Navajo Indian Afghan Jacket

 

 

I have had so many requests  to make this pattern easier that I have worked out the pattern below:

 
Navajo Indian Afghan Jacket

Materials list:

Dark Blue

Light Blue

White

Black Red heart yarn worsted weight

I crochet hook

Abbreviations: (ch) chain

(dc) double crochet

(sc) single crochet

(sts) stitches

NOTE*All single crochets are made in back loop of stitches.

All double crochets are made in front loop of st in second

row from the one being worked on. Do Not turn work.

On the jacket there will be no fringe as on the afghan, I

Just crochet over the ends as I go along .

NOTE**

This size should fit 10-12 if you want to make it larger, just increase your diamonds on both back and front.

Using Navajo pattern there will be 3 full diamonds on back.

54 rows to underarm, not including black border at bottom.

82 rows in all to top of back including black border.

At the beginning of each row the yarn is attached to the knot of the previous row. ( left handers be sure to make a right-handed knot.

BACK:

Using an I hook and BLACK yarn, ch 64.

Rows 1 thru 5: Sc in each stitch across

Row  6: 2 sc, 1 dc,*(19 sc, 1 dc,) repeat from * across end with 2 sc. The sc of the previous row (the one behind the dc) is left unworked.

Row 7: Using Dark Blue,  3 sc, 1 dc,* (17 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 3 sc.

Row 8: 4 sc, 1 dc, *(15 sc, 1 dc,3 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 4 sc.

Row 9: 5 sc, 1 dc,*( 13 sc, 1 dc, 5 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across.

End with 5 sc.

Row 10: Using LIGHT BLUE. 6 sc, 1 dc,*(11 sc, 1 dc, 7 sc 1 dc) repeat from * across.  End with 6 sc.

Row 11: 7 sc, 1 dc,*(9 sc,1 dc, 9 sc,1 dc) repeat from * across.

End with 7 sc.

Row 12: 8 sc,1 dc,*(7 sc, 1 dc,11 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 8 sc.

Row 13: using WHITE , 9 sc, 1 dc, *(5 sc, 1 dc, 13sc, 1 dc,) repeat from * across. End with 9 sc.

Row 14: 10 sc,1 dc, *( 3 sc, 1 dc, 15 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 10 sc.

Row 15: 11 sc, 1 dc, *( 1 sc, 1 dc, 17 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 11 sc.

Row 16: using BLACK, 12 sc, 1 dc,*( 19 sc, 1 dc,) repeat from * across.  End with 12 sc.

Repeat rows 15, 14, 13,  Repeat rows 12, 11, 10, repeat rows 9,8,7,Repeat row 6, then begin pattern  again with row 7.

There will be ½  diamond, 3 full diamonds, and ½  diamond from neck to bottom of jacket.

There will be ½  diamond, 3 full diamonds ½ diamond across with of back. There are no armhole decreases as this is a drop shoulder.

FRONT: (make 2) Chain 36: work in pattern st.

SLEEVE: Ch 44 work in pattern st for desired length, ending with black border.

COLLAR:  Sc around neck edge using same color sequence, ending with black.  If you do not increase your sts around the collar, this will cause it to have a rolled collar effect, which looks nice.

Belt with Black Ch 200, work sc across in same color sequence, doing one row of each color.

 

Below are the instructions for a size 20W made in one piece up to the armhole.  These instructions were written by my good friend Karen.  Thanks Karen for all your hard work


Navajo Indian Afghan Jacket

 

Size 20W

  

Materials list: Red heart yarn worsted weight, net wt 7oz, 364 yds, 2 skeins each color 

Dark Blue 

Light Blue

White

Black 

  

You can use any color combination you like.   

Examples: (1) shades of purple and white, (2) different shades of blue, etc. 

  

I crochet hook or J if you tend to hold your yarn tight.  I use a J 

  

Abbreviations: (ch) chain

(dc) double crochet 

(sc) single crochet 

(sts) stitches 

  

NOTE* All single crochets are made in back loop of stitches. 

All double crochets are made in front loop of st in second row from the one being worked on.  Leave the space above the dc empty and continue in the next stitch. 

