September/October 2010

Your First Afghan

Here it is, the very best beginner afghan pattern! Practice making perfect squares as you stitch the blocks, then seam them all up at the end.
By Katherine Eng

RED HEART Eco-Ways, 4oz/113g skeins, each approx 186yd/170m (acrylic/recycled polyester)
• 4 skeins #3422 Yam (A)
• 3 skein #3533 Misty Violet (B)
• 3 skeins #3275 Cinnabar (C)
• 2 skeins #1615 Lichen (D)
• 1 skein #3604 Dark Indigo (E)

• Size J/10 (6.00mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge
• Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook (for Round 4 of Edging)

• Yarn needle


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I'm making this afghan for my little brother who my parents are adopting from Uganda. My parents are there right now, and I'm taking care of my other siblings while they are gone. I've got all the squares made and just need to assemble it, but I left home without the magazine so I don't have the directions on how to put it all together. I wanted to give it to him when he came home. Can someone help me out?

The pattern instructs you to

The pattern instructs you to sew the squares together using a whipstitch. There are photos of how to do this in the magazine, but you can do a google search on the web to find a tutorial or video (try youtube) about how to do the whipstitch.

Hi ZFLY, the first yarn

Hi ZFLY, the first yarn mentioned on the list is 4 skeins of #3422 Yam (A) in case you missed it.

Hope I helped,


Yarn for Your First Afghan Pattern

I see the colors for yarns B, C, D, and E, but no color is listed for yarn A. Can you post what the color is? Thanks!