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Stratford Circle Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 90097AD This large circle afghan makes a brilliant statement anywhere in your home.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 64 in. across (162.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-408 Homespun Yarn: Wild Fire 'Painterly' color Burnt sienna, gold, and green
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (A)

790-410 Homespun Yarn: Herb Garden 'Painterly' color Cool medium green with red and brown
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (B)

790-381 Homespun Yarn: Barley Tweed Mixed browns

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (C)

790-409 Homespun Yarn: Bourbon 'Painterly' color Gold with accents of brown and rust
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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

GAUGE:
Rnds 1 and 2 = 4 in. (10 cm) in diameter. 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



COLOR SEQUENCE
Work 5 rnds of each color: A, B, C, D, for a total of 40 rnds.



AFGHAN
With A, ch 4, sl st in beg ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 dc into ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 sts.


Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 sts.


Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 36 sts.


Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 48 sts.


Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch - 60 sts.


Change to color B.


Rnds 6-40: Continue in pattern as established, increasing on every rnd and following color sequence.

Fasten off.



EDGING
Join A with sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan.

Work one rnd of sc evenly spaced around afghan.

Join with sl st in first sc and fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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