Mexican Nap Time Afghan

Mexican Nap Time Afghan
Mexican Nap Time Afghan - Crochet Pattern

Looking for a new and fun afghan to crochet? Try this crochet pattern and you'll be hooked! Essentially you are creating a hdc2tog pattern with a skipped stitch or "space" in between the two parts of the finished hdc2tog. Please see the tutorial pictures above or email the content manager if you have any trouble with this pattern. The instructions can be a tiny bit confusing.

This colorful crocheted afghan was kindly contributed by designer TC. Please contact TC with any questions regarding this pattern. Copyright 2005 TC. All rights reserved.

The color combinations are endless and this is a fun afghan that can be created in any size from baby or crib size up to a king size blanket!

*Note: I used all my scrap yarn that I had left over and alternated it with black. I did 2 rows for each color. The afghan pattern can be made in any size. I'm 6'3" so I made mine 72 inches long.

Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Sizes J & I crochet hooks; About 50 oz of assorted Red Heart 100 percent acrylic yarn. (Worsted medium 4)

Gauge: 2 hdc2tog = 1 inch (2 sets of stitches equals 1 inch)

Key:
CH = chain
HDC = half double crochet
HDC2TOG = half double crochet 2 together
SL ST = slip stitch
CC = change color
YO = yarn over
SK = skip

 

Pattern:

With J hook: Ch 150 (Works Head To Toe)

Row 1: Yo, draw up loop in first stitch, sk 1 st, draw up loop in next st, yo through all 5 loops, ch 1 for eye, sk st, *yo, draw up loop in same st as last group st, yo, sk 1 st, draw up loop in next st, yo through all 5 loops, ch 1, sk st, repeat * across, ch 2. Turn.

Row 2: Yo, draw up loop in first stitch, yo, draw up loop in next eye (ch 1 space from previous row) through all 5 loops, ch1, *yo, draw up loop in same eye, yo, draw up loop in next eye through all five loops, ch 1, repeat from *, ch 2. Turn.

Continue row 2 until length desired.

Border:

With I hook: Single crochet for 3 rows, 3 sc in each corner. Weave in ends. Enjoy

 

Special Pattern Note: When the pattern calls for [Yo, draw up loop in first stitch, sk 1 st, draw up loop in next st, yo through all 5 loops] you are essentially creating a hdc2tog stitch with a space in between the two hdc's. If you are unsure how to make a hdc2tog you may want to visit this tutorial.