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Home : Patterns : Shades of Blue Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Shades of Blue Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 40486
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
40 inches x 54 inches [101.5 x 137 cm], including border

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
Homespun®

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Color (D)
Homespun®

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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
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial
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$ 22.47  
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•  790-341 Homespun Yarn: Windsor
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$ 29.96  
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•  790-321 Homespun Yarn: Williamsburg
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Note: (D)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
 

Shades of Blue Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®

GAUGE:

10 dc = 4 inches [10 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:

Bobble 5 dc in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in top of first dc of group, pull dropped loop through st.

NOTES:

Each color is worked for 2 rows.

BLANKET
With A, ch 100.

Row 1 (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across; turn – 24 ch-1 spaces.

Row 2 Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sc, *Bobble in next ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across; turn.

Row 3 Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, sc in top of Bobble, sc in next dc; repeat from *, ending ch 1, skip last dc, sc in top of beg ch-3; turn. Break off A.

Row 4 With B, ch 3, *Bobble in ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from *, ending last repeat dc in last sc; turn.

Row 5 Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in top of Bobble, sc in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, sc in top of Bobble, sc in next dc; repeat from *, ending last repeat sc in top of beg ch-3; turn. Break off B.

Rows 6 and 7 With C, repeat Rows 2-3.

Rows 8 and 9 With D, repeat Rows 4-5.

Rows 10 and 11 With C, repeat Rows 2-3.

Rows 12 and 13 With B, repeat Rows 4-5.

Repeat Rows 2-13, working 2 rows in each of A, B, C, D, C, and B, until there are a total of 8 repeats of the color sequence (approximately 50" [127 cm] long). Change to A.

Next Row With A, repeat Row 2.

Last Row Sc in each st across. Fasten off.

BORDER

Join C with a slip st in corner, work 95 sc evenly spaced along each of the top and bottom edges, and 110 sc evenly spaced along each side. Work in sc for 2 more rnds, working 3 sc in each corner of each rnd. Fasten off.

EDGING

Rnd 1 With B, sc in first sc, *ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around. Break off B.

Rnd 2 With D, sc in first sc, *ch 3, remove hook from last ch, insert it under the ch-3 loop of Rnd 1, pick up loop of last ch and draw it through, yarn over and draw through loop; repeat from * around, ending with sc in last sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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Shades of Blue Afghan Reviewed by Tricia on 2010-12-05 *****
Absolutely love this pattern. Made it the first time a few years for my then boyfriend (now husband!) and it's still his favorite blanket- we keep it on our bed. Made it in shades of blue and tan for him. Then I made it again for my sister in greens and purples. Great, easy pattern, gorgeous, warm results.


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