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Four and a half Hour Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: chs-4halfHourAfghan You really can make this pretty Homespun afghan in 4 1/4 hours -- we timed it!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 inches x 57 inches, without trim

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco Heathered Solid Soft cream
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 44.94

790-301 Homespun Yarn: Shaker

Tweed Muted camel, cream and medium gray


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 44.94

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15.75)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.70

GAUGE:
4 Sts and 3 rows = 3 in with yarn doubled in pat st 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 with two strands held together throughout


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN:
With one strand of each color held tog, ch 64.
Row 1 (WS) Sc and dc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, sc and dc in next ch; rep from * across (64 sts).

Ch 1, turn.


Row 2 Sc and dc in first dc, *skip next sc, sc and dc in next dc; rep from * across, skip last sc.

Rep row 2 for pat until 57 rows have been completed or until afghan measures 57 inches long, do not fasten off.

Ch 1, turn.

TRIM: With right side facing, sc in each dc and dc in each sc along the edge to corner, hdc and sc in corner, then work along side edge *sc into each dc "bump" of scallop and dc into each "valley" or "ditch" of scallop*' to next corner, working an extra 2 sc at last st, sc evenly across foundation to next corner, hdc and dc in corner, then work along side edge as for other side edge (from * to *) working an extra 2 sc at last st, join with slip slip st to beg sc.

Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
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
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
meas = measure(s)
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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