I decided I wanted a two tone afghan block to make an afghan in the same manner as a block quilt. I decided to use the raspberry and sage yarns to do a test block to see how well this would work for an afghan.
I think the block turned out better than expected. I will be making more of these afghan rectangle blocks in different colors. I may try a different version of a block style afghan using two yarns after I finish this one.
It’s not that I mind the variegated crochet yarns, most of the times I don’t like the color schemes so I hardly use them in crocheting these days. This is my version of a variegated yarn using two strands of yarn while making the rectangle block.
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
Tips for making the Two Yarn Raspberry and Sage Afghan Rectangle Block
Any two colors of yarn can be used to make this two yarn rectangle.
Be sure to use the same ply for both yarns. If using the same colors for the whole afghan, buy all yarn at the same time because dye lots can vary from shipment to shipment at the store.
By using two colors of yarn over variegated yarn, you will have a heavier and stiffer afghan.
These afghan blocks can be used to make a seat throw for football games. When the weather is colder, they can be used for lap throws while watching your favorite team live.
For those who live in states and countries where the temperatures are in the 30s or lower, keep a finished two yarn block afghan in your vehicle in the event you are stranded.
Materials Needed for a Two Yarn Raspberry and Sage Afghan Rectangle Block
1 – 3.5 ounce skein Light Raspberry Red Heart Yarn
1 – 3.5 ounce skein Sage Red Heart Yarn
F/5 3.75 MM crochet hook
Abbreviations:‘¨’¨Ch = chain
DC = double crochet
SS = slip stitch
NOTE: You will need to catch both colors of yarn with your hook for every stitch of the block.
Directions for Making the Two yarn Raspberry and Sage Afghan Rectangle Block
Row 1: SC 33 stitches across. Count 3 stitches back and start in the fourth stitch.
Row 2: DC across 31. Chain 3 and turn.
Rows 3 – 11: In second stitch from turn, DC and continue DC across. Repeat process of row two for final rows.
Finishing: At the end of row 11, leaving hook in final loops, cut yarn leaving enough to slip stitch both strands of yarn through loops. Pull ends tight after SS. This will help secure the end.