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Country House Afghan
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L40309 Redecorate your living room for fall with this rustic style crochet afghan made with Heartland, one of our many American-made yarns. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 45 x 54 in. (114.5 x 137 cm), including border

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 4, 2014)
SQUARE (make 63 total: 7 each in A, D and J; 6 each in B, B, C, E, F, G, H and I)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

136-369 Heartland Yarn: Shenandoah Tweed

Straw to maize yellows with flecks of red and torquoise


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (A)

136-353 Heartland Yarn: Black Canyon Tweed

Shades of black to charcoal with flecks of red, torquoise, mustard, and green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (B)

136-389 Heartland Yarn: Isle Royale Tweed

Purple and reds with flecks of turquoise, mustard, and green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (C)

136-122 Heartland Yarn: Grand Canyon

Taupe and gray blend.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (D)

136-373 Heartland Yarn: Everglades Tweed

Medium to grass greens with flecks of red and torquoise


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (E)

136-135 Heartland Yarn: Yosemite

Shades of rust.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (F)

136-398 Heartland Yarn: Acadia Tweed

Ivory and cream shades with flecks of red, turquoise, mustard, and green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (G)

136-350 Heartland Yarn: Mount Rainier Tweed

Medium and light gray blend with flecks of red, torquoise, and mustard


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (H)

136-305 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay Tweed

Denim blue and gray with flecks of red, white, yellow, and green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (I)

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (J)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
1 square = about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 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.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made of 63 solid color Squares that are sewn together following Assembly Diagram.

2.

A striped border is worked around entire edge of Afghan.

3.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE (make 63 total: 7 each in A, D and J; 6 each in B, C, E, F, G, H and I) Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch – you will have 12 dc and 4 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (first corner made), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch – you will have 24 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – you will have 36 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first st – you will have 56 sc at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 7 strips of 9 Squares each.

Sew strips together to make Afghan.

Border Rnd 1: From RS, join A with sl st in first sc of any 3 sc corner, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st, ch 2, sk next sc, (3 dc, ch 1) in next sc (corner made), [sk next 3 sc, (3 dc, ch 1) in next sc] to next 3 sc corner, *(3 dc, ch 2) in next sc, sk next sc, (3 dc, ch 1) in next sc, sk next 3 sc, (3 dc, ch 1) in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: From RS, join B with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With C, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 4: With D, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 5: With E, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 6: With F, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 7: With G, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 8: With H, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 9: With I, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 10: With J, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 11: Continue with J, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first st.

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)


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