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City Stripes

A simple afghan pattern comes to life with vibrant colors.

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This designer lets the color do the talking in this contemporary throw. Her afghan, worked in single crochet, makes an ideal canvas for playing with color and tone. The pattern is easy, but regular color changes keep things interesting as you crochet-you'll find yourself repeating, "Just one more row!" again and again.
Finished Size: 51" wide and 65" long, after blocking.
Yarn: Harrisville Designs New England Highland (100% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3 oz [100 g]; CYCA #4 worsted): #48 dove grey (A), 1 skein; #14 wood smoke (B), #19 blackberry (C), #20 purple haze (D), #37 cocoa (E), and #68 olive (F), 2 skeins each; #7 tundra (G), 3 skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 11 sc and 14 rows = 4" using larger hook.
Needles: Hooks: Size K/10 (6.5 mm) and size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Fall 2006

SKU: EP1452

Author/Speaker/Editor: Leigh Radford

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Beautiful modern afghan!! Review by Debra Pensinger

I am making this afghan right now. It is just beautiful. The colors (I used Vanna's Choice yarn) go well together and has a very warm yet contemporary look plus there are enough color switches to avoid boredom. I will make this afghan again. If you like contemporary but warm looking afghans, this is the one to make.

(Posted on 1/3/12)

City Stripes Review by Carol Osip

This afghan was easy to make and the yarn was beautiful!

(Posted on 9/5/11)