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Crochet Southwestern Stripes
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 1317
Southwestern stripes - Here is another quick-and-easy afghan, perfect for the beginning crocheter.

The long fringe makes a bold statement.

43" x 56".

Featured in Fisherman, Country Green and El Paso.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
43 inches x 56 inches before fringe

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

450-099 Jiffy Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.93
Note: MC

450-181 Jiffy Yarn: Country Green

Dark sea green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.97
Note: A

450-325 Jiffy Yarn: El Paso

Intense mix of burgundy, denim, sage green and dark gold


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.96
Note: B

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65

Additional Materials
11 inches piece of cardboard
GAUGE:
12 sts + 4 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Treble Crochet. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
AFGHAN With MC, chain 105.

Row 1: Treble crochet in 5th chain from hook and in each chain across – 101 treble crochets.

Rows 2 - 5: Chain 3 (counts as 1 treble), treble across.

Row 6: Change to A.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 double crochet), work 1 double crochet in each stitch across – 101 double crochets.

Row 7: Change to B.

Repeat Row 6.

Row 8: Change to A.

Repeat Row 6.

Rows 9 - 13: Change to MC.

Repeat Row 2.

Row 14: Repeat Row 7.

Row 15: Repeat Row 8.

Row 16: Repeat Row 14.

Repeat Rows 1 to 16 until afghan is approximately 56" from beginning, ending with 5 rows of MC.


FRINGE

For each fringe, wrap A or B 9 times around cardboard.

Space fringes 3 treble apart, alternating colors.

Cut loops; trim ends evenly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
MC = main color
st(s) = stitch(es)


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