Free Pattern – Gold Coast Lapghan

Throw it over a couch or chair for the perfect designer accent, or snuggle up under it for some cozy family time. However you use it,  the Gold Coast Lapghan is sure to be a favorite! The sunny surface is covered in a delicate, lacy diamond pattern, and accented by a classic shell border in bold, deep purple.

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The Gold Coast Lapghan was designed with Cascade 220 yarn, which I received free from Cascade. It’s a soft and light, worsted weight, 100% wool yarn. It comes in a wide array of colors, so it’s easy to find just the right shade!

Update 4/20/18: I’ve added a video tutorial to get you started! Scroll down to see the video. The tutorial covers is based on some questions / difficulties expressed by readers. It covers how to read the repeats in the pattern text, and how to work from the chart.


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Gold Coast Lapghan

4-medium 

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Materials:

  • Cascade 220, worsted weight, 100% wool yarn – 220 yds/ 100g per skein.
    • 1540 yds #7827 Goldenrod (7 skeins) – yellow
    • 165 yds #8418 Eggplant (1 skein) – purple
  • Size H / 5 mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

Skill Level:

Easy- Mostly basic stitches. Shell and picot border.

Size:

Approximately 36 inches x 49 inches

Gauge:

15 dc x 8.5 rows = 4″

Abbreviations used:

(Pattern is written in US terms)

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • ch sp = chain space
  • rnd = round
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

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Instructions:

(scroll down for charts & video)

Lapghan: 

Note: Ch 3 at the start of a row counts as a dc throughout.

With yellow, ch 135 (foundation)

Row 1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, [dc in next 8 chs, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next 7 chs] 8 times, dc in last 3 chs. (125 dc, 8 ch sps)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next 7 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 4 sts] 8 times, dc in last 4 sts. (117 dc, 16 ch sps)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in next 3 sts, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 8 times, dc in last 4 sts. (117 dc, 16 ch sps)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in next 7 sts, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] 8 times, dc in last 4 sts. (117 dc, 16 ch sps)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in next 11 sts, dc in next ch sp] 8 times, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in last 2 sts. (125 dc, 9 ch sps)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 11 sts, ch 1, sk next st] 8 times, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in last 2 sts. (117 dc, 16 ch sps)

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next 3 sts, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 7 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp] 8 times, dc in last 4 sts. (117 dc, 16 ch sps)

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next 5 sts, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in next 2 sts] 8 times, dc in last 4 sts. (117 dc, 16 ch sps)

Row 9: Ch 3, turn, [dc in next 7 sts, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch sp, dc in next 4 sts] 8 times, dc in last 4 sts. (125 dc, 8 ch sps)

Rows 10-101: Repeat rows 2-9 eleven more times, then repeat rows 2-5 once more. Do not fasten off.

Edging:

Rnd 1 (RS):

  • Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and in each ch sp across (133 sc),
  • Ch 1, working in sides of rows, work 177 sc evenly spaced across side edge (178 sc),
  • Ch 1, working in bottom of foundation chain, sc in each ch across (133 sc),
  • Ch 1, working in sides of rows, work 177 sc evenly spaced across side edge, ch 1, join with sl st to first st of round, changing to purple. Fasten off yellow.

Rnd 2 (RS):  Ch 1, do not turn, Sc in first st, *[sk next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of the last dc you just made, 3 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] 22 times, 3 sc in next ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch sp, 3 sc in next ch sp, ** sc in next st, repeat from * to **, join with sl st to first st, fasten off.

picot and shell - Gold Coast Lapghan - a free crochet pattern on StitchesnScraps.com

Weave in all ends.

Charts:

Lapghan chart - Gold Coast Lapghan - a free crochet pattern on StitchesnScraps.com
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Edging chart - Gold Coast Lapghan - a free crochet pattern on StitchesnScraps.com
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Video Tutorial:


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8 Comments

  • Pia Thadani

    Where are you having trouble? I’m happy to help…The pattern is all double crochets with chain spaces to form the diamond design. I you’re having trouble in a particular spot, maybe there’s an error I need to fix.

    • Ann Mann

      My confusion is within the parentheses because my counts aren’t working.
      For 1st row…you repeat the parentheses 8 times, but when you’ve dc in the 7 chs is there something to be done before you start over with the dc in the 8 chs. Maybe that’s my problem?

      • Pia Thadani

        Nope, I think you may be overthinking it just start over with the dc in the next 8 chains. Basically the repeat is a ch sp and 15 dc.

        Let’s check the math and see why your stitch counts aren’t working out. You start with 135 chs, but the first 3 counts as 1 dc, so you should end up with 133 sts. You dc in the 4th ch from the hook, so the 3 chs count as 1 dc, and that dc in the 4th chain is another dc, so that’s 2. In the parenthesis, there are 16 chains – 15 dc, plus 1 skipped stitch. You repeat that 8 times. Then you dc in the last 3 sts. So you have 8 ch sps, plus 2 + (15 * 8) + 3 = 125 dc. 8 + 125 = 133 so that should be the right number of stitches.

        Sometimes with long chains it’s easy to skip one. I recommend maybe making a few extra chains and then just taking out whatever you don’t need at the end.

        • Pia Thadani

          If you follow along step by step it should work out. Ch 135. Dc in the 4 ch. Then work 8 more dc, ch 1, and skip a ch. Now work 7 dc and then another 8 (so 15), ch 1 and skip another ch…keep going like that until you make your 8th ch sp. You should be left with 10 chs at the end. dc in those 10 (7 + 3).

          Another way to write that first row would be:

          Ch 135, dc in 4th ch from hook and next 8 chs, (ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next 15 chs) 7 times, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in last 10 chs.

  • Ann Mann

    My counts for dc and spaces isn’t working out. I’m confused at the instructions within the parentheses. A tutorial for the afghan would be very helpful. The edging is one I’ve used many times, but appreciate the tutorial.

  • Robin Bouman

    I would like to make this as a king size bed cover. Can you tell me the multiple count so i can “grow” this beautiful pattern?

    • Pia Thadani

      The lace pattern is a multiple of 16 stitches plus 5, and the first row of the edging is a multiple of 6 + 1, so your starting chain would need to match both those multiples, plus 2 for the first stitch. This means to work the pattern exactly as is, you would need to add or subtract multiples of 48 stitches. However, for more advanced crocheters, the pattern could easily be adjusted to any size by adding extra stitches to the edges, or starting the lace motif in a different position. This is easier to see / follow on the chart.

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