Pinal Afghan Pattern Crochet

Pinal Afghan Pattern Crochet.

Pinal Afghan Pattern Crochet

 

About 45 by 52 inches

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Columbia-Minerva Afghan Sweater Yarn (2 oz pull skein): 9 skeins each of Light and Dark

Needles: One “Boye” crochet hook Size J or K

Gauge: 3 sc to 1 inch

First Strip: With Dark—ch 22.

Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 20 ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Skip first sc, 1 sc in each of next 20, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 20, ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 for pat, always having 22 sc on each row and working until 8 rows of Dark have been completed, draw Light through last 2 loops of Dark sc on 8th row, ch 1, turn.

Alternate 8 rows of Light and Dark until 8th Dark stripe has been completed. Fasten off. Make 4 more strips.

2nd Strip: With Light—ch 23.

Row 1: 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 19 ch, 2 sc in last ch, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 20 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Skip first sc, 1 sc in each of next 20, 2 sc in last sc, ch 2, turn. Repeat Rows 2 & 3 for pat, working until 8 rows of Light have been completed, drawing Dark through last 2 loops of last sc on 8th row, ch 2, turn.

Alternating 8 rows of Dark and Light work until 8th Light stripe has been completed. Fasten off. Make 3 more strips.

With a “first” strip at each side, sew strips tog, alternating as shown. With Dark—on right side crochet 1 row of sc on each side edge.

Fringe: Cut 80 strands of Dark and 40 Light each 13 inches long. Fold 5 Light in half and draw through each joining between points then knot 1 Dark fringe at each side of Light fringe as shown. Fringe other side the same.

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