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Homespun Log Cabin Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 1214
Bring the rustic charm of a log cabin to your home, with the rich texture and woodsy colors of this Homespun afghan.

48 inches x 70 inches .

Shown in Rococo, Deco, Ranch, Colonial, Arcadian, Mediterranean, Antique, and Plantation Homespun.

Sizes H-8 (5 mm) and G-6 (4 mm) hooks.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 48 inches x 70 incches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo

Heathered Solid Light cool beige


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.96

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco

Heathered Solid Soft cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-326 Homespun Yarn: Ranch Heathered Solid Intense medium earth tones
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.18

790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial

Heathered Solid Dark and medium blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-344 Homespun Yarn: Arcadian DISCONTINUED Heathered Solid
Medium mossy greens highlighted with a touch of dark gold


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.18

790-347 Homespun Yarn: Mediterranean

'Painterly' color Dusty olive and warm tan


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique Heathered Solid Subdued burgundy and rich, true red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.59

790-327 Homespun Yarn: Plantation DISCONTINUED Heathered Solid Dark greens and browns, with a hint of dark blue-green.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.59

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
5 sts (3 sc + 2 ch-1 sps) = 1 1/2"; Rows 1-4 = 1 1/2" tall. One finished block = 8 1/2 x 9 1/4". BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
FIRST BLOCK (make 35)

#1) With larger hook and B, ch 24.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook; * ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc; (ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 11 times – (12 sc + 11 ch); turn.

Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2.

After Row 5, fasten off.



#2) With the RS facing, join C with slip st in 3rd sc from left edge on #1.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining.

(Ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice – (3 sc + 2 ch); turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc; (ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; turn.

Rows 3-20: Rep Row 2.

After Row 20, fasten off.



#3) With the RS facing, join E with slip st in 4th sc from right edge of #1.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining.

(Ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 5 times.

Slip st in Row 1 of #2 – (6 sc + 5 ch); turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc; (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc)5 times; turn.

Row 3: Rep Row 2 ending slip st in Row 3 of #2; turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Rep Row 2 ending slip st in Row 5 of #2.

Fasten off.



#4) With the RS facing, join F with slip st in 4th sc from right edge on #3.

Rows 1- 10: Work as for #2, slip stitching in corresponding RS rows on #2.



#5) With the RS facing, join A with slip st in first sc at right edge on #3.

Rows 1-5: Work as for #2, slip stitching in corresponding rows of #4.



#6) With the RS facing, join MC with slip st in first sc at right edge of #1.

Rows 1-10: Work as for #2, slip stitching in corresponding rows of #3 and then #5.



#7) With the RS facing, join G with slip st in first sc at right edge on #6.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining; work in pat across with a ch-1 sp over the joining seam; at end, slip st in corresponding row of #4 – (6 sc + 5 ch); turn.

Rows 2-5: Cont in pat, slip st to corresponding row of #4 on RS rows.

After Row 5, fasten off.



#8) With the RS facing, join A with slip st in lower right corner of #1; ch 6.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook; (ch 1, skip 1 ch sc in next ch) twice;slip st in Row 1 of #1; turn.

Rows 2-20Cont in pat, slip stitching in corresponding RS rows of #1, #6, and #8.

After Row 20, fasten off.



#9) With the RS facing, join D with slip st in first sc at right edge on #8.

Workas for Row 1 on #7, working ch 1 over each joining seam and slip stitching in corresponding rows of #2 – (12 sc + 11 ch).

After Row 5, fasten off.



First Border With the RS facing and larger hook, join MC with slip st in top right corner sc on #9.

Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sc for corner.

Working along top edge (ch 1, skip next sc or joining seam, sc in next sc) 13 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last sc for corner.

For first side; (ch 1, skip 1 row, sc in next row) 12 times, ch 1 (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch at corner.

For bottom; (ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch) 13 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch.

Work second side as for first ending ch 1, slip st in first sc and fasten off.

Weave in loose ends on WS of block.


FINISHING

Arrange blocks 5 across x 7 deep.

Beg at top left corner place first block with C on the left; place next block with C on the right; cont alternating the patterns for each long strip.

Whip stitch blocks and then strips tog through the back lps.

Outside Border: With the RS facing and larger hook, join MC with slip st in 7th ch- 1 sp to the left of corner ch-3 sp on either long edge.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining.

Sc in each sc and ch-1 sp around working hdc in each joining seam and (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-3 corner sp.

At end, join with slip st in first sc – (29 sc across each block on long edges + 31 sc across each block on top and bottom edges).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining.

* Skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st for shell, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * around.

FOR 1st & 3rd CORNERS: Skip 2 sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc and cont in pattern.

FOR 2ND & 4TH CORNERS: Skip 1 sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc and cont in pattern.

At end of rnd, skip 2 sc, join with slip st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Change to smaller hook, ch 1, sc in same sc as joining; * ch 2,(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner.

Ch 2, skip 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 2, sc in next sc.

Rep from * around ending ch 2, slip st in first sc and fasten off.

Weave in loose ends on WS of fabric.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
lp(s) = loop(s)
MC = main color
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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