Kerry Aran Afghan
Crochet!|Winter 2019
Kerry Aran Afghan
With its combination of popcorn stitches and cable stitches, this pattern creates a classic blanket that’s perfect for any home, including the popular farmhouse look.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Approximately 45 inches wide x 62 inches long

MATERIALS

• Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted medium (worsted) weight acrylic/ wool yarn (31/2oz/200 yds/100g per skein): 15 skeins #146 winter white

• Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle

GAUGE

In pattern: 12 sts and 11 rows = 4 inches To save time, take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Always skip half double crochet behind each front post stitch. Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCH

Popcorn (pc): 5 dc in indicated st, drop lp from hook, reinsert hook in first dc of 5-dc group, pick up dropped lp and pull it through first dc.

AFGHAN

Ch 138.

Foundation row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg 2 sk chs count as a hdc) and in each rem ch across, turn. (137 sts)

Foundation row 2: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), sk first st, hdc in each st across to beg 2 sk chs, hdc in top of beg sk chs, turn.

Foundation row 3: Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in next st, fptr (see Stitch Guide) around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 6 sts, fptr around each of next 4 sts 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 6 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 17 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 43 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 17 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 6 sts, fptr around each of next 4 sts 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 6 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in next st, hdc in top of beg ch-2, turn. (137 sts)

Foundation row 4: Rep foundation row 2.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in next st, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, fpdtr (see Stitch Guide) around each of next 2 fptr 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, fpdtr around each of 2 sk fptr 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [pc (see Special Stitch) in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, pc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, [fptr around each of next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in next st, fptr around each of next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 5 sts] 3 times, fptr around each of next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in next st, fptr around each of next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [pc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, pc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, fpdtr around each of next 2 fptr 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, fpdtr around each of 2 sk fptr 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 4 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc in next st, hdc in top of beg ch-2, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in each st across to beg ch-2, hdc in top of beg ch-2, turn.

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