Eyelet Strips Afghan
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Lion Brand® needle arts supplies:
Vanna's Choice® yarn: 2 skeins Honey (A), 1 skein each: Magenta (B), Dusty Blue (C), Burgundy (D), Brick (E), Beige (F), Mustard (G), Rust (H)
Crochet hook, size J-10
- Large-eye blunt needles, set of 6
12 dc + 7 rows = 4". Be sure to check your gauge. When matching the gauge in a pattern, the project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes fewer stitches and rows to make a 4" square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
With A, ch 174.
Row 1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc) and in each ch across – 172 dc at end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * across – 28 ch-2 sps at end of this row.
Rows 5-7: Rep Row 2. Fasten off.
Notes: Second–Eighth Strips are worked as for First Strip through Row 7, and then joined to previous Strip with a Joining Row. The Joining Row is worked back and forth between the last row of the current strip and the foundation ch of the previous strip. With B, ch 174.
Rows 1-7: Work Rows 1-7 of First Strip. Do not fasten off. With RS facing, place previous Strip above current Strip.
Joining Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st of current Strip, ch 2, sc in first foundation ch of previous Strip, ch 3, sk next 2 sts of current Strip, *sc in next st of current Strip, ch 3, sk next 3 sts of previous Strip, sc in next st of previous Strip, ch 3, sk next 3 sts of current Strip; rep across continuing to work back and forth between the 2 Strips, ending with sc in last st of current Strip, ch 2, sk next 2 sts of previous Strip, sc in last st of previous Strip. Fasten off.
With C, D, E, F, G and H, work as for Second Strip.
With RS facing, join A with sl st in any corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: * = repeat the instructions after the asterisk specified, ch(s) = chain(s), dc = double crochet, rep = repeat(s)(ing), rnd(s) = round(s), RS = right side, sc = single crochet, sk = skip, sl st = slip stitch, sp(s) = space(s), st(s) = stitch(es), WS = wrong side
Finished size approximately 36"x56"