Lion Brand Hometown USA Patriotic Afghan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Hometown USA Patriotic Afghan

Add a touch of Americana to your home!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 7 hdc (about 4 inch) and one square (14 inch x 14 inch) to crochet an afghan that measures approximately 42 inch x 42 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 Assembly Diagram.
    Notes:
    Afghan is made from 9 Squares; 5 of Square 1 and 4 of Square 2. The Squares are sewn together following the Assembly Diagram.
    Yarn color is changed on every other row.
    Instructions are given to fasten off the old color when changing yarn color. If you prefer, carry unused color along side edge of work. Then, when sewing Squares together, be sure to include the side with the carried yarn strands in a seam.
  • 2
    Square 1 (make 5):
    With Cincinnati Red, ch 25.
    Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first hdc) and in each ch across – 24 hdc at the end of this row.
    Row 2: With Cincinnati Red, ch 2 (counts as first hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in each st across. Fasten off Cincinnati Red.
    Row 3: With RS facing, join New York White with sc in first st, sc in each st across.
    Row 4: With New York White, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off New York White.
    Row 5: With RS facing, join Cincinnati Red with sl st in first st, ch 2, hdc in each st across.
    Row 6: With Cincinnati Red, ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. Fasten off Cincinnati Red.
    Rows 7-22: Rep Rows 3-6 four more times.
    Note: There should be 6 stripes of Cincinnati Red and 5 stripes of New York White. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Square 2 (make 4):
    Rep Rows 1-22 of Square 1 using San Diego Navy instead of Cincinnati Red.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 3 strips of 3 Squares each. Sew strips together to make Afghan. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn Cincinnati Red 104486535
  • Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn San Diego Navy 104486534
  • Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn New York White 104486529
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size P-15/10.0 mm 104236768
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
Download Project Template