Illusions Afghan

© 2004 Linda Walde. All Rights Reserved.

This beautiful Illusions Afghan crochet pattern was contributed by Linda Walde. Please contact Linda with any questions regarding this pattern.

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Size: 38 X 51"

Materials: Red Heart Black, White, Tan 8 oz skeins: Red Heart Burgundy, Blue 4 oz skeins; Dazzle, Yellow 4 oz skein; Crochet Hook: Susan Bates size "K"

Abbreviations: Ch, chain; sc, single crochet; hd, half double crochet; dc, double crochet; tr, treble crochet.

Additional Abbreviations: HD: half double crochet *Yarn over hook once
insert hook into st, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Tr2tog: Treble crochet 2 together: *Yarn over hook twice and insert hook
into next st, yarn over hook and draw through 2 loops twice repeat from * once (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook and draw through all loops on hook.

Tr3tog: Treble crochet 3 together. *Yarn over hook twice and insert hook
into next st, (yarn over hook and draw through 2 loops) twice; repeat from * once (4 loops on hook), yarn over hook and draw through all loops on hook.

Pattern: With black cast on 140 chain stitches.

Foundation Row: With Black, in 3rd chain from hook half double crochet and half double crochet in each stitch across...ending with 138 stitches, chain one and turn 138 stitches.

Row 1: *sc in first st, hd in next stitch, dc in next stitch, 3 tr in next stitch, dc in next stitch, hd in next stitch, repeat from * across. Chain 4, turn (change to white).

Row 2: tr2tog, dc in next stitch, hd in next stitch, *sc in next stitch, hd in next stitch, dc. In next stitch, tr3tog, dc in next stitch, hd in next stitch repeat from * until the end. Ending with tr2tog in last two stitches. 138 stitches. (change to black).

Row 3: tr2tog, dc in next stitch, hd in next stitch, *sc in next stitch, hd in next stitch, dc. In next stitch, tr3tog, dc in next stitch, hd in next stitch repeat from * until the end. Ending with tr2tog in last two stitches. 138 stitches. (change to black).

Row 4: Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to burgundy).

Row 5 & 6: Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to black).

Row 7: Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to yellow).

Rows 8 & 9: Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to black).

Row 10: repeat row 2 with black then at end of row change to white.

Row 11: repeat row 3.

Row 12: with black repeat row 4.

Rows 13-15: with beige Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to black).

Row 16: with black Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to blue).

Row 17-18: Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to black).

Row 19: With black Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to tan).

Row 20-22: Hd in each chain across chain two and turn (change to black).

Row 23: Hd in each chain across chain two (with black).

Repeat rows 1 thru 23 until desired length. Alternating yellow and burgundy making sure that they are in same sequence at end of afghan.