  

Do Not turn work, start each row new. 

  

On the jacket there will be no fringe as on the afghan.  I just crochet over the ends as I started a new row, and when I got near the end of the row I hold the fringe from the previous row and sc over it. (left handers be sure to make a right-handed knot.). 

  

NOTE** 

54 rows to underarm, not including black border at bottom. 

82 rows from the border to the neck. 

  

  

The back and fronts are worked as one piece until you reach the underarm.  If you prefer you can work them separately and then join them when all pieces are complete. 

  

Take a tape measure and measure around your bust, waist and hips.  Which ever is the largest, you will make a row of sc for that length.  For a size 20W I used 164 sc with a J hook. 

  

DIRECTIONS

If you are working the fronts and back separately, then take your measurement and divide by 4.  1 answer will be a front, 1 will be the other front and the last 2 will be the back.  

Using an I or J hook and BLACK yarn, sc 164 to make the one piece to the underarm and work the following pattern. 

  

Rows 1 thru 5: Sc in each stitch across 

Row 6: 2 sc, 1 dc,*(19 sc, 1 dc,) repeat from * across end with 2 sc. 

Row 7: Using Dark Blue, 3 sc, 1 dc,* (17 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 3 sc. 

Row 8: 4 sc, 1 dc, *(15 sc, 1 dc,3 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 4 sc. 

Row 9: 5 sc, 1 dc,*( 13 sc, 1 dc, 5 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across.  End with 5 sc. 

Row 10: Using LIGHT BLUE. 6 sc, 1 dc,*(11 sc, 1 dc, 7 sc 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 6 sc. 

Row 11: 7 sc, 1 dc,*(9 sc,1 dc, 9 sc,1 dc) repeat from * across.  End with 7 sc. 

Row 12: 8 sc,1 dc,*(7 sc, 1 dc,11 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 8 sc. 

Row 13: using WHITE , 9 sc, 1 dc, *(5 sc, 1 dc, 13sc, 1 dc,) repeat from * across. End with 9 sc. 

Row 14: 10 sc,1 dc, *( 3 sc, 1 dc, 15 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 10 sc. 

Row 15: 11 sc, 1 dc, *( 1 sc, 1 dc, 17 sc, 1 dc) repeat from * across. End with 11 sc. 

Row 16: using BLACK, 12 sc, 1 dc,*( 19 sc, 1 dc,) repeat from * across. End with 12 sc. 

  

Repeat rows 15, 14, 13, 

Repeat rows 12, 11, 10, 

repeat rows 9,8,7, 

Repeat row 6, 

Then begin pattern again with row 7 until you get to the underarm (54 rows) 

The upper halves of the fronts and back is worked in the same pattern you have been working.  There are no armhole decreases as this is a drop shoulder.  What this means is that when you start working from the underarm to the neck, the pieces will be straight on both sides, no decreases for the underarm.  I like to have the neck opening as a little V and I accomplish that by decreasing a stitch at edge of a front row beginning 9 rows from the neck.  I decrease every 3 rows until I reach the border of the neck.  When you make the left front you will decrease at the end of the rows as that is the front edge for that side.  The back is worked straight up.  You will complete the right front first.  Next you will begin the back in the stitch next to the last one for the right front on the beginning row at the underarm.  When the back is finished, you will make the left front.  Start your row in the stitch next to the last stitch of the back row at the underarm.  End the fronts and back with a black border. 

4 thoughts on “Navajo Indian Afghan Jacket

  1. I love this so much and would like to try it, but make it longer……maybe even a duster length. Seems like a fairly easy pattern to increase the length on, do you agree? I was also wondering if you happen to have more pics of it to share? I, along with several in my crochet group where I shared it and your website, would love to get a better idea of what it looks like, if possible. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation. <3

    • Hi Carrie, Thanks for visiting my website. The jacket was a pattern I crafted after looking at the afghan. I still have the jacket but that is the only picture I have of it. I do think it would make a lovely duster. I just have one suggestion and that is I would use a 3 ply yarn so that it wouldn’t be so heavy. let me know how it turns out.

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