One side is worked in white, the other is worked with four different colors in a striped sequence.
White is the MC, and the rest will be referred to as Color A, B, C, D.
Use a hook size that is compatible with the yarn of your choice. I used an H (5mm)hook and a worsted weight yarn.
A pictorial for this afghan can be found below to try and answer any questions you might have.
To Begin Afghan:
With MC, ch 163.
Row 1: Work 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, work 3 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, * sk next 2 ch, (dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next ch), rep across to end; do not work in last ch. Drop loop from hook. Do Not Turn.
Row 2: With Color A, starting at beg of last row, join with a sc in the ch before the first dc of first shell on previous row), ch 6 (keeping loops in front of last row) skip next shell and sc in first ch left unworked between shells on prev row, rep across row, ending with ch 6, sc in end ch (the free ch left unworked from prev row) , ch 2. Turn.
Row 3: Continue with Color A, work a sc in first dc of last shell st row, ch 2, * inserting hook through the dc and under the chain loop, work a shell (5dc in same sp) in center of next shell, rep across, changing to color B in last st. Drop loop from hook. Do Not Turn.
Row 4: Pick up dropped MC loop at end of the shell st row before last, * Ch 6, working in front of last shell st row, sk next shell, work 1 sc in space before next shell (same color shell as ch loop being made), rep from * across, end with ch 6, sc under ch loop at end of row. Ch 2, Turn.
Row 5: Continue with MC, work a sc in first dc of shell, ch 2, * inserting hook through the dc and under chain loop, work a shell (5dc in same st) in center of next shell, rep from * across. Drop loop from hook. Do Not Turn.
Row 6: Pick up dropped loop (color B), ch 6, working in front of last shell st row, sk next shell, work 1 sc in space before next shell, rep from * across, end with ch 6, 1 sc under ch loop at end of row.
Repeat rows 3, 4, 5, and 6 for pattern, working colors in a striped sequence and keeping MC on one side solid. Work until blanket measures the length you want or need. About 48 inches is a good length. End with a MC chain loop row.
For Last Row: With MC, ch 2, Turn, work a sc in next 4dc of last shell st row, * ch 2 work 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, rep from * across row to last shell, work 1 sc in middle dc of this shell and 3sc in last dc, Turning so that you are now working on the side of blanket, cont to sc across entire side of blanket as evenly as you can, working 3 sc into each corner, cont around entire blanket in this manner, join in beginning sc with a sl st. Fasten Off.
You may now add a border of your choice. You may use two strands of yarn to work a reverse sc around entire blanket. Or you may choose to add a ruffle. Or you may want to just continue in rounds of sc until border is the way you like it to look.
This is your pattern now. Make the border your way. I hope that I have helped you to be able to make the blanket.
I'll post a picture of my version of this completed blanket another day. Meantime, have a good one and I'll talk to you later gater!