| "Thinking of You Lapghan: 1 of 101 ways to show someone you care! In loving memory of a dear aunt who passed away. Thinking of someone? Share the love with a gift of this comfortghan." -- Kathy|
THINKING OF YOU LAPGHAN (crochet)
Skill level: Easy+
Finished size: approx. 40 wide x 46 long
1000 yds. worsted wt. yarn (MC peach, or color of choice)
400 yds. worsted wt. yarn (contrast Color A cream, or color of choice)
300 yds. worsted wt yarn (contrast Color B sage, or color of choice)
Size I/9 (5.5 mm.) hook or size needed to achieve gauge
Gauge: 11 dc = 4 in double crochet on size I hook
5 rows in stripe patt (2 dc rows + 3 openwork rows) = 2.5
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), each (ea), hook (hk), repeat (rep), single crochet (sc), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), space (sp), stitch (st)
Pattern notes: Lapghan is worked back and forth in rows, then lace border is applied to each end at finish. Can be used with stripes arranged vertically or horizontally.
V-stitch (V-st): Work (dc, ch 3, dc) all in same st.
Shell: Work 7 dc in same ch sp, as directed in pattern.
Row 1: With MC, ch 117, dc in 4th ch from hk & in ea ch across, turn (115 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in ea dc across, changing to Color A in last st, turn (115 dc)
Row 3 (begin openwork patt): Ch 1, sc in ea dc across, turn (115 sc)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next sc, rep from * across to last st, dc in last sc, turn (59 dc, 56 ch-1 sps)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in ea dc and ea ch-1 sp across, changing to MC in last st, turn (115 sc)
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in ea sc across, turn (115 dc)
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in ea dc across, changing to Color B in last st, turn (115 dc)
Rows 8-12: Rep Rows 3-7, changing to Color A at end of Row 12.
Rep Rows 3-12, following established color sequence & alternating use of Colors A & B thus:
2 rows MC
3 rows Color A
2 rows MC
3 rows Color B
Rep this color sequence until a total of 77 rows have been worked, ending with 3 rows Color A & 2 rows MC. At end of last row, do not fasten off MC.
Rnd 1: Continuing with MC, ch 1, sc evenly around entire piece so edging stays flat, placing 3 sc in ea corner (approx. 114 sc along ea side and end). Join with sl st, fasten off MC. Attach Color B, do not turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, working 3 sc in ea corner. Note: Before proceeding with lace border, be sure to have 121 sc along ea short end of piece. Join with sl st and fasten off Color B, do not turn.
With right side facing you, attach Color A in right-hand corner at one short end of piece.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, in next sc work (dc, ch 3, dc)(V-st completed), *sk 2 sc, dc in ea of next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, V-st in next sc, rep from * across, ending with sk 2 sc, in next sc work V-st, sk 2 sc, dc in ea of last 2 sc, turn (15 V sts, 14 3-dc groups)
Row 2: Ch 3, in sp of next V-st, work 7 dc (shell completed), *dc in center dc of next 3-dc group, shell in next V-st, rep from * across, sk second to last dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn (15 shells)
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in same st at base of ch (counts as beg V-st), *sk next 2 dc on shell, dc in ea of next 3 dc, sk next 2 dc on shell, V-st in next dc, rep from * across, ending with last V-st worked into top of turning ch, turn (16 V-sts)
Row 4: Sl st in sp of first V-st, ch 3, work 3 dc in same sp, dc in center dc of next 3-dc group, *shell in next V-st, dc in center dc of next 3-dc group, rep from * across, ending with 4 dc in sp of last V-st. Fasten off.
Rep Lace border at other end of lapghan.
Finishing: Weave in all tails. If necessary, gently wash and block lapghan.
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