

Dark Triangles(Make 20)

Row 1:(Right Side) With the dark color, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across.

Row 2:Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across to 2nd last sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc.

Row 3:Ch 1, turn, skip first sc, (sc in next sc) across.

Rows 4-24:Repeat Rows 2-3 alternately, ending with Row 2.

At the end of Row 24, work should measure ½ of Dark Square diagonally. Finish off and weave in ends.

- Using diagram as guide, arrange Motifs in position and whip-stitch together on wrong side.

Border

Rnd 1:With right side facing, join the Medium color with sc to one corner, sc around entire afghan, spacing sc so that work lies flat and uneven edges are straightened out, working 3 sc in each corner st; join with sl st to back loop of first sc.

Rnds 2-3:Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around; join.

At the end of Rnd 3, finish off and weave in ends.

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Reviews for Criss Cross Afghan Free Pattern
3 out of 5, based on 1 reviews
Toni Bishop from Cloverdale, VA on Jul 29, 2014
There is no diagram attached to this pattern to do the layout. I am having problems trying to use the picture for this layout, but it is tough because the afghan is tucked in on the one side.
Response from Maggie's Crochet
Jul 30, 2014
Hi Toni,
Thank you for messaging. I have checked over the page and the diagram is included as an image below the main image of the pattern. It is in black and white and can be made bigger by clicking View Large Image. I hope this helps you out!

Happy Crocheting,
Jen