Lion Brand Heartland Americana Afghan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Heartland Americana Afghan

We love this afghan's spin on the American flag!

Use a gauge of 12 sc + 15 rows (about 4 inch) to crochet an afghan that measures approximately 50 inch x 62 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 match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the diagram.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    •20 Squares are worked, then joined together to make Afghan following Diagram.
    •Stars are worked separately, then sewed to Squares.
  • 2
    Squares (make 20):
    With Arcadia, ch 37.
    Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 36 sts.
    Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Rep Row 1 until piece measures about 12 inch from beginning.
    Fasten off.
  • 3
    Stars (make 15 with Olympic and 5 with Redwood):
    Ch 3, join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc – 8 sts.
    Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc – 16 sts.
    Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sts.
    Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 32 sts.
    Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sts.
  • 4
    Shape First Arm:
    Note: Rows 1-9 are worked back and forth across a portion of the sts, leaving remaining sts unworked.
    Row 1: Sc in each of next 8 sc, leave rem sts unworked – 8 sts.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
    Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 6 sts.
    Rows 4, 6 and 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
    Row 5: Rep Row 3 – 4 sts.
    Row 7: Rep Row 3 – 2 sts.
    Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog.
    Fasten off.
  • 5
    Shape Second-Fifth Arms:
    Join yarn with sl st in next sc at end of Row 1 of last arm worked.
    Rep Rows 1-9 of first arm. At the end of fifth arm, do not fasten off, instead work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge of Star, working 3 sc in tip of each arm.
    Fasten off.
  • 6
    Finishing:
    Using Olympic for Redwood Stars and Redwood for Olympic Stars, whipstitch a Star to the center of each Square.
    With Olympic, and following Diagram, whipstitch Squares into 4 strips of 5 Squares each.
    With Olympic, and following Diagram, whipstitch strips together to make Afghan.
  • 7
    Border:
    From RS, join Olympic with a slip st in one corner of Afghan.
    Rnd 1: *Work 3 sc in corner, then work sc evenly spaced across edge of Afghan to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in beg sc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into each sc around, working 3 sc into each corner sc.
    Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. Rep Rnd 2.
    Fasten off.
    From RS, join Redwood with sl st in corner st at any corner of Afghan.
    Rnd 4: Sc into next st 2 rnds below (this means that you are working into Rnd 2), ch 1, sc in same st 2 rnds below – corner made, *ch 1, skip next st, sc into next st 2 rnds below; rep from * to next corner, continue in this way around entire outside edge of Afghan. At end of rnd, join with sl st in beg sc.
    Fasten off.
    Weave in ends.
  • 8
    Special stitch:
    sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) = Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Two Skeins of Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Redwood, Five Skeins of Heartland Yarn in Olympic & Ten Skeins of Heartland Yarn in Arcadia
  • •Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size J-10/6.0 mm, Blunt End Needles
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