Free Crochet Pattern: Sugar ‘n Spice Afghan
The finished project measures approximately 32 x 46 inches.
CHADWICK’S RED HEART BABY WOOL
3 Ply, Shrink-and-Stretch Resist Finish, Art. E.275:
20 skeins (3/4 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 1 White; 3 skeins each of No. 679 Nile Green, No. 802 Baby Blue, No. 723 Baby Pink and No. 261 Maize; or
CHADWICK’S RED HEART NYLON
3 Ply, Shrink-and-Moth Proof, Art. E.260:
15 skeins (1 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 1 White and:
2 skeins each of No. 679 Nile Green, No. 802 Baby Blue, No. 723 Baby Pink and No. 261 Maize
Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 5.
Use yarn double throughout.
GAUGE: Each motif measures 3½ inches square.
COLOR MOTIF … Starting at center with Nile Green, ch 2.
1st Rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, drop loop from hook. Hereafter work in back loop only.
2nd Rnd: Leaving Green loop free, attach White to first sc, sc in same place, * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with 3 sc in last Green sc, drop White.
3rd Rnd: Pick up Green loop and, leaving White loop free, sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group, drop Green.
4th Rnd: Pick up White and repeat last rnd.
5th, 6th and 7th Rnds: Work as for last rnd, alternating colors, ending with a Green rnd. Join and break off.
Make 17 more Green Motifs, 17 Blue and 12 each of Pink and Maize (for a total of 59 color motifs).
WHITE MOTIF (Make 58) . . .
Work as for Color Motif, using White only.
Sew motifs together neatly on wrong side, joining colors as follows:
FIRST ROW …
Sew together (1 Green, 1 White, 1 Blue, 1 White) 3 times and 1 Green Motif (13 Motifs on row).
SECOND ROW … Sew together (1 White, 1 Pink, 1 White, 1 Maize) 3 times and 1 White Motif. Sew First and Second Rows together.
THIRD ROW …
Sew together (1 Blue, 1 White, 1 Green, 1 White) 3 times and 1 Blue Motif. Sew Third Row to Second Row.
FOURTH ROW …
Sew together (1 White, 1 Maize, 1 White, 1 Pink) 3 times and 1 White Motif. Sew Fourth Row to Third Row.
Repeat first 4 rows once more, then First Row once again, joining as before.
FINISHING OFF THE SUGAR ‘N SPICE BABY BLANKET:
1st Rnd: Attach White to back loop of any sc on long side, sc closely around, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group at corners. Join.
2nd Rnd: Sc in back loop of each sc around. Join and break off.
Block blanket to measurements.
Source: J & P Coats Clark’s O.N.T. Afghan Book No. 289, Afghans, originally designed for Chadwick’s Red Heart Yarns. First Edition, July 1952.