As autumn approaches, the skies at sunset glow with the most spectacular hues captured in this rich afghan.
EASY FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
58 inches wide x 56 inches long
• Premier Yarns Everyday Soft Worsted medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 4 oz/ 203 yds/ 113g per skein):
14 skeins # 100- 22 bittersweet • Size G/ 6/ 4mm crochet hook or size needed
to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
4 hdc = 1 inch; 5 rows = 2 inches
Weave in ends as work progresses.
Diagonal stitch (diagonal st): Sk next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, insert hook in sk st, yo, draw up 3/4- inch- long lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook.
Row 1: Ch 227, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn. (226 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st cross, turn
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st across to last 3 sts, hdc in both lps of each of last 3 sts, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, diagonal st (see Pattern Stitch) across with hdc in each of last 3 sts, turn.
Rows 5 & 6: Rep row 3.
Rows 7–156: Rep rows 4– 6 consecutively, ending with row 5.
Row 157: Rep row 2. Fasten off.