Saturday, 5 October 2013

Park Slope Afghan Blanket

 

parkslope

Crocheted geometric shapes are joined together to create this beautiful and texturally pleasing afghan. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Step: 1

Finished Size
37½ x 62½ -inches (95.5 x 159cm)

Step: 2

Gauge
1 Octagon = 6 1/4 in. (16 cm) diameter. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Step: 3

OCTAGON (make 60: 12 each in A, B, C, D, and E)
Ch 5, join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.

Step: 4

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 15 more dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 16 dc.

Step: 5

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp as join, dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 32 dc.

Step: 6

Rnd 3: Ch 3, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * to last 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 48 dc.

Step: 7

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc; rep from * to last 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 64 dc. Fasten off.

Step: 8

SQUARE (make 73: 16 each in A and D, 13 in B, 14 each in C and E)
Ch 6, join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.

Step: 9

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as fi rst dc), work 19 more dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 20 dc.

Step: 10

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp as join, sc in next 4 dc, *ch 2, sc in next 5 dc; rep from * around, end ch 2; join with sl st in beg sc.

Step: 11

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, 4 sc in next ch-2 space; rep from * around; join with sl st in beg sc - 36 sc. Fasten off .

Step: 12

Finishing
Arrange motifs as shown in assembly diagram and sew or sl st edges together. Weave in ends.

Step: 13

Abbreviations
beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stich(es)
sp = space
st(s) = stitches

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Leave a long yarn tail at the end of each Motif - then use tails to sew Motifs together.

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