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x's and o's crochet afghan

With our Christmas Farmer’s Market craft fair right around the corner, I wanted to make a few crochet afghan’s to hopefully help draw people into our booth.  I’m not sure how many people are going to come to the fair looking for a higher priced item like a crochet afghan, but if they don’t sell they are going to make great presents this year!

The bobble stitch really makes this pattern pop, and once you get the hang of it, is really easy to do.  I took in a couple of seasons of Shameless while I made this blanket.  I love binge watching on Netflix but I hate when I finish and have to wait forever for the next season.

X's and O's crochet afghan

If you are interested in a printable PDF copy of this pattern you can find one in my Etsy Store.

What You Need

  • 3 balls – Loops and Threads Barcelona Yarn in Blue
  • 3 balls – Loops and Threads Barcelona Yarn in Pink
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • darning needle

Stitches Used

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • bb st – bobble stitch – yarn over (y/o) insert hook into stitch, y/o and pull up a loop,y/o and pull through 2 loops, repeat 4 times, y/o and pull through all of the loops
  • st – stitch

X’s and O’s Crochet Afghan Pattern

First, the X square.  Make 9 if you are making the 3 across style, 10 if 4 across style.

ch 35

Row 1 – sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across (34)

Row 2-7 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 8 – ch 1, turn, sc in 10 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 8 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 11 st

Row 9 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 10 – ch 1, turn, sc in 11 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 6 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 12 st

Row 11 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 12 – ch  1, turn, sc in 12 st, bb st in 2, sc in 4 st, bb st in 2, sc in 13 st

Row 13 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 14 – ch 1, turn, sc in 13 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 2 st, bb st in 2, sc in 14 st

Row 15 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 16 – ch 1, turn, sc in 15 st, bb st in 2, sc in 16 st

Row 17 -ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 18 –  ch 1, turn, sc in 13 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 2 st, bb st in 2, sc in 14 st

Row 19 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 20 –  ch  1, turn, sc in 12 st, bb st in 2, sc in 4 st, bb st in 2, sc in 13 stcrochet afghan

Row 21 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 22 – ch 1, turn, sc in 11 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 6 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 12 st

Row 23 –  ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 24 –  ch 1, turn, sc in 10 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 8 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 11 st

Row 25-31 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Fasten off and bury ends.

 

 

Now the O pattern.  Make 9 if you are making the 3 across style, 10 if 4 across style.

ch 35

Row 1 – sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across (34)

Row 2-7 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 8 – ch 1, turn, sc in 12 st, *bb st in next, sc in next* repeat 3 times (total of 4 bb st), sc in 13 st

Row 9 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 10 – ch 1, turn, sc in 10 st, *bb st in next, sc in next* repeat 5 times (total of 6 bb st), sc in 11 st

Row 11 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 12 – ch 1, turn, sc in 10 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 7 st, bb st in 2 st, sc in 12 st

Row 13 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 14 – 21 – Repeat rows 12/13 (alternating)

Row 22 – ch 1, turn, sc in 10 st, *bb st in next, sc in next* repeat 5 times (total of 6 bb st), sc in 11 st

Row 23 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Row 24 –  ch 1, turn, sc in 12 st, *bb st in next, sc in next* repeat 3 times (total of 4 bb st), sc in 13 st

Row 25 – 31 – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (34)

Fasten off and bury ends.crochet afghan

 

 

 

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