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Stripes And Arrows Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L10278 Pictured here with the Gentle Waves Afghan.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 x 56 in. (106.5 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-394 Homespun Yarn: Golden

Heathered Solid Light and medium yellow


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

790-418 Homespun Yarn: Ambrosia

'Painterly' color Magenta, bright purple, and blue


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

790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon

'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (C)

790-386 Homespun Yarn: Grape

Heathered Solid Deep warm purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
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:
10 1/2 hdc + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 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.

NOTES:
1. Afghan is made from 5 Strips; 3 of Strip A and 2 of Strip B.
2. Each Strip is worked in two colors following a color chart.


3. When following charts, RS rows are the odd-numbered rows, WS rows are the even numbered rows.

Read RS chart rows from right to left and WS chart rows from left to right.

Each box represents one hdc.
4. To change color, work the last st of old color to the last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete the st.

Do not cut old colors.

Carry old color across the top of the previous row working over the old color with the new color.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIP A (make 3)
With A, ch 38.


Chart A Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 36 sts at the end of this row.

Change to B.

Do not cut A.

Carry old color across top of row and work sts of next row over the old color with the new color.
Chart A Row 2: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to A, hdc in each st across.


Continue to follow Chart A, working Rows 2-25 for a total of 3 times (73 rows total).

Fasten off.







STRIP B (make 2)
With C, ch 20.


Chart B Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 18 sts at the end of this row.

Change to D.

Do not cut C.

Carry old color across top of row and work sts of next row over the old color with the new color.
Chart B Row 2: With D, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to C, hdc in each st across.
Continue to follow Chart B, working Rows 2-25 for a total of 3 times (73 rows total).

Fasten off.





FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, seam long edges of Strips together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
ext = extension
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
meas = measure(s)
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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