Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Sunlit Stripes Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 30160
Crochet this in long side to side strips.

The colors and feel of the finished afghan are light and airy.

Designed with 6 skeins #357 and 3 skeins of #359.

47 inches by 67 inches.

Exclusive.Requires size H-8 (5 mm) hook.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
47inches x 67 inches plus fringe

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-359 Homespun Yarn: Aquarium DISCONTINUED Tweed Medium blues and greens with a soft tan.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.97

790-357 Homespun Yarn: Inca DISCONTINUED Tweed A sun-drenched mixture of gold and white.

Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 41.94

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
3 scs + 2 ch2-spaces across = 2" (5 cm). First 3 rows = 11 1/42" (3.75 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
shell (2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs).

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is crocheted sideways.

2.

Row 1 establishes RS.

Work from center out to sides lengthwise.

3.

Leave 6" tails when beg and fastening off to tie into final fringe.Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut.

If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.


INSTRUCTIONS
AFGHAN, SIDE 1

With A, ch 218.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook.

*Ch 2, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch.

Repeat from * across.

Ch 1, turn – 72 ch2-spaces and 73 scs across.

Row 2 (WS): (Sc, ch 2, sc) in first sc.

*Ch 1, skip next ch2-space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc.

Repeat from * across.

Fasten off.

Row 3 (RS): With B and RS facing, draw up a loop in first ch2-space.

Ch 1.

Sc in same space.

Skipping over scs, work 2 dcs in each ch1-space and sc in each ch2-space across.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 4 (WS): Sc in first sc.

*Ch 2, skip 2 dcs, sc in next sc.

Repeat from * across.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 5 (RS): Sc in first sc.

Skipping over ch2-spaces, work, *shell in next sc, sc in next sc.

Repeat from * across.

Ch 5, turn (counts as first dc and ch2-space of next row).

Row 6 (WS): Sc in next ch2-space.

Skipping over dcs, work *ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next ch2-space.

Repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, dc in last sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 7 (RS): Sc in first dc.

Skipping over ch2-spaces, work *shell in next sc, sc in next dc.

Repeat from * across ending with shell in last sc, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch-5.

Fasten off.Row 8 (WS): With A and WS facing, draw up a loop in first sc, ch 5 – counts as first dc and ch2-space.

Repeat Row 6.

Row 9 (RS): Sc in first dc.

Skipping over ch2-spaces, work *ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next dc.

Repeat from * across ending with ch 2, sc in last sc, ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch-5.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 10 (WS): Repeat Row 2.

Rows 11-13: Repeat Rows 3-5.

At end of Row 13, fasten off.

Row 14 (WS): With A and WS facing, draw up a loop in first sc.

Ch 3 (counts as first dc).

Dc in same sc.

Skipping over dcs, work *ch 1, sc in next ch2-space.

Ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc.

Repeat from * across ending with ch 1, sc in last ch2-space, ch 1, 2 dcs in last sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 15 (RS): Sc in first dc.

Ch 2, skip next dc and ch1-space, sc in next sc.

*Ch 2, skip next ch1-space and next dc, sc in next ch1-space.

Ch 2, skip next dc and ch1-space, sc in next sc.

Repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, skip last ch1-space and next dc, sc in last dc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 16 (WS): Repeat Row 2.

Rows 17-30: Repeat Rows 3-16.

Rows 31-37: Repeat Rows 3-9.

Row 38 (WS): Sc in first sc.

*Ch 2, skip next ch2-space, sc in next sc.

Repeat from * across.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 39 (RS): Repeat Row 2.

Rows 40-44: Repeat Rows 3-7.



Border With B and RS facing, draw up a loop in first sc.

Ch 1.

Row 45 (RS) Sc in first sc.

*Ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch2-space of shell, ch 2, sc in next sc.

Repeat from * across.

Fasten off.
SIDE 2

Repeat on opposite side of foundation ch, beg RS facing with draw up a loop in end ch and ch 1.

Sc in same ch, then repeat Rows 1-45.

FRINGE

Cut 12" lengths of B.

Fold in half and tie on to end of each row, tying in tails of yarn.

Use 1 length where there is a tail and 2 where there isn’t.

Tie in an overhand knot and trim to 4".

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
WS = wrong side


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