Afghan measures approximately 50"/127 cm wide x 56"/142 cm long
Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m):
18 oz (A), 30 oz (B), 18 oz (C).
Shown in: #9730 Autumn Red (A); #9703 Bone (B); #9727 Black (C).
One size US G-6 (4 mm), or size to obtain gauge.
In pattern stitch, 16 sts and 13 rows = 4"/10cm.
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc).
Work *4 rows with A, 4 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with B; repeat from * for Color Sequence.
1. To change color in the last sc of a row, work last sc of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through both loops on hook to complete stitch.
2. In the fifth row of the afghan pattern, single crochet stitches are worked into ch-1 spaces 2 rows below the current row. When working these single crochet stitches, take care to draw the loop of the single crochet up to the height of the current row. These single crochet stitches are to be worked over the single crochet 1 row below (into which you would usually work).
With A, chain 207.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—206 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3 (right side): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across, turn—138 dc and 68 ch-1 spaces.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc and in each ch-1 space across; change to next color in Color Sequence in last sc, turn—206 sc. Fasten off old color.
Row 5: With new color, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc; sc in next ch-1 space 2 rows below (working over next sc and taking care to draw up loop of sc to height of current row); repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.
Repeat Rows 2–5, until piece measures approximately 56"/142 cm. End with a Row 2 worked using A. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.