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Speed Hook Shell Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60751A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
36 x 56 in. (91.5 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 12, 2008)
Rep Row 2 and 3 until piece measures 52 34 in. (132 86.5 cm) from beginning, end with Row 3. Do not fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass

Bold pea green


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 53.13

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size S-35 'Speed Hook' (19 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 6.99


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

GAUGE:
5-dc group and 1 sc = 4 in. [10 cm] in shell stitch pattern. 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



AFGHAN
Ch 36 loosely.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), dc in same space, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, *5 dc in next ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch; rep from *, 3 dc in last ch - seven 5-dc groups and 3 dc in first and last st.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, *sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc; rep from * across, sc in last dc.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, *5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc; rep from * across, 3 dc in last sc.

Rep Row 2 and 3 until piece measures 52 in (132 cm) from beginning, end with Row 3.

Do not fasten off.



Edging
Turn Afghan to work along one long side.

Work 2 more dc in same sc.



Round 1: Work in ends of rows (skip rows ending with a dc, and work in rows ending with an sc), *sc in end of next sc-row, sk next dc-row, 5 dc in end of next sc row, sk next dc row; rep from * to corner; work 5 dc in corner; work shell st pattern along opposite edge of foundation ch, matching sc and 5-dc groups; work 5 dc in corner; work in ends of rows along opposite long edge, *sc in end of next sc row, sk next dc row, 5 dc in end of next sc row, sk next dc row; rep from *; join with sl st to beg ch-3 of Row 3.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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