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Home : Patterns : Quilt Inspired Americana Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Quilt Inspired Americana Afghan

Lion Brand« Heartland
Pattern #: L32034
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 46 x 60 in. (117 x 152.5 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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The rustic landscape colors of Heartland that make up this crocheted afghan truly beautiful.

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Color (A)
Heartland

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Color (B)
Heartland

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Color (C)
Heartland

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Color (D)
Heartland

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Color (E)
Heartland

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Heartland
Acadia Denali Glacier Bay Olympic Redwood Grand Canyon Big Bend Mammoth Cave
Sequoia Yosemite Hot Springs Great Smoky Mountains Mount Rainier Katmai Black Canyon Yellowstone
Shenandoah Everglades Joshua Tree Kings Canyon Isle Royale Glacier Bay Tweed Mount Rainier Tweed Black Canyon Tweed
Shenandoah Tweed Everglades Tweed Isle Royale Tweed Acadia Tweed
*Heartland (Article #136). 100% Acrylic; package size: 5.00oz/142.00 gr. (251yds/230m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  136-135 Heartland Yarn: Yosemite
   balls
$ 12.98  
Note: (A)
•  136-169 Heartland Yarn: Shenandoah
   balls
$ 12.98  
Note: (B)
•  136-126 Heartland Yarn: Sequoia
   balls
$ 19.47  
Note: (C)
•  136-122 Heartland Yarn: Grand Canyon
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$ 12.98  
Note: (D)
•  136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone
   ball
$ 6.49  
Note: (E)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Quilt Inspired Americana Afghan

Lion Brand« Heartland

GAUGE:

One Patch = 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (7 x 7 cm);
Set of 4 Patches = 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (14 x 14 cm);
One Brick = 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (14 x 7 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

1. Afghan is made from 8 Strips. Each Strip is made from a series of Patches and Bricks. Patches, Bricks, and Strips are joined together as you work.
2. Follow Assembly Diagram for arrangement of Patches and Bricks.



STRIP I
Patch 1

With larger hook and A, ch 10.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across - 5 sc and 4 ch-1 sps at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9:Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off.

Patch 2
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of B in ch at base of first sc of Row 1 of Patch 1, ch 10.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) 4 times, sl st in end of Row 1 of Patch 1.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, sl st in end of corresponding row of Patch 1.
Rows 4-9:Rep last 2 rows 3 more times. Fasten off.

Patch 3
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of B in first st of last row of Patch 1.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.
Rows 2-9:Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off.

Patch 4
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of A in first st of last row of Patch 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 4 times, sl st in end of Row 1 of Patch 3.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, sl st in end of corresponding row of Patch 3.
Rows 4-9:Rep last 2 rows 3 more times. Fasten off.

Brick 1
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of C in first st of last row of Patch 4.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 4 times, ch 1, sk seam between Patches, sc in first st of last row of Patch 3, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 4 times - 10 sc and 9 ch-1 sps at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9:Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off.

Brick 2
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of D in first st of last row of Brick 1.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across - 10 sc and 9 ch-1 sps at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9:Work same as Rows 2-9 of Brick 1. Fasten off.

Patch 5
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of A in 6th sc of last row of Brick 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 4 times - 5 sc and 4 ch-1 sps at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9: Work same as Rows 2-9 of Patch 1.
Fasten off.

Patch 6
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of B in first st of last row of Brick 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 4 times, sl st in end of Row 1 of Patch 5.
Rows 2-9: Work same as Rows 2-9 of Patch 2, working sl st in end of corresponding row of Patch 5 at the end of each RS row.
Fasten off.

Patch 7
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of B in first st of last row of Patch 5.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.
Rows 2-9: Work same as Rows 2-9 of Patch 1.
Fasten off.

Patch 8
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of A in first st of last row of Patch 6.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 4 times, sl st in end of Row 1 of Patch 7.
Rows 2-9: Work same as Rows 2-9 of Patch 2, working sl st in end of corresponding row of Patch 7 at the end of each RS row.
Fasten off.

