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Colorful Windchime Afghan

Posted by Noha on June 17, 2011 at 1:52 PM Comments comments (0)

 

By: Lion Brand Yarn

If you're looking for something to really brighten up your room then this is the perfect crochet pattern for you. Make a windchime afghan pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. Stripes and lace combine to make this afghan perfect.


 

MATERIALS:

Vanna's Choice Yarn, 3.5 oz/100g (170 yd/156 m) balls, 4-ply worsted-weight, 100% acrylic:

Toffee (860-124) 2 balls (A)

Magenta (860-144) 1 ball (B)

Dusty Blue (860-108) 1 ball (C)

Burgundy (860-148) 1 ball (D)

Brick (860-133) 1 ball (E)

Beige (860-123) 1 ball (F)

Pea Green (860-170) 1 ball (G)

Rust (860-135) 1 ball (H)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6.00mm/UK4)

Large-Eye Blunt Needles

SIZE:

About 36 x 56 in. (91.5 x 142 cm)

GAUGE:

12 dc + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

AFGHAN

FIRST STRIP

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.

SECOND STRIP

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.

THIRD-EIGHTH STRIPS

With C, D, E, F, G, and H, work as for Second Strip.

FINISHING

Edging

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.

 


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