Stashaholic''s Brain Dead Afghan

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I''m warning you now. This pattern got its name for a reason. It''s a one row repeat. That means you''ll be doing hundreds of rows of the same stitch. If you have a short attention span (like me) you might want to vary it with different colours.

Stashaholic''s Brain Dead Afghan
(c)Sherri Bondy

Size: Approx 36 x 48 in.

Materials: 18 oz worsted weight
crochet hook 5.5mm

Chain 156 (increase or decrease size by adding/subtracting multiple of 12 stitches )

Row 1: 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, rep from * to last 4 ch, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in last ch. TURN

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in first sc, skip 3 dc, *(sc, ch 3, 3 dc in ch 3 space), skip next 3 dc, rep from * to last 3 dc. Skip 2 dc, sc in top of turning chain. TURN

Rep row 2 until afghan measures 48" .

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  • October 6, 2005 ~drew emborsky~ wrote:
    Wow, how many times zones ahead of Houston are you??? Just don''t tell me what happens, I like to be surprised...
  • October 10, 2005 LadyLinoleum wrote:
    It''s really pretty though!
  • August 14, 2007 Susan Doty wrote:
    I love the name of your afghan.
  • September 2, 2007 Vicki-jo OConnell-Saurer wrote:
    Love this afghan! What a grand site.
  • September 5, 2007 Kathleen wrote:
    okay so i got the chain thing and then the 1st row but once i got to the second row i got confused. Im a beginner at this crocheting stuff so if anyone can help me i would greatly appreciate it..
    1. September 5, 2007 Sherri wrote:
      Could you give me more details on what''s confusing you? All of the repeats are done in the loop made by the chain three on the previous row. The trick is to make sure you do the sc in the last stitch at the end of the row or your blanket will become a triangle

      1. September 5, 2007 kathleen wrote:
        thanks that really helped
        1. September 5, 2007 Sherri wrote:
          You''re welcome! Believe me, after row 192 you''ll be so brain dead with the pattern that you''ll wonder what the fuss was

          Give me a shout anytime.

          1. September 5, 2007 CeLisa wrote:
            Found a similar pattern to this for a baby blanket. Smaller, ends up only being a 3x3 square, only one color. Never thought about changing colors. Love the way yours turned out. Working on it for my best friend, with burgandy, hunter green, and the cream.
  • September 15, 2007 Krista wrote:
    How long did this take you? I''m like you - I get bored easily so I tend to make afghans that use a Q hook and multiple strands so they work up in 5-10 hours. But I really like this so I think I''ll try it no matter what.
    1. September 15, 2007 Sherri wrote:
      It''s hard to say how long it takes me to finish as I never keep track of that sort of thing. I also work on afghans between other projects, and only have a couple of hours a day to work on any projects. It also depends on how big you make it and what yarn. You could always do it larger and with double strands if you want....

      I''m glad you like it Krista, but it''s kinda like my favourite saying "how long is a piece of string?" It depends on how long the string is to start with!

      1. September 16, 2007 Krista wrote:
        You''re right...I''m going to do it anyway! Maybe not til the new year since I need to pump out 4 or more blankets between now and Christmas...but it''s on my favourites so I don''t forget about it.
  • October 13, 2007 Tiffany wrote:
    How many rows did you complete of one color before you switched?
    1. October 13, 2007 Sherri wrote:

      Hi Tiffany,

      I''m not exactly sure, but I think it was around 5. I tend to keep my colour changes in odd numbered sequences because I think it looks better (principle of design). You can do whatever looks best to you though. You could even change it every row if you want.

      The most important thing is to NOT forget the sc at the end of the row. If you do, eventually your blanket will slope up and you will have a triangle

  • October 19, 2007 Cheryl