Approximately 54 x 72 ins.
(For Experienced Crocheters)
MATERIALS: Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4-ply. Total ozs. required of each color-28 ozs. Color A; 12 ozs. each of Colors Band C.
Nantuk colors shown are (A) Black, (B) Winter White, (C) Charcoal Grey Heather.
CROCHET HOOK: Size I-or size needed to obtain gauge given below.
GAUGE: In pat-
16 sts (4 sqs) =4 ½ ins.
8 rows (4 sqs)=4 ½ ins.
Take time to precheck gauge and pat.
TEST PIECE: Read notes preceding instructions. With B, loosely ch 20 for base ch. Work in pat as for center panel for 8 rows, having 4 sqs in width and 4 sqs in length. Piece should measure 4 ½ ins. sq.
NOTES: Each sq consists of 2 rows of pat. Each row of pat consists of one diagonal half of each sq in row. If work tends to go on the bias during construction, pull short corners in opposite directions until work is straight.
CENTER PANEL: Approximately 38" wide by 56" long.
With B loosely ch 140 for base ch.
Pat Row 1: (right side) With B, * work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch (right diagonal half of sq completed), ch 4; rep from * across, end last rep by drawing up a lp in last ch, drop B, draw a lp of A through last 2 B lps on hook to change color and ch 4. (There are 34 diagonal half sqs in row.) Mark this row as right side of lower edge. Turn.
Row 2: With A, * working along diagonal edge of half sq, work 1 dc in dc, 1 hdc in hdc, 1 sc in sc at point, (sq completed), 1 tr in sc at base of next half sq; rep from * across, end last rep by drawing up a lp in last sc of last half sq, drop A, draw a lp of C through last 2 A lps on hook and ch 4, turn. (There are 34 completed sqs on row.)
Row 3: With C, * work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in last ch, skip 3 sts on row below, 1 sc in next sc at beg of next sq, ch 4; rep from * across, end last rep by drawing up alp in 4th ch of turning-ch on previous row, drop C, carry B up loosely along side edge from 2 rows below and draw a lp of B through last 2 C lps on hook. Ch 4 B, turn.
Row 4: With B rep row 2, end by carrying up A loosely along side edge from 2 rows below and drawing a lp of A through last 2 B lps on hook. Ch 4 A, turn.
Row 5: With A rep row 3, end by carrying up C from 2 rows below and drawing C through last 2 A lps on hook. Ch 4 C, turn.
Row 6: With C rep row 2, end by carrying up B from 2 rows below and drawing B through last 2 C lps on hook. Ch 4 B, turn.
There are now 3 rows of completed sqs. Changing color in last sc of every row, rep row 3 then row 2 for pat. Alternate colors B, A and C until 50 rows of sqs have been completed working final row with B, change to A in last sc. Ch 1 A, turn. Break off Band C.
Panel Edging: From right side, with A work a rnd of sc around entire panel; keep edges flat and work 4 sc over each square as follows-along upper edge, work 1 sc in same st as joining and in each st across ending in 4th ch of turning-ch (136 sc on short edge); along left side edge, with care to cover colors carried on edge, work 3 sc along turning-ch and 1 sc in sc at base of each sq to lower edge (200 sc on long edge); along lower edge, covering base-ch, work 1 sc in base of each st on row 1 to right side edge; sc along right side edge same as left side edge, join with sl st in first sc on upper edge. Ch 4, do not turn.
BORDER - Rnd 1: (right side) Beg in upper right corner, with A work as pat row 3 across upper edge ending with sc in first st on left side edge, * to turn corner, ch 4, work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc along ch as before, work 1 tr in same st as sc on side edge, ch 1, work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc along post of tr, skip next 3 sts on side edge, 1 sc in next st at beg of next sq, ch 4 and continue in pat to next corner working last sc in first st on next edge; rep from * twice more ending last half sq with sc in point of beg half sq. Ch 4, turn.
Rnd 2: With A work as pat row 2 along side edge working last sc in point of last half sq on same edge, * to turn corner, work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, along diagonal edge of next half sq work 1 dc in dc, 1 hdc in hdc, 1 sc in sc at point, 1 tr in next sc and continue in pat along edge working last sc in point of last half sq on same edge; rep from * twice more, end with sc in point of 2nd sq from corner, work 4 sl st along beg-ch into corner. Ch 4, turn.
Note: On succeeding right side rnds, turn corner in top of ch-4 on first 3 corners.
Rnds 3 and 4: With A rep rnds 1 and 2, work last sl st at corner of rnd 4 with B to change color. Break A, ch 4 B, turn.
Rnd 5: With B rep rnd 1 changing to C in last sc at point of beg half sq. Break B, ch 4 C, turn.
Rnd 6: With C rep rnd 2, work last sl st at corner with A. Break C, ch 4 A, turn.
Rnd 7: With A rep rnd 1 changing to B in last sc. Break A, ch 4 B, turn.
Rnd 8: With B rep rnd 2 working last sl st at corner with A. Break B, ch 4 A, turn.
Rnds 9-14: With A only, rep rnds 1 and 2, 3 times more, end final rnd in point of 2nd sq from corner, join with sl st in first ch. Fasten off.
Secure all ends and work in on wrong side. Steam afghan lightly to measurements.
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