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Shaded Blanket
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: shadedblanket A free pattern from the book, Vanna's Choice Color It Beautiful Afghans.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Baby Afghan: 26" x 27 1/2" (66 x 70 cm) Adult Afghan: 38" x 44" (96.5 x 112 cm) NOTE: Pattern is written for Baby Afghan with changes for Adult Afghan in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green

Bright yellow-green


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Note: (A)

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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Note: (B)

860-143 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Antique Rose

Deep medium rose



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860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
17 sts + 91/2 rows = 4" [10 cm] in ripple pattern 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:
sc2tog (sc decrease): Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
To change color, work last stitch until 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color, and draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to complete stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR SEQUENCE
*Work 4 rows with A, 4 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with D, 4 rows with E; rep from * for Color Sequence.



AFGHAN With A, ch 101 (152).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6 ch, 3 sc in next ch, *sc in next 7 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 7 ch, 3 sc in next ch; rep from *, ending sc in last 7 ch - 6 (9) "ripples".
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc, *sc in next 7 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * across, ending sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.
Rep Row 2, changing colors following Color Sequence for a total of 60 (100 rows).
Last 4 Rows: With A, rep Row 2 four times.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Left Side Edging
From RS, join A at top of left side.
Row 1: With A, working in ends of rows, sc evenly spaced along straight edge of afghan.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.
Right Side Edging
From RS, join B at lower corner of right side.

Work as for Left Side Edging.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sk = skip


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