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Apache Tears Afghan

Approximate size 50" x 72"

Materials: 16 sk, 4 ply yarn. 2 sks each of color A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H. Crochet hook H

NOTE: 1. Each row is worked from the right side, beginning at right edge by leaving 5" or yarn at beginning of row ;6" of yarn when fastening off at the ends of row. These strands are for fringes. (Do not use fringe if making child size afghan for Project Linus). 2. Change colors every 4 rows. 3. Work all sc in back loop of st in previous row, work all Tr in front loop of st 3 rows below, sk sc behind. ch 254 (ch 203 for 40" width)with color A

Rows 1-4: Sc across. Rows 5: With color B, *Tr in st 3 below, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from *across. Row 6: Sc in 1st Tr, *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 7: Sc in 1st 2 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeatfrom *across. Row 8: Sc in 1st 3 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 9: With color C, sc in 1st 4 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 10: Sc in 1st 5 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 11: Sc in 1st 6 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 12: Sc in 1st 7 sts. *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 13: With color D, #Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. REPEAT ROWS 6-13 for pattern. With each new row, the tear is one st over from the previous row. Repeat color sequence of A-H for a total of 5 times. FINISHING: Knot 2 adjusting strands on sides close to work. If desired make fringe to match on ends.