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Reversible Log Cabin Crocheted Afghan

reversible log cabin crocheted afghan

The popular log cabin quilt pattern has been adapted to yarn to create this colorful afghan. It's a great blanket for children when worked in pastels or for a more sophisticated look choose a deeper color palette.

Afghan measures approximately 42" by 55".

Materials: 
4-ply Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn—
14 ozs. each of

  • Light Blue (CA)
  • Yellow (CB)

10 ozs. of Pink (CC)
8 ozs of Lavender (CD)

Crochet Hook size H
Yarn needle for joining blocks

Gauge: In double crochet —
4 stitches = 1"
6 rows = 3 1/4"
Each motif = 6 1/2" square
Remember to check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Note: Motif is started at the center, then worked in half rows instead of rounds (rnds).

Motif (Make 48): With CA, chain (ch) 4, slip stitch (sl st) to begin (beg) ch to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 3, 6 double crochet (dc) in ring. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in top of next ch-4. Draw loop (lp) on hook out to measure 2 inches, drop lp from hook.
Row 3: Attach CB to ch-3 ring at the end of Row 1, ch 3; drop lp from hook, insert hook in top of last dc of corresponding row in previous color and draw dropped lp through--beg-of-row joining made, 6 dc in same ring; sl st in top of ch-3 of corresponding row in previous color­end-of-row joining made. Ch 3, turn.
Note: Regardless of color, all beg-of-row joinings and end-of-row joinings are made in same way.
Row 4: Make a beg-of-row joining, work as for Row 2, then drop CB and make an end-of-row joining with CC. Cut CB. Ch 3, do not turn but continue with CC across stitches (sts) of Row 2 as follows:
Row 5: 2 dc in joining just made, dc in next 6 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc; leaving the 2-inch CA lp hanging free, make 3 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6: 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 10 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 3 dc in top of ch-3. Draw lp on hook out to measure 2 inches, drop lp from hook. Turn and pick up the dropped CA lp. Cut CA. With CD sl st to attach and work across Row 4 as follows:
Row 7: Ch 3, make a beg-of-row joining, 2 dc in top of CB ch-3 below, dc in next 6 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in last dc, then make a end-of-row joining. Ch 3, turn.
Row 8: Make a beg-of-row joining, work as for Row 6, then drop CD and make an end-of-row joining with CA. Cut CD. Ch 4, do not turn but continue with CA across sts of Row 6 as follows:
Row 9: Make treble crochet (tr) and dc in joining just made, dc in next 14 dc; make dc, 3 tr and dc in next dc, dc in next 14 dc; leaving the 2 inch CC lp hanging free, make dc and 2 tr in last dc. Ch 4, turn.
Row 10: Make tr and dc in first tr, dc in next 18 sts; make dc, 3 tr and dc in next tr, dc in next 18 sts; make dc and 2 tr in top of ch-4. Fasten off. Turn, and pick up the dropped CC lp. Cut CC. With CB sl st to attach and work across Row 8 as follows:
Row 11: Ch 4, make a beg-of-row joining; make tr and dc in top of CD ch-4, dc in next 14 dc; make dc, 3 tr and dc in next dc, dc in next 14 dc; make dc and 2 tr in last dc, then make an end-of-row joining. Ch 4, turn.
Row 12: Make a beg-of-row joining, work as for Row 10 then make an end-of-row joining. Fasten off.
diagram for log cabin block
Holding right sides together whipstitch across CB edges to make a Block of 4 motifs. Make 11 more Blocks, then sew 3 by 4 Blocks together.

Border: With right sides facing, attach CC to back lp only of first st following any corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in back lp only of next st and each st around making 2 dc, ch 1 and 2 dc in each corner st. Sl st to beg ch 3 to join.
Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 1. Join. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Attach CD to any st, sc around working 3 sc in each ch-1 corner space. Join. Fasten off.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.