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Purely Comforting Afghan
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: 70685AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
39 x 49 in. (99 x 124.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 22, 2009)
COLOR SEQUENCE *Work 3 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 3 rows with C, 3 rows with D; rep from * for Color Sequence.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

480-098 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn : Almond

Soft, natural white


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Note: (A)

480-099 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Macadamia

Dusty light beige


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Note: (B)

480-124 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Pecan

Light chocolate


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Note: (C)

480-125 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Walnut

True dark chocolate


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Note: (D)

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:
12 sts + 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Shell 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Shell Dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) between last dc and next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc.

NOTES:
COLOR SEQUENCE *Work 3 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 3 rows with C, 3 rows with D; rep from * for Color Sequence.


To change color, work last st with old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color, and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With A, ch 121.


Row 1:Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc), *skip next 3 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, skip next 3 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch; rep from * across.


Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), turn, dc between first 2 dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *skip next 3 dc, shell over next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 5 sts, skip next 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc between last dc and beginning ch, ch 1, dc in top of beg ch.


Row 3: Ch 4, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, skip next (dc, ch-1 sp), dc in next dc, skip next sc, dc in next dc, *skip next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, skip next (dc, ch-1 sp), dc in next dc, skip next sc, dc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; change to B in last st.


Row 4: Ch 4, turn, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space, skip next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * to last 3 dc, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.


Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *skip next 3 dc, shell over next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.


Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, skip first sc, dc in next sc, skip next (dc, ch-1 sp), (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, *skip next (dc, ch-1 sp), dc in next dc, skip next sc, dc in next dc, skip next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 5 sts, dc in each of last 2 sc; change to C in last st.


Row 7: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, skip next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * across, working last dc in top of turning ch.

Rep Rows 2 through 7, changing colors following Color Sequence until piece measures about 49 in.

(124.5 cm) from beg.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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