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Rhapsody Afghan: Part 1
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Love to learn new crochet stitches? You're in for a treat! Build your crochet skills while learning many gorgeous stitches with the stunning Rhapsody Afghan weekly crochetalong!

In this Crochet Skill Builders episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, crochet expert and designer Lena Skvagerson will be sure you don't miss a stitch as you work on clusters, puffs, back loop stitching, working into stitches below the working row and much more. The colorful sample that Lena crochets is made with seven colors of Red Heart Soft worsted weight acrylic yarn.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Join the six-part crochetalong.
  • Stitch rows 1 to 9.
  • Change yarn color.
  • Crochet the long cluster special stitch.
Finished Measurements: 48 inches wide x 60 inches long

Materials
  • Red Heart Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (5 oz/256 yds/141g per skein): 3 skeins each #4545 peri and #4601 off-white 2 skeins each #4420 guacamole, #4620 minty, #9251 coral, #9263 cinnabar and #9870 deep sea
  • Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
Skill Level: Intermediate
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