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Lion Brand Country Kaleidoscope Afghan
The rainbow of colors in this afghan enhances your décor!
- Time:4 hours
1Use a gauge of 8-1/2 hdc + 6 rows (about 4 inch) to crochet an afghan that measures about 48 inch x 63 inch. 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 less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook.
Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Notes:
Afghan is worked in one piece, changing color every 10 inch to create stripes.
To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
Freeport Blue border is worked in rnds around the entire outside edge of Afghan.
With Freeport Blue, ch 96.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (2 skipped ch count as first hdc) and in each ch across 95 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 10 inch from beg, changing to Mystic Purple in last st of last row worked.
Continue to rep Row 2, working 10 inch with each color in order Kennebunk Teal, Adirondack Green, Campfire, and Lobster.
At the end of the last row with Lobster, change to White Mountains.
Continue with White Mountains for the border.
Rnd 1: With White Mountains, ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st (first corner made), hdc in each st across to last st, 3 hdc in last st (corner made); work hdc evenly spaced along side edge; working across opposite side of foundation ch, 3 hdc in first ch (corner made), hdc in each ch to last ch, 3 hdc in last ch (corner made); work hdc evenly spaced long side edge; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st around, working 3 hdc in center hdc of each 3-hdc corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Weave in ends.