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Quilt Motif Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 1255
An unusual mix of colors comes together to create this striking granny square afghan.

48 inches x 75 inches .

Shown in Navy, Guava, Hunter Green, Caramel, Espresso and Copper.

Size G-6 (4 mm) hook.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
48 inches x 75 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-133 Wool-Ease Yarn: Guava (discontinued) A soft dusty orange-ish rose.
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.16

620-190 Wool-Ease Yarn: Copper (discontinued) Warm, golden brown with an organge tint.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.97

620-128 Wool-Ease Yarn: Espresso (discontinued) A dark, dark coffee-color.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.37

620-124 Wool-Ease Yarn: Caramel (discontinued) A sweet, warm brown.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.58

620-132 Wool-Ease Yarn: Hunter Green (discontinued) A clear, intense dark green.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.58

620-145 Wool-Ease Yarn: Plum (discontinued) A deep reddish purple.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.58

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


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

GAUGE:
Rnds 1-2 = 2 1/4" wide; one square = 12 1/2". 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Lsc (long single crochet) Sc worked in indicated stitch in earlier row Shell (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st.

sc2tog Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS
FIRST SQUARE

With larger hook and E, ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc); 15 dc in ring – 16 sts; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

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

(Ch 1, sc in next dc) 15 times, ending ch 1; join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With the WS facing, join D with slip st in any ch-1 sp.

Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, (ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sp) 15 times ending ch 1; join.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With the RS facing, join C with slip st in any sc.

Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining.

(Lsc over next ch-1 sp and in the skipped sc from Rnd 2, sc in next sc) 15 times ending Lsc over last ch-1 sp and in skipped sc of Rnd 2; join and fasten off.

Rnd 5: With the RS facing, join A with slip st in any sc (not Lsc).

Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining.

* Ch 1, skip next Lsc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next Lsc, shell in next sc, ch 1, skip next Lsc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next Lsc **, sc in next sc.

Rep from * around ending last rep at **; join and turn.

Rnd 6 (WS): Ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 sp.

* Ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc **, (ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next sp) 4 times.

Rep from * around ending last rep at **, (ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next sp) twice, ch 1; join and fasten off.

Rnd 7: With the RS facing, join B with slip st in first ch-1 sp to the left of any corner ch-2 sp.

Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining; * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around.

For each corner ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp of corner.

At end, ch 1, skip last sc; join with slip st in first sc.

9 sc along each side with 7 sc between the corner ch-2 sps.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp around working (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp.

At end, join and fasten off.

19 sc along each side.

First Triangle SideWith the RS facing, join F with slip st in corner sp.

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

* Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc; rep from *across, ending ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; turn.

Counting ch-1 sps as a st – 21 sts.

Row 2 (WS): Sc2tog over first sc and ch-1 sp, sc in next sc.

(Ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) across ending sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and sc; turn.

Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sc.

(Ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) across ending ch 1, skip last ch-1, sc2tog over last 2 sc; turn.

Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2-3.

After Row 9 there are 5 sts left (3 sc and 2 ch-1 sps).

Row 10: Sc2tog over first sc and ch-1 sp, skip center sc, sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and sc; turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, slip st in last sc.

Fasten off.



Second Triangle SideWith F, rep First Side on opposite edge of square.



Third and Fourth SidesWith G, work as for First and Second Sides.



BorderWith the RS facing, join B with slip st in ch-3 sp at end of any triangle.

Rnd 9 (RS): Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp as joining.

* (Sc, ch 1) evenly along this triangle 8 times, hdc in ch-3 sp at center of square, (ch 1, sc) evenly along next triangle 8 times **, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-3 sp.

Rep from * around ending last rep at **; join.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp – 37 sc along each side; join and fasten off.

Rnd 11: With the RS facing, join D with slip st in 3rd sc to the left of any corner ch-2 sp.

Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining.

* Skip 3 sc, shell in next sc, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around.

For corners; skip 2 sc, shell in corner sp, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc.

After last corner, skip 2 sc, join with slip st in first sc and fasten off.

4 shells each side bet corner shells.

Rnd 12: With the RS facing, join E with slip st in ch-2 sp of first shell to the left of any corner shell.

Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining.

* Ch 1, skip next dc, hdc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next dc, hdc in next dc **, ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp.

Rep from * to corner ending at **.

In corner, ch 1, skip dc, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp.

Rep from * around ending last rep at **; join and fasten off.

Rnd 13: With the WS facing, join C with slip st in any ch-1 sp; ch 1, sc in same sp.* (Ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 sp) around.

For corners; ch 1, skip next hdc, hdc in next hdc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next hdc.

Rep from * around ending ch 1, skip last st; join and turn.

Rnd 14 (RS): * (Ch 1, sc in next sp) around.

For corners; ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc.

Rep from * around ending ch 1, skip last st; join and fasten off.

Rnd 15: With the RS facing, join A with slip st in first ch-1 sp to the left of any corner;ch 3.

* Skip next sc, slip st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2; rep from * around.

For corners; skip 1 sc, slip st in next sc, ch 2 (slip st, ch 4, slip st) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, slip st in next sc, ch 2.

Rep from * around ending skip last sc, join with slip st first ch of beg ch-3.

Make 23 more squares through completion of Rnd 14 of First Square.

Alternating triangle colors, arrange with 4 squares for width and 6 squares for length.
FINISHING

Rep Rnd 15 around 2nd square to last side.

* Ch 1, drop lp, draw lp under to over through opposite ch-2 sp on First Square, ch 1; rep from *.

To join corners; ch 2, drop lp, draw lp under to over through opposite ch-2 sp, ch 2 and continue.

For rem squares, continue in this manner, joining one or two sides as necessary.

When 4 corners meet; ch 2, drop lp, draw lp under to over through opposite ch-4 sp, ch 1, drop lp, skip next ch-4 sp, draw lp under to over through next ch-4 sp, ch 2 and continue.

After all squares are joined work last border as follows: With the RS facing and smaller hook, join A with a slip st in 12th ch-2 sp to the left of a corner sp on a long side.

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

* Ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp (or next corner sp at a seam); rep from * around.

For corners; ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp.

Rep from * around ending ch 1, join to first sc; turn.

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around.

For corners; ch 1, skip 1 sc, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp.

Rep from * around ending ch 1, skip last sc; join and turn.Rnd 3: Ch 1, skipping over each sc, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-1 sp around.

For corners; [(sc, ch 2) 3 times, sc] in each ch-4 sp.

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

Fasten off.

Weave in and sew down rem ends on WS of fabric.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
btwn = between
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
lp(s) = loop(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
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
yo = yarn over


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