Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Americana Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: chs-americanaAfghan Show your patriotic spirit with this American flag afghan!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Afghan 49 inches x 60 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique Heathered Solid Subdued burgundy and rich, true red
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.36
Note: (A)

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco

Heathered Solid Soft cream


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (B)

790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial

Heathered Solid Dark and medium blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (C)

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
10 sts + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet with K hook 10 sts + 6.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet with K 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN:
NOTE: Almost all of (A) and (B) are used.

Break ends closely so that additional skeins are not required.

With larger hook and A, ch 151.


Row 1 (RS) Dc into 3rd ch from hook and each ch across - 150 dc (including t-ch).


Row 2 (WS) Ch 2, turn.

Dc in next dc and in each st to end, dc in top of beg ch.


Rows 3-6 Rep Row 2.

At end of Row 6, finish last st with B and drop A.


Rows 7-1 2 With B, Rep Row 2.

At end of Row 12, finish last st with A and drop B.

Continue alternating 6 rows A; 6 rows B until there are 6 stripes, ending with 3rd B stripe.



Begin FIELD FOR STARS in C as follows With A, ch 2.

turn.

Work 89 dc more (90 sts); finish last st with C and work 1 dc in each of next 59 de, 1 dc in top of t-ch.

Continue working 60 sts in C and , alternating the rem 90 sts in A and B stripes as established.

When 13 stripes have been completed, fasten off.



STARS (make 32)
Ch 3, slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 1, work 5 sc in ring, slip st to beg ch.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, work 3 sc in each sc, slip st to beg ch - 15 sc.
Rnd 3 *Sc in first sc, ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, skip 2 sc; rep from * around, end with slip st to first sc.

Fasten off.



Position the stars on the field and sew them into place.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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