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Fan Arches Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L10345

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 54 in. (122 x 137 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-410 Homespun Yarn: Herb Garden 'Painterly' color Cool medium green with red and brown
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (A)

790-393 Homespun Yarn: Cream

Heathered Solid Light natural beige


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Note: (B)

790-399 Homespun Yarn: Apple Green Heathered Solid Muted medium green
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Note: (C)

790-381 Homespun Yarn: Barley Tweed Mixed browns

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Note: (D)

790-395 Homespun Yarn: Meadow 'Painterly' color Sage, gold, cream, and blue
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Note: (E)

790-378 Homespun Yarn: Olive Heathered Solid Dusty gray-green

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

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
One Motif = about 6 x 9 1/2 in. (15 x 24 cm) at widest point. 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:
rev sc (reverse single crochet)
For right-handed crocheters:
Single crochet worked from left to right.

Insert hook into next stitch to the right, under loop on hook, and draw up a loop.

Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
For left-handed crocheters:
Single crochet worked from right to left.

Insert hook into next stitch to the left, under loop on hook, and draw up a loop.

Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:
1. Afghan is made from 59 motifs and 12 half motifs, arranged as shown in Assembly Diagram.

Fill edging is worked across the long inner edge of each row.

Neighboring motifs are joined together as the edging is worked, to form strips.

The strips are then sewn together.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

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

Fasten off old color.
3. When you see "- 12 sts" at the end of a row, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.
4. Carefully read through the instructions for a specific row before beginning to work that row.

Increases are worked on every row, the type of increase varies with the row.


5. Two different edgings are part of the design of this Afghan.

The side edging is worked in sc, the top and lower edging in rev sc.

If you prefer, you can omit the rev sc and work sc around all edges.


INSTRUCTIONS



MOTIF (make 59)
Beg at point of Motif, with A, ch 3.
Row 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 3 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (beg ch counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in first st (by working a dc in the first st, you increase one st), 2 dc in next 2 sts - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Change to B.
Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st - 8 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Change to C.
Row 5: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in top of turning ch - 14 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts - 16 sts at the end of this row.
Change to D.
Row 7: With D, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in top of turning ch - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st - 21 sts at the end of this row.
Change to E.
Row 9: With E, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in top of turning ch - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 18 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts - 26 sts at the end of this row.
Change to F.
Outer Trim: With F, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, 3 sc in corner; work 13 sc evenly spaced across side of Motif to beg point, 3 sc in point; work 13 sc evenly spaced across other side of Motif, 3 sc in corner; join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.



HALF MOTIF (make 12)
Beg at point of Motif, with A, ch 3.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 2 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, dc in next st - 3 sts at the end of this row.
Change to B.
Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in top of turning ch - 5 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Change to C.
Row 5: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in top of turning ch - 8 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts - 9 sts at the end of this row.
Change to D.
Row 7: With D, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across - 9 sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in last st - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Change to E.
Row 9: With E, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in top of turning ch - 13 sts at the end of this row.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Change to F.
Outer Trim: With F, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, 3 sc in corner; work 13 sc evenly spaced across side of Motif to beg point, 3 sc in point; work 13 sc evenly spaced across other side of Motif, 3 sc in corner; join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
On a large flat surface, arrange Motifs and Half Motifs as shown in Assembly Diagram.
Fill Edging
First Row: With RS facing, join F with sl st in center sc of outer corner of first Motif, ch 4, working across side edge of Motif towards beg point, work tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sl st in center sc of beg point, *sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, working through center sc of 3-sc corner of both the working Motif and next Motif, tr in center sc to join Motifs, working across side edge of next Motif, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sl st in center sc of beg point; rep from * across to last Motif, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, tr in center sc of 3-sc corner.
Fasten off.
Second Row: With RS facing, join F with sl st in center sc of beg point of Half Motif, ch 1, working across side edge of Half Motif towards inner corner, *sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, working through center sc of 3-sc corner of both working Motif and next Motif, tr in center sc to join Motifs, working across side edge of next Motif, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, sl st in center sc of beg point; rep from * across.
Fasten off.



With RS facing and F, working in back loops only, sew First and Second Rows of Motifs together.

Rep to make 6 strips with 2 rows of Motifs each.

Sew 6 strips together.

Arrange last 5 Motifs in opposite direction and sew to top of last strip, to make a 2nd scalloped edge.
Side Edging
With RS facing, join F in corner to work across side edge, sc evenly spaced across side.

Fasten off.

Rep across opposite side edge.
Top and Lower Edging
Note: The side edging is worked in sc and the top and lower edging is worked in rev sc.

This is part of the design.
With RS facing, join F in corner to work across scalloped edge, rev sc evenly spaced across scalloped edge.

Fasten off.
Rep across opposite scalloped edge.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side


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