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Rainbow Stripe Afghan
Lion Brand® Chunky USA
Pattern Number: 20151 This rainbow afghan will brighten any room, even on a rainy day. Super-quick and easy to work, it’s the perfect first afghan for the novice crocheter.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
42 inches x 56 inches without border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

420-113 Chunky USA yarn: Patriot Red (discontinued) Bright, true red.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.97

420-147 Chunky USA yarn: Napa Grape Medium purple
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98

420-158 Chunky USA yarn: Yukon Gold Bright medium yellow
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98

420-109 Chunky USA yarn: Flag Blue (discontinued) Medium blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98

420-132 Chunky USA yarn: Gulf Green (discontinued) Medium true green
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95

GAUGE:
8 sc + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm). 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
BLANKET With A, ch 85.

Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across – 84 sts.

Continue in sc in the following color sequence: 4 rows B; 6 rows C; 8 rows D; 10 rows E; 2 rows A; 2 rows B; 2 rows C; 2 rows D; 2 rows E; 10 rows A; 8 rows B; 6 rows C; 4 rows D; 2 rows E; 2 rows A.

Work through color sequence a second time.

Fasten off.

BORDER With RS facing, join A with slip st in corner.

Work 83 sc evenly spaced across top and bottom edges, 116 sc evenly spaced along each side edge, and 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st to beg sc.

Work 2 rnds more, working 3 sc in each corner, each rnd.

Fasten off.




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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