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Skipping Stones Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70512AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
42 x 56 in. (106.5 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-197 Wool-Ease Yarn: Burgundy

Rich wine red


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.45
Note: (A)

620-191 Wool-Ease Yarn: Violet

Rich royal purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (B)

620-172 Wool-Ease Yarn: Lemongrass

Light pea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: (C)

620-129 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cocoa

Warm medium brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Note: (D)

620-104 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blush Heather

Light rose and soft cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Note: (E)

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:
One Square = 14 x 14 in. (35.5 x 35.5 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
COLOR SEQUENCE FOR CIRCLES
NOTE: When changing color, join new color with sl st in last st worked.
Circle 1 (make 3): Work *2 rnds with E, 1 rnd with D, 1 rnd with C, 1 rnd with A, 1 rnd with D, 1 rnd with B; repeat from * once more.
Circle 2 (make 2): Work 4 rnds with A, 2 rnds with C, 2 rnds with B, 2 rnds with E, 4 rnds with D.
Circle 3 (make 4): Work *2 rnds with E, 2 rnds with D, 2 rnds with C, 1 rnd with E; repeat from * once more.
Circle 4 (make 3): Work *2 rnds with A, 1 rnd with D, 1 rnd with A, 2 rnds with E, 1 rnd with D; repeat from * once more.

NOTES:
1) Rnds 1-14 create a striped circle.
2) Change colors in these rnds following Color Sequence.


3) Rnds 15-18 of all Squares are worked with A only and form a square around the striped circle.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE
Following Color Sequence, ch 2; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), work 7 more hdc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 8 hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, (2 hdc in next st) around, hdc in base of beg ch; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 16 hdc.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) 7 times, hdc in next st, hdc in base of beg ch; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 hdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 7 times, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in base of beg ch; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 32 hdc.
Rnds 5-14: Continue as established, working 8 increases on each round until Color Sequence has been completed.

Change to A in joining sl st of Rnd 14, and continue with A only.



Rnd 15: With A, ch 2, hdc in each st around - 112 hdc.
Rnd 16: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1 here and throughout), 2 tr in same st as join, *tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st; rep from * 2 more times, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts, tr in base of beg ch; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch - 4 ch-1 sps and 31 sts on each side.
Rnd 17: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 5, 2 tr in same ch-1 sp, *tr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 2 more times, tr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next st, tr in base of beg ch; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch - 4 ch-1 sps and 35 sts on each side.
Rnd 18: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp, *hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 21 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 2 more times, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 21 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc in base of beg ch; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch - 4 ch-1 sps and 39 sts on each side.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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