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Crocheting: FaveCrafts Crochet Afghan

Lots of fun things happening in the month of May! If you missed the announcement earlier this week, I’m hosting a Crochet Along with Yarnspirations starting May 13th! I will be showing you how to make a Pop! Petals Blanket. See all the details HERE. I hope you sign up and follow along!

Now I have another fun announcement! I teamed up with my friends over at FaveCrafts in celebration of their 10 Year Anniversary and a Charity Drive with Warm Up America! I made a FaveCrafts Afghan that features beautiful teal and pink hues (just like their logo) crocheted into individual 7×9″ sections. The 7×9 rectangle sections is a required size for Warm Up America. They accept these individual sections as donations and volunteers seam them together for the homeless in need. You can also donate an entire blanket!

Head over to the FaveCrafts website to learn more their 10 year celebration and their charity drive!

Now here was the fun part! I re-created the heart from the FaveCrafts logo as a crocheted square! I absolutely love taking on projects like this and making a design come to life with yarn!

Bellow is the pattern to make the individual rectangle sections and blanket. If you don’t have the energy to make the entire blanket, you can make a few of the rectangle sections and donate them to Warm Up America! The pattern is lap size, but the size is easily customizable if you simply work up more of the sections!

FaveCrafts Heart Afghan
Celebrating FaveCrafts 10 Year Anniversary and Charity Drive with Warm Up America!


Finished size of Afghan: 35×45 (lapghan size)
Finished Size of individual Afghan Sections: 7×9

Note: 7×9 inches is the size required by Warm Up America for their crocheted afghan sections.

Materials:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Peony Pink
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Cool Blue
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Aqua
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Teal Heather
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in White
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Soft Fern

Shop all colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle

Make 5 afghan sections in Peony Pink, Cool Blue, Aqua, and Teal Heather.
Make 5 afghan sections in FaveCrafts Heart Logo.
You should have a total 25 afghan sections.

Solid Color 7×9
Granny Afghan Section:

Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first
DC, chain 2 (12 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around,
join, chain 2 (24 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in
next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in
next 2, repeat around, chain 1 (48 DC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around,
chain 2 (48 SC)
Round 6: *DC + chain 2 + DC all in
one stitch, DC, DC, HDC, SC in next 5, HDC, DC, DC, repeat from * around. The
DC+ chain 2 + DC are your 4 corners, join, slip stich over so you are working
chain corner space.
Round 7: chain 3 (counts as first
DC) DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in first corner, DC in all DC stitches from
previous row, HDC in all HDC stitches from previous row, SC in all SC stitches
from previous row, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in all the corners, join, chain 2

Round 8: DC in each stitch around, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each corner, join,
Fasten off weave in ends.

Now lets add two rows of DC stitches to either end of our
square to make it a 7×9 rectangle.

With wrong side facing you, join in white yarn in upper right hand corner, chain 3 (counts as your first stitch), DC in each stitch across, ending with a DC in the next corner, chain 2, turn (24 DC)
Row 2: DC in each stitch across, fasten off weave in ends. (24 DC)
Repeat these two rows on the opposite end of the square.

FaveCrafts Heart Logo
Afghan Section:

Starting with Cool Blue yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (12 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (24 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, (48 DC)
break Cool Blue yarn and join in Teal Heather yarn, chain 1
Round 5: SC in each stitch around (48 SC)
Break Teal Heather yarn and join in White yarn, chain 2
Round 6: *DC + chain 2 + DC all in one stitch, DC, DC, HDC, SC in next 5, HDC, DC, DC, repeat from * around. The DC+ chain 2 + DC are your 4 corners., join, slip stich over so you are working chain corner space.
Round 7: chain 3 (counts as first DC) DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in first corner, DC in all DC stitches from previous row, HDC in all HDC stitches from previous row, SC in all SC stitches from previous row, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in all the corners, join, chain 2
Round 8: DC in each stitch around, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each corner, join,
Fasten off weave in ends.

Now lets add two rows to either end of our square to make it
a 7×9 rectangle.

With wrong side facing you, join in white yarn in upper
right hand corner, chain 3 (counts as your first stitch), DC in each stitch
across, ending with a DC in the next corner, chain 2, turn (24 DC)
Row 2: DC in each stitch across, fasten off weave in ends. (24 DC)
Repeat these two rows on the opposite end of the square.

Heart Applique:

With Peony Pink yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 14 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 1
Round 2: HDC + DC in first, 3 TC in next, 2 DC in next, DC +HDC in next, 2 HDC
in next, HDC + DC in next, 2 DC in next, DC + HDC in next, 2 HDC, HDC + DC, 2
DC, 3 TC, DC + HDC, slip stitch join to last stitch.
Join in Teal Heather yarn and slip stitch around the edges in the back loop
only.

Fasten off and use loose ends to stitch heart applique to
center of circle in your FaveCrafts Afghan Section.

With a long strand of soft fern green yarn and your tapestry needle, stitch
yarn in and out around round 6 to create dashed lines.

Joining the sections:

Lay the crocheted sections out in the pattern of the finished blanket.
Use a long strand of white yarn and your tapestry needle to stitch together the
sections using the invisible join. The invisible join is created by using the
mattress stitch, but only working in the back loops of your edge stitches. You
will want to connect them by first working along all the vertical seams and
then all the horizontal seams.

Border:
with white yarn
Starting at any point along the blanket edge, join in white yarn in a back loop
only. Chain 1 and make SC in the back loops along the edge of the entire
blanket. When you get to the corners make a SC + chain 2 + SC all in one corner
stitch.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Head over to the FaveCrafts website to learn more their 10 year celebration and their charity drive!

If you aren’t familiar with FaveCrafts.com, they are a crafting website and community that offers over 15,000 free project ideas, tutorials, videos, informative articles, step-by-step instructions, photos and more to crafters looking for craft projects and ideas. Check them out HERE

If you aren’t familiar with Warm Up America, they are a national non-profit providing hand knitted and crocheted blankets, clothing, and accessories made by volunteers across the country to donate to people in need. Check them out HERE

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