This free pattern originally published by Columbia-Minerva Corporation in Columbia-Minerva Afghan Book, Volume 722.
Approximate Size: 46" x 66"
Columbia-Minerva Bulky Nantuk (2 oz. skein)
Light Color--12 Skeins
Dark Color--12 Skeins
1 "Boye" Wood Crochet Hook Size 15
Gauge: 4 Sts. to 2 1/4 inches; 3 rows to 2 inches
1 "Hiawatha" Blunt End Tapestry Needle
First Strip: With Dark Color Ch. 13 to measure 7 inches.
Row 1--With Dark Color draw up a loop in each Ch., leaving loops on hook (13 loops). Take off loops as follows: Y.O. hook and draw through 1 loop, *Y.O. hook and draw through 2 loops, repeat from * across row.
Row 2--Draw Light Color through loop on hook, tightening Dark Color. Insert hook in space between first and second St., draw up a loop, draw up a loop in each space across row (13 loops), take off loops as in Row 1.
Repeat Row 2 for Pattern, alternating Dark and Light Colors every row. When Strip measures 65 inches in length, ending with Dark Color, break yarn and fasten.
Second Strip: (Worked from wrong side of work) With Dark Color Ch. 13 to measure 7 inches.
Row 1--Same as Row 1 of First Strip.
Row 2--With Light Color insert hook in space between first and second St. from back of work, Y.O. and draw loop through, draw up a loop from back of work in each space across row (13 loops). Take off loops as in Row 1 of First Strip.
Repeat Row 2 for Pattern, alternating Dark and Light Colors. When Strip measures 65 inches in length, ending with Dark Color, break yarn and fasten.
Make 4 more Strips same as First Strip. Make 3 more Strips same as Second Strip.
To Join Strips: Pin alternate Strips together with right sides facing and matching Stripes. Thread Tapestry Needle with Light Color. Sew seam 1 St. from edge (between 1st and 2nd Sts.) Attach remaining Strips in same manner.
Edging: On right side of work fasten Dark Color in upper right hand corner. Work 1 S.C. in each space across end of Afghan, then work 1 S.C. in each row at side. Continue across other end and side the same. Break yarn and fasten.
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