Behrens Colorblock Afghan by Leigh Radford

Behrens Colorblock Afghan

June 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
One square = 2.5" × 2.5" (6.5 × 6.5 cm)
5.0 mm (H)
3300 yards (3018 m)
45" by 60"
This pattern is available from for $9.99.

Designer Leigh Radford was inspired by some of her favorite things—color, traditional techniques, and quick and easy projects—to create this color-block blanket composed of double crochet squares. Arranging the squares into a color-block pattern was the perfect way to update this time-honored stitch pattern.

Finished Size 45” × 60” (114.5 × 152.5 cm)

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride (85% wool, 15% mohair): M83 raspberry (A), 3 skeins; M177 Olympic bronze (B), 2 skeins; M18 khaki (C), 3 skeins; M140 Aran (D), 1 skein; M171 fresh moss (E), 5 skeins; M04 charcoal heather (F), 2 skeins; M89 roasted coffee (G), 2 skeins

Hook H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions Tapestry needle for weaving in ends; spray bottle with water and straight pins for blocking.

Gauge 6.5 × 6.5 cm)