Stashbuster Granny Stripe Afghan – Free Pattern

How much yarn do you currently have in your stash? For me, it’s a TON! I’ve been hoarding yarn and adding to my collection for many, many years. Every now and then, I have to de-stash. It breaks my heart to let go of my yarn but with the upcoming move, I knew that I had to lighten the load a little bit. I decided to make one of my favorite stitch patterns into a blanket for my hubby’s friend who is expecting. This Granny Stripe Afghan is perfect for a stashbusting project and is a great afghan for a baby or make a larger one for your home! Happy Crocheting!
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Stashbuster Granny Stripe Afghan

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Materials:

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

3 stitches & 1 .8 rows = 1″

Multiple:

3+1

Finished Size:

Approximately 45″ x 40″

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.
  • The sizes are an approximation. They will not be exact. Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet.
  • Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.

Tutorials:

Instructions:

Ch 130
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st** Repeat from * to ** across, turn. (129)
Row 2: Ch 3, *3 dc in between the next 3-dc clusters from previous row** Repeat from * to ** across, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (129)
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc into the space between the 1-dc and 3-dc cluster from previous row, *3 dc into the space between the next 3-dc clusters from previous row** Repeat from * to ** across, 3 dc into the space between the last 3-dc cluster and t-ch, turn. (129)
Row 4-71: Repeat Rows 2-3
Row 72: Row 2

For this afghan, I worked 6 rows of one color, 3 rows of white, and continued working this color pattern, alternating between different colors and white. However, you can work any color pattern that you wish. Since this is a stashbuster for me, I used whatever colors I had on hand. For color changing techniques, see the tutorial above.

Finish:

  • Join border color with a sl st in the last st of Row 72. Sc evenly around the entire blanket and finish off with an invisible join (see tutorial link above).
  • Weave all ends.

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31 Comments

  1. This is the best stashbuster pattern I have seen. Thank you. I’ll forward it to a friend, also an avid “hooker.” One comment: it prints out in such small, fine print. No worries: retired secretary to the front! I’ll just type the instructions and add it to the pattern.

  2. Thank you for such an easy to understand pattern. I’m using a size 6 yarn and a 10mm hook for an extra chunky look.

  3. Amy, do you have a chart or something that will tell me how many to change. I thought I saw it on this site. I love the pattern.

    1. Hi Kathryn! Sorry for the late reply! I don’t have a chart but I can explain how many rows per color:

      I started with 3 rows of Color A
      3 Rows of White
      6 Rows of Color B
      3 Rows of White
      6 Rows of Color C
      3 Rows of White
      6 Rows of Color D
      3 Rows of White
      6 Rows of Color E
      3 Rows of White
      6 Rows of Color F
      3 Rows of White
      6 Rows of Color G
      3 Rows of White
      6 Rows of Color H
      3 Rows of White
      3 Rows of Color A

      I hope this helps! It should be 72 Rows in total before the edging.

  4. Finally I found your wonderful patterns I use colors for cabin. It looks so beautiful afghan. Thank you for sharing this pattern.
    Betty

  5. Is there a hat for an adult lady like this pattern, I made the afghan but wanted to do a hat to match;)

  6. I’m very confused by this pattern…..you list a multiple of 3+1….but the directions read chain 131, which is not a multiple of 3 +1….. Should I put clusters in adjoining chains at the end of the row?
    At the beginning of row 2, if I DC into the space between the clusters, my chain lays across the top of the last cluster from row 1.

    1. Hi Laurie! It’s actually a mistype. It should be a multiple of 3+2. I’ve updated it in the pattern. I also updated row 2 so that it is a little clearer. Your chain will fall across the top of the cluster but you won’t notice it because you will be crocheting over it in the next row.

  7. It’s always nice to find another pattern in which one can create by using up leftovers from other projects. Thank you!

  8. Beautiful afghan! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. Thank you! If I wanted to increase the width a bit would in increments of 5 (3dc + 2 ch) ?

  9. Love this simple stasth buster blanket. I have a quick question though. How much yarn do you think was used per color portion of your blanket? That way I’ll know if I have enough of one yarn to use for a section

    1. I used about a skein per color and about 2 or 3 skeins of the white. I didn’t really keep track of exactly how much since I was using up some yarn in my stash.

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