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LW1558 crochet cable afghan
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RED HEART® "Soft Yarn™": 11 balls 9820 Mid Blue.

Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle.

sizes
 
Throw measures approximately 46" x 58" / 117cm x 147.5cm

gauges/tension
 
12 sts = 4" (10 cm); 17 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pat with larger hook.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE/TENSION. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

abbreviations
 
ch : chain
dc : double crochet
lp : loop
mm : millimeters
pat : pattern
rep : repeat
rnd : round
sc : single crochet
sl : slip
st(s) : stitch(es)
yo : yarn over
* : repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[] : work directions in brackets the number of times specified

instructions
 
With larger hook, ch 132.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 131 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Work in pat as follows:
Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, dc around the sc below next sc, sc in next 2 sc, * [dc around the sc below next sc] 4 times, sc in next 2 sc, dc around the sc below next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 2 AND EVERY WRONG SIDE ROW:
Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

NOTE: Always skip the sc directly behind the fpdc on right side rows.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc; yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of next dc and draw up a lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] twice – fpdc (front post dc) made; sc in next 2 sc, * fpdc around next 4 dc, sc in next 2 sc, fpdc around next dc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 5-Cable Row: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, fpdc around next dc, sc in next 2 sc; * skip next 2 dc, fpdc around next 2 dc, fpdc around each of last 2 skipped dc – cable made; sc in next 2 sc, fpdc around next dc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * across; turn.

Rows 7 and 9: Rep Row 3.

Row 10: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 3-10 until 29 cable rows have been completed, then work Rows 6-9 once more; do not fasten off.

Edging-Rnd 1 (Right Side): Change to smaller hook; ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st to first sc; turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each sc around and work 3 dc in each corner st; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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