Mexicana Afghan Pattern #1709

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Lady, snap your castanets. Here’s an afghan with the fervor of old Mexico. Strong colors and rick rack design make this a delight to work.

45 x 72

Materials Required—

18 2-oz. Skeins No. 1207.8 Dk. Blue.
9 1¾-oz. Skeins No. 1265 Rainbow Blend.
Bone Crochet Hook No. 4.

With Dk. Blue ch 245, 1 s c in each of the next 19 sts, * 3 s c in next st, 1 s c in each of the next 19 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 19 sts, repeat from * across row, ch 1, turn.

In succeeding rows skip the 2nd st at the beginning of each row and next to the last st at the end of each row and work in s c picking up the back loop of st only.

Work 6 more rows in Dk. Blue * 2 rows Rainbow Blend, 3 rows Dk. Blue, 4 rows Rainbow Blend, 7 rows Dk. Blue repeat from * until Afghan measures about 72 inches, completing a pattern.

EDGE. With Dk. Blue work 1 row s c on straight sides only.