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Crochet Alphabet Afghan
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 20025AD Help your youngster learn his ABCs with this clever child's afghan.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
36 inches x 48 inches without border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

450-109 Jiffy Yarn: Royal Medium true blue
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: MC

450-100 Jiffy Yarn: White

Crisp white


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

450-146 Jiffy Yarn: Fuchsia Bright hot pink
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: A

450-170 Jiffy Yarn: Peacock (Teal) Dark, blueish green
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: B

450-158 Jiffy Yarn: Lemon Intense medium yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: C

450-173 Jiffy Yarn: Grass Green

Dark true green with a hint of olive


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.99
Note: D

450-147 Jiffy Yarn: Purple Medium, bluish purple
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: E

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
12 sc + 12 rows = 4" (10 cm). 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.

NOTES:
Changing Colors: Colors in crochet are changed on the last loop before actually beginning to work with the new color.

For example, to make a single crochet stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook).

Tie on the new color and pull that color through both loops.


INSTRUCTIONS
BLANKET CENTER

With MC, ch 73.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 72 sts.

Row 2 Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.

Repeat Row 2 until center measures 36" from beg.

Fasten off.



ALPHABET PANELS

Top and Bottom Panels.

With CC, ch 73.

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 72 sts.

Row 2: With MC, ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.

Continue, following chart, for a total of 18 rows.

Fasten off.

Side Panels: With CC, ch 109.

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 108 sts.

Row 2: With MC, ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.

Continue, following chart, for a total of 18 rows.

Fasten off.

CORNERS (make 4)

With CC, ch 19.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 18 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn.

Following chart, sc in each sc across.

Continue, following chart for a total of 18 rows.

Fasten off.
FINISHING

Sew the alphabet panels to center as pictured.

Sew the corners as pictured.

Border With RS facing, join CC with slip st in any corner.

Work 99 sc evenly spaced along the top and bottom; 132 sc evenly spaced along the sides; and 3 sc in each corner.

Work in rnds of sc, working 3 sc in each corner each rnd, working 2 rnds of each color in the following sequence: B, A, C, and E.

Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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