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Home : Patterns : Urban Industrial Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Urban Industrial Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L32113
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This plush afghan, made with Homespun® Thick & Quick®, is composed of two crocheted triangles to create its distinctively modern look.

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Color (A)
Homespun® Thick & Quick®

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Color (B)
Homespun® Thick & Quick®

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Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Coral Stripes Natural Stripes Greystone Stripes Violet Stripes Wildberries Stripes Granite Stripes Woodland Stripes Antique Stripes
Sea Glass Stripes Oceania Stripes Spring Stripes Lavender Stripes Sangria Stripes Colonial Edwardian Tudor
Waterfall Barrington Barley Lagoon Painted Desert Wild Fire Herb Garden Mixed Berries
Pearls Purple Haze Azure Blue Relish Claret Dove
*Homespun® Thick & Quick® (Article #792). 88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester; package size: 8.00oz/227.00 gr. (160yds/146m) pull skeins

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•  792-412 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Pearls
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•  792-312 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Edwardian
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$ 26.97  
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Urban Industrial Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

6 hdc + 5 rows = 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
hdc3tog (hdc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:

1. First triangular section of Afghan is worked in 2 halves - an increase half and then a decrease half.
2. A second triangular section is worked along one edge of the first triangular section.
3. Colors are changed on both sections of Afghan following the Stripe Sequence.
4. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st.


STRIPE SEQUENCE
Work 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B; rep these 4 rows for Stripe Sequence.

AFGHAN
First Triangular Section
Increase Half

With A, ch 2.
Row 1 (RS): With A, work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in last 2 sts, change to B in last st - 4 hdc at the end of this row.
Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 5 hdc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to end of row, change to A in last st - 6 hdc.
Continue to change color every other row as in Stripe Sequence.
Rows 5-48: Rep last 2 rows 22 times - 50 hdc at the end of Row 48.
Decrease Half
Continue to change color every other row as in Stripe Sequence.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 49 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end of row - 48 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 47 hdc.
Rows 4-47: Rep last 2 rows 22 times - 3 hdc.
Row 48: Ch 1, turn, hdc3tog - 1 hdc.
Fasten off.

Second Triangular Section
From RS and working in ends of rows across long straight edge of first section, join A with sl st in end of first row.
Row 1 (RS): With A, ch 1, 2 hdc in end of same row as joining, hdc in end of each row across to last row, 2 hdc in end of last row - 98 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, changing to B in last st - 96 hdc.
Continue to change color on every other row following Stripe Sequence.
Rows 3-49: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 2 hdc.
Row 50: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog - 1 hdc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Urban Industrial Afghan Reviewed by Chris Cook on 2014-08-09 *****
5 stars but…I purchased 3 balls of each color and got less than 1/4 of the way through the pattern and ran out of the first balls of yarn. When I measured it I found that it is true to the projected size. You really need 4+ balls of each color. This works up very fast, is soft and warm and will be a great addition to my family room when it is done. This would also make a great gift, but is expensive when you get all of the yarn that you need.


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