Tennis Crochet Afghan FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl
Afghans are hands-down my favorite gift to give someone. I wanted to thank my son’s tennis coaches for all their hard work, dedication and support. I also think the thicker and heavier an afghan is, the better it is. Usually I prefer to double worsted weight yarn and use large hooks/needles to make it heavy, comforting and also a surprisingly quick project. This 2-person afghan took me less than a week to create! Make one for yourself and maybe for a gift, too?
Worsted weight yarn (doubled throughout)
Color A (blue): 1,400 yards
Color B (light blue): 1,400 yards
Color C (cream): 700 yards
N/13 (9mm) crochet hook
Abbreviations: btwn (between); ch (chain); sc (single crochet); sp (space); st (stitch); dc (double crochet);
Gauge: not critical for this project
Finished size: 60″ x 60″
NOTE: afghan is worked with yarn doubled. Two strands of same color are held together throughout.
First half of afghan:
Set up row: with color A, ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook. Rep from * across.
Row 1: with color A, working along side of long strip made in set up row, ch1, sc in top of last dc made and in side of same dc, ch3, (dc, ch2, dc) in side of next dc, ch3, sc in side of next dc. *Sc in side of next dc, ch3, (dc, ch2, dc) in side of next dc, ch3, sc in side of next dc. Rep from * across, sc again in last dc.
Row 2: with color B, ch3, *3dc in next ch3 sp, 5dc in next ch2 sp, 3dc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * across, dc in last sc at end of row.
Row 3: with color C, ch3, skip 3 sts, dc in sp before next st, ch1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, (ch1, dc) in ea of next 3 sts, ch1, skip 1 st, dc in sp before next st. *Sk 6 sts, dc in sp before next st, ch1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, (ch1, dc) in ea of next 3 sts, ch1, skip 1 st, dc in sp before next st. Rep from * across, dc in top of ch3 at end of row.
Row 4: with color A, ch1, sc in top of dc, sc in next ch1 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, *dc in sp btwn 2 sets of 3dc two rows below, sc in next ch1 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch1 sp)x3. Rep from * across, sc in top of ch3 at end of row.
Row 5: with color A, ch1, sc in sc, *sc in next ch3 sp, ch3, (dc, ch2, dc) in next ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * across, sc in last sc.
Row 6: with color B, rep row 2
Row 7: with color C, rep row 3
Row 8: with color A, rep row 4
Row 9: with color A, rep row 5
Rows 10 – 32: rep rows 6 – 9 five more times, then rows 6 – 8 once more.
Row 33: work 4dc in ea ch3 sp across. Fasten off.
Second half of afghan
Row 1: with color A, working in free loops of set up row, ch1, sc in top of last dc made and in side of same dc, ch3, (dc, ch2, dc) in side of next dc, ch3, sc in side of next dc. *Sc in side of next dc, ch3, (dc, ch2, dc) in side of next dc, ch3, sc in side of next dc. Rep from * across, sc again in last dc.
Rows 2 – 33: rep rows 2 – 33 of first half of afghan.
Row 1: With color A, join with slst to any corner, working along end of rows, sc evenly across.
Rows 2 – 3: ch1, sc in ea sc across.
Fasten off. Weave in loose ends. Wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.
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