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Quintessential Country Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32176 If you love country chic, cozy up under this striped crochet throw made with just two colors of Homespun Thick & Quick.

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

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 15, 2014)
AFGHAN First Triangle … Decrease Half … Rows 4-47: Rep Rows 2 and 3 changing color as follows: work 18 more rows with A, 4 rows with B, 12 22 rows with A - 3 hdc at the end of Row 47.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

792-412 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.97
Note: (A)

792-206 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Natural Stripes

Self-Striping with shades of caramel, taupe, and rust


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.97
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
6 hdc + 5 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:
hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

hdc3tog (hdc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 2 triangular sections.

In the first triangle, stitches are increased on one edge in the first half, then decreased in the second half.

The second triangle is worked across the edge of the first triangle.

Stitches are decreased on both edges of the second triangle.

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 the st.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN First Triangle Increase Half With A, ch 2.

Row 1 (RS): Work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in last 2 sts – 4 hdc at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 5 hdc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to end of row – 6 hdc.

Rows 5-48: Rep Rows 3 and 4 changing color as follows: work 10 more rows with A, 1 row with B, 24 rows with A, 9 rows with B – 50 hdc at the end of Row 48.

Decrease Half Change to A.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 49 hdc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end of row – 48 hdc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 47 hdc.

Rows 4-47: Rep Rows 2 and 3 changing color as follows: work 18 more rows with A, 4 rows with B, 22 rows with A – 3 hdc at the end of Row 47.

Row 48: With A, ch 1, turn, hdc3tog.

Fasten off.



Second Triangle From RS and working in ends of rows across long straight edge of first section, join B with sl st in last row of right hand corner.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, 2 hdc in end of same row as joining, hdc in end of each row across to last row, 2 hdc in end of last row – 98 hdc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 96 hdc.

Rows 3-49: Rep Row 2 changing color as follows: work 2 more rows with B, 2 rows with A, 13 rows with B, 7 rows with A, 9 rows with B, 1 row with A, 13 rows with B – 2 hdc at the end of Row 49.

Row 50: With B, ch 1, turn, hdc2tog.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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