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Home : Patterns : Openwork Afghan

Free Crochet Pattern: Openwork Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 10139
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Approximately 44 x 54 inches


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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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Openwork Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®


10 sts = 4 inches [10 cm]; 8 rows = 5 inches [13 cm] in pattern. 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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Beginning at the lower edge, ch 102.

Foundation (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook; (sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in each of next 3 ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in each of next 2 ch) across – 101 sts; turn.

Row 1 Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next sc. * Ch 2, skip next hdc and dc, sc in next 3 tr, ch 2, skip next dc and hdc **, tr in next 3 sc; rep from * across ending last rep at **, tr in last 2 sc; turn.

Row 2 Ch 1, sc in first 2 tr; * 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp **, sc in 3 tr; rep from * across ending last rep at **, sc in last 2 tr; turn.

Row 3 (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc); dc in each rem sc across – 101 sts; turn.

Row 4 Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc; * hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, tr in next 3 dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc **, sc in next 3 dc; rep from * across ending last rep at **, sc in last 2 sc; turn.

Rep Rows 1-4 for 18 times more; then rep Rows 1-2 once more; turn.

Edging (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc for first corner; dc in each rem sc across working 2 dc in center st and 3 dc in last sc for second corner. Work 125 dc evenly along first side, 3 dc in corner, dc in each rem ch from Foundation working 2 dc in center st, 3 dc in corner, 125 dc evenly along second side ending dc in same sc as beg ch-3. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2 Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st for first corner; * ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * to corner, ch 2, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in corner; rep from * around ending last rep ch 2, skip 2 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3 Ch 1, 3 sc in joining; sc in each dc around working 2 sc in each ch-2 sp and 3 sc in each corner. At end, sl st in first sc; turn.

Rnd 4 (WS) Ch 1, sc in each sc around working 3 sc in each corner. At end, join with sl st in first sc and fasten off. Weave in loose ends on WS of fabric.

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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es) tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 10 reviews)
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Openwork Afghan Reviewed by Kris on 2015-09-15 ****
I made this afghan in 'Waterfall' and it's gorgeous. You have to be a bit careful working with Homespun because it's kind of knobby and sometimes difficult to see the chains, but you can feel around for them and find them easily enough. It has been washed (on gentle) and has held up very well. I'm about to make another one in 'Clouds' for a bridal shower gift.

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