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Forest Reflections Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 90247C

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-412 Homespun Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


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

790-419 Homespun Yarn: Tumbleweed

'Painterly' color Warm medium brown and grey


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

790-381 Homespun Yarn: Barley

Tweed Mixed browns


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

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
13 sts + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in ripple 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:
dc3tog (dc decrease 2 sts) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

(Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

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.

Fasten off old color.
2.

The ripple in this Afghan is created by working dc3tog to form 'valleys' and working 3 dc all in one st to form 'peaks'.

In each row, take care to work dc3tog over the 3 sts in each 'valley' and 3 dc in the center dc of each 'peak.' You may wish to use stitch markers to mark each peak.
3.

The ripple pattern may not be evident in the first couple of rows.

Continue to work rows, as instructed, and the ripple pattern will become more obvious.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR SEQUENCE
*Work 2 rows each with A, B, and C; rep from * for Color Sequence.



AFGHAN
With A, ch 159.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch - 13 ripples.


Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch.
Continuing in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until Afghan measures about 60 in.

(152.5 cm) from beginning, end with 2 rows of C.


Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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