Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Colonial Log Cabin Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 30161
We have adapted the popular log cabin quilt motif using 7 colors of Homespun yarn.

The easy pattern is made in squares and sewn together for a great portable project.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
43 inches x 69 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-359 Homespun Yarn: Aquarium DISCONTINUED Tweed Medium blues and greens with a soft tan.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.97

790-341 Homespun Yarn: Windsor

'Painterly' color Lavender, medium blue, and cool green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial Heathered Solid Dark and medium blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco Heathered Solid Soft cream
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-357 Homespun Yarn: Inca DISCONTINUED Tweed A sun-drenched mixture of gold and white.

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99

790-329 Homespun Yarn: Waterfall

'Painterly' color Denim and light sky blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

790-321 Homespun Yarn: Williamsburg Heathered Solid Cool medium blues
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.59

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

GAUGE:
Rnds 1-2 = 2æ" (7 cm). Completed square = 13" (33 cm). 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:
Unless otherwise specified, when working in rnds, always join last st of rnd to first with a slip stitch.

Work all squares through Square Border Rnd 1.

Weave in ends on WS of each square.

Work Rnd 2 around 1 square, then join together as specified while working Rnd 2 around remaining squares.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE - Make 15 Center With A, ch 5, join with slip stitch to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, (sc, ch 2) in ring 7 times.

Sc in ring, hdc in beg sc to join and form last space.

Rnd 2Ch 1, sc in same space.

*(2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs) in next ch2-space, sc in next ch2- space.

Repeat from * around, ending with ( ).

Join to beg sc.

Fasten off.



Log 1 With E, draw up a loop in any ch2-space.

Row 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in same space and in each of next 5 sts.

Sc in next ch2-space ñ 7 scs.

Rows 2-4 Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.At end of Row 4, fasten off.

Repeat on opposite side of Square.



Log 2 With RS facing and G, draw up a loop in last row of either of Logs 1.

Row 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in end of 4 rows of Log 1.

Sc in ch2-space of center square and in next 5 sts.

Sc in next ch2-space and in next 4 rows of Log 1 - 15 scs.

Rows 2-4 Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.

At end of Row 4, fasten off.Repeat on opposite side.



Log 3 With RS facing and F, draw up a loop in last row of either of Logs 2.

Row 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in end of 4 rows of Log 2.

Sc in next 7 scs, sc in end of next 4 rows - 15 scs.

Rows 2-4 Ch 1, turn.

Sc in each sc across.

At end of Row 4, fasten off.Repeat on opposite side.



Log 4Repeat pattern for Log 3 in C, adding sts as necessary - 23 sts.



Log 5Repeat pattern for Log 3 in D, adding sts as necessary - 23 sts.



Log 6Repeat pattern for Log 3 in B, adding sts as necessary - 31 sts.



SQUARE BORDER With RS facing and E, draw up a loop in 3rd sc to the left of corner sc in last log.

Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in same sc.

*Ch 1, skip 1 sc (or 1 row), sc in next sc (or in end of next row).

Repeat from * around, working at each corner: ch 1, skip 1 sc (or 1 row), (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner sc.

At end of rnd, ch 1, skip last sc, join to beg sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2 (RS) With RS facing and A, draw up a loop in first ch1-space to the left of any corner ch2-space.

Ch 1, sc in same space.

*Ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch1-space.

Ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch1-space.

Repeat from * around, working at each corner ch2-space: Ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next ch2-space, ch 1, skip next sc**, sc in next ch1- space.

At end of rnd, work last corner pattern to **.

Join to beg sc.

Fasten off.



Arrange squares 3 x 5 with direction of logs alternating or in any desired pattern.

Join on 1 or 2 sides as necessary while working Square Border Rnd 2.



To join ch2-spaces Continue in pattern st, ch 1, drop loop, draw loop under to over through opposite ch2-space, ch 1 and continue.



To join at corners Ch 2, drop loop, draw loop under to over through opposite ch4-space, ch 2 and continue.



To join where 4 corners meet Ch 2, drop loop, draw loop under to over through opposite ch4-space, ch 1, drop loop, skip next ch4-space, draw loop under to over through next ch4-space, ch 2 and continue.



When all squares are joined, work border.



BORDER NOTES On border rnds, unless otherwise specified, work in specified sts and spaces only, skipping over other sts.

Shell = (3 dcs, ch 2, 3 dcs).

With WS facing and A, draw up a loop in first ch2-space to the right of corner ch4-space on either long side edge.

Rnd 1 (WS) Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space.

Work corner ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first corner sc.

(Sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch4-space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc.

*Ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch2-space.

Repeat from * around, working at each joining seam: Ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in sc to the right of joining.

Ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc.

Then continue pattern around, working corner pattern at remaining 3 corners.

At end of rnd, hdc in beg sc to join and form last space.

Turn, slip st to next ch2-space.

Rnd 2 (RS) Ch 1, sc in same space.

*Shell in next ch2-space, sc in next ch2-space.

Repeat from * around, working at each corner: Ch 1, (3 dcs, ch 3, 3 dcs) in corner ch4- space, ch 1, sc in next ch2-space.

At end of rnd, join last shell to beg sc.

Fasten off.

With RS facing and E, draw up a loop in sc between any 2 shells near center of either long side edge.

Rnd 3 (RS) Ch 1, sc in same sc.

*[Ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc].

Ch 1, skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch2-space.

Repeat between [ ], ch 1, skip next dc**, sc in next sc.

Repeat from * around working at each corner: Ch 1, skip next ch1-space, sc in next dc.

Ch 1, skip next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc.

(Sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch3-space.

(Sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc.

Ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc.

Ch 1, skip next ch 1 space, sc in next sc.

At end of rnd, repeat pattern from * to **.

Join to beg sc, fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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