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Easy Lacy Afghan
With How-To Photos For Beginning Crocheters
Pattern and Photos by Sandi Marshall


This is an easy pattern to crochet. I've given several starting chains for different sizes. This is the same stitch combination that I used in my lacy small lapghan pattern that I had created in 1998.

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Afghan Pattern Directions
Pattern (c) 1998, 2006 by Sandi Marshall

Abbreviations used in this pattern: ch = chain, chs = chains, dc = double crochet, sc = single crochet, st = stitch, sts = stitches

Materials:
4.5 oz. worsted weight yarn for every 7 rows for the 364 chains starting chain size (use any brand or color worsted weight yarn). To crochet the example, I used Coats and Clark TLC Essentials, Color: Spring (comes in a 4.5 oz. skein)
Size H crochet hook

Finished size: about 70" wide or 92" wide (depending on which starting chain you choose to use). The finished length is up to you.

As an alternate, instead of the rows displaying horizontally, you could use the starting chain as the length of the afghan (where the rows would be displayed vertically) and then crochet as many rows as needed to achieve the width you want.

Gauge: a group of 3 dc stitches = 3/4" wide; 2 pattern repeat rows (rows 3 and 4) = 1"

Asterisk (*) Repeats In Pattern Directions, Explained

Additional close-up photos, with stitches marked, along with extra explanation and hints for beginners for the stitch combination that I used in this pattern:

Note: If you want a narrower afghan, subtract from the starting chain in multiples of 10 (the repeat is 10 stitches wide).

Starting Chain for 70" wide: Chain 264.

Starting Chain for 92" Wide: Chain 364.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each of next 2 sc, * skip 3 sc of previous row, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in next sc, skip 3 sc of previous row, dc in each of next 3 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row. Note: See the photo links above for row 2 help, if needed.

Row 3 Photo:
The following photo shows a close-up look at the stitches used in the repeat pattern of Row 3:

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each of next 2 dc, * ch 3, skip next 3 dc, 3 sc in chain-1 space, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row.
Row 4 Photo:
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each of next 2 dc, * skip the ch-3, skip next sc, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in next sc, skip next sc, skip the next ch-3, dc in each of next 3 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row.
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.
Additional Rows: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for pattern, as many times as needed to reach the length that you want for your afghan.
Next to the Last Row: Repeat row 3.
Last Row: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in each of next 2 dc * 2 sc in ch-3 space, sc in each of next 3 sts ** repeat the directions between * and ** across the row, end row with 2 sc in last ch-3 space, sc in each of last 3 dc.
End off. Weave in ends.

If desired, add an edging of your choice. The following link has a selection of links to free patterns for some crocheted edgings that are suitable for use as afghan edgings: http://crochet.about.com/od/bytype/tp/AfghanEdgings.htm

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Other patterns I created in which I used this same stitch combination:
Easy Extra Long Scarf For Fashion Wrap Styles
Easy Lacy Double Shells Scarf
Easy Lacy Shells Scarf
Lacy Small Lapghan

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