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Vintage On The Bias Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L20380 This rustic afghan is crocheted on the bias to create the unique diamond design. The earthy tones of Homespun Thick and Quick will have everyone wanting to warm up under this cozy throw.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 52 x 52 in. (132 x 132 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

792-436 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Claret

Heathered Solid Wine purple


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Note: (A)

792-408 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Wild Fire

'Painterly' color Burnt sienna, gold, and green


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Note: (B)

792-410 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Herb Garden

'Painterly' color Cool medium green with red and brown


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Note: (C)

792-381 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Barley

Tweed Mixed browns


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Note: (D)

792-407 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Painted Desert

'Painterly' color Rust, blue, gold, and red


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Note: (E)

792-412 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


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Note: (F)

792-437 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Dove

Heathered Solid Warm cream


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Note: (G)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
7 sc + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 1 Square = about 20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 4 identical Blocks.

Blocks are sewn tog and Border worked around the entire outer edge.

2.

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.

Proceed with new color.

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR SEQUENCE Work 2 rows each with A, *B, C, D, E, F, G, F, E, D, C, B, A; rep from * once more for a total of 50 rows.



AFGHAN Block (make 4) With A, ch 2.

Row 1 (RS): Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 3 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st - 5 sts.

Change to B.

Rows 3 and 4: With B, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 9 sts at the end of Row 4.

Change to C.

Continue to change color at the end of every other row as in Color Sequence until Block is complete.

Rows 5-25: Rep Row 3 twenty-one more times - 51 sts at the end of Row 25.

Rows 26-49: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 3 sts at the end of Row 49.

Row 50: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Arrange Blocks into 2 strips of 2 Blocks each, with beg points at center of Afghan, and sew tog.

Border Rnd 1: From RS, join G with sl st in any corner, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same corner, *sk a space about the width of 1 st, 2 dc in edge of Afghan; rep from * working evenly spaced around entire outer edge and working (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: From RS, join F with sc in any st of outer edge, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: From RS, join E with sc in any st of outer edge, sc in each st around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in center sc of each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With D, rep Rnd 2.

Fasten off.

Rnd 5: With C, rep Rnd 3.

Fasten off.

Rnd 6: With B, rep Rnd 2.

Fasten off.

Rnd 7: From RS, join A with sl st in center sc of any corner, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same corner, *sk next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around working (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in center sc of each corner; join with sl st in top 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)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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