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Double-Strand Afghan
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: cjif-doubleStrandAfghan
This classic afghan features a central 'frozen star' design; works up quickly with two strands of Jiffy.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
40 in. x 54 in.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

450-099 Jiffy Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 13 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 51.87

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

GAUGE:
12 sts = 4 in [10 cm] with size Q-19 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCHES:
Psc (picot single crochet): Insert hook, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 1 loop ) 3 times to make ch 3, yo, draw through both loops on hook (note: draw picot ch-Ioops to the RS of work).


tr3tog cluster: *Yo twrice, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, rep from * 2 times more, yo, draw loop through 4 loops on hook.


dtr3tog: *Yo 3 times, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops) 3 times, rep from * 2 times more, yo, draw through 4 loops on hook.


dtr4tog cluster: *Yo 3 times, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops) 3 times, rep from * 3 times more, yo, draw through 5 loops on hook.



PAT I - Granule Stitch:
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.


Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *1 Psc in next st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * to end, turn.


Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first and each st to end, turn (note: hold dowm the picot chains at the front and you will see the top 2 loops of the Psc where you are to insert the hook).


Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *1 Psc in next st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * to last st, 1 sc in last st, turn.


Row 5: Ref.

Row 3.


Rep Rows 1-5 for PAT.



PAT II - Mesh Stitch:
Row 1: Ch 3,1 dc in each of first 2 sts *ch I, skip 1 st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from *, turn.


Row 2: Ch 4, *1 de in 2nd dc, 1 dc in chI space, ch I, rep from *, end 1 dc, turn.


Rep Rows 1 and 2 for PAT II.

NOTES:
Entire afghan is worked holding two strands of yarn together


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN:
FROZEN STAR - Center Motif:
Holding 2 strands of yarn together, ch 12 and close into a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, 24 sc into ring, sl st to first sc (24 sc).


Rnd 2: Ch 6, dtr3tog cluster over next 3 sts (counts as dtr4tog), *ch 7, dtr4tog cluster over same st as last leg of previous cluster and next 3 sts, rep from * 7 times, ch 7, sl st to top of beg cluster.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same place as ch 1, *(ch 3, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch) 3 times, ch 3, skip 1 ch, 1 sc into top of next cluster rep from * 7 times omitting sc at end of last rep and sl st to beg sc.


Rnd 4: Sl st to center of next ch-3 space, ch 1, 1 sc into same space, *ch 3, 1 sc into next ch-3 space, rep.

from * to end, omitting sc at end of last rep and sl st to beg sc.


Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 4.


Rnd 6: Sl st to center of next ch-3 space, ch I, 1 sc into same space, *(ch 3,1 sc into next ch-3 space) 4 times, ch3, skip next ch-3 space, (tr3tog cluster, ch 5, dtr4tog cluster ch 4, sl st to top of last cluster, ch 5, tr3tog cluster) into next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, 1 sc in next ch-3 space, rep from * 3 times, omitting sc at end of last rep and sl st to beg sc.

Fasten off.

Continue working aroumd the Center Motif with 2 strands of yarn held together as follows:

PAT I:
Rnd 1: Working in rnds, 27 sc along each side of Center Motif working 3 sc in each comer and join with sl st to beg ch.

Rnds 2-5: Working in mds, work PAT 1 Rows 2-5, working 3 sc in each comer and join each rnd with sl st to beg ch.

Working in mds, work

PAT II
Rows 1 and 2, working (ch 1,2 dc, ch 1) in each corner and join with sl st to beg ch.

Rep PAT I (Rnds 1-5) and PAT II (Rnds 1 and 2) once more, Then working only along the top, then the bottom of Afghan, work PAT I (Rows 1-5) and PAT II (Rows 1 and 2).



Border: Working in rnds, work PAT I (Rnds.

1-5) around entire Afghan, working 3 sc in each comer and join each rnd with sl st to beg ch.

Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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