Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Eyelet Strips Afghan

This beautiful afghan features a rainbow of vibrant colours to brighten any décor.

Designed by Lion Brand®

 
 

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® (Art. #860): #130 Honey 2 balls (A); #144 Magenta 1 ball (B); #108 Dusty Blue 1 ball (C); #148 Burgundy 1 ball (D); #133 Brick 1 ball (E); #123 Beige 1 ball (F); #158 Mustard 1 ball (G); #135 Rust 1 ball (H) or colours of your choice
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook J-10 (6mm)
  • Lion Brand® Large-eyed Blunt Needle
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Instructions

Size
About 36 x 56 in. (91.5 x 142cm)

Gauge
12 dc + 7 rows = 4 in. (10cm).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

 

First Strip
With A, ch 174.

Row 1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc) and in each ch across - 172 dc at end of this row.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each st across.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * across - 28 ch-2 sps at end of this row.

Rows 5-7: Rep Row 2. Fasten off.

Second Strip
Notes: Second-Eighth Strips are worked as for First Strip through Row 7, and then joined to previous Strip with a Joining Row. The Joining Row is worked back and forth between the last row of the current strip and the foundation ch of the previous strip.

With B, ch 174.

Rows 1-7: Work Rows 1-7 of First Strip. Do not fasten off. With RS facing, place previous Strip above current Strip.

Joining Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st of current Strip, ch 2, sc in first foundation ch of previous Strip, ch 3, sk next 2 sts of current Strip, *sc in next st of current Strip, ch 3, sk next 3 sts of previous Strip, sc in next st of previous Strip, ch 3, sk next 3 sts of current Strip; rep across continuing to work back and forth between the 2 Strips, ending with sc in last st of current Strip, ch 2, sk next 2 sts of previous Strip, sc in last st of previous Strip. Fasten off.

Third-Eighth Strips
With C, D, E, F, G, and H, work as for Second Strip.

Finishing
Edging
With RS facing, join A with sl st in any corner.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Abbreviations
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd = round
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

 

Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.