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FREE Crochet Blue Strip Afghan
Blue Strip Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 24 oz Blue and 8 oz White
Crochet Hook Size J or 6.00 mm
Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately 45" x 67"

Special Stitches:
To join with DC, place slip knot on hook, yo insert hook in st, yo, pull through, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times.
Puff Stitch: Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull long lp through st, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull long lp through st) 2 times, yo, pull
though all lps on hook.

Strip (make 9):
Row 1: With blue, ch 182, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (181 sc made)

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp), skip next st, dc in next st, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) across, turn. (91 dc, 90 ch
sps)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch sp across, do not turn. Fasten off. (181 sc)

Row 4: Join blue with dc (see special stitches) in first st, (ch 1, skip next st, puff st–see special stitches) across to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip
next st, dc in last st, do not turn. Fasten off.

Row 5: Join blue with sc in first st, sc in each st and in each ch sp across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 4, skip next st, dc in next st, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) across, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch across, do not turn. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Working around outer edge, in starting ch on opposite side of row 1, join white with sc in first ch, (ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next
ch) 90 times; working in ends of rows, ch 1, sc in first 2 row, skip next row, tr in next row, (ch 1, tr) 4 times in same row, skip next row,
sc in next 2 rows; working across sts on row 7, ch 1, sc in first st, (ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) 90 times; working in ends of rows,
ch 1, sc in next 2 rows, skip next row, tr in next row, (ch 1, tr) 4 times, in same row, skip next row, sc in end of last 2 rows, ch 1, join
with sl st in first sc.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 90 times, ch 3, sc in first tr of first 5-tr group, (ch 3, sc in next tr) 4 times, (ch 3,
sc in next ch sp) 92 times, ch 3, sc in first tr of next group, (ch 3, sc in next tr) 4 times, ch 3, sc in last ch sp, ch 3, join. Fasten off.

Hold wrong sides together, leaving seven ch sps at each short end unworked, join white with sl st in first ch sp on long edge, (ch 3, sl
st) in next 90 ch sps. Fasten off. Repeat with remaining strips.