Saturday, March 31, 2007

SUNBEAM AFGHAN CROCHET PATTERN - Free Crocheted Afghan Pattern Using Size J Crochet Hook

This is a lovely afghan that's fun to make. The colors pictured were popular at the time the pattern was written. Of course you can make it in any colors or even one color!
Finished Size: Approximately 52" x 72"


Materials: Worsted weight yarn. (AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED was used for the pictured afghan): 13 ounces each Tangerine, Cocoa, Flame, Potter Gold, and Beige, plus 15 ounces Amber. Crochet Hook Size J.


This pattern automatically creates a nice scalloped edge!

1st STRIPE: With Amber chain (ch) 4, 3 double crochet (dc) in 1st. stitch (st) of ch (shell), ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st of ch, turn, single crochet (sc) in 1st dc of 1st shell, * ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st of ch, turn, sc in 1st dc of last previous shell made, repeat from * until stripe is 72 inches long having same number of shells on right and wrong sides; cut yarn.

2nd STRIPE: With Potter Gold ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st of ch, sl st in same space with last sc of 1st stripe, ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st of ch, turn, sc in 1st dc of 1st shell of 2nd stripe, ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st of ch, turn, sc in 1st dc of 2nd shell of 2nd stripe, sl st in same space with next sc of 1st stripe. Continue working shells in same manner, joining to previous stripe in next sc and having same amount of shells on right and wrong side; cut yarn.

3rd STRIPE: With Tangerine ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st of ch, sl st in same space with last sc of last stripe, ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st of ch, turn and continue in same manner joining to previous stripe same as 2nd stripe until stripe is same length; cut yarn.

4th STRIPE: With Flame work and join same as previous stripe; cut yarn.

5th STRIPE: With Beige work and join same as previous stripe.

6th STRIPE: With Cocoa work and join same as previous stripe. Repeat last 6 stripes 6 more times, then work 1 more stripe Amber.

TASSEL: Wrap each color 10 times over a 3 inch cardboard and tie one end. Cut other end, then tie again 1/2 inch from 1st tie. Tie one tassel of matching color to each stripe.

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