Lion Brand Vanna's Choice New Zig Zag AfghanBack to category
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice New Zig Zag Afghan
One of the hardest things about making the Lion Brand Vanna's Choice New Zig Zag Afghan is deciding which room to put it in, in your house! Follow our simple instructions and you'll have this done in no time at all! Leaving you plenty of room to decide where to put it!
- Time:2 hours
1Use a gauge of 12 sts (about 4 inch) in pattern to crochet an afghan that measures approximately 39 inch x 62 inch. Remember 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 and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Notes: Afghan is made from 4 Strips. The Strips are made from wedge shaped sections changing color following the Color Sequence. The wedges are shaped by scs, hdcs and dcs. The Strips are sewn together to make the Afghan. The color is changed on every other row. 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 the st. Fasten off old color.
2Color Sequence: Work *2 rows with White, 2 rows with Silver Grey, 2 rows with Charcoal Grey, 2 rows with Linen, 2 rows with Radiant Orange, 2 rows with Lime, 2 rows with Mustard, and 2 rows with Pink; rep from * for Color Sequence.
3Strips (make 4): With White, ch 43. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 13 ch, hdc in next 14 ch, dc in last 14 ch - 42 sts. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in next 13 dc, hdc in next 14 hdc, sc in last 14 sc. Change to Silver Grey. Row 3: With Silver Grey, ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, dc in last 14 sts. Row 4: With Silver Grey, ch 3, turn, dc in next 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, sc in last 14 sts. Change to Charcoal Grey. Rows 5-26: Rep Rows 3 and 4 eleven times and continue to change color as in Color Sequence. At the end of Row 26, fasten off. Row 27: Join Lime with a sl st at top of first dc on last row, ch 1, sc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, dc in last 14 sts. Row 28: With Lime, ch 3, turn, dc in first 13 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, sc in last 14 sts. Change to Mustard. Rows 32-52: Rep Rows 3 and 4 twelve times continuing to change color following Color Sequence. At end of Row 52, fasten off. Rows 53 and 54: With Charcoal Grey, rep Rows 27 and 28. Rows 55-78: Rep Rows 3 and 4 twelve times continuing to change color following Color Sequence. Rows 79-182: Rep Rows 27-78 two more times and continuing to change color following Color Sequence. Notes: There should be a total of 7 wedge shaped sections. The last 2 rows you work will be worked with Charcoal Grey. Fasten off.
4Finishing: Lay Strips side by side onto a flat surface, matching curves. Note: Upper and lower edges will be uneven. Sew Strips together. Pom Poms (make 42, using desired amounts of White, Silver Grey, Charcoal Grey, Linen, Radiant Orange, Lime, Mustard, and Pink) Note: Make and attach pom poms in desired colors and in desired arrangement to each of the inner curves across long outer edges. Following package directions and using desired colors, make 42 pom poms approx 1-1/2 inch in diameter, leaving tails approx 5 inch long. Twist or braid one 5 inch strand of yarn of desired contrasting color with tail of pom pom, creating one twisted cord or braid for each pom pom. Attach the end of the cord or braid to the outer edge of the Afghan. The finished cord or braid should be approx 3 inch in length. Repeat, evenly spacing groups of 6 pom poms along each of the inner curves of both long outer edges of the Afghan. This will result in 7 groups of 6 pom poms; 3 groups on one side and 4 groups on the other side. Weave in all remaining ends.