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Kat’s Bargello Afghan Pattern

NOTE: It has been pointed out to me that this is a Bargello crochet pattern. Thank you, Soose!

I finally sorted out the pattern and successfully created an accurate swatch (baby doll blanket).

Kat's Bargello Afghan test swatch

Kat’s Bargello Afghan Pattern

Use two – four colors, as desired. Base chain and first five rows in first color. After that, alternate colors for each Row 5 & 6 of pattern. Finish off last six rows in original color.

Beginning Chain in multiples of 5 + 4 extra
For a Baby doll blanket, chain 39 / For a full-sized blanket chain 239
Full-sized blanket 231 rows in length

Row 1: Join at first chain with single crochet (leaving enough at start to make fringe), sc across, finish off (leaving enough at end for fringe)

Row 2: Join at sc with sc (leave for fringe), 2sc, (chain 3, 2sc) across, finish with sc and finish off (leaving fringe)

Row 3: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), chain 2, (3dc into sc two rows below, working dc in front of the 3 chain of previous row, then chain 2) across, end with sc in last stitch and finish off (leaving fringe)

Row 4: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), 2 dc in sc two rows below, working dc in front of the 2 chain of previous row, (3 chain, 2 dc in sc two rows below, in front of the 2 chain of previous row) across, end with sc and finish off (leaving fringe)

Row 5: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), chain 2, (3dc into dc two rows below, working dc in front of the 3 chain of previous row, then chain 2) across, end with sc in last stitch and finish off (leaving fringe)

Repeat Rows 4 & 5 until desired length (alternating color as desired)

Last 6 rows same color as beginning rows:
Sixth Row from end: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), chain 2, (3dc into dc two rows below, working dc in front of the 3 chain of previous row, then chain 2) across, end with sc in last stitch and finish off (leaving fringe)

Fifth Row from end: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), 2 dc in sc two rows below, working dc in front of the 2 chain of previous row, (3 chain, 2 dc in sc two rows below, in front of the 2 chain of previous row) across, end with sc and finish off (leaving fringe)

Fourth Row from end: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), sc 2 into last row, (3dc into dc two rows below, working dc in front of the 3 chain of previous row, then sc 2 into last row) across, end with sc in last stitch and finish off (leaving fringe)

Third Row from end: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), sc across, finish off (leaving fringe)

Second Row from end: Join at first sc with sc (leave for fringe), sc across, finish off (leaving fringe)

Final row: Join at first sc with slip stitch (leave for fringe), slip stitch across, finish off (leaving for fringe)

To complete, trim fringe to desired length.

** I’d love to give credit to whoever created this pattern. If this is yours, let me know!

Kat's Bargello afghan

Front side

Kat's Bargello Afghan back view

Back side

Kat's Bargello Afghan closeup view

Close up shot of the front

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