Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Sunburst Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 30230
This afghan takes center stage with a dramatic design, bursting with color.

Created with 4 colors of Homespun.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
42 inches x 56 inches, plus border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-372 Homespun Yarn: Sunshine State

Heathered Solid Pale yellow


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96

790-371 Homespun Yarn: Boston Rose Heathered Solid Dusty rose and mauve
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.97

790-362 Homespun Yarn: Quartz

'Painterly' color Light beige, lavender, and soft teal


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98

790-369 Homespun Yarn: Florida Keys Green

Heathered Solid Bright sea-grass green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65

GAUGE:
10 sts + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet. Each square = 7" x 7" (17.75 mm). 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
SOLID SQUARE ñ Make 16 with MC, 8 with B (24 total) Ch 18.

Row 1 Sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across ñ 17 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, turn.

Sc into each sc across.

Repeat Row 2 for 15 times more (17 rows).

DIAGONAL SQUARE I -- Make 8 With A, ch 18.

Row 1 With A, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across ñ 17 sc.

Row 2 With A, ch 1, turn.

Sc into each of next 16 sc, finish off 16th st with MC and sc with MC in last sc.

Row 3 With MC, ch 1, turn.

Sc into each of next sc, finish off 2nd st with A, sc in each of remaining 15 sc.

Complete square following chart below.
DIAGONAL SQUARE II ñ Make 8 With A, ch 18.

Row 1 With A sc into 2nd ch from hook, and in each sc across, finish off last st with MC ñ 17 sc.

Row 2 With MC, ch 1, turn.

Sc into first sc, finish off st with A and sc across remaining 16 sc.

Row 3 With A, ch 1, turn.

Sc in each of next 15 sc, finish off 15th st with MC, sc in each of next 2 sc.

Complete square following chart below.
DIAGONAL SQUARE III ñ Make 4 With A, ch 18.

Row 1 Sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, finish off last st with C ñ 17 sc.

Row 2 With C, ch 1, turn and sc in first sc, finish off st with A and sc into each of remaining 16 sc.

Row 3 With A, ch 1, turn.

Sc in each of next 15 sc, finish off 15th st with C and sc into each of remaining 2 sc.

Complete square following diagram 3.

DIAGONAL SQUARE IV -- Make 4 With A, ch 18.

Row 1 Sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across ñ 17 sc.

Row 2 With A, ch 1, turn and sc into each of next 16 sc, finish off 16th st with C and sc into last sc.

Row 3 With C, ch 1, turn.

Sc into each of next 2 sc, finish off 2nd st with A and sc into remaining 15 sc.

Complete square following diagram 4.

FINISHING With RS facing, sew squares together as per assembly diagram at top of pattern.

Border With MC work 1 row sc evenly across each side edge.

Attach B in upper right corner.

*Work 92 sc evenly spaced across top; 3 sc in corner; 114 sc evenly spaced along side edge; 3 sc in corner; repeat from * once more.

Working in rnds of sc, with 3 sc in each corner each rnd, work 2 rnds more in B; 1 rnd in C; 3 rnds in A.

Fasten off.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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