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Home : Patterns : Americana Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Americana Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: chs-americanaAfghan
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 18 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Afghan 49 inches x 60 inches

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
Homespun®

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Color (C)
Homespun®

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Color (D)
Wool-Ease®

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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®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Amethyst
Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria Mimosa
Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone Claret
Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather
Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique
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Note: (A)
•  790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco
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$ 22.47  
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•  790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial
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$ 14.98  
Note: (C)
•  620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
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$ 4.69  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
 

Americana Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

10 sts + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet with K hook
10 sts + 6.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet with K hook. 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

AFGHAN: 
NOTE: Almost all of (A) and (B) are used. Break ends closely so that additional skeins are not required.

With larger hook and A, ch 151. 
Row 1 (RS) Dc into 3rd ch from hook and each ch across - 150 dc (including t-ch). 
Row 2 (WS) Ch 2, turn. Dc in next dc and in each st to end, dc in top of beg ch. 
Rows 3-6 Rep Row 2. At end of Row 6, finish last st with B and drop A. 
Rows 7-1 2
With B, Rep Row 2. At end of Row 12, finish last st with A and drop B. Continue alternating 6 rows A; 6 rows B until there are 6 stripes, ending with 3rd B stripe. 

Begin FIELD FOR STARS in C as follows With A, ch 2. turn. Work 89 dc more (90 sts); finish last st with C and work 1 dc in each of next 59 de, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Continue working 60 sts in C and , alternating the rem 90 sts in A and B stripes as established. When 13 stripes have been completed, fasten off.

STARS (make 32)
Ch 3, slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 1, work 5 sc in ring, slip st to beg ch.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, work 3 sc in each sc, slip st to beg ch - 15 sc.
Rnd 3 *Sc in first sc, ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, skip 2 sc; rep from * around, end with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Position the stars on the field and sew them into place.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tog = together
yo = yarn over  


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 18 reviews)
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Americana Afghan Reviewed by Diana Bowen on 2014-03-29 *****
I actually made two wall hanging sized flags using this pattern. They turned out great. I had more trouble with the stars than anything. The proportion seemed a bit off. At first I thought it was because I was making a smaller project but realized that wouldn't matter as long as I used the same hook size for everything. Finally decided to go one hook size smaller with the stars. They looked much better (to me). Used the original stars to make my daughter a Christmas garland. Everyone's happy!


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