I finished MOD Sock Monkey Lapghan last night, that I started working on the evening of December 11th – the pattern actually works up pretty quick; I was slow due to breakfasts, lunches, brunches, and running around town with friends in town for holiday shopping 😉
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.
This pattern uses simple sc, throughout.
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’.
MOD SOCK MONKEY LAPGHAN PATTERN
Materials: Worsted weight yarn – 1 skein EA of Red Heart Super-Saver Jumbo yarn in colors of Aran, Red, & Gray; Size G hook; tapestry needle; scissors.
PATTERN: With Aran, 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.
Rows 2 thru 4: 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 Red; 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.
Rows 5 & 6: With Red, repeat rows 1 & 2; drop red & attach gray; ch 1, turn.
Rows 7 thru 14: With Gray, repeat rows 1 & 2; drop gray & attach red; ch 1, turn.
Rows 15 & 16: With Red, repeat rows 1 & 2; drop red and attach aran.
Repeat the alternating sixteen rows stripe process of yarn changes (**4 R Aran – 2 Rows Red – 8 Rows Gray – 2 Rows Red** for pattern) until lapghan measures 48-inches in length from start.
There will be 9 ct. Aran stripes; and 8 ct. Gray stripes… with Aran being the ending stripe. Cut White, and tie off. Neatly weave in loose ends.