MULTI-COLOR STRIPED AFGHAN

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Size:

49” x 56 before fringing


Materials

Worsted weight yarn:

20 oz navy

12 oz country blue

4 oz lt country blue

8 oz heather

8 oz medium country blue

(Photographed model made in Bernat®

Berella  ® “4” Colors #08965, Navy (A) #01108 True Country Blue, (B); #08720,  Lt Country Blue (C); #01010 Soft Heather (D); #08721 Med Country Blue (E)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (or size required for gauge)


Gauge:

10 sts = 2 1/2”


Notes:

1.In starting and endng each new color sequence, leave an 8” yarn end. These will be used later as part of the fringe.

2.When changing colors, pull new color through last loops to complete sc.


Instructions:

Using Color A, chain 200; afghan is worked lengthwise.


Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook; *ch 1, slip 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, ch 1, turn.


Row 2: Sc in first sc; *ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; rep from * across, ch 1, turn.


Repeat Row 2 only for pattern, always working ch-1 over a ch-1 space and sc over sc.


Work in stripe pattern as follows:

2 rows each of A, B, E, B, C.


4 rows of A.


2 row of D.


Repeat these 15 rows 9 times, ending by working Row 15. Always start the first of these 15 rows on right side of work.


Fringe:

Cut yarn strands 16” in length in all colors, Working across the long end of afghan where partial fringe has already been made, using 1 strand, make a knot at every color, change twice where there is no fringe; and once at the area where there is already a self-made fringe. Make single knot fringe.


From 7-Day Afghans by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss, published by Sterling Publishing. There are 44  more afghans in this book.

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