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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



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
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.

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.


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

Space fringes 3 treble apart, alternating colors.

Cut loops; trim ends evenly.

MC = main color
st(s) = stitch(es)

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