Rustic Open Work Afghan Pattern

This open work afghan pattern is beautiful, yet simple to make. It is made up out of blocks, which is put together as you go along or at the end. Once you made a few of these blocks, you will be able to work without instructions. This means your speed will greatly increase. Most of the time, I enjoyed a movie while making mine!

This particular afghan is a gift to my good friend. She has asked me to make a rustic afghan according to an image she had seen on the internet. Since I took so long with this project, I have lost the link. But, I can still show you how I made mine.

To make this rustic, open work afghan, you will need to be familiar with the triple crochet stitch and single crochet stitch. If you want a reminder you can find the tutorials here: triple crochet stitch | single crochet stitch.

rustic afghan free pattern

Yarn I used

Vinnis Colours, Serina, Storm. This is a South African Bamboo wool and vegan friendly. It’s really soft and nice to work with.

 

Terms used

Chain = Ch

Triple crochet stitch = trc

Single crochet stitch = sc

Slip stitch = Sl St

block free pattern

Base

Ch 26

Row 1

Trc into the 10 chain from the hook. You should have 16 stitches left.

*Ch 3 and trc into the 4th chain. Continue from * until you make your last trc in the last Ch of the row. Turn your work

Make sure that you have 6 pillars.

Row 2

Ch 7 (this is your first trc and your 3 Ch + 1 extra for later). *trc into the trc of the previous row, Ch 3. Continue from * until you get to the end. Make sure to skip 3 Ch to make your last trc of the row. Turn.

Row 3

Ch 7. *trc into the trc of the previous row, Ch 3. Continue from * until you get to the end. Make sure to skip 3 Ch to make your last trc of the row. This is where that extra Ch is used. Turn.

Row 4

Ch 7. *trc into the trc of the previous row, Ch 3. Continue from * until you get to the end. Make sure to skip 3 Ch to make your last trc of the row. Turn.

Row 5

Ch 7. *trc into the trc of the previous row, Ch 3. Continue from * until you get to the end. Make sure to skip 3 Ch to make your last trc of the row. Turn.

This is what it should look like by now:

block

Row 6

Ch 1 (this is the 1st sc). sc 4 times into the first hoop. *sc into the trc of the last row. Sc 3 times in the next hoop. In the next hoop, sc twice. Ch 12. Sc twice more into the same hoop. You should have a ring in the middle of the row now. Sc into the trc of the previous row. Sc 3 times into the last hoop before you reach the corner. Sc into the trc of the previous row. To make your corner, you will sc 10 times within the same corner hoop.

Now you are on the side of your work. Since you don’t have any chains to sc into, you will simply work in the hoops. ^Sc 4 times into the first hoop after the corner. Sc twice into the next hoop, Ch 12, sc twice more into the same hoop. Sc 4 into the next hoop. Sc 10 to make the next corner.

Now you are back on the side with trc loops to go through. Follow the strategy * until the ^.

Follow ^ until you get to your last corner. Sc 5 times only and Sl St into the Ch sc. Don’t turn your work.

Row 7

Ch 1. Sc into every previous row SC until you reach your ring.

Ring

Sc 3 times, *Ch 5, sc 3 times, continue from * until you have a total of 5 hoops. It will look like this:

Continue your sc rampage until you get to the corner loop. When you have made a sc into the 5th sc of the previous row, Ch 3. Sc into the 6th sc of the previous row. It will look like this:

corner

Follow this same manner all the way around. When you reach your last corner, act as if this was a normal corner too. Make your 3 Ch and sc into the first sc of this row. No Sl St and no turning your work.

Row 8

*Ch 10, Sl St into the second 5 hoop of your ring. Ch 10. Sl St into the second hoop. Ch 10. SC into the 3 Ch hoop on the corner. SC twice more into the same hoop. Continue from * until you reached your starting point. It should look something like this on all four sides:

Row 8

Without Sl St, move on to row 9.

Row 9

*Sc 5 times in your 10 Ch hoop. Ch 5. Sc 5 times into the same hoop. Ch 5. Sc 5 times into the same hoop. You should now have 2 5 Ch hoops. Go to your next hoop and continue this pattern from * until end. Once you reach your starting point, you can Sl St and work your ends in.

Your end block should look similar to this:

completed block

Fitting It All Together

Once you are done you can work the blocks together in any manner you see fit. I used a needle and the same wool. This took forever, but it made the blocks fit together seamlessly.

Take note that you will use the 5 Ch hoops to put the blocks together. It is almost like a puzzle game to ensure they fit together correctly. I worked a few in wrongly before I realised my alignment problem. You can make as many blocks as you want to increase the afghan’s size.

Have you tried this pattern? Let me know down below!

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