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Home : Patterns : Rise and Shine Afghan

Free Crochet Pattern: Rise and Shine Afghan

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: 90410C
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

33 x 48 in. 

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Made in strips, this patchwork design is a great way to practice half double crochet stitches.

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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Twists: 100% Acrylic, 
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•  135-213 Hometown USA Yarn: Cheyenne Wild Iris
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Rise and Shine Afghan

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


6 half double crochet stitches = about 4 in. (10 cm).

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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STRIP 1 (make 2)
With A, chain 15.
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across - 13 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each half double crochet across.
Rows 3-11: Repeat Row 2.
Change to B by fastening off A, then joining B with a slip stitch in first stitch of next row and repeat Row 2 for a total of 11 rows.
Change to A and repeat Row 2 a total of 11 times.
Change to B and repeat Row 2 a total of 11 times.
Repeat last 22 rows once more.
Fasten off.

STRIP 2 (make 2)
With B, chain 15. Work as for Strip 1, but working first 11 rows with B, then 11 rows with A, 11 rows with B, 11 rows with A, 11 rows with B, and 11 rows with A. Fasten off.

Beginning with Strip 1 and alternating between Strips 1 and 2, sew Strips together along long edges. Weave in ends.


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Rise and Shine Afghan Reviewed by Darla Suder on 2014-11-06 ****
This Afghan is very quick and easy to make. However, I would recommend buying more yarn and making it bigger. The yarn is really thick and soft and I love it. I think my daughter will really like this Afghan because she is a huge Steelers fan and the colors are perfect. Also, my squares came out as rectangles but it is fine. I also put a half double crochet border around it.

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