Crochet Aran Afghan LW1555

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Michele Thompson

Afghan measures approximately 48" wide x 63" long.

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 47 Ounces No. 661 Frosty Green.
Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle to weave in ends.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 10 rows = 4 ⅜" in pattern with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

BPDC (back post double crochet): Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of stitch indicated and draw up a lp, [yarn over and draw through 2 lps] twice.

FPDC (front post double crochet): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of stitch indicated and draw up a lp, [yarn over and draw through 2 lps] twice.

MB (make bobble): [yarn over and draw up a lp] 3 times all in stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through all 7 lps on hook.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Beginning at side edge (afghan is worked side to side) with larger hook, ch 181.

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 179 sts.

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 2 (counts as first st), skip first dc, * BPDC around next st; rep from * across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, skip first st, * FPDC around next st; rep from * across; turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Row 5-Bobble Row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * MB in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first sc, * skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, dc into skipped sc working around the last 2 dc (this dc encloses the last 2 dc); rep from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn.

Rows 8-10: Rep Rows 4-6.

Row 11: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc and in each sc across; turn.

Work Rows 2-11 a total of 10 times. Work Rows 2-3 once more. Do not fasten off. Change to smaller hook.

EDGING-Rnd 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides of afghan and work 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc; turn.

Rnd 2 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, work as for Row 5-Bobble Row, working 3 sts in each corner and adjusting at end of rnd as necessary; join; turn.

Rnd 3 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in each st around and work 3 sc in each corner as before; join; do NOT turn.

Rnd 4 (Right Side): * Ch 3, skip 1 sc, sl st in next sc; rep from * around; turn.

Rnd 5-Picot Rnd (Wrong Side): Ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc) all in ch- 3 sp; rep from * around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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