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free-willow-pattern
Design by Rena V Stevens - Ph: crochetmagazine.com
Finished measurements
48 inches x 55 inches, excluding Fringe.

Materials 
Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Every soft worsted medium weight acryluc yarn (4 oz/203 yds/113g per skein): 5 skeins each #1005, baby blue #1016, kiwi and #1001 snow shite.
Size 1/915.5mm crochet hook or size needed.
Tapestry needle
Stitich markers
Gauge
16 dc= 4 inches
Gauge is not important for this project
Pattern notes
Leaf panels are worked lengthwise and joined as you go from left to right. Leaves and stripes are created as work progresses.
Leave long ends changing color and incorporate ends into fringe.
Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Chain-1 at beginning og row counts as first single crochet unless otherwise stated.
Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.
Use loose tension when  working foundation chain and slip stitchese unless otherwise stated.
Special stitches
Left leaf stitch: with RS facing, yo 4 times, rotate work and insert hook in indicated st from top down, yo pull up lp (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, place marker in last back ridge made, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook. Remove maker.
Right leaf stitch: with RS facing, yo 4 times, insert hook in back lp of indicated st, yo, pull up il (yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times, yo 3 times, insert hook in same marked st, yo, pull up lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook. Remove marker.
Top stitch: holding yarn at back of work and keeping tension loose, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull lp through st and lp on hook.

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Credits: crochetmagazine.com
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