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New Slant Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: L32019 Topsy turvy stripes make this afghan, constructed in portable strips, a stunning addition to your home.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 39 x 62 in. (99 x 157.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-177 Wool-Ease Yarn: Loden

Dark pine green


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Note: (A)

620-159 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mustard

Medium dijon yellow


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Note: (B)

620-173 Wool-Ease Yarn: Sage

Light dusty green


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Note: (C)

620-199 Wool-Ease Yarn: Pumpkin

Copper orange


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620-127 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mink Brown

Dark brown with tan


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Note: (E)

620-188 Wool-Ease Yarn: Paprika

Bright red-orange


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Note: (F)

620-167 Wool-Ease Yarn: Eggplant

Deep plum purple


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Note: (G)

620-191 Wool-Ease Yarn: Violet

Rich royal purple


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Note: (H)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
12 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in 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.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is worked in 4 Strips.

The Strips are made of wedge shaped sections.

The wedges are shaped with scs, hdcs and dcs, and change color following the Color Sequence.

The Strips are sewed together to make the Afghan.

2.

The color is changed on every other row.

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 the st.

Fasten off old color.

3.

Cords and bobbles are worked separately, then attached to complete the Afghan.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR SEQUENCE FOR STRIPS 1 AND 3 Work *2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with E, 2 rows with F, 2 rows with G, and 2 rows with H; rep from * for Color Sequence.



COLOR SEQUENCE FOR STRIPS 2 AND 4 Work *2 rows with H, 2 rows with G, 2 rows with F, 2 rows with E, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with B, and 2 rows with A; rep from * for Color Sequence.



STRIPS 1 and 3 With A, ch 43.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 13 ch, hdc in next 14 ch, dc in last 14 ch - 42 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in next 13 dc, hdc in next 14 hdc, sc in last 14 sc.

Change to B.

Row 3: With B, ch 1 (counts as first sc in this row and in all following rows), turn, sc in first 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, dc in last 14 sts.

Row 4: With B, ch 3, turn, dc in next 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, sc in last 14 sts.

Change to C.

Rows 5-26: Rep Rows 3 and 4 eleven times continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 1 and 3.

At the end of Row 26, fasten off.

Row 27: Join F with a sl st at top of first dc on last row, ch 1, sc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, dc in last 14 sts.

Row 28: With F, ch 3, turn, dc in first 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, sc in last 14 sts Change to G.

Rows 29-52: Rep Rows 3 and 4 continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 1 and 3.

At end of Row 52, fasten off.

Rows 53 and 54: With C, rep Rows 27 and 28.

Rows 55-78: Rep Rows 3 and 4 continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 1 and 3.

Rows 79-182: Rep Rows 27-78 continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 1 and 3.

Notes: There should be a total of 7 wedge shaped sections.

The last 2 rows you work will be worked with C.

Fasten off.



STRIPS 2 and 4 With H, ch 43.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 13 ch, hdc in next 14 ch, dc in last 14 ch - 42 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in next 13 dc, hdc in next 14 hdc, sc in last 14 sc.

Change to G.

Row 3: With G, ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, dc in last 14 sts.

Row 4: With G, ch 3, turn, dc in next 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, sc in last 14 sts.

Change to F.

Rows 5-26: Rep Rows 3 and 4 eleven times continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 2 and 4.

At the end of Row 26, fasten off.

Row 27: Join C with a sl st at top of first dc on last row, ch 1, sc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, dc in last 14 sts.

Row 28: With C, ch 3, turn, dc in first 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, sc in last 14 sts Change to B.

Rows 29-52: Rep Rows 3 and 4 continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 2 and 4.

At end of Row 52, fasten off.

Rows 53 and 54: With F, rep Rows 27 and 28.

Rows 55-78: Rep Rows 3 and 4 continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 2 and 4.

Rows 79-182: Rep Rows 27-78 continuing to change color following Color Sequence for Strips 2 and 4.

Notes: There should be a total of 7 wedge shaped sections.

The last 2 rows you work will be worked with F.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Lay Strips in numerical order side by side onto a flat surface, matching curves.

Note: Upper and lower edges will be uneven.

Sew Strips together along adjoining edges.

Bobbles (make 126, in colors as desired) Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 5 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 15 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc3tog) 5 times; join with sl st in first sc - 5 sts.Fasten off.



Attaching Bobbles Attach 16 Bobbles to each inner curve across long sides of Afghan - 3 groups of 16 Bobbles each along each side of Afghan.Across each short end of Afghan, attach 5 Bobbles at each end of each seam between Strips - 3 groups of 5 Bobbles each across each short end of Afghan.



Notes: 1.

Each Bobble is attached to the Afghan with a cord.

2.

Cords can be twisted cords, as explained in the instructions below, or a crocheted chain.

3.

We used a yarn color that contrasted with the Bobble color to make each cord.

To attach Bobbles with Twisted Cord Cut a 15 in.

(38 cm) length of yarn in desired color.

Gently separate the length of yarn into 4 strands.

With one hand at each end of one strand, twist the strand until tightly twisted, then fold strand in half and let it twist back on itself.

Knot ends about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from fold.

From RS, insert hook through Afghan, then through fold of twisted cord.

Draw fold of cord through edge of Afghan, forming a loop.

Pull ends of cord through this loop, then pull to tighten.

Sew Bobble to ends of cord.

To attach Bobbles with Crocheted Chain If you'd prefer to make a simple crocheted chain to attach each Bobble, simply join yarn to Afghan with a sl st.

Make a ch about 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) long, then fasten off.

Sew Bobble to end of ch.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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