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Home : Patterns : Four and a half Hour Afghan

Free Crochet Pattern: Four and a half Hour Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: chs-4halfHourAfghan
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 24 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
About 48 inches x 57 inches, without trim


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You really can make this pretty Homespun afghan in 4˝ hours -- we timed it!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-309: Homespun Yarn: Deco
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco
$ 35.94  
•  790-301 Homespun Yarn: Shaker
$ 35.94  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15mm)   $ 3.70  

Four and a half Hour Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®


4 Sts and 3 rows = 3 in with yarn doubled in pat st 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.

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Afghan is worked with two strands held together throughout

With one strand of each color held tog, ch 64.
Row 1 (WS) Sc and dc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, sc and dc in next ch; rep from * across (64 sts). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2
Sc and dc in first dc, *skip next sc, sc and dc in next dc; rep from * across, skip last sc. Rep row 2 for pat until 57 rows have been completed or until afghan measures 57 inches long, do not fasten off. Ch 1, turn.

TRIM: With right side facing, sc in each dc and dc in each sc along the edge to corner, hdc and sc in corner, then work along side edge *sc into each dc "bump" of scallop and dc into each "valley" or "ditch" of scallop*' to next corner, working an extra 2 sc at last st, sc evenly across foundation to next corner, hdc and dc in corner, then work along side edge as for other side edge (from * to *) working an extra 2 sc at last st, join with slip slip st to beg sc. Fasten off.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) meas = measure(s)
pat = pattern rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 24 reviews)
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Came Out Great! Reviewed by Jennifer Darby on 2015-09-11 *****
So this took me longer than 4.5 hours, but i also worked on it here and there over the course of a few weeks. Made this for a sick coworker and i couldnt be happier with it. It worked up soft and squishy, but still beautiful. i used the colors "Gothic" and "Amethyst" i think Gothic may be being replaced with "Grape" by the company. I absolutely love this blanket and have gotten requests from numerous others to make the blanket for them as well. Happy Crocheting!! :)

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