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Setting Sun Patchwork Afghan

Updated February 23, 2019
Setting Sun Patchwork Afghan
Setting Sun Patchwork Afghan
This image courtesy of lionbrand.com

The Setting Sun Patchwork Afghan will remind you of the beautiful colors during sunset. Made in strips, this free afghan pattern has a patchwork loop with less seaming, This patchwork afghan is perfect for any skill level and the colors are exquisite. Purple, red, gray, blue, and orange combine to make a truly one-of-a-kind design. Plus, the blanket is nice and thick, so you can use it to stay warm and toasty on a brisk autumn day. Whether you keep this crochet afghan or give it to a loved one, there's no denying its beauty and versatility. The colorful design will look great in any room in your home.

Beginner

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge10 half double crochet + 7 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Finished SizeAbout 48 x 56 in. (122 x 142 cm)

Materials

  • 790-381 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Barley 1 Ball (A)
  •  790-408 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Wild Fire 1 Ball (B)
  • 790-375 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Candy Apple 1 Ball (C)
  • 790-418 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Ambrosia 1 Ball (D)
  • 790-421 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Purple Haze 1 Ball (E)
  • 790-312 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Edwardian 2 Balls (F)
  • 790-404 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Lagoon 2 Balls (G)
  • 790-368 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    • Montana Sky 1 Ball (H)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Notes:

  1. Six Panels are worked separately, then sewed together to make Throw.  
  2. The color is changed every 14 rows on each Panel.
  3. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the stitch. Fasten off old color.
  4. The chain 2 at the beginning of every row is a turning chain and does not count as a stitch.
     

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Panel I
With A, chain 22.
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across - 20 stitches at the end of this row.
Rows 2-14: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across. Change to B in last stitch of Row 14.
Rows 15-28: With B, repeat Row 2. Change to C in last stitch of Row 28.
Rows 29-42: With C, repeat Row 2. Change to D in last stitch of Row 42.
Rows 43-56: With D, repeat Row 2. Change to E in last stitch of Row 56.
Rows 57-70: With E, repeat Row 2. Change to F in last stitch of Row 70.
Rows 71-84: With F, repeat Row 2. Change to G in last stitch of Row 84.
Rows 85-98: With G, repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.

Panel II
Make same as Panel I, working 14 rows of each color in the following order: B, C, D, E, F, G, H.

Panel III
Make same as Panel I, working 14 rows of each color in the following order: C, D, E, F, G, H, A.

Panel IV
Make same as Panel I, working 14 rows of each color in the following order: D, E, F, G, H, A, B.

Panel V
Make same as Panel I, working 14 rows of each color in the following order: E, F, G, H, A, B, C.

Panel VI
Make same as Panel I, working 14 rows of each color in the following order: F, G, H, A, B, C, D.

Finishing
Sew long sides of Panels together in the following order: I, II, III, IV, V and VI, changing yarn as needed to that the sewing yarn matches the yarn in one of the Panels. Weave in ends.

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I love patchwork afghans. I actually would like to make them for my own use or for a gift but the problem is I lose my enthusiasm when it's time to connect the pieces together. In fact, I have here pieces of granny squares in different colors that have not been sewn together to make that beautiful afghan because I lost energy in the middle of the project. Anyway. This Setting Sun Patchwork Afghan is very beautiful, the colors are cool and vibrant. They represent the colors that you see and get to enjoy when the sun is setting in the western sky. Thanks for this free pattern.

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