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Early American Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: cwe-earlyAmericanAfghan

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Approx 41 3/4 inches x 57 1/2 inches, including border



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Each Square = 13 inches x 11 inches. TO 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.


SOLID SQUARE (make 7: 2E, 2D, 3C)

Ch 51.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (50 sc).

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2 Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-44 Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.


With A, ch 51.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (50 sc).

Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-44 Cont in sc, foll chart Rows 2-44.

Fasten off.


Sl st or sew squares tog invisibly foll diagram.


With RS facing, join A with sl st in corner at long edge and work 1 row sc along the long edge.

Fasten off.

Work 1 row of sc along other long edge.

Fasten off.

With RS facing, join A with sl st in any corner, then work in sc around entire throw for 1" working 3 sc at each corner.


Rnd 1 With RS facing, join E in any st, work 1 sc, * ch 3, skip 1 sc, (yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo draw yarn through 2 loops on hook, skip next sc, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw yarn through 3 loops on hook - 2 dc tog skipping 1 sc before working 2nd dc made), ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next st *, rep from * to * around, do not turn.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2 With RS facing, join A and sc into first sc, * ch 3, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next 2 dc worked tog in previous row, ch 3, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next sc *, rep from * to * around.

Fasten off.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
foll = follow(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over

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