Make starting chain as long as you wish to make the afghan start with a tail and leave a tail at the end of every row when you cut the yarn at the end of every row.
below is the rest of the pattern pretty simple really
leave tail, chain to desired length of afghan, leave tail again. Leave a tail at the beginning and end of each row so every row is cut but you do not have to weave in any ends this makes it go faster than you think it will. All rows are worked in one direction all stitches are sc stitches except the first chain row. The afghan should be heavily blocked afterward as it is hard to see in the original but it is sort of parallelogram. If you decide you do not like blocking and want an easier way to fix that is to do the reverse direction every row ( ie turn your work) which is not how grandma did it but it is how I would do it if I made one to make it square.
- edging: start with 7 rows brown edge
- Row a: 1 row white
- Row b: * 1 row black
- Rows c, d, e: 3 rows 1color
- (changing color after each repeat)
- Rows f,g, h,: 3 rows variegate ( use the same variate for all three rows)
- (matching to color of this repeat or a striking contrast color of this repeat)
- repeat rows c,d, e, with same color as use last
- repeat row b
- repeat row a*
- repeat from * to * to desired length minus the width of the brown edge
- repeat edging
Tie yarn together in groups of three to make fringe (except the first group will be four becasue of the starting chain).
Original was done in wool and felted a little.
Also the original was also mirrored from side. But if you have more odd scrapes you can skip that but if you want a more south western look I do recommend mirroring the stripes from one side to the next.