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Warm Up America Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: chs-warmUpAmericaAfghan This simple yet elegant afghan is as nice to crochet as it is to wrap up in.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
49 inches x 63 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial

Heathered Solid Dark and medium blue


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

790-374 Homespun Yarn: Granite Heathered Solid Medium grays


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.97
Note: (B)

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo

Heathered Solid Light cool beige


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

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


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

GAUGE:
Each piece measures 7 inches x 9 inches (18 x 23 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN

PATTERN I (Sc Through Back Loop) - make 9 in A
With A, ch 20.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 Working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.
Rep Row 2 for Pattern I until piece measures 9 inches.

Fasten off.



PATTERN II (Double Crochet) - make 8 in A
With A, ch 21.
Row 1 Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across.

Ch 3, turn.
Row 2 Dc in each dc across.

Ch 3, turn.
Rep Row 2 for Pattern II until piece measures 9 inches.

Fasten off.



PATTERN III (Basic Treble Crochet) - make 8 in B
With B, ch 19.
Row 1 Tr in 5th ch from hook, tr in each ch across.

Ch 4, turn.
Row 2 Tr in each tr across.

Ch 4, turn.
Rep Row 2 for Pattern III until piece measures 9 inches.

Fasten off.



PATTERN IV (Basic Half Double Crochet) - make 8 in B
With B, ch 19.
Row 1 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across.

Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 Hdc in each hdc across.

Ch 2, turn.
Rep Row 2 for Pattern IV until piece measures 9 inches.

Fasten off.



PATTERN V (Shell St) - make 8 in C
With C, ch 20.
Row 1 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, skip next ch, 3 dc in next ch (shell); rep from *, end 2 dc in last ch.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 Sc in first st, *3 dc in next sc, sc in center of next shell; rep from *, end sc in last st.

Ch 3, turn.
Row 3 1 dc in first sc, *sc in center of next shell, 3 dc in next sc; rep from *, end 2 dc in last st.

Ch 1, turn.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Pattern V until piece measures 9 inches.

Fasten off.



PATTERN VI (Combination Sc and Dc) - make 8 in C
With C, ch 19.
Row 1 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across.

Ch 3, turn.
Row 2 Dc in each st across.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 Sc in each st across.

Ch 3, turn.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Pattern VI until piece measures 9 inches.

Fasten off.



Finishing
Sew together following diagram or as desired:



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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)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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