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Crochet Waves of Color Afghan
Lion Brand® Color Waves
Pattern Number: 30238
This fun-to-make patchwork-squares afghan is crocheted on the diagonal with 1 skein #398 Pebble Beach, 2 skeins each of #341 Mai Tai, #347 Purple Vista, #307 Caribbean and 3 skeins of #309 Blue Lagoon Color Waves.

The subtle color painting of this yarn adds to the beauty of the pattern.

Measures 42 inches by 56 inches without border.

Exclusive.Requires size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) hook.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
42 inches x 56 inches without border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

940-398 Color Waves Yarn: Pebble Beach Soft gradations of every color make this a go-with-everything favorite!

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Alternative Quantity: 1

940-341 Color Waves Yarn: Mai Tai Gentle rose enlivened with touches of green and blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: 2

940-347 Color Waves Yarn: Purple Vista Dark amethyst with touches of jade and coral
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: 2

940-307 Color Waves Yarn: Caribbean Soft blues, lavenders and a hint of earth tones
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: 2

940-309 Color Waves Yarn: Blue Lagoon DISCONTINUED Medium blue, highlighted with green and earth tones
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97
Alternative Quantity: 3

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


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

GAUGE:
8.75 sc = 4" (10 cm). Each finished square = 14" (35.5 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:
sc2tog (sc dec): Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook

sc3tog (sc dec): Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and following st, drawing up a loop in each.

Yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

NOTES:
When increasing, the “work even” rows are on wrong side.

When decreasing, the “work even” rows are on right side.


INSTRUCTIONS
SQUARE I -Make 3 Increase Shaping With A, ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook – 1 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn.

Work 3 sc in one sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn.

Work 2 sc in first st, work 1 sc, work 2 sc in last st – 5 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn.

Work even.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn.

Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st; work to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st – 7 sc.

Rows 6 and 7: Repeat Row 5 – 11 sc.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Rows 9 and 10: With B, repeat Rows 5 and 6 – 15 sc.

Rows 11 – 16: With C, repeat Rows 7, 8, 5, 6, 7 and 8 – 23 sc.

Rows 17 and 18: With B, repeat Rows 5 and 6 – 27 sc.

Rows 19 -24: With D, repeat Rows 7, 8, 5, 6, 7 and 8 – 35 sc.

Rows 25 and 26: With B, repeat Rows 5 and 6 – 39 sc.

Row 27: With E, repeat Row 7 – 41 sc.

Decrease Shaping Rows 28: – 30 Continuing with E only, ch 1, turn.

Sc2tog, work to within last 2 sts, sc2tog, Row 31: Work even.

Repeat Rows 28 –31 until 5 sts remain, ending with Row 30.

Next Row Sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog – 3 sc.

Last Row Sc3tog.

Fasten off.
SQUARE II -Make 3

Rows 1-8: Work in A.

Rows 9-10: Work in B.

Rows 11-16: Work in C.

Row 17-18: Work in B.

Rows 19-24: Work in D.

Rows 25-26: Work in B.

Row 27 and all remaining rows Work in A.
SQUARE III-Make 3

Rows 1-8: Work in A.

Rows 9-10: Work in B.

Rows 11-16: Work in D.

Row 17-18: Work in B.

Rows 19-24: Work in E.

Rows 25-26: Work in B.

Row 27 and all remaining rows Work in C.



SQUARE IV – Make 3

Rows 1-8: Work in A.

Rows 9-10: Work in B.

Rows 11-16: Work in E.

Row 17-18: Work in B.

Rows 19-24: Work in C.

Rows 25-26: Work in B.

Row 27 and all remaining rows Work in D.
FINISHING

Edging for Each Square.

With right side facing, attach B in any corner; (work 25 sc evenly spaced across, 3 sc in corner) 4 times.

Join to beginning sc with slip st.

Fasten off.

Using B, sew squares tog invisibly as per diagram below.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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