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Warm Stripes Afghan
By: Glenda Winkleman for Red Heart Yarn
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This quick and easy crochet afghan pattern features two color halves, striped throughout with a taupe color yarn. Bright spring colors of "Celery" and "Robin's Egg" create a warm afghan. Fringe is added at the end with a simple technique.
Throw is 45" x 55".
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4"; 12 rows = 4" in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.
With A, ch 191.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *(skip next ch, sc in next ch, working backwards to the right, sc in previously skipped ch - 1 crossed-sc made); repeat from * across to last ch, sc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *work crossed-sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last sc. Fasten off A.
[Repeating Row 2, work 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A.] 16 times.
[Repeating Row 2, work 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A.] 17 times.
Fringe: Matching colors of rows; cut 2 pieces, each 14" long, for each 2 rows of color. Holding lengths together, fold in half and pull folded end through edges of rows. Pull ends of lengths through folded loop and pull to tighten.
Repeat to attach Fringe along each edge of Throw.
Weave in ends.
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