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Beautiful Crocheted Afghan
Created By: Janet Stage

This afghan was made for my nephew Andy and his new wife, Stacia. I used four colors of Homespun - Rococo, Sierra, Mediterranean, and Ranch. I crocheted 2 rows of each color, working from light (Rococo) to dark (Ranch), then starting light again. Lots of ends to weave in - not my favorite part of crocheting. I used a pattern called the "Brick" stitch, which is a well-known stitch. The size of the afghan is 5' x 6'...did I mention my nephew is 6'4"? It took me a while to get it done because of the overall size, but using a "N" crochet hook helped. I chose the brick pattern because once you are past the first row of stitches, all the rest of the rows are crocheted into a chain-3 loop. By using this stitch and a large hook, the fuzziness of the yarn was not a problem. I usually crochet with medium tension but for this afghan, I loosened up quite a bit. This made the crocheting easier and the afghan softer. Also, since the single crochet/chain 3/3 double crochet are all worked in the chain 3 loop of the row below, there's no need to search through the fuzzy fibers for a stitch to insert the hook! Working with the fuzziness of this wonderful yarn can be challenging at times, but the end product is gorgeous. Now that theirs is done, I'm having fun choosing colors for my own! Although the colors I used for Andy and Stacia's afghan would match my new chair perfectly! If anyone is looking for an easy crochet pattern for Homespun yarn (including baby yarn), here it is:

Chain in a multple of 4, plus 4 extra stitches for the width you want the afghan. ROW 1: In the 4th chain from the hook, work 3 dc. *Skip 3 ch, in the next ch, work 1 sc, ch 3, 3dc*. Repeat * to * til the end, ending with sc in last chain. Ch 3 and turn. ROW 2: 2 dc in the bottom of the turning ch-3 just made. In last ch-3 loop made in prior row, work *1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc*. In next ch-3 loop, Repeat * to * til the end, ending with sc in last chain. Ch 3 and turn. Repeat row 2 until the desired length. For a border, you can continue the * to * pattern around the side, bottom and side of the afghan, spacing out the stitches so it does not pull or bunch up. This gives the appearance of a scalloped, finished edge.

Thank you, Lion Brand, for such a high-quality yarn in such beautiful colors!

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