Basketweave Afghan Pattern
3 colors of 4 ply worsted weight yarn: Approximately 17 oz of Color A, and 12 oz of Colors B and C
Size J hook
SIZE: Approximately 46" x 55"
GAUGE: 3 dc = 1"
STITICHES: Front post dtr (FPdtr): [Yo hook] 3 times, insert hook from front to back around post of dc 2 rows below, complete st as dtr = 1 FPdtr completed.
Note: Turning ch-3 always counts as 1 dc. There will always be 135 sts (including turning ch) in each row.
With Color A, ch 136. (Note: To increase the width of the afghan, add 20 ch sts.)
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across row = 135 dc counting starting ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 for first dc, dc in each dc across. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 3: Join Color B, ch 3 for first dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, * [FPdtr] 5 times, dc in each of next 15 sts; repeat from * to last 10 sts, end with [FPdtr] 5 times, dc in 5 dc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 for first dc, dc in each st across. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 5: Join Color C, ch 3 for first dc, dc in each of next 14 sts, * [FPdtr] 5 times, dc in each of next 15 sts; repeat from * across row. Turn.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.
Repeat rows 3-6 working 2 rows each * Color A, Color B, Color C; repeat from * until there are 16 stripes of Color C; end with Rows 5 and 6 using Color A. Fasten off.
Rnd 1: Right side facing, with afghan turned to work across long edge, join Color A in corner; ch 3 for 1st dc, in same corner work dc, ch 2, 2 dc, * working across row edges [ch 1, dc in edge of next row] to next corner, ch 1 *; in corner work 2 dc, ch 2, and 2 dc, ** working across short edge [ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st] to next corner, ch 1 **; work corner as before; repeat from * to * across next long edge; repeat from ** to ** across remaining short edge. Join with sl st to top of starting ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 for first dc and ch 1, * in ch- 2 corner work 3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, sk next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to next corner, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st to top of starting ch-4.
Rnd 3: Sc in each dc and ch-l sp around; work 4 sc in each ch-3 corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.