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Knit Crossword Afghan
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 50046
Squares are worked individually then joined together with a simple crochet stitch.

Measures 66 inches X 52 inches.Exclusive.Requires size 11 (8 mm) needles, size N-13 (9 mm) crochet and tapestry needle. Alphabetical Fun! Spell our your favorite name or saying on this chunky knit in quick-stitch blocks of Chenille Thick & Quick. Letters are made using duplicate stitch.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
66 inches x 52 inches [167.5 x 132 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

950-153 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Black DISCONTINUED Elegant, velvety black
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950-123 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Seaspray DISCONTINUED An elegant sea-foam green
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950-178 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Basil DISCONTINUED An intense, rich gray-green
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950-107 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Periwinkle DISCONTINUED Medium blue with lavender overtones
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950-122 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Peacock DISCONTINUED A deep, intense blue with a hint of teal
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950-147 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Purple DISCONTINUED A dusky, elegant amethyst
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950-124 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Khaki DISCONTINUED A desert-tone brown
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950-191 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Violet DISCONTINUED A soft, tender shade of violet
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950-135 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Terracotta DISCONTINUED Warm, rusty earth tones
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950-105 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Bluebell DISCONTINUED A soft, true pale blue
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950-189 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Wine DISCONTINUED A warm, deep jewel-tone red
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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GAUGE:
9.5 sts + 13.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
Afghan is made of 30 knit squares with crocheted edging, which are sewn together.


INSTRUCTIONS
BASIC SQUARE – Make 3 in each of colors B through K

Cast on 21 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Slip first st as if to purl, p 20.

Row 2 (RS): Slip first st as if to knit, k 20.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for 14 more times (30 rows total), ending with a RS row.

Bind off as if to purl.


FINISHING

With A and crochet hook, work 1 round sc around each square as follows: join A at lower right corner, chain 1, sc in each edge st (15 sc) to corner, work 2 more sc in corner, 15 sc evenly spaced along bind off edge to corner, 2 more sc in corner, sc in each edge st (15 sc) to corner, 2 more sc in corner, 15 sc evenly spaced along cast on edge to corner, 1 more sc in corner; join with slip st to beginning sc.

Fasten off.

Lay out squares as shown on diagram below.

With A and large-eyed, blunt needle, sew squares together.

With A, embroider the squares in duplicate st to form any 2 or more crosswords.

With A and crochet hook, work 8 rows sc along bottom and top edges.

Work 1 row sc along each side edge.

Weave in ends.



The stitch for the entire alphabet can be found in the downloadable pattern.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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