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Free Pattern Friday: Tribal Spirit Cover-Up
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Tribal Spirit Cover-Up

Tribal Spirit Cover-Up

design by Kathleen Garen.

TRIBAL SPIRIT COVER-UP
This Southwestern-style throw honors the essence of Mother Earth and the ancient arts that celebrated her. Long double crochets worked in the hues of a desert after a refreshing rain form the afghan's diamond and stripe panels. Long fringe adds a spirited finishing touch. The design is crocheted using medium weight yarn and a size I (5.50 mm) hook.

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Pattern Begins Here
Finished Size: 40" x 53" (101.5 cm x 134.5 cm)
 
MATERIALS
Medium Weight Yarn
     [3½ ounces, 198 yards (100 graqms, 180 meters) per skein]:
     Blue - 7 skeins
     Light Blue - 6 skeins
     Black - 3 skeins
     Rust - 3 skeins
     Tan - 2 skeins
Crochet hook, size I (5.50 mm) or size needed for gauge
 
GAUGE: In pattern, 12 sts and 12 rows = 3½" (9 cm)
 
Note: Each row is worked across length of Afghan. When joining yarn and finishing off, leave an 8" (20.5 cm) end to be worked into fringe.
 
With Black, ch 182 loosely.
 
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in back ridge of second ch from hook and each ch across; finish off: 181 sc.
 
Note: Mark Row 1 as right side.
 
Row 2: With right side facing, join Rust with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of each sc across to last sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off.
 
Row 3: With right side facing, join Tan with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of each sc across to last sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off.
 
To work Long Double Crochet (abbreviated LDC), YO, insert hook from top to bottom in free loop of st indicated, YO and pull up a loop even with last st made, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
 
Row 4: With right side facing, join Rust with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next sc, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc; repeat from ★ across to last 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 109 sc and 72 LDC.
 
Row 5: With right side facing, join Tan with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next sc, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 LDC, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next sc, work LDC in sc one row below next sc; repeat from ★ across to last 4 sts, sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 111 sc and 70 LDC.
 
Row 6: With right side facing, join Rust with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next sc, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc; repeat from ★ across to last 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 109 sc and 72 LDC.
 
Row 7: With right side facing, join Black with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of each st across to last sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 181 sc.
 
Row 8: With right side facing, join Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of each sc across to last sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off.
 
Row 9: With right side facing, join Light Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of each sc across to last sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off.
 
Row 10: With right side facing, join Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, (sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc) twice, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, (sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc) twice; repeat from ★ across to last 2 sts, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 127 sc and 54 LDC.
 
Row 11: With right side facing, join Light Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; work LDC in st one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, ★ work LDC in st one row below each of next 3 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts; repeat from ★ across to last 2 sc, work LDC in st one row below next sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 92 sc and 89 LDC.
 
Row 12: With right side facing, join Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next 5 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc; repeat from ★ across to last 3 sts, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 145 sc and 36 LDC.
 
Row 13: With right side facing, join Light Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc; repeat from ★ across to last sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 91 sc and 90 LDC.
 
Row 14: With right side facing, join Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, ★ (sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in st one row below next sc) twice, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in sc one row below next sc; repeat from ★ across to last 4 sts, sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 128 sc and 53 LDC.
 
Row 15: With right side facing, join Light Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc; repeat from ★ across to last 2 sts, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 109 sc and 72 LDC.
 
Row 16: With right side facing, join Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; (work LDC in st one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts) twice, ★ work LDC in st one row below each of next 3 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts, work LDC in sc one row below next sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sts; repeat from ★ across to last 2 sc, work LDC in st one row below next sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 110 sc and 71 LDC.
 
Row 17: With right side facing, join Light Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next 5 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next st, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc; repeat from ★ across to last 3 sts, sc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sts, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off: 109 sc and 72 LDC.
 
Row 18: With right side facing, join Blue with sc in both loops of first sc; work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 5 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, ★ sc in Back Loop Only of next sc, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc, sc in Back Loop Only of next 5 sts, work LDC in st one row below each of next 2 sc; repeat from ★ across to last sc, sc in both loops of last sc; finish off.
 
Row 19: Repeat Row 17.
 
Row 20: Repeat Row 16.
 
Row 21: Repeat Row 15.
 
Row 22: Repeat Row 14.
 
Row 23: Repeat Row 13.
 
Row 24: Repeat Row 12.
 
Row 25: Repeat Row 11.
 
Row 26: Repeat Row 10.
 
Row 27: Repeat Row 7.
 
Rows 28-33: Repeat Rows 2-7.
 
Row 34: With Light Blue, repeat Row 8.
 
Row 35: With Blue, repeat Row 9.
 
Row 36: With Light Blue, repeat Row 10.
 
Row 37: With Blue, repeat Row 11.
 
Row 38: With Light Blue, repeat Row 12.
 
Row 39: With Blue, repeat Row 13.
 
Row 40: With Light Blue, repeat Row 14.
 
Row 41: With Blue, repeat Row 15.
 
Row 42: With Light Blue, repeat Row 16.
 
Row 43: With Blue, repeat Row 17.
 
Row 44: With Light Blue, repeat Row 18.
 
Row 45: With Blue, repeat Row 17.
 
Row 46: With Light Blue, repeat Row 16.
 
Row 47: With Blue, repeat Row 15.
 
Row 48: With Light Blue, repeat Row 14.
 
Row 49: With Blue, repeat Row 13.
 
Row 50: With Light Blue, repeat Row 12.
 
Row 51: With Blue, repeat Row 11.
 
Row 52: With Light Blue, repeat Row 10.
 
Row 53: Repeat Row 7.
 
Rows 54-137: Repeat Rows 2-53 once, then repeat Rows 2-33 once more.
 
Holding six 16" (40.5 cm) strands of yarn together for each fringe, add additional fringe across short edges of Afghan.
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