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Home : Patterns : Modern Organic Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Modern Organic Afghan

Lion Brand« Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L32175
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 52 x 52 in. (132 x 132 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Color (A)
Homespun® Thick & Quick®

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Color (B)
Homespun® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 792-206: Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Natural Stripes
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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
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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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  792-410 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Herb Garden
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$ 35.96  
Note: (A)
•  792-206 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Natural Stripes
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$ 26.97  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Modern Organic Afghan

Lion Brand« Homespun® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

6 hdc + 5 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).
One Square = about 26 x 26 in. (66 x 66 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. Afghan is made from 4 Squares sewn together following Assembly Diagram.
2. Each Square is made from 2 triangular sections. In the first triangle, stitches are increased on one edge of the first half then decreased in the second half. The second triangle is worked across the edge of the first triangle. Stitches are decreased on both edges of the second triangle.
3. 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. Continue with new color. Fasten off old color.



AFGHAN
Square (make 4)
First Triangular Section
Increase Half

With A, Ch 2.
Row 1 (RS): Work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in last 2 sts – 4 hdc at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across 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 – 6 hdc.
Rows 5-24: Rep Rows 3 and 4 changing color as follows: work 6 more rows with A, 4 rows with B, and 10 rows with A – 26 hdc at the end of Row 24.
Decrease Half
Change to B.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 25 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end of row – 24 hdc.
Rows 3-22: Rep Rows 1 and 2 changing color as follows: work 8 more rows with B, 6 rows with A, and 6 rows with B – 4 hdc at the end of Row 22.
Row 23: With B, ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, hdc2tog – 3 hdc.
Row 24: With B, ch 1, turn, hdc3tog.
Fasten off.

Second Triangle
From RS and working in ends of rows across long straight edge of first section, join A with sl st in end of last row on right hand side.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, 2 hdc in end of same row as joining, hdc in end of each row across, 2 hdc in end of last row – 50 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 48 hdc.
Rows 3-25: Rep Row 2 changing color as follows: work 2 more rows with A, 7 rows with B, 1 row with A, 4 rows with B, 9 rows with A – 2 hdc at the end of Row 25.
Row 26: With A, ch 1, turn, hdc2tog.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares together.
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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