Kin­lough Aran Afghan

Sure to be­come a trea­sured heir­loom, this clas­si­cally ca­bled throw will add a touch of warmth and el­e­gance no mat­ter where it is dis­played.

Crochet! - - Contents - DE­SIGN BY MELISSA LEAP MAN

GAUGE

12 sts = 4 inches; 5 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain- 2 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first half dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Skip each half dou­ble cro­chet be­hind front post stitches. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Pop­corn ( pc): Work 5 dc in in­di­cated st, drop lp from hook, rein­sert hook in first dc of 5- dc group, pick up dropped lp and pull through first dc, push pop­corn to RS of fab­ric.

AFGHAN

Foun­da­tion row 1 (RS): Ch 148, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. ( 147 hdc) Foun­da­tion row 2: Ch 2 ( see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each st across, end­ing with hdc in top of beg ch- 2, turn. Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, hdc in each of next 5 sts; A. * fptr ( see Stitch Guide) in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made ( see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each of next 3 sts, fptr in next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made; B. hdc in each of next 2 sts, sk next 3 sts, fpdtr ( see Stitch Guide) in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter 2 hdc just made, hdc in next st, work­ing in front of last 3 sts just made, fpdtr in each of first 2 sk sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 2 sts; C. fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 3 sts, fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made**, hdc in each of next 4 sts; D. [ sk next 3 sts, fpdtr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter hdc sts just made, hdc in next st, work­ing in front of last 3 sts just made, fpdtr in each of 2 sk sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 5 sts] twice; E. sk next 3 sts, fpdtr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter hdc sts just made, hdc in next st, work­ing in front of last 3 sts just made, fpdtr in each of 2 sk sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 4 sts; F. rep from * across, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, hdc in each of next 6 sts, turn. ( 24 fptr, 9 sets of crossed fpdtr, 78 hdc) Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, end­ing with hdc in top of beg ch- 2, turn. Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 5 sts; G. * fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in next st, pc ( see Spe­cial Stitch) in next st, hdc in next st, fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made; H. hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in next st, fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 2 sts; I. fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in next st, pc in next st, hdc in next st, fptr in next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made**, hdc in each of next 2 sts; J. [ fpdtr in each of next 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter 2 hdc just made on work­ing row, hdc in each of next 5 sts, fpdtr in 2 sk fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts af­ter hdc just made, hdc in next st] twice; K. fpdtr in each of next 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter 2 hdc just made on work­ing row, hdc in next 5 sts, fpdtr in 2 sk fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts af­ter hdc just made, hdc in each of next 2 sts;

L. rep from * across, end­ing fi­nal rep at **,

hdc in each of next 6 sts, turn. Row 4: Rep row 2. Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 5 sts; A. * fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 3 sts, fptr in next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made; B. hdc in each of next 2 sts, sk next 3 sts on work­ing row, sk 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, fpdtr in next 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter 2 hdc just made, hdc in next st, work­ing in front of last 3 sts made, fpdtr in each of first 2 sk fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter hdc just made, hdc in each of next 2 sts; C. fptr in next 2 fptr 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 3 sts, fptr in next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made; D. hdc in each of next 2 sts, fpdtr in each of next 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made**, [ hdc in each of next 2 sts, pc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sk next 3 sts on work­ing row, sk 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, fpdtr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter 2 hdc just made on work­ing row, hdc in next st, work­ing be­hind last 3 sts made, fpdtr in 2 sk sts 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter last hdc made] twice; E. hdc in each of next 2 sts, pc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fpdtr in each of next 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 2 sts; F. rep from * across, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, hdc in each of next 6 sts, turn. Row 6: Rep row 2. Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 5 sts; A. * fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in next st, pc in next st, hdc in next st, fptr in next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made; B. hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in next st, fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr in each of next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made; C. hdc in next st, pc in next st, hdc in next st, fptr in next 2 sts 2 rows be­low, sk 2 sts be­hind 2 sts just made**, hdc in each of next 4 sts; D. [ fpdtr in each of 2 sk fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter hdc just made on work­ing row, hdc in next st, fpdtr in each of next 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter hdc just made on work­ing row, hdc in each of next 5 sts] twice; E. fpdtr in each of 2 sk fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter hdc just made on work­ing row, hdc in next st, fpdtr in each of next 2 fpdtr 2 rows be­low, sk next 2 sts af­ter hdc just made on work­ing row, hdc in each of next 4 sts; F. rep from * across, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, hdc in each of next 6 sts, turn. Row 8: Rep row 2. Rep rows 1– 8 un­til piece mea­sures ap­proxi-

mately 62 inches from beg, end­ing with a row 2. Fas­ten off.

Edg­ing

With RS fac­ing, join ( see Pat­tern Notes) in any cor­ner and ch 1. Work 2 rnds of sc evenly sp around Afghan work­ing 3 sc in each cor­ner, join in first sc at end of each rnd. Next rnd: Work 1 rnd of re­verse sc ( see Stitch Guide) around, join in first re­verse sc. Fas­ten off.

Tas­sel

Make 4. Cut 55 strands of yarn each 16 inches long. Hold­ing 53 strands tog, tie sep­a­rate strand around cen­ter of bun­dle ( see il­lus­tra­tion A). Fold strands in half at cen­ter tie. Leav­ing cen­ter tie strand loose, wrap sep­a­rate strand sev­eral times around bun­dle 1 inch from fold, tie ends se­curely ( see il­lus­tra­tion B). Trim strand to same length as Tas­sel. Us­ing cen­ter tie strand at top, tie one Tas­sel in each cor­ner of Afghan.

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