Licorice Allsorts Afghan by Twinkie Chan

Licorice Allsorts Afghan

Crochet
April 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
6 squares x 5 squares: approx 54 in. (137 cm) x 45 in. (114 cm)
US
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Errata available: crochetnow.co.uk

I had never made an afghan before I designed this one! If this is also your first afghan, you’re in for a treat. I’ve always loved the bright, bold colors of licorice allsorts candies. Their simple shapes and stripes make for two square motifs that we can use to create a fabulous candy blanky. Start small (12 squares for a small afghan) or go big (as many as you want). Drape it over your favorite armchair or cover the whole couch. We’ll use six colors to represent our candies, but ultimately the color combos are entirely up to you!

INGREDIENTS
worsted weight
Red Heart Super Saver Economy, 100% Acrylic, 7 oz (198 g)/364 yds (333 m) per skein: 3 skeins E300-312 Black, 1 skein each #E300-706 Perfect Pink, #E300-254 Pumpkin, #E300-324 Bright Yellow, #E300-672 Spring Green, #E300-311 White

TOOLS
I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
tapestry needle
stitch marker

Gauge
One square = Approx 9” (23 cm) x 9” (23 cm)
Take time to check gauge.
Finished Size
Sample is 6 squares x 5 squares: approx 54 in. (137 cm) x 45 in. (114 cm)

Note: In the sample, Black is used for all final rnds for a consistent border. Make squares to match the candies, in the following combinations: Black center with pink outer; black center with yellow outer, white center with black outer.