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Berry Basket Afghan

From Alision B., sent to Evelyn F    Size: approximately.. 54" x 72"
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn, approximately.: MC (lt. rose) - 37 ½ oz., CC (rose) - 19 ½ oz.
Crochet hook: G and yarn needle
Gauge: 16 dc and 8 rows = 4" , One stripe = 4 ½ "

Strip (make 12):
With MC, ch 279 loosely.
Foundation Row: (right side) dc in 4th ch from hk and in each ch across, finish off: 277 sts.

Note: mark last Row as right side.

First Side: Row 1: with right side facing, join MC with sl st in top of beg ch; ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), * sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch; rep from * across;
finish off: 277 dc.

Row 2: with right side facing, join CC with sl st in first dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, * sk next 2 dc, work 3 FPdc around next dc, sk dc bet FPdc and next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, rep from * across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in last dc; finish off: 135 FPdc.

Row 3: with right side facing, join MC with sl st in first dc, ch 3, * dc in next 3 dc, work FPtr around next 3 FPdc, sk FPdc bet each FPtr; rep from * across to last 4 dc, dc in last 4 dc, finish off: 275 sts.

Row 4: with right side facing and working in back lps only, join CC with sl st in first dc; ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across; finish off.

Second Side:
Row 1: with right side facing and working in free lps of beg ch, join MC with sl st in first ch; ch 3, * sk next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch; rep from * 45 times more; finish off: 277 dc.

Rows 2 - 4: work same as first side.

Assembly:
With wrong side of 2 strips tog, bottom edges at the same end and using CC, whip stitch strips tog working in inside lps. Join rem strips in same manner, always working from the same direction.

Edging:
With right side of short end facing and working in end of rows, join CC with sl st in first Row; ch 2, 2 dc in each of next 2 rows, 2 tr in next Row, 3 tr in next Row (foundation Row), 2 tr in next Row, 2 dc in each of next 2 rows, hdc in next Row, * sk joining, hdc in next Row, 2 dc in each of next 2 rows,
 2 tr in next Row, 3 tr in next Row (foundation Row), 2 tr in next Row, 2 dc in each of next 2 rows, hdc in next Row, rep from * across, finish off. Rep across opposite end. Finished.

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