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Soft and Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern


Soft and Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern

MATERIALS:
Worsted-weight yarn Red Heart Soft
5oz skein by Coats & Clark: 3 skeins each
#7675 Dark Yellow Green (Col A)
#7672 Light Yellow Green (Col B)
#7018 Aran (Col C)
Crochet hook size Q (16mm) or size needed to obtain Gauge
Yarn needle.

Size: approximately 45" x 70".

Gauge: Using 3 strands held tog as 1, in pattern st, 11 sts = 5-1/2"; 6 rows = 5". To save time, take time to check your gauge.

Notes
Afghan is worked using 3 strands of yarn held together as 1.
Change colors as follows: In last st before changing to new color, work until 2 loops remain on hook. With new color, yarn over and draw through last 2 loops on hook.

Special Abbreviations
[ ] Work step in brackets number of times indicated.
( ) Work entire step in parentheses in indicated stitch or space.

Afghan
Row 1: (WS) With 3 strands of Col A, ch 90. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn--89 sc.

Row 2: (RS) Sc in back lp of first sc, *sk next sc, sc in back lp of next 3 sc, [2 sc in back lp of next sc] twice, sc in back lp of next 3 sc, sk next sc, sc in back lp of next sc; rep from * across, changing to 3 strands Col B in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: With 3 strands Col B, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in back lp of first sc, *sk next sc, sc in back lp of next 3 sc, [2 sc in back lp of next sc] twice, sc in back lp of next 3 sc, sk next sc, sc in back lp of next sc; rep from * across, changing to 3 strands Col C in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 5 & 6: Rep Rows 3 & 4 using 3 strands Col C, changing to Col A in last st of Row 6.

Rows 7 & 8: Rep Rows & 4 using 3 strands Col A, changing to Col B in last st of Row 8.

Rep Rows 3-8 until 14 stripes of each col have been worked; approx 70". Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Standard Abbreviations
beg . . . begin(ning)
ch . . . chain
col . . . color
dc . . . double crochet
hdc . . . half double crochet
lp(s) . . . loop(s)
MC . . . main color
rep . . . repeat(ing)
rnd(s) . . . round(s)
RS . . . right side
sc . . . single crochet
sk . . . skip
sl . . . slip
sp(s) . . . space(s)
st(s) . . . stitch(es)
WS . . . wrong side