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					How to Craft the Evening News Afghan

The “Evening News” Afghan is created in several ways, yet many are shades
of semi-gray, light gray and mohair blends. Mohair is wool made of soft,
silk and comes from the Angora goat. To start your Afghan you will need
your finish, which should be around 47 inches by 70 inches. Next, you
will need material.

How to choose material:
You will need smooth, wool cloth, which is closely woven without a nap,
and made from tight twisted yarn. The wool should be made up of long-
fibers of wool, which you can obtain from worsted cloth. Buy the cotton
wool and 16 ounces of semi-gray shades. Buy another batch of heavy
worsted mohair blends and 11 ounces of light colors of ash, i.e. gray.
You will need 28 ounces of darker gray, preferably the sport-weight wool
from alpaca. The wool is made from shaggy, long hairs of alpaca and can
be a glossy cloth made of wool, cotton, rayon, etc. Use the wool, and
purchase another sport-weight batch of machine washable wool. You will
need 11 ounces of medium shades of gray. You will need 18 ounces of
sport-weight dark gray wool and 14 ounces of “pearl gray.” Purchase
another 4 ounces of gray worsted-wool (Weighty) and finally purchase a
crochet E hook. The square gauge weight is 7 ½ inches, which you can
match the hook.

How to get started:
To start use pattern stitches along with your yarn to create 54, 7 ½ inch
squares. Start by working your borders of single crochet stitches on the
squares before beginning to assemble your Afghan. You want the same
square size heading in the same course. Now, we can do this a couple of
ways, yet to save time it is best to learn a few tips on texture, color,
bobble, chain, Chevron, etc.

Tips:
Texture is achieved with stitches that work in the loops at the front or
back. If you work your texture in this way only, you can make ridges
easily. To achieve an uneven texture you can work the front and the back
loops.

Color tip:
To start work a double crochet, triple, and/or a double triple using
light shades of yarn. Row the yarn about the post at the front of your
stitch and work darker shades of yarn to achieve a masterpiece. If you
want to create a cheerful wavy pattern, use dark and pale shades and
shape your pattern with a flow of tiny gentle waves and/or the V-shaped
Chevron stitches.

How to start bobbling
To get started bobbling, keep the most recent loop of your stitches at
the hook, and you are your stitches to a favorable level of the stitches
into your following stitch. Next, perform the “Yarn over Yo,” crochet and
bring it through each of your loops on your crochet hook. The steps will
take you to the last stitch, which completes bobbling.

How to Chevron stitch:
Chevron stitches can be achieved in two rows. You will need a base, which
adding two is ideal. In the first row skip two chains and double crochet
into your following chain and double crochet each of the following three
chains. Finish with three double crochets in the following three chains
and the next three double crochets in your following chain. Repeat by
working across and ending with another two double crochets in the ending
chain, and then turn. In the second row, chain stitch three double
crochets in the beginning stitch and another double in all of the
following three stitches, followed by three collections over the
following three stitches. Double crochet in all of your following
stitches, double stitch another three in the following stitch, and
repeat. Work across, and at the finish adding two double crochets at the
top of your turning chain stitch, and turn again. Repeat the steps using
row two as your guide to fashion your pattern. Learn more about the
“Evening News” Afghan to complete your project.

				
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