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Blazing Sun Afghan
The glowing colors of the yarns used in this
afghan create excitement - & who could be
chilly under this on a cold winter night? For
a completely different look, substitute soft,
pastel shades.
SIZE
43" x 60" before fringing
MATERIALS
COATS & CLARK RED HEART 4-ply
handknitting yarn, Art. E 267.
7 oz each of:
Vermillion #921
Jockey Red #902
Scarlet #909
Burnt Orange #255
Tangerine #253
Orange #245
Yellow #230
Maize #261
Size J aluminum crochet hook (or size
required for gauge)
GAUGE
19 sts = 4 1/2"; 8 rows = 3"
NOTE
To change color at end of row, draw up lp in
last st (2 lps on hook), change to new color,
YO, draw through both lps, ch 1, turn.
INSTRUCTIONS
W/ Vermillion loosely ch 200.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each
of the next 3 chs; * sc 3 times in next ch (inc
made), sc in next 8 chs, sk 2 chs (dec
made), sc in next 8 chs. Rep from * 10
times, ending sc 3 times in next ch, sc in
each of last 4 chs; ch 1 turn.
Row 2: Working in back lp only of each st,
sk 1st 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sc, * sc 3
times in next sc (center st of point), sc in
each of next 8 sc, sk 2 sc, sc in each of next
8 sc. Rep from * across, ending sc 3 times
in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, sk last 2
sc, sc in turning ch-1; ch 1, turn.
Rep Row 2, 8 more times (10 rows
Vermillion). Attach Jockey Red to last st of
Row 10. Cut old color leaving a 4" yern end
for weaving later.
Rep Row 2 for Jockey Red for 10 rows.
Attach Scarlet, rep Row 2 for 10 rows.
Continue to repeat Row 2, keeping color
sequence as follows; 10 rows each of Burnt
Orange, Tangerine, Orange, Yellow &
Maize. Afghan is now 1/2 done. Complete
rest of afghan by reversing the 10-row color
sequence. Weave in all loose ends.
FRINGE
Folow Single Knot Fringe Instructions
below. W/ Vermillion, cut 16" strands & use
6 strands in each knot. Tie knots at the
points across each short end of afghan.
SINGLE KNOT FRINGE
Hold specified # of strands for 1 knot of
fringe together, the fold in 1/2. Hold afghan
w/ right side facing you. Use crochet hook to
draw folded end through space or stitch
from right to wrong side & pull loose ends
through folded section & draw knot up
firmly. Space knots as indicated in pattern
instructions. Trim ends of fringe evenly.


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