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Country Cozy Afghan

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Using Carons International's Simply Soft yarn you can make this free crochet pattern from Caron International Yarns. You'll love how soft it is and the stripes add design to any room. It's an intermediate crochet pattern that makes for a nice house warming gift.

FINISHED SIZE:
Approximately 54" x 41".

Materials:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft ; 5 skeins Midnight Blue (Color A), 4 skeins Fisherman (Color B).
  • Size I crochet hook or size for gauge below.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Yarn usage may vary depending on your particular yarn techniques.

 

GAUGE
10 rows (1 set) = 41/2"; 4 dc = 1".

 

Instructions:
With Color A chain loosely 199.
Row 1: Starting in 2nd chain from hook, work 1 dc in each ch across. Chain 3 and turn (197 dc)
Row 2: 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd dc (v-stitch made). * Skip 2 dc, work v-stitch in next dc, repeat from * across. Skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, ch 4, turn (65 v-stitches).
Row 3: 3 dc in ch-2 space of v-stitch across the row (65 dc clusters). 1 dc in last chain space, ch 4, turn.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 3 except ch 3 and turn.
Row 6:Dc across. Dc in last ch space (197 dc). Fasten off.
Row 7: Attach Color B, ch 3 and dc across. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8: Repeat row 2. Row 9: Repeat row 5.
Row 10: Repeat row 6.
Row 11: Attach Color A, ch 3 and dc across. Ch 3 and turn.

Repeat rows 2 through 11, 7 times. Repeat rows 2 through 6 once. Ch 1, turn.

 

TRIM
Rnd 1: * sc in each stitch across. 3 sc in corner, 2 sc in each row down side. 3 sc in corner. Repeat from * around edge of afghan. Sl st in top of beginning sc. Finish off.
Rnd 2: Attach Color B in center sc of any corner. Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc. * skip 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. (Make sure 3 dc are in the center sc of each corner.) Sl st into top of beginning. Rnd 3: Sl st to center of 3 dc cluster. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc (v-stitch made). V-stitch in space between 3 dc cluster around. A v-stitch should also be made in the center of the 3 dc cluster in each corner. Sl st into top of beginning dc. Finish off. Weave in yarn ends.

Care Instructions: Machine wash: warm water, gentle cycle. Machine dry: low heat, delicate cycle.

 

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