Your Favorite Afghans to Knit & Crochet
Volume No. 45
Bernhard Ullmann Company
Original Copyright 1966
ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS USED
An asterisk (*) or dagger (†) indicates that the directions immediately following are to be repeated the given number of times, in addition to the original. Thus "rpt from * (†) 3 times" means to make pattern 4 times in all.
[ ] All sts within brackets are to be worked in same st or place. Example: [1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc] in next st, means to work 1 sc, then 1 dc, then 1 sc all in same next st.
ch (chain st)—Make a loop on hook (to begin work), * yo, draw thru loop; rpt from *; each rpt is 1 ch st.
sl st (slip st)—Insert hook in st, yo, draw thru st and loop on hook.
sc (single crochet)—Draw up a loop in st (now having 2 loops on hook), yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook,
dc (double crochet)—Yo, draw up a loop in st, yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook, yo, draw thru last 2 loops on hook,
tr (treble crochet)—Yo twice, draw up a loop in st, [yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook] 3 times.
AFGHAN STITCH—Make a chain the desired length. Row 1—Work in Afghan Stitch as follows: draw up a loop in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain (there will be the same number of loops on hook as the number of chains made), complete row as follows: yo, draw thru 1 loop on hook, working back, * yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook; rpt from * across. Row 2—Draw up a loop in 2nd bar from edge, draw up a loop in each remaining bar (there will be the same number of loops on hook as for first row), complete row as before. Rpt row 2 for pattern for the required number of rows.
TO BLOCK CROCHETED OR KNITTED AFGHANS
Spread a pad (on a table or on the floor) on which the afghan can be stretched and pinned. Having wrong side up, pin afghan on pad (using rustproof pins) about every inch, stretching it to the given measurements. Lay a damp cloth over it, pass a hot iron lightly over the cloth allowing the steam to go through the material but do not let the weight of the iron rest or press on it. Leave afghan pinned down until dry.
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