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City Blocks Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90174AD This beautiful block afghan is subtle and sweet. Alternate colorway available here.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 53 x 62 in. (134.5 x 157.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-099 Vanna's Choice® Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price:
Note: (A)

860-143 Vanna's Choice® Yarn: Antique Rose Deep medium rose



Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
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Note: (B)

860-146 Vanna's Choice® Yarn: Dusty Purple Cool light purple
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (C)

860-173 Vanna's Choice® Yarn: Dusty Green Light muted green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (D)

860-105 Vanna's Choice® Yarn: Silver Blue

Lightest gray-blue


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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GAUGE:
12 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in sc.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Popcorn: Work 3 sc in indicated st or sp, drop last loop from hook, insert hook in first sc of 3-sc group, pick up dropped loop and draw through st on hook.

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


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET

Wide Strips (make 4)

With B, ch 28.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 27 sc.

Rows 2–10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to A in last st of last row. Fasten off B.

Rows 11–40: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to B in last st of last row. Fasten off A.

Rows 41–50: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to A in last st of last row. Fasten off B.

Rows 51–210: Repeat Rows 11–50 four more times.

Fasten off.

Narrow Strips

Strip 1

With D, ch 10

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep Row 2 continuing in the following color sequence:

Work 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C. Fasten off.

Strip 2

Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):

Work 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E.

Strip 3

Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):

Work 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D.

Strip 4

Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):

Work 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E.

Strip 5

Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):

Work 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D.

FINISHING

Following Assembly Diagram, sew strips together alternating Narrow and Wide Strips, beginning and ending with Narrow strips.


Border

From RS, join E with sl st in any corner.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same corner, work sc evenly spaced to next corner, *3 sc in corner, work sc evenly spaced to next corner (ensure that you work an odd number of sts between corners); rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Sl st to center sc of corner 3-sc group, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same st (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) across to center st of next corner, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) across to center st of next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Sl st in corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) across to next corner ch-1 sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) across to next corner ch-1 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off E.

Rnd 4: Join D in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 1, (popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, popcorn in next dc) across to next corner, ch 1, sk next dc, *(popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in corner ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, popcorn in next dc) across to next corner; rep from around; ch 1, sk next dc, join with sl st in first popcorn. Fasten off D.

Rnd 5: Join E in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner, ch 1, sk next popcorn, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn) across to next corner, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn) across to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, *sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sc in next ch-sp or dc, sl st in next ch-sp or dc, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in base of beg ch.

Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = 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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