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L70200 Textured Afghan - Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca

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SKU# PR-L70200
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DIFFICULTY ●

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

SIZE
About 45 x 54 1/2 in. (114.5 x 138.5 cm)

MATERIALS

  • Lion Brand® Touch of Alpaca® (Art. #674) 
    -123 Taupe 3 balls (A)
    -150 Oxford Grey 3 balls (B)
    -108 Dusty Blue 2 balls (C)
    -109 Blue 3 balls (D)
    -146 Purple Aster 3 balls (E)
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook size  P-15 (10 mm) 
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle 

GAUGE
5 (sc, 2 dc) groups + 12 rows = about 8 in. (20.5 cm). Be sure to check your gauge. 

NOTES
1. Afghan is made in one piece, with 2 strands of yarn held together.
2. The yarn colour is changed following a Stripe Sequence. To change yarn colour, work to last yarn over of last st of old colour. Drop the old strand(s), yarn over with the new strands and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Cut the old strand(s). 
3. For those who find a visual helpful, we have included a stitch diagram. 

STRIPE SEQUENCE
Work 6 rows with 2 strands of A held tog, 6 rows with 1 strand each of A and B, 8 rows with 1 strand each of A and C, 4 rows with 1 strand each of A and D, 4 rows with 1 strand each of A and E, 6 rows with 1 strand each of B and E, 6 rows with 1 strand each of C and E, 4 rows with 2 strands of E, 10 rows with 1 strand each of D and E, 4 rows with 2 strands of D, 4 rows with 1 strand each of D and C, 6 rows with 1 strand each of D and B, 6 rows with 1 strand each of B and C, 7 rows with 2 strands of B.

AFGHAN
With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 87.
Row 1: Work 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (2 skipped ch count as beg ch), *sk next 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in last ch – you will have 27 (sc, 2 dc) groups, 2 dc at beg of row and 1 sc at end of row (28 groups total).
Rows 2-6: Ch 2 (counts as beg ch), turn, 2 dc in first sc, *sk next 2 dc, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * to last 2 dc, sk last 2 dc, sc in top of beg ch. Change to 1 strand each of A and B held tog in last st of Row 6.
Rows 7-81: Rep Row 2 and continue to change colour following Stripe Sequence, until the sequence is complete. 
Row 82: With 2 strands of B held tog, ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 2, sk next 2 dc, sc in next sc; rep from * across working last sc in top of beg ch-2. Fasten off. 

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = begin(ning)(s)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together 

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