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New Favorite Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L20513 The simple blocked design and bold colors will make this afghan a family-favorite.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 57 in. (122 x 145 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-412 Homespun Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (A)

790-381 Homespun Yarn: Barley

Tweed Mixed browns


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

790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


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

790-418 Homespun Yarn: Ambrosia

'Painterly' color Magenta, bright purple, and blue


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

790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple

Heathered Solid Deep red


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

790-408 Homespun Yarn: Wild Fire

'Painterly' color Burnt sienna, gold, and green


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

790-407 Homespun Yarn: Painted Desert

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


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

790-368 Homespun Yarn: Montana Sky

Heathered Solid Deep and medium blue


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

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). One Block measures about 9 x 9 in. (23 x 23 cm) square. 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 20 Blocks that are sewn together following the Assembly Diagram.

2.

Each Block is made from 3 Strips (2 Side Strips and 1 Center Strip); each Strip is worked in 3 colors.

3.

Border is crocheted around the outside edge of the completed Afghan.

4.

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.

5.

A diagram is included to provide an overview of the Afghan.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLOCK 1 (make 2) Side Strip (make 2) With A, ch 10.

Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 8 hdc.

Row 1: Ch 2 (does not count as first hdc), turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 1 until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg.

Change to C.

With C, rep Row 1 for 3 in.

(7.5 cm).

Change to A.

With A, rep Row 1 for 3 in.

(7.5 cm).

Fasten off.

Center Strip Make same as Side Strip, using colors C, E, C.

Assembly Following diagrams, sew long edge of Side Strips to Center Strip.



BLOCKS 2-9 Work same as Block 1 using the following colors: Block 2 (make 2): Side Strips: F, C, F; Center Strip: C, E, C.

Block 3 (make 2): Side Strips: G, C, G; Center Strip: C, E, C.

Block 4 (make 5): Side Strips: B, H, B; Center Strip: H, E, H.

Block 5 (make 2): Side Strips: G, F, G; Center Strip: F, E, F.

Block 6 (make 1): Side Strips: C, G, C; Center Strip: G, E, G.

Block 7 (make 2): Side Strips: G, D, G; Center Strip: D, E, D.

Block 8 (make 3): Side Strips: D, H, D; Center Strip: H, E, H.

Block 9 (make 1): Side Strips: C, A, C; Center Strip: A, E, A.



FINISHING Following Assembly Diagram, sew Blocks together.

Border Join C with a sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work hdc evenly spaced around outside edge of Afghan, working 3 hdc at each corner; join with sl st in first hdc.

Rep Rnd 1 until Border measures about 2 in.

(5 cm).

Change to A.

Rep Rnd 1 with A for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Change to C.

Rep Rnd 1 with C for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Fasten off.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch


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