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Free Crochet Pattern: Off The Beaten Path Afghan

Lion Brand® Vanna's Tapestry - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L40287
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 38 x 46 in. (96.5 x 117 cm), with edging


Crochet Kit Off The Beaten Path Afghan $ 47.43

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Drape this blanket over a couch or bed to give any room a modern-looking touch. Thanks to Vanna's Tapestry, you can crochet stripes without ever changing yarns.  Add a black border to make the pattern stand out even more! Designed by Michele Maks.

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Color (A)
Vanna's Tapestry

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 864-202: Vanna's Tapestry: Scandinavia
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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 860-153: Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black
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Vanna's Tapestry
Peru Brazil Scandinavia Great Britain Caribbean Iceland
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Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Wild Berry Rose
Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey Charcoal Grey
Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive Radiant Lime
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Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal Grey Marble
Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam Oceania
*Vanna's Tapestry (Article #864). 100% acrylic; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (145yds/133m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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•  864-202 Vanna's Tapestry: Scandinavia
$ 54.90  
Note: (A)
•  860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black
$ 4.39  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Off The Beaten Path Afghan

Lion Brand® Vanna's Tapestry - Vanna's Choice®


11 1/2 sc + 15 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).
One Rectangle = about 5 1/2 x 9 in. (14 x 23 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


1. 32 Rectangles are worked separately, then sewn tog following a diagram to make Afghan.
2. Each Rectangle is worked in 2 joined sections.
3. An edging is worked around the outside edge of the Afghan.

RECTANGLE (make 32)
First Section

With A, ch 14.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 13 sc.
Rows 2-21: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Do not fasten off.
Second Section
Row 22:
Ch 1, do not turn, work 17 sc evenly spaced across side edge of first section – 17 sc.
Rows 23-37: Ch 1, turn, working across the 17 side sc only, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Following diagram, sew Rectangles into 4 strips of 8 Rectangles each. Sew strips together to make Afghan.
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join B with an sc anywhere along outside edge of Afghan. Work sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each st around, working 3 dc in center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3 (WS): Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in center dc of each corner 3-dc; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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