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Puffy Popcorn Stitch Afghan



Finished size approximately 41 x 55"
Each square (one square shown) should measure 9 1/2 x 10 1/2"

Materials needed:
Yarn needle
Size I Crochet Hook
Approximately 8 skeins of lightweight sport yarn

POPCORN STITCH:

Make 5 dc in the same stitch, remove hook from final loop, insert hood through top of the first of the 5 dc, pull final loop through and tighten to form popcorn.

PATTERN STRIPS: Make 4
Ch 38
ROW 1:Starting with the 2nd ch from hook, work one row sc (37 stitches), ch 1 turn.
ROW 2:Sc, (popcorn, sc) 18 times, ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: and all odd numbered rows: Sc across entire row, ch 1, turn.
ROW 4:Sc, popcorn, 33 hdc, popcorn, sc, ch 1, turn.
ROW 6:Repeat Row 4.
ROW 8:Sc, popcorn, 5 hdc, (popcorn, sc) 11 times, popcorn, 5 hdc, popcorn, sc, ch1, turn.
ROW 10: Repeat Row 8.
ROW 12: Repeat Row 8.
ROW 14: Sc, popcorn, 5 hdc, (popcorn,sc) 3 times, popcorn, 9 hdc. (popcorn, sc) 3 times, popcorn, 5 hdc, popcorn, sc ch1, turn.
ROW 16: Sc, popcorn, 5 hdc, (popcorn, sc) 3 times, popcorn, 3 hdc, popcorn, sc, popcorn, 3 hdc, (popcorn, sc) 3 times, popcorn, 5 hdc, popcorn, sc, ch 1, turn.
ROW 18: Repeat Row 16.
ROW 20: Repeat Row 14.
ROW 22: Repeat Row 8.
ROW 24: Repeat Row 8.
ROW 26: Repeat Row 8.
ROW 28: Repeat Row 4.
ROW 30: Repeat Row 4.
ROW 32: Repeat Row 2.
Row 33: Sc across row, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Tows 2 through 33 four more times to complete pattern strip.

FINISHING:
Sew pattern strips together with wrong sides facing, matching pattern rows. Be sure all popcorns face the same direction.

BORDER:

Work 3 rounds sc around entire afghan, working 3 sc in each corner stitch.

PICOT EDGE:

Work around entire afghan: *3 sc, ch 3, sl st in last sc of 3 sc just made *; repeat from * to *.


This is a very simple design for a cross

Starting at the ring, 5 ds, 3 p, sep. by 5 ds, 5 ds close ring & turn.
ch of 1 ds, 5 p, sep. by 1 ds, 1 ds, turn.
Ring of 5 ds, attach p, to last p on last ring, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, close ring, turn
Continue on until you have completed the 4 rings needed for the bottom of the cross.
After last of the 4 rings, turn, chain 3, turn make two of the rings, separated by chains of 1 ds, 5 p, sep by 1 ds, 1 ds.
After completing the two rings of the side arm of the cross, continue making the same chain (5 p sep by 1 ds) around the
side of the arm and across the top.
After connecting the last chain to the top of the first of those two rings, chain 3 and turn.
Continue on in this manner, doing the two rings at the top of the cross and chains, then the two rings and chains for the
other side of the cross, remember to chain 3 between the center rings of the cross. Chain 1 ds, 5 p sep. by 1 ds, 1 ds. down the side
of the bottom of the cross, tie to bottom of starting ring and cut.

This cross can be stiffened and used on your Christmas tree, or it can be stiffened and used as a bookmark. Either tie thin ribbon to the top
of the cross for hanging or crochet a chain stitch to make the hanger.

If anyone has a simple needlweork pattern
they would like to publish on this page, please e-mail me

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