Staggered Squares Crochet Lapghan

Staggered Squares Crochet Lapghan – This lapghan is a great alternative to the larger afghan blanket, it is ideal for throwing over your legs in cooler evenings.

This size of this lapghan gives it multiple uses ie. baby cover, travel blanket or knee cover for wheelchair users.

Written in USA and UK format, just scroll down the page for the free crochet pattern.

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Staggered Squares Crochet Lapghan USA

Pattern Number CNC200

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Abbreviations USA
RS.     Right Side
ch.      Chain
sc.      Single Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
sl st.   Slip Stitch
tch.     Turning Chain

Post 3dc group.    (ch3, 3dc around post of dc)

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Approx Finished Size:   31 x 35.5 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

250 grams of Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn in color 1
150 grams of Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a worsted weight #4

6.50mm Crochet Hook

GAUGE – 4dc & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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The lapghan is made in multiples of 8 + 5

With color 1 ch117, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, * ch2, skip 2ch, 1sc in next ch, ch2, skip 2ch, 1dc in each of next ch3, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

2nd Row – (RS) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * skip ch2, 1dc in next sc, (ch3, 3sc) around the post of the last dc made, skip ch2, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of 3tch. Turn. (14, groups)

3rd Row – ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * ch2, skip 3dc, 1sc in top of ch3 on post 3dc group, ch2, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of 3tch. Turn.

4th Row – ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * skip ch2, 1dc in next sc, (ch3, 3sc) around the post of the last dc made, skip ch2, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of 3tch. Turn.

Rpt 3rd & 4th Rows 6 more times.

Work 3rd Row once. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in color 2.

Work 4th Row once.

Work 3rd & 4th Rows 11 more times.

Work 3rd Row once. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in color 1.

Work 4th Row once

Work 3rd & 4th Rows 7 more times.

Work 3rd Row once. Turn.

You should have 57 rows worked in all from the beginning.

Border – ch1, 1sc in base of of ch1, work 100sc evenly across, 3sc in corner, 2sc in each row end down first side of lapghan, 3sc in corner, 100sc evenly along starting chain edge, 3sc in corner, 2sc in each row end up second side of lapghan, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Second Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end, working 3sc in the corners, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Second Row once.

Fasten off. Join in color 2.

Rpt Second Row once.

Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn.

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Staggered Squares Crochet Lapghan UK

Pattern Number CNC200

Abbreviations UK
RS.
   
Right Side
ch.     Chain
dc.     Double Crochet
tr.      Treble Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
ss.     Slip Stitch
tch.   Turning Chain

Post 3tr group.    (3ch, 3tr around post of tr)

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Approx Finished Size:   31 x 35.5 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

250 grams of Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn in colour 1
150 grams of Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn in colour 2

6.50mm Crochet Hook

TENSION – 4tr & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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The lapghan is made in multiples of 8 + 5

With colour 1 make 117ch, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into next ch, * make 2ch, miss 2ch, 1dc into next ch, make 2ch, miss 2ch, 1tr into each of next 3ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

2nd Row – (RS) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * miss 2ch, 1tr into next dc, work (3ch, 3dc) around the post of the last tr made, miss 2ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last tr into top of 3tch. Turn. (14, groups)

3rd Row – 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2ch, miss 3tr, 1dc into top of 3ch on post 3tr group, 2ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last tr into top of 3tch. Turn.

4th Row – 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * miss 2ch, 1tr into next dc, work (3ch, 3dc) around the post of the last tr made, miss 2ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last tr into top of 3tch. Turn.

Rpt 3rd & 4th Rows 6 more times.

Work 3rd Row once. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in colour 2.

Work 4th Row once.

Work 3rd & 4th Rows 11 more times.

Work 3rd Row once. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in colour 1.

Work 4th Row once.

Work 3rd & 4th Rows 7 more times.

Work 3rd Row once. Turn.

You should have 57 rows worked in all from the beginning.

Border – 1ch, 1dc into base of of 1ch, work 100dc evenly across, 3dc into corner, 2dc into each row end down first side of lapghan, 3dc into corner, 100dc evenly along starting chain edge, 3dc into corner, 2dc into each row end up second side of lapghan, 1dc into corner, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.

Second Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end, working 3dc into the corners, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Second Row once.

Fasten off. Join in colour 2.

Rpt Second Row once.

Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn.

Click HERE for a pictorial on the staggered square stitch.

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