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Americana Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: khs-americanaAfghan Show your patriotic spirit with this American flag afghan! Note: The crocheted version of this pattern is shown in the image.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
52 inches x 64 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 Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59


Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49


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

Additional Materials
LION BRAND Size H-8 (5 mm) hook
GAUGE:
12 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch (k every row). 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



AFGHANFirst piece (Field for Stars) With C, cast on 96 sts.

K 168 rows.

Put on holder.Second piece (top 7 stripes) Second piece (top 7 stripes) With A, cast on 96 sts.* K 24 rows.

Change to B and k 24 rows.

Continue to alternate 24 rows A, 24 rows B for 7 stripes, ending with A.

Put sts on holder.

Sew the first and second pieces together for top of flag.

Put stitches back on needle and continue working 24 rows A, 24 rows B for 6 more stripes.

Bind 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
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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