I finally finished my Crochet Sand Stitch Afghan. It’s larger than a throw and fits a twin size bed. I used Bernat® Home Bundle™, a bulky yarn that combines different colors and textures. I picked up the yarn at Joann’s, but Bernat® Blanket™ is a good substitute (I made my husband and daughter each a blanket using this yarn). The yarn makes a super soft and cuddly afghan and works up quickly. It’s the perfect gift!
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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
- Bernat® Home Bundle™ 8.8 oz / 250 g, 207 yds / 189 m, #14002 Cream, 8 skeins or Bernat® Blanket™, any color
- Crochet hook size L/8.0mm
- Large eye blunt needle
GAUGE: 8 sc x 8 rows
Single crochet (sc)
Top of turning chain (tch)
Yarn over (yo)
PATTERN STITCH: Single crochet: insert hook in st, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook.
- This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
- Use Super Bulky yarn weight 6.
CARE: Wash in cold water at delicate setting. Do not bleach. Dry on a flat surface. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.
BLOCKING: Blocking is not needed for this project.
MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 60″ x 90″.
Crochet Sand Stitch Afghan Tutorial
ROW 1: 1 sc in 4th ch from hook (counts as sc, ch 1), *ch 1, sk next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * to end of row, turn.
ROW 2: ch 2, skip first sc (counts as sc, ch 1), *1 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc, rep from * to end of row, ending with 1 sc in last ch-1 space of turning ch, turn.
ROW 3: Repeat ROW 2 for length. Fasten off yarn; weave in loose ends.