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Afghan

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 2 balls each Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend:
    Buttermilk
    Igloo
    Gray Pearl
    Winter Sky
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE:
Exact gauge is not essential to this project.
NOTES:
1. Blanket is worked in rnds with RS facing at all times. Do not turn at the ends of rnds. Take care to join new color with RS facing you.
2. To keep Blanket square, join new color in a different corner on each rnd.

COLOR SEQUENCE
Work (2 rnds each with A, B, C, and D) 4 times.
BLANKET
With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 dc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp (beg corner made), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 dc, 4 ch-2 sps and 4 ch-1 sps.
Fasten off.
Rnd 3: With RS facing, join B with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 36 dc, 4 ch-2 sps and 8 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 6: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Fasten off.
Rep Rnds 5 and 6, and continue to change colors as in Color Sequence, until 32 rnds have been completed. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)

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