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Home : Patterns : Simple Crocheted Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Simple Crocheted Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: chs-simpleAfghan
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
52 inches x 52 inches

PUBLISHED IN:  Better Homes and Gardens
CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
Chenille Thick & Quick®

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Color (C)
Chenille Thick & Quick®

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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 Marble
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
Chenille Thick & Quick®
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins
*Chenille Thick & Quick® (Article #950). 91% acrylic, 9% rayon; package size: Solids: N/A; 100 yd/90m;
Prints: N/A; 75 yd/68m
Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give the length, not the weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein.

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-344 Homespun Yarn: Arcadian DISCONTINUED
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$ 33.54  
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•  950-133 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Eucalyptus DISCONTINUED
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$ 25.47  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (A)
•  950-111 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Midnight Blue DISCONTINUED
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$ 17.85  
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Simple Crocheted Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Chenille Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

Rnd 1 should measure 3¼" x 3¼" (8.25 cm) using larger hook and 2 strands of Homespun
8 sts; 4" (10 cm); 4 rnds border; 4½" with smaller hook and 1 strand Chenille Thick & Quick. 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
With larger hook and 2 strands Homespun, ch 3. Slip st to join to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, work 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 2 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 3 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, * work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1**, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.

Continue to work in 1 big square, working as for Rnd 3 and rep from * to ** as many times as necessary between corners as square grows until piece measures 34" x 34" (approximately 15 rnds). Fasten off.

BORDER
With smaller hook and 1 strand of A, with RS facing, attach yarn in last join with ch 3 (this counts as first dc), [dc in each dc and ch-1 space to corner, in corner make (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)] around until all four corners are worked, dc in every dc and ch-1 space until end of rnd, slip st to join. Work 3 more rnds dc border with A. Fasten off. Attach B in last join and work 3 rnds as with A. Ch 3, turn. Work 4th rnd border with WS facing, end slip st to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Simple Crocheted Afghan Reviewed by chyrl slatton on 2011-02-07 *****
I've made 2 of these afghans for Christmas gifts for my son-in-laws. So easy. Sooooo pretty! Made made one in shades of blue and one in shades of rust. Chenille is pricey, but I got it for a good deal on E-bay. The weight of the Chenille makes it block wonderfully around the edges. You won't be dissapointed, looks rich and expensive.


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