Bricks 3 and 4
Work same as Bricks 1 and 2, beg work across tops of Patches 7 and 8.

Patches 9-12
Work same as Patches 5-8, beg work across top of Brick 4.

Bricks 5 and 6
Work same as Bricks 1 and 2, beg work across tops of Patches 11 and 12.

Patches 13-16
Work same as Patches 5-8, beg work across top of Brick 6.

Bricks 7 and 8
Work same as Bricks 1 and 2, beg work across tops of Patches 15 and 16.

Patches 17-20
Work same as Patches 5-8, beg work across top of Brick 8.

Bricks 9 and 10
Work same as Bricks 1 and 2, working across tops of Patches 19 and 20.

STRIP II
Brick 1

From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of C in ch at base of first sc of Row 1 of Patch 2 of Strip I, ch 20.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) 9 times, sl st in end of Row 1 of Patch 2 of Strip I - 10 sc and 9 ch-1 sps at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9:Work same as Rows 2-9 of Patch 2 of Strip I, working sl st in end of corresponding row of Patch 2 of Strip I at the end of each RS row. Fasten off.

Brick 2
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of D in first st of Brick 1.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across, sl st in end of Row 1 of Patch 4 of Strip I - 10 sc and 9 ch-1 sps at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9:Work same as Rows 2-9 of Patch 2 of Strip I, working sl st in end of corresponding row of Patch 4 of Strip I at the end of each RS row. Fasten off.

Rem Patches and Bricks
Work a set of 4 Patches on the top of each set of 2 Bricks and 2 Bricks on the top of each set of 4 Patches, the same as for Strip I, working sl st in the end of corresponding row of Strip I at the end of each RS row, until there are 10 Bricks and 40 Patches (10 sets of 4 Patches each). Note: This Strip should beg with a Brick and end with a set of 4 Patches.

STRIP III
Patch 1

From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of A in ch at base of first sc of Row 1 of Brick 1 of Strip II, ch 10.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) 4 times, sl st in end of Row 1 of Brick 1 of Strip II - 5 sc and 4 ch-1 sps at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9:Work same as Rows 2-9 of Patch 2 of Strip I, working sl st in end of corresponding row of Brick 1 of Strip II at the end of each RS row. Fasten off.

Patch 2
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of B in ch at base of first sc of Row 1 of Patch 1, ch 10.
Rows 1-9:Work same as Rows 1-9 of Patch 1 of Strip III, working sl st in end of corresponding row of Patch 1 at the end of each RS row. Fasten off.

Rem Patches and Bricks
Work a set of 4 Patches on the top of each set of 2 Bricks and 2 Bricks on the top of each set of 4 Patches, the same as for Strip I, working sl st in the end of corresponding row of Strip II at the end of each RS row, until there are 10 Bricks and 40 Patches (10 sets of 4 Patches each). Note:This Strip should beg with a set of 4 Patches and end with a Brick.

STRIPS IV-VIII
Rep Strips II and III, joining each Strip to the previous Strip, for a total of 8 Strips.

FINISHING
Border

From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of E anywhere in outer edge of Afghan.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc. Note: Sk more or fewer sts at corners as needed to reach the ch-2 sp.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2. Fasten off.
From RS with larger hook, draw up a loop of C in any sc that is not a corner sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to smaller hook.
Rnd 6: (Sl st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-1 sp around, working in each corner as follows: (sc, ch 2, sc) in first sc of corner, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 2nd sc of corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 7: (Sl st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp around, working (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3 sp; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Quilt Inspired Americana Afghan Reviewed by Gail O'Dell on 2013-11-07 *****
Making this for future daughter-in-law. Love the pattern and the Heartland yarn, so soft and the colors are so rich. The pattern looks complicated but once you get the first few blocks done, you get in the routine. I'm really enjoying working on this afghan and can't wait to see it all finished.


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