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U.S. Marine Corps Tartan Afghan
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Crochet an heirloom throw for a faithful U.S. Marine in your life.

In this Learn, Make, Create! episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, expert crocheter Toni Lipsey demonstrates the marvelous design of this pattern that uses five colors and a distinctive mesh and strip construction to model the U.S. Marine Corps Tartan plaid.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Make the mesh base of the blanket.
  • Crochet the chain strips.
  • Assemble the U.S. Marine Corps Tartan Afghan and embellish with fringe.
Finished Measurements: 51 inches wide x 56 inches long, excluding fringe

Materials
  • Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein): 3 skeins #368 paddy green 2 skeins #387 soft navy 1 skein each #235 lemon and #319 cherry red
  • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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