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Stripe It Rich Afghan
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32148 Redecorate a room with this throw made of crocheted slip stitches for a contemporary, fashion-forward look. Crocheted with the bold colors of Heartland, this afghan really stands out from the rest.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 50 x 57 in. (127 x 145 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


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Note: (A)

136-122 Heartland Yarn: Grand Canyon

Taupe and gray blend.


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Note: (B)

136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia

Ivory and cream shades.


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Note: (C)

136-147 Heartland Yarn: Hot Springs

Medium and royal purple blend.


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Note: (D)

136-173 Heartland Yarn: Everglades

Medium to grass greens.


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Note: (E)

136-169 Heartland Yarn: Shenandoah

Straw to maize yellows.


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Note: (F)

136-105 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay

Denim blue and gray.


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Note: (G)

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 sc + 16 rows = about 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION Surface Slip Stitch 1.

Make a sl knot, but do not place it on hook.

2.

Insert hook from RS to WS through crochet fabric.

3.

Place the sl knot on hook and draw loop to RS (keeping beg tail and working yarn on WS).

4.

*Insert hook from RS to WS through fabric a short distance from last insertion location, yarn over, draw loop through fabric and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from * inserting hook along a line of sts as specified in pattern, to create a stripe.

5.

Fasten off.

Note: To end a section of surface sl sts.

Remove hook from loop and take hook to WS.

Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS.

Cut yarn.

Draw tail through final loop and pull tight.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 5 Striped and 4 Connecting Strips that are slip stitched together following the Assembly Diagram.

2.

Stripes are created on Connecting Strips by working surface sl st lines.

3.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPS 1 and 5 Stripe Sequence 1 Work *2 rows with B, (2 rows with C, 2 rows with B) 7 times, (6 rows with D, 6 rows with E) 2 times, 6 rows with D, (2 rows with C, 2 rows with B) 7 times, 2 rows with C **, (6 rows with D, 6 rows with E) 2 times, 6 rows with D; rep from * to ** once.



With B, ch 23.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 22 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to C at end of row.

Rows 3-210: Rep Row 2, continuing to change color as in Stripe Sequence 1.

Fasten off.



STRIPS 2 and 4 Stripe Sequence 2 Work *10 rows with E, 10 rows with F, 10 rows with E, (2 rows with A, 12 rows with G) 2 times, 2 rows with A, 10 rows with F, 10 rows with E, 10 rows with F **, (2 rows with A, 12 rows with G) 2 times, 2 rows with A; rep from * to ** once.



With E, ch 23.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 22 sc.

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to F at end of Row 10.

Rows 3-210: Rep Row 2, continuing to change color as in Stripe Sequence 2.

Fasten off.



STRIP 3 Stripe Sequence 3 Work *2 rows with G, (2 rows with A, 2 rows with G) 7 times, (6 rows with B, 6 rows with C) 2 times, 6 rows with B, (2 rows with A, 2 rows with G) 7 times, 2 rows with A **, (6 rows with B, 6 rows with C) 2 times, 6 rows with B; rep from * to ** once.



With A, ch 23.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 22 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to G.

Rows 3-210: Rep Row 2, continuing to change color as in Stripe Sequence 3.

Fasten off.



CONNECTING STRIPS 1 and 2 With A, ch 9.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 8 sc.

Rows 2-210: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Surface Sl st Stripes First Stripe: With E, work surface sl st lengthwise across Strip, inserting hook in 2nd sc of each row.

2nd Stripe: With D, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 3rd sc of each row.

3rd Stripe: With C, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 4th sc of each row.

4th Stripe: With B, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 5th sc of each row.

5th Stripe: With G, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 6th sc of each row.

6th Stripe: With F, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 7th sc of each row.



CONNECTING STRIPS 3 and 4 With A, ch 9.

Rows 1-210: Rep Rows 1-210 of Connecting Strip 1.

Surface Sl st Stripes First Stripe: With F, work surface sl st lengthwise across Strip, inserting hook in 2nd sc of each row.

2nd Stripe: With G, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 3rd sc of each row.

3rd Stripe: With B, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 4th sc of each row.

4th Stripe: With C, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 5th sc of each row.

5th Stripe: With D, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 6th sc of each row.

6th Stripe: With E, work as for First Stripe, inserting hook in 7th sc of each row.



FINISHING From WS with A, and following Assembly Diagram, sl st Strips together.

Edging Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join A with an sc anywhere along outside edge of Afghan.

Work sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnds 2-7: Rep Rnd 1, working 1 rnd each with F, G, B, C, D, E.

Rnd 8 (WS): From WS, join A with sc anywhere along outside edge of Afghan, sc evenly all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half 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)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
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


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