Denim & Ivory Lapghan

denim & ivory lapghan

Hello everyone!

For the next two weeks, I wanted to create a couple super simple patterns that could be worked up quickly — items that would make great gifts. Because even if it isn’t a holiday, we still manage to give gifts and make donations year round, don’t we?

So this week, I designed the cutest little lap afghan, a lapghan if you will. (If that’s not already a word, it really should be! Ha!)

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denim & ivory lapghan

This blanket would make a great wheelchair afghan, a blanket for when you’re curled up on the couch with a hot drink and a good book or just relaxing in your recliner watching TV. It would also make a beautiful baby or toddler blanket as well.

denim & ivory lapghan

But the best part about this pattern is that you can customize it to any size that you could imagine. All you need to do is have a starting chain with a multiple of 4 + 2 and away you go! I actually thought that this stitch pattern would make a gorgeous bedspread too!

Not only that, the only stitches you need to know are single crochet and double crochet. It’s a five row repeat that you can quickly memorize.

denim & ivory lapghan

This blanket is going to my grandmother in North Carolina, but I loved the pattern so much, that I am going to make a second one to go to my husband’s grandmother here in Pennsylvania.

If you’d like to whip out one of the beauties for yourself, a family member, friend, neighbor or as a donation for nursing homes, this pattern is a winner!

denim & ivory lapghan

Enjoy!

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denim & ivory lapghan

Denim & Ivory Lapghan

Materials Used:

  • 3 skeins of Yarn Bee Soft Secret in Light Denim – 6 oz/170 g – 300 yds/ 275 m
  • 3 skeins of Yarn Bee Soft Secret in Ivory – 6 oz/170 g – 300 yds/ 275 m
    Or any #4 medium weight yarn.
  • I/9 (5.25 mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle

Finished Size Approximately:

46” W x 48” H

Gauge:

15 dc stitches and 9 rows of pattern in a 4” (10cm) square.

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain (beginning chain)
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Notes:

  • This design can be made into any sized afghan you desire by using a foundation chain that has a multiple of 4 + 2.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

FC: Ch 162

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in each ch across. Turn. (161 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st ch 1 comes out of. Skip 3 sts. *(sc, ch 3, 3 dc in same st. Skip 3 sts* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in last st. Turn. (40 groups of 3 dc’s)

denim & ivory lapghan

denim & ivory lapghan

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1), sc in ch-3 space from previous row, ch 1. *Dc in the sc from the previous row (that is in between the 2 groups of 3 dc’s — see 1st photo below), ch 1. Sc in ch-3 space from previous row, ch 1* Repeat from * to * across. At the very end of the row is the 1st sc from Row 2 (it’s at the base of the 3 dc group). Dc into that st to end Row 3 (see 2nd photo below). Turn.

denim & ivory lapghan
Photo shows a dc worked into the sc from previous row.

denim & ivory lapghan

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1). In the sc from previous row, dc, ch 1. *In the next dc from previous row, dc, ch 1. In the next sc from previous row, dc, ch 1* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in the 3rd ch of the turning chain from the previous row. Turn.

denim & ivory lapghan

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a dc). One dc in 1st ch-1 sp, 2 dc in all of the next ch-1 spaces across. Dc in the 3rd ch of the turning chain from the previous row (see photo below). Finish off if making stripes. If making solid color, turn.

denim & ivory lapghan

Note: If making a striped blanket, attach new color in last st of Row 5.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of. Sc in each st across. (161 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st ch 1 comes out of. Skip 3 sts. *(sc, ch 3, 3 dc in same st. Skip 3 sts* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in last st. Turn. (40 groups of 3 dc’s)

Row 8: Ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1), sc in ch-3 space from previous row, ch 1. *Dc in the sc from the previous row, ch 1. Sc in ch-3 space from previous row, ch 1* Repeat from * to * across. At the very end of the row is the 1st sc from Row 2. Dc into that st to end Row 3. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1). In the sc from previous row, dc, ch 1. *In the next dc from previous row, dc, ch 1. In the next sc from previous row, dc, ch 1* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in the 3rd ch of the turning chain from the previous row. Turn.

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as a dc). One dc in 1st ch-1 sp, 2 dc in all of the next ch-1 spaces across. Dc in the 3rd ch of the turning chain from the previous row. Finish off if making stripes. If making solid color, turn.

Note: For the Row 10 repeat, be sure to always crochet only one dc in the 1st ch-1 space. If you work 2 dc in that 1st space, your counts will be off.

Continue pattern by repeating Row 6 – Row 10 for a total of 95 rows.

After Row 95, finish off.

Border

With Ivory

Round 1: Attach at any corner stitch. (Sc, ch 1, sc) all in corner space. Working along the next edge, sc evenly to the next corner. *In the corner space, (Sc, ch 1, sc). Working along the next edge, sc evenly to the next corner.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st in the first sc made of the border corner.

Round 2 – 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) all in ch-1 space from previous row. Sc in every st to the next corner. *In the next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, sc). Sc in every st to the next corner* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st in the first sc made of the border corner.

Finish off after Round 3.

With Light Denim

Round 4: Attach at any corner stitch. (Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) all in corner space. Working along the next edge, sc evenly to the next corner. *In the corner space, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc). Working along the next edge, sc evenly to the next corner.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st in the first sc made of the border corner.

denim & ivory lapghan

Note: The corner detail is optional. To omit it, simply follow the directions for Round 1 using the Light Denim.

Finish off. Weave in any ends.

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8 thoughts on “Denim & Ivory Lapghan

    1. Thank you, Debbie! I’m so impressed by how many of you lovely ladies are so generous with your time and supplies. You must have the best heart! I hope you enjoy the pattern as much as I did. 🙂

  1. I also crochet blankets for charity. This is a beautiful pattern. I can also see it being done up as a scrap-buster with each stripe a different color. I’m going to try it!

    1. That’s so amazing and sweet of you, Michele, to crochet for charity! These blankets are so pretty and work up so quickly, that the pattern is perfect for donations. Thank you for your kind words and generosity!

      Erica

  2. I make lapghans for nursing home residents. I avoid fringe, therefore I really like your corner idea. It adds that special touch. Thank you for sharing.

    1. You’re welcome, Kathleen! I’m so glad that you like the pattern! It never even crossed my mind to add fringe to this blanket, so I guess that was a good thing. Thanks, Kathleen!

      Erica

  3. Thank you for this beautiful pattern! I am making lapghans for hospice, and I’m sure your pattern will be appreciated.

    1. You’re so welcome, Suzanne! I’m very excited that you like the design and I’m also very happy to hear that some lovely people will get to enjoy your creations!

      Erica