At­tic Win­dows Afghan

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PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES Yarn to front and drop:

Bring work­ing yarn from back to front of work and drop, do not fas­ten off.

Loose slip stitch (loose sl st):

Keep loose, even ten­sion when mak­ing sl sts to match gauge. Slip stitch join (sl st join): Place slip knot (see il­lus­tra

tion) on hook, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw through both lps on hook. Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook.

Sur­face slip stitch (sur­face sl st): Place slip knot on WS of work, with RS fac­ing, insert hook be­tween top 2 lps of in­di­cated st from front to back of afghan, place slip knot on hook and draw lp through to front. Insert hook in next in­di­cated st from front to back of afghan, yo, draw lp to front side and through lp on hook to com­plete as a sur­face sl st.

AFGHAN FIRST SQUARE

Foun­da­tion rnd (RS): With A1 (see Square Color Se­quence), ch 4, sk next 3 chs, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (sk chs count as first dc), [ch 1, 3 dc in same ch as beg

dc sts] 3 times, ch 1, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in 4th ch of beg ch-4, turn. (12 dc, 4 ch-1 sps)

Row 1 (WS): Now work­ing in rows, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3 (see

Pat­tern Notes), dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next cor­ner ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, turn. (12 dc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st across to next cor­ner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each rem dc across, turn. (16 dc)

Rows 3–8: [Rep row 2] 6 times. At the end of row 8, change color (see Stitch Guide) to black, fas­ten off A1. (40 dc)

Row 9: Rep row 2, change color to A2. Fas­ten off black. (44 dc)

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in each st across to next cor­ner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1 in ch-2 sp, yarn to front and drop (see Special

Stitches), yo with A3 and draw through lp on hook to com­plete as 2nd ch-1, con­tin­u­ing with A3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp), dc in each st across, turn. (48 dc)

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in each st across to next cor­ner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, bring yarn to front and drop, yo with A2 and draw through lp on hook to com­plete as 2nd ch-1, con­tin­u­ing with A2, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each st across, turn. (52 dc)

Row 12: Ch 3, dc in each st across to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1) in cor­ner ch-2 sp, bring A2 to front and drop, yo with A3 and draw through lp on hook to com­plete as a ch-1, con­tin­u­ing with A3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each st across, turn. (56 dc)

Rows 13–20: [Rep rows 11 and 12 al­ter­nately] 4 times. At the end of row 20, do not turn. (88 dc)

Par­tial Edg­ing

With RS fac­ing, work­ing in ends of rows 10–20 to left of last st made, ch 1, work 20 sc evenly sp to row 9, change color to black on last sc, *2 sc in end of row 9**, change color to A1 on last sc, work 21 sc evenly sp along ends of rows 1–8 and side edge of rnd 1 to ch-1 cor­ner sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp, work 21 sc evenly sp along side edge of rnd 1 and in ends of rows 1–8 to row 9, change color to black on last sc, rep from * to ** once, change color to A2 on last sc, work 20 sc evenly sp in ends of rows 10–20, ch 1, join to top of beg ch-3 of row 20. Fas­ten off. (88 sc)

Square Edg­ing

Rnd 1: Place square with RS fac­ing on a flat sur­face with rnd 1 in lower right cor­ner, us­ing black, place sl st on hook, insert hook from front to back to front un­der ch-2 sp cor­ner of rnd 8, yo, draw through lp on hook to com­plete as a sl st, con­tin­u­ing to work in ch-2 cor­ner sps of rows 9–20, [ch 2, insert hook in same man­ner in next cor­ner

ch-2 sp, yo, draw through lp on hook to com­plete a loose sl st

(see Special Stitches)] across, end­ing with a sl st in ch-2 cor­ner sp of row 20, sc in same ch-2 sp, work­ing to left of sc just made, sc in each st across to next ch-1 cor­ner, [(sc, ch 1 sc) in back lp

(see Stitch Guide) of ch-1 cor­ner, sc in each st across to next cor­ner ch-1 sp] 3 times, sc in next cor­ner ch-1 sp, ch 1, join in first sc. Fas­ten off black. (184 sc)

SQUARES 2–20

Rep same as for First Square fol­low­ing Square Color Se­quence.

ASSEMBLY

Work fa­vorite method to block each Square to 12 inches square and al­low to dry com­pletely. When block­ing smaller first­color sec­tion at up­per left-hand cor­ner of square, it should mea­sure 51/2 inches square. Fol­low­ing Square Color Se­quence Di­a­gram, ar­range squares in 5 hor­i­zon­tal rows of 4 squares.

VER­TI­CAL SEAM

1. With WS of any 2 squares held tog and work­ing through both thick­nesses, leav­ing a 10-inch length at beg, join 1 strand of black in any ch-1 cor­ner, loose sl st in each st across and in next ch-1 cor­ner, leav­ing a 10-inch length, fas­ten off.

2. With ei­ther end of seam fac­ing, insert hook be­tween front and back lp of first st to right of seam just com­pleted, yo with yarn length and draw up lp, work 2 sc in end of seam, sl st in first sc to left of seam. Fas­ten off. Rep on op­po­site end work­ing 2 sc in op­po­site end of seam.

3. Rep steps 1 and 2 to join all squares ver­ti­cally and fin­ish seams for all ver­ti­cal rows.

HOR­I­ZON­TAL SEAM 1. With WS of rows 1 and 2 held tog and work­ing through both thick­nesses, leav­ing a 10-inch length at beg, match­ing ends of rows and all ver­ti­cal seams, rep steps 1 and 2 same as for ver­ti­cal seam to join and fin­ish seams for all hor­i­zon­tal rows. WIN­DOW FRAME BOR­DER

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, join black in any sc of outer edge, ch 3, [dc in each st to next ch-1 cor­ner sp, 3 dc in cor­ner ch-1 sp] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 3, [dc in each st across to next cor­ner 3-dc, dc in first dc of cor­ner, 3 dc in 2nd dc, dc in 3rd dc, place st marker in 2nd dc of cor­ner] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. Rnd 3 (WS): Ch 1, bpdc (see Stitch

Guide) around post of beg ch-3 of pre­vi­ous rnd, [bpdc around post of each st across to next cor­ner 3-dc, sk next dc (first dec made), bpdc around post

of next dc, place st marker in st just made, sk next dc (2nd

dec made)] around, end­ing with bpdc around post of each st across, join in first bpdc of rnd, do not turn.

Rnd 4 (WS): Ch 1, dc in first dc, [dc in each st across to 1 st be­fore marked st, 3 dc dec (see Stitch

Guide) in next 3 sts] around, end­ing with dc in each st around, join in beg dc. Fas­ten off. ASSEMBLY Fold rnds 3 and 4 of win­dow frame bor­der to RS over rnds 1 and 2, work­ing from RS, with black, insert hook be­tween front lps (see Stitch Guide) and back lps of any dc of rnd 4 and through to back of afghan, yo, draw lp up through lp on hook to com­plete as a sur­face sl st, con­tinue work­ing sur­face sl st (see Special Stitches) around afghan, join in first sl st. Fas­ten off. CW

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