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Debbie's Tropical Fruit Baby Afghan

Pattern Designed by Debbie Parkinson

Afghan hand crocheted by Debbie Parkinson

Doll hand knit by Sue W. Thompson

 

Size – 40” x 40”

Materials – worsted weight yarn, approximately 12 oz. Color A

                  worsted weight yarn, approximately 12 oz Red Heart Classic Tropical Fruit

                  Size H crochet hook (5mm)

 

Pattern Stitch – Front Post Triple crochet (FPtrc) –

YO twice, insert hook from front to back around post of dc one row below next dc, YO   

   and pull up a loop, [YO and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times (FPtrc made), skip dc

   behind FPtrc.

 

Instructions

With Color A, chain 113.

   Row 1 – dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each remaining ch (111 dc).  Ch 3; turn.

   Row 2 – dc in 2nd st and in each remaining st.  Change yarn color; Ch 3; turn.

   Row 3 – dc in 2nd and 3rd st.  *FPtrc around post in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts*; repeat ** to end of

                row; dc in turning st; Ch 3; turn.

   Row 4 – dc in 2nd st and in each remaining st to end of row.  Change yarn color back to color A; Ch 3;

                turn.

   Row 5 – FPtrc in 2nd and 3rd posts; dc in next 3 sts; *FPtrc in next 3 sts; dc in next 3 sts*; repeat ** to

                end of row, ending with FPtrc in 2 sts; dc in turning st; Ch 3; turn.

   Row 6 – dc in 2nd st and in each remaining st.  Change yarn color; Ch 3; turn.

   Remaining rows – Repeat rows 3-6 to desired length; finish off; weave in all yarn ends.

Add a sc border in either yarn color…working 3 sts in each corner st.

Notes:

This pattern may be altered to your preference by changing the number of FPtrc sts in each row.


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