Snowy Evening Afghan
Design by Rena V. Stevens
Hold 2 strands of yarn together throughout unless otherwise stated. When using 2 balls of yarn, pull tails from the inside to prevent tangling. When using 1 ball, pull 1 end from inside and 1 end from outside or purchase an extra ball to make pulling 2 strands easier. Motifs are worked with right side facing at all times. Do not turn at end of rounds. Position chain loops on right side throughout. Except beginning tail, work over tails as work progresses, leaving a short tail. Weave in short tail through worked-over section to secure through washings. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain-5 at beginning of round counts as first half double crochet and chain-3 unless otherwise stated. Chain-2 at beginning of round counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated. Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Refer to Assembly Diagram for joining sequence of Motifs.
Chain loop (ch lp): Ch indicated number of sts; working in front of ch lp just made, sl st from top down in last sc made, inserting hook in front lp and, at the same time, around left front post of sc. In subsequent rows, this sc is worked as a standard sc.
Motif A Foundation rnd, rnds 1 & 2: Silver heather Rnds 3 & 4: White Rnds 5 & 6: Silver heather Rnds 7 & 8: White Motif B Foundation rnd, rnds 1 & 2: White Rnds 3 & 4: Silver heather Rnds 5 & 6: White Rnds 7 & 8: Silver heather.
Make 13 of Motif A & 6 of Motif B. Foundation rnd: With 2 strands of first color held tog (see Color Sequences and Pattern Notes), ch 6, with tail held to right and taking care not to twist, sc in back lp (see illustration) to form a ring. Place marker in sc.
Rnd 1 (RS): Taking care not to twist work and without working over beg tail (see Pattern Notes), [make 14-ch lp (see Special Stitch), sc in back lp of next ch, place marker in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of sc just made] 5 times, make 14-ch lp, join (see Pattern Notes) in marked sc of rnd 1. Remove marker on sc. Place marker on first 14-ch lp. Place marker on center of motif for RS. (6 14-ch lps, 5 sc, 1 sl st) Rnd 2: Ch 5 (see Pattern Notes), [sk next 14-ch lp, hdc in back lp of next marked sc, ch 3] 5 times, sk last 14-ch lp, sl st in both lps of 2nd ch of beg ch-5, fasten off. Remove markers from all sc. (6 ch-3 sps, 6 hdc)
Rnd 3: With 2 strands of 2nd color held tog, join in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, *(sc, place marker in sc just made, make 14-ch lp, sc, place marker in sc just made) in both lps of 2nd (center) ch of same ch-3 sp; sc in same ch-3 sp**, sc in both lps of next hdc, make 14-ch lp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in ending sl st of rnd 2, make 14-ch lp, join in both lps of beg ch-1 of this rnd, do not fasten off. Place marker in 2nd 14-ch lp. (12 14-ch lps, 29 sc)
Rnd 4: (Sl st, ch 2— see Pattern Notes, 2 hdc) in back lp of next marked sc, [ch 1, 3 hdc in back lp of next 2 marked sc] 5 times, ch 1, 3 hdc in back lp of last marked sc, join in both lps in top of beg ch-2, fasten off. Remove all markers. (6 ch-1 sps, 12 hdc groups)