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Panels Afghan Full Size or Lapghan MAM Mile A Minute Type Of Pattern
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Panels Mile A Minute Type of Lapghan or Afghan
Designed by Sandi Marshall

Make a lapghan or full size afghan from easy-to-carry-along panels. This pattern is started by making a long chain, then working single crochet stitches in one loop only around both sides of the chain to form a long oval. Double crochet forms a solid half circle on the end of each panel.

As the panels are completed, they are joined with single crochet stitches or slip stitches, worked in back loops only, along the edge of each panel. Quick and easy.

Extra photos with closeup looks at rounds 2 and 3, that may be helpful in crocheting this pattern can be seen at: Panels Afghan Help Photos

The following photo shows the end of one panel, with each round worked in a different color, to make it easier for you to see where the stitches are worked in each round:

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Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch chain
dc double crochet
ea each
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp space
st stitch
sts stitches

LAPGHAN:

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn - about 16 oz. Make all in one solid color or use various colors of your choice.
US Size G or H crochet hook

Finished size of each panel, when made with G hook = about 3 1/2" x 31"

For a lapghan that''s about 24 1/2" x 31", make 7 panels.

Lapghans can vary in exact finished size, so gauge is not critical in this project. Enjoy crocheting it.

In this pattern, shell = (3 dc, chain 1, 3 dc) worked in same stitch

Panel Directions:

Starting Chain: Chain 100.

Rnd 1: Working in the back loop only: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across, until 1 chain remains. Work 3 sc in last ch. Continuing across other side of the chain, working in each remaining loop, sc in ea ch across. Work 2 sc in same ch as beginning sc. Join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: (Nov. 2005 revised directions for the end portions are shown in red) ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc, * skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc *, repeat from * to * 7 more times, skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, in both loops dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 3 dc in ea of next 2 sc, skip next 2 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * to * 8 times, skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, in both loops dc in next sc, dc in ea of next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning chain-3 of this round. (The previous Rnd 2 version worked out ok but the New Rnd 2 changes that are shown in red move the pattern design over by one stitch and result in a nicer look on the ends. The previous Rnd 2 directions are included in the Full Size Afghan pattern below.)

Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in ea of next 4 dc, [ ch 2, skip 3 dc (of shell), 3 sc in chain-1 space, ch 3, skip 3 dc (of shell), dc in ea of next 3 dc, * ch 3, skip 3 dc (of shell), 3 sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip 3 dc (of shell), dc in ea of next 3 dc *, repeat from * to * 7 more times, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, 3 sc in ch-1 sp ] ch 2, skip 3 dc, 2 dc in ea of next 11 dc, repeat the directions between [ to ] once, then ch 2, skip 3 dc (of shell), 2 dc in each of next 6 dc, dc in same stitch as beginning chain-3, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 4: ch 3, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in each of next 3 sc, * 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 3 sc *, repeat from * to * 8 more times, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 7 times, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * to * 9 times, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in ea of next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in next dc, dc in same stitch as beginning chain-3, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 of this round. End off.

Joining the panels: Place the right sides together of two of the panels. On one of the panels, join yarn in back loop of the last dc of the solid half-circle section that''s near the end of the panel. Working through back loops only and working through both thicknesses to join the panels together, slip stitch or single crochet (whichever you prefer) in each stitch across until you reach (and sl st or sc in) the first dc of the solid half-circle section at the other end of the panels. End off. Unfold.

Place right sides together of next two panels to be joined. Repeat this method of joining the panels until all are joined. Weave in ends.

Photos Showing Joining Methods

This Panels Lapghan Pattern copyright 1998 Sandi Marshall.
All rights reserved worldwide.
Free for your own personal use only.
Do not redistribute this pattern (with or without charge) in any form. If others would like to have the pattern, per copyright law, do not give them copies or scans, but instead, please give them the URL of this page, so that they may come here for themselves. Thank you.

