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Shaker Patchwork Afghan
Lion Brand® Chunky USA
Pattern Number: ccusa-shakerPatchworkAfghan

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
45" x 55"

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 10, 2002)
The gauge should read: 10 sc + 12.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger hook. The instructions for Strip 1 should begin: With larger hook and A, ch 12. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 11 sc.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

420-152 Chunky USA yarn: Skyscraper Grey (discontinued) Light grey
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Note: (A)

420-153 Chunky USA yarn: Amish Black (discontinued) True black
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Note: (B)

420-099 Chunky USA yarn: Fisherman (discontinued) Soft cream
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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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:
10 sc + 12.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger hook. 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:
Afghan is worked in strips and sewn together afterwards


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
Strip 1 (make 5)
With larger hook and A, ch 12.

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 11 sc.

Ch 1 , turn; work 9 more rows sc with A.
Cont in sc, change colors after every 10th row in the following color sequence: (B, C, B, A, C, B, C, A) twice.

Fasten off.
Strip 2 (make 4)
Work same as Strip 1 until1 0 rows A have been completed.

Cont in sc, change colors after every 10th row in the following color sequence: (C, B, C, A, B, C, B, A) twice.

Fasten off.



Sew strips together in the following sequence:
Strip 1
Strip 2
Strip 1
Strip 2
Strip 1
Strip 2
Strip 1
Strip 2
Strip 1
taking care to match rows

FINISHING
Side strips
With smaller hook and A, sc evenly across long edge of afghan.

Ch 1, turn.

Work in sc for 9 more rows.

Fasten off.

Edging
With smaller hook, B, and RS facing; sc evenly around entire afghan, working 3 sc in each corner and slip st to join.

Ch 1, turn.

Work 2 more rounds with WS facing.

Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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