Ben Franklin in Monroe and Bonney Lake WA

Monroe store
19505 Hwy 2
Monroe, WA 98272

Bonney Lake store
21121 Hwy 410
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Another Craft Idea from Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames

Diagonal Crochet Afghan
Project courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn

Skill Level: Easy


40 x 56”


• LION BRAND Homespun
5 skeins #319 Adirondack (A)
2 skeins #311 Rococo (B) or colors of your choice
• Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) hook or size to obtain gauge


10 sts = 4” (10 cm) in single crochet. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Rows 1 – 6

Work in A.
Rows 7 & 8 Work in B.
Continue as per instructions below, alternating 6 rows A; 2 rows B.


Ch 2.
Row 1
1 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 1 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Work 3 sc in one sc.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn. Work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st – 5 sc.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each st across – 5 sts.
Row 5 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st; work to within last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st – 7 sc
Rows 6 & 7 Repeat Row 5 – 11 sc
Row 8 Repeat Row 4 – 11 sc.
Continue in this manner, inc 1 st each end every row for 3 rows and working 1 row even until afghan measures 38” across bottom – 125 sts. End with Row 8. Mark end of this row for bottom edge.

Vertical Shaping: Row 9 (RS) Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to within last 3 sts, 2sctog, sc in last st.
Row 10 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2sctog, work to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, 1 sc in last sc.
Row 11 Repeat Row 9.
Row 12 Work even.
Repeat Rows 9 – 12 until afghan is 55” along the side edge, end with Row 12.

Horizontal Top Shaping: Rows 13, 14, & 15 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2sctog, work to within last 3 sts, 2sctog, sc in last sc.
Row 16 Work even.
Repeat Rows 13 – 16 until 5 sts rem.
Next Row Ch 1, 2sctog, sc in next st, 2sctog.
Last Row
Work 3sctog. Fasten off.


With A, work 1 rnd sc, working 102 sc evenly spaced along each side edge and 61 sc evenly spaced along top and bottom, working 3 sc in each corner. Continue in A for 1 rnd more in this way. Break off A and work in B for 1 rnd. Fasten off. 


2sctog = 2 single crochets together
ch = chain
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together

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