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Magnolia Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80266AD Add a romantic touch to any room with this flowered afghan. Use it as a decoration, or wrap up in it doing the colder months. The beautiful magnolia leaf motif will make a beautiful addition to any home.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-315 Homespun Yarn: Tudor

'Painterly' color Soft shades of cream, rose, and teal


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 52.43

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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GAUGE:
11 dc + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 1 Medallion = 15 x 15 in. (38 x 38 cm) square 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:
dtr2tog: (Yarn over) 3 times, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times; (yarn over) 3 times, insert hook in next indicated st and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times; yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS
MEDALLION PANEL
Medallion (make 4)
NOTE: Follow chart OR written instructions below.
Leaving a long yarn tail, ch 8; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 16 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2), *skip next st, hdc in next st, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch-8 ch-2 sp.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, dc in next 7 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sl st in same ch-2 sp of Rnd 2; ch 2, turn, skip sl st and next 2 sc, dc in next st, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) 4 times, sc in beg ch; ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st) 3 times, 2 sc in beg ch-2 sp, sc in same ch-2 sp of Rnd 2 (petal made); rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc-8 petals.

Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join yarn with sc in point of any petal, ch 7, dtr2tog over 3rd dc from point of current petal and 3rd dc from point of next petal, ch 7, *sc in point of next petal, ch 7, dtr2tog over 3rd dc from point of current petal and 3rd dc from point of next petal, ch 7; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc-16 ch-7 sp.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 7 sc in next ch-7 sp, sc in next dtr2tog, 7 sc in next ch-7 sp, *sc in next sc, 7 sc in next ch-7 sp, sc in next dtr2tog, 7 sc in next ch-7 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc-128 sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in same st as join, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) 7 times, ch 1, skip next st, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) 7 times, ch 1, skip next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-72 ch-sp.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, (sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp) 8 times, *sc in next dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, (sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp) 8 times; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.


Thread beg tail through sts of first rnd and pull tight to close center opening.



Sew Medallions together in a long strip to form the Medallion Panel.


Side Triangle (make 6)
Ch 22.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across-5 ch-5 sp.
Rows 2-5: Turn, sl st to 3rd ch of first ch-5 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-5 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space; rep from * across-1 ch-5 sp.


Border Rnd: Work sc evenly spaced around Triangle; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Following diagram, sew Side Triangles to Medallion Panel.



Corner Triangle (make 4)
Ch 14.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Side Triangle-3 ch-5 sp.
Rows 2 and 3: Work Rows 2 and 3 of Side Triangle-1 ch-5 sp.


Next (Border) Rnd: Work sc evenly spaced around Triangle; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Following diagram, sew Corner Triangles to corners of Medallion Panel.



NARROW SIDE PANEL
Ch 36.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc) and in each ch across-34 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures same length as Medallion Panel.

Fasten off.

Following diagram, sew Narrow Panel to Medallion Panel.



WIDE SIDE PANEL
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in top corner of Medallion Panel.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work dc evenly spaced across long edge of Medallion Panel.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each st across.
Rows 3-30: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Border
With RS facing, join yarn with sc anywhere along edge of Afghan.
Rnd 1: Sc evenly spaced around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Work reverse sc (sc worked from left to right) in each st around.

Fasten off.



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
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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