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Simple Crocheted Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: chs-simpleAfghan

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
52 inches x 52 inches

PUBLISHED IN: Better Homes and Gardens


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-344 Homespun Yarn: Arcadian DISCONTINUED Heathered Solid
Medium mossy greens highlighted with a touch of dark gold


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.54

950-133 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Eucalyptus DISCONTINUED Dark, cool-toned green
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Note: (A)

950-111 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Midnight Blue DISCONTINUED A deep, intense blue -- almost black
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.85
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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:
Rnd 1 should measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (8.25 cm) using larger hook and 2 strands of Homespun 8 sts; 4" (10 cm); 4 rnds border; 4 1/4" with smaller hook and 1 strand Chenille Thick & Quick. 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
With larger hook and 2 strands Homespun, ch 3.

Slip st to join to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, work 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 2 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 3 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, * work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1**, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.

Continue to work in 1 big square, working as for Rnd 3 and rep from * to ** as many times as necessary between corners as square grows until piece measures 34" x 34" (approximately 15 rnds).

Fasten off.


BORDER
With smaller hook and 1 strand of A, with RS facing, attach yarn in last join with ch 3 (this counts as first dc), [dc in each dc and ch-1 space to corner, in corner make (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)] around until all four corners are worked, dc in every dc and ch-1 space until end of rnd, slip st to join.

Work 3 more rnds dc border with A.

Fasten off.

Attach B in last join and work 3 rnds as with A.

Ch 3, turn.

Work 4th rnd border with WS facing, end slip st to join.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
sc = single crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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