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Peppermint Stick Afghan

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Peppermint Stick Afghan
Peppermint Stick Afghan
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The Peppermint Stick Afghan is as cool and refreshing as the candy itself. A swirling mix of red and white will remind you of the festive treat and the spirit of the Christmas season. Add a special touch to your home by working up this sweet afghan pattern. Both kids and adults will love cuddling up with this cozy throw while they sit in front of the fire roasting marshmallows or opening presents on Christmas morning. You can't go wrong with this good-enough-to-eat round crochet pattern, so work one up for yourself or a special someone in your life today.

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge

8 dc x 4 rnds = 4 inches

Finished Size: 58 inches

Materials:

  • Deborah Norville Collection™ Serenity® Chunky by Premier® Yarns (100% acrylic; 100gm/109 yds)
    • #700-20 Cloud Dancer (A) – 8 balls
    • #500-06 Berry Burst (B) – 8 balls
  • Hook: US Size K/10½ (6.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Notions: Tapestry needle

Stitch Guide
FPdc (front post double crochet): Yo, insert hook around post (from front to back to front) of specified st and draw up a lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps on hk] twice.

Striping Patt: *3 rnds A, 3 rnds B; rep from * to end.

Afghan
With B, ch 2, sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 st dc throughout), work 11 dc in ring, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, FPdc around same dc as join, * dc in next dc, FPdc around same dc as last st; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 24 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, *dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around same FPdc as last st; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 36 sts.
Join A and begin Striping Patt.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, *dc in each dc to FPdc, dc in FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 12 sts inc’d.
Rep Rnd 4, 29 more times – 396 sts at end of last rnd.
Fasten off.
 


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Edging
Join A with a sl st in top of any FPdc, *[sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st] twice, ch 6, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each of next 4 ch, sl st in same st as last sl st; rep from * around, sl st in first st to join. Fasten off.

Finishing
Weave in ends.

Abbreviations
beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hk = hook
inc(‘d) = increase(d)
lp(s) = loop(s)
patt = pattern
rep = repeat(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over

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