AFGHAN:

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn - about 32 oz. Make all in one solid color or use various colors of your choice.
US Size G or H crochet hook

Finished size of each panel, when made with G hook = about 3 1/2" x 58"

For an afghan that''s about 56" x 58", make 16 panels.

Afghans can vary in exact finished size, so gauge is not critical in this project.

In this pattern, shell = (3 dc, chain 1, 3 dc) worked in same stitch

Panel Directions:

Starting Chain: Chain 200.

Rnd 1: Working in the back loop only: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across, until 1 chain remains. Work 3 sc in last ch. Continuing across other side of the chain, working in each remaining loop, sc in ea ch across. Work 2 sc in same ch as beginning sc. Join with sl st in first sc.

New Rnd 2 (Revised Nov. 2005): Revised parts are in red. ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc, * skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc *, repeat from * to * 17 more times, skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, in both loops 4 dc in next sc, 3 dc in ea of next 2 sc, dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * to * 18 times, skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, in both loops dc in next sc, dc in ea of next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning chain-3 of this round. Skip the Previous Rnd 2 directions below and continue crocheting with Round 3.

Previous Rnd 2 for reference (if you have already crocheted round 2 from the directions above, then proceed to round 3).
Previous Rnd 2: (This previous version works out ok but the New Rnd 2 above moves the pattern design over by one stitch and results in a nicer look on the ends.) ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc, * skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc *, repeat from * to * 17 more times, skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, in both loops dc in next sc, (3 dc in next sc) 3 times, dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, (working in back loop only 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, in both loops dc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * to * 18 times, skip next 3 sc, (working in back loop only (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, in both loops dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, dc in same stitch as beginning chain-3, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning chain-3 of this round.

Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in ea of next 4 dc, [ ch 2, skip 3 dc (of shell), 3 sc in chain-1 space, ch 3, skip 3 dc (of shell), dc in ea of next 3 dc, * ch 3, skip 3 dc (of shell), 3 sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip 3 dc (of shell), dc in ea of next 3 dc *, repeat from * to * 17 times, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, 3 sc in ch-1 sp ] ch 2, skip 3 dc, 2 dc in ea of next 11 dc, repeat the directions between [ to ] once, then ch 2, skip 3 dc (of shell), 2 dc in each of next 6 dc, dc in same stitch as beginning chain-3, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 4: ch 3, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in each of next 3 sc, * 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 3 sc *, repeat from * to * 18 more times, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 7 times, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * to * 19 times, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in ea of next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in next dc, dc in same stitch as beginning chain-3. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 of this round. End off.

Joining the panels: Place the right sides together of two of the panels. On one of the panels, join yarn in back loop of the last dc of the solid half-circle section that''s near the end of the panel. Working through back loops only and working through both thicknesses to join the panels together, slip stitch or single crochet (whichever you prefer) in each stitch across until you reach (and sl st or sc in) the first dc of the solid half-circle section at the other end of the panels. End off. Unfold.

Place right sides together of next two panels to be joined. Repeat this method of joining the panels until all are joined. Weave in ends.

This Panels Afghan Pattern copyright 1998 Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Designed by Sandi Marshall, June 1998 and Revised by Sandi Marshall 1/27/2001
All rights reserved worldwide.
Free for your own personal use only.
Do not redistribute this pattern (with or without charge) in any form. If others would like to have the pattern, per copyright law, do not give them copies or scans, but instead, please give them the URL of this page, so that they may come here for themselves. Thank you. Copyright Myths Explained - www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html, U.S. Government Copyright Law Web Site - http://www.loc.gov/copyright

Photos Showing Crocheting in Back Loop Only
Photos of Methods for Joining Crocheted Pieces

Photography by Sandi Marshall, copyright 1998 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com. Inc. Per copyright law, do not reprint on any web page, blog page, forum post, print publication or any other type of publication, electronic or otherwise, even if it would be distributed for free.

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