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Crochet Great Granny Throw
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 50279
Jewel-toned colors and chunky stitches give groovy grany squares an updated edge.

The afghan is created from granny squares, each one foot [30.5 cm] square.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
40" x 52" [101.5 x 132 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

450-106 Jiffy Yarn: Baby Blue Medium sky blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: (A)

450-191 Jiffy Yarn: Violet Dark, cool purple
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.98
Note: (B)

450-099 Jiffy Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.97
Note: (C)

450-173 Jiffy Yarn: Grass Green

Dark true green with a hint of olive


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.98
Note: (D)

450-145 Jiffy Yarn: Plum Dark, redish purple
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: (E)

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


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
Square = 12" x 12" [30.5 x 30.5 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:
dc2tog (dc dec) Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.

Yo, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
dc3tog (dec 2 dc) [Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, draw through all loops on hook.



CL (cluster) [Yo, insert hook in space and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times in same space, yo, draw through all loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE 1

With A, ch 4; join with slip st to form ring.



Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 4, [dc, ch 1] 7 times in ring; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 8 ch1-spaces.



Rnd 2 Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch1-space, 3 dc in next ch1-space, ch 3, *3 dc in each of next 2 ch1-spaces, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch3-spaces.



Rnd 3 Ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3, **(CL, ch 3, CL) in next corner ch3-space, ch 3, *[dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3] twice; repeat from ** twice, (CL, ch 3, CL) in next corner ch3-space, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch3-spaces.

Fasten off A.



Rnd 4 With RS facing, join B in first ch3-space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch3-space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch3-space, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch3-space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of next 3 ch3-spaces; repeat from * twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch3-space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch3-space, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch3-spaces; 5 groups of 3 dc on each side.



Rnd 5 Ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch 3, *dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3*; repeat from * to * once, **(CL, ch 3, CL, ch 3) in next corner ch3-space; repeat from * to * 5 times; repeat from ** twice, (CL, ch 3, CL, ch 3) in next corner ch3-space; repeat from * to * twice; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch3-spaces.

Fasten off B.



Rnd 6 With RS facing, join C in first ch3-space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch3-space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of next 2 ch3-spaces, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in corner ch3-space, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of next 6 ch3-spaces; repeat from * twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in corner ch3-space, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of last 3 ch3-spaces; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch3-spaces; 8 groups of 3 dc on each side.



Rnd 7 Ch 3, skipping ch1-spaces, *dc in each dc across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch3-space; repeat from * around, ending with dc in each of last 12 dc; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch2-spaces; 28 dc across each side.



Rnd 8 Ch 3, *dc in each dc across to next corner ch2-space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch2-space; repeat from * 3 times, ending with dc in each dc across last side to beg; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch2-spaces; 32 dc across each side.

Fasten off C, leaving a tail for sewing.





SQUARES 2-12

Make 11 more Squares as for Square 1, working in the following color sequence for each Square:

Square 2 C; D; B.



Square 3 D; E; A.



Square 4 E; C; D.



Square 5 D; B; C.



Square 6 E; A; E.



Square 7 B; D; E.



Square 8 C; B; A.



Square 9 B; D; C.



Square 10 E; A; C.



Square 11 D; C; B.



Square 12 C; E; D.



ASSEMBLY

With large-eyed, blunt needle and tails, sew Squares tog, following Construction Diagram for placement.



BORDER

Rnd 1 With RS facing, join E in any corner ch2-space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch2-space, dc in each dc around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch2-space; join with slip st in top of beg ch.



Rnds 2-3 Ch 3, dc in each dc around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch2-space; join with slip st in top of beg ch.



Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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