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Friday, December 10, 2021


MOD Christmas Chevrons Lapghan & Freeform Holiday Pillows crocheted in the round around pillow forms (no pattern for pillows).

Today I finished the Christmas Lapghan, that I started working on December 1st. This is my own design – if there is another, I am unaware of it; I designed this one while watching Hallmark movies to “feel a groove mood” for Christmas. Widowhood sucks

The finished Lapghan measures 42-inches wide, and 48-inches long. This is not a full sized afghan ... just a shortie, meant to be laid over your lap and knees for warmth.

Here is the pattern for the lapghan: you can use any color combo you wish – I used White, Paddy Green, & Burgundy. This pattern uses simple sc throughout, and makes up real nice; and quick ;-) If you find it difficult to keep the increases and decreases straight in line, use a different colored length of yarn as a marker and carry it up the pattern, moving it up as you work it up: you will need 13 ‘markers’.

Chevrons marked by yarn markers at 3-sc increases pattern intervals.


Materials: Worsted weight yarn in colors of choice – 11 ounces White, and about equal amount of Paddy Green & Burgundy; Size G hook; tapestry needle; scissors.

PATTERN: With White, ch 238.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 6 ch, *3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 sc I each of next 7 sc; repeat from * and end last repeat with 1 sc in each of 6 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in last ch.

Row 2: Turn – skip first st, *1 sc in back loop of each of 7 sts, 3 sc in back loop of next st, 1 sc in back loop of each next 7 sts, skip 2 sts; repeat from * and end last repeat with 1 sc in back loop of each next 6 sts, skip 1 st, 1 sc in back loop of last st. Drop White & attach Paddy Green; ch 1, turn. DO NOT CUT YARN … you will carry MC yarn up the backside of lapghan as you work it and pick it up to be worked with each alternating MC stripe. Attach new color. When changing colors, always draw the new color through the last loop on hook before turning work.

Carry yarns up the back of work.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2; drop Paddy Green & attach Burgundy; ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2; drop Burgundy & attach White; ch 1, turn.

Repeat the alternate stripes process of yarn changes (2 R White – 2 Rows Green – 2 Rows Burgundy) until lapghan measures 48-inches in length from start.

Finished MOD Christmas Chevrons Lapghan.

There will be 23 ct. White stripes; and 22 ct. EA of Green and Burgundy … with White being the ending stripe. Cut White, and tie off. Neatly weave in loose ends.


  1. Hi Valeria. I don't think we've met but I'm terrible with names so forgive me if I'm mistaken. I'm one of the longer term coffee share participants and have been doing this since May of 2018. I was sorry to read about losing your husband, but -- but nothing really. Such a loss is going to hurt. Our faith helps but even Jesus wept on coming face to face with the death of a friend.
    You write partially to entertain and so do I. Story writing is my passion and my hobby. If you like short stories, I invite you to check out my collections or memories, fiction and even past coffee shares.
    I don't write "Christian" stories but my faith is the backdrop of everything I write so God shows up naturally as a normal part of my life. He's given me a mostly fun life with adventures I like to share.
    I hope to find you wandering my site and laughing at something I've written. I sense a bit of a rowdy in you and perhaps you would like this short memory of one time when I was the Children's Pastor at our church - long before we had our own children.


    1. Thank you for stopping by ... and for your intro. I am new to Coffee Share, and look forward to meeting new and friendly bloggers. Yes, my Faith in Yeshua Ha'Mashiach sustains me; widowhood does hurt, but Yeshua is a "Man well aquainted with sorrow". He knows - and He heals. Through Calvary, we have His victory :-)