Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Color Block Afghan and Pillow
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 50809
This simple striped afghan is crocheted from soft Lion Suede in 6 strips and sewn together.

Pillow is crocheted in 4 strips and sewn together.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Afghan 52 in. x 63 in. [132 x 160 cm] Pillow 16 in. x 16 in. [40.5 x 40.5 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

210-178 Lion Suede Yarn: Teal An intense, dark blue-green.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.67
Note: (A)

210-133 Lion Suede Yarn: Spice Warm, cinnamon brown.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.67
Note: (B)

210-189 Lion Suede Yarn: Garnet Deep red.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.67
Note: (C)

210-177 Lion Suede Yarn: Sage A cool dusty green.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.67
Note: (D)

210-153 Lion Suede Yarn: Ebony Velvety black, soft as night.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.67
Note: (E)

210-126 Lion Suede Yarn: Coffee Dark and rich brown.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.78
Note: (F)

210-123 Lion Suede Yarn: Taupe A pale, soft beige.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.78
Note: (G)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

Additional Materials
16 in. [40.5 cm] pillow form
GAUGE:
7 dc + 4 rows = 3 in. [7.5 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:
STRIPE PATTERN

Strip 1 Work 7 rows G, 7 rows D, 7 rows A, 7 rows B, 7 rows D, 7 rows C, 7 rows E, 7 rows F, 7 rows D, 7 rows A, 7 rows B, 7 rows C.



Strip 2 Work 5 rows D, 7 rows C, 7 rows B, 7 rows E, 7 rows F, 7 rows A, 7 rows D, 7 rows B, 7 rows C, 7 rows G, 7 rows E, 7 rows F, 2 rows A.



Strip 3 Work 1 row G, 7 rows B, 7 rows A, 7 rows D, 7 rows E, 7 rows C, 7 rows F, 7 rows G, 7 rows B, 7 rows A, 7 rows D, 7 rows E, 6 rows C.

NOTES:
Afghan is crocheted in 6 strips.

Pillow is crocheted in 2 strips each for front and back.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With G, chain 22.
Row 1 (WS) Dc in 4th chain from hook and in each ch across; turn - 20 dc.
Row 2 (RS) Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across; turn - 20 dc.
Rows 3-84 Continuing in Stripe Pattern for Strip 1, working dc in each dc across; ch 3, turn, at end of each row.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.
Make 1 more Strip 1; 2 each of Strip 2 and 3.



FINISHING
From WS with matching color yarn, whipstitch strips together in following order: Strip 1, Strip 2, Strip 3, Strip 1, Strip 2, Strip 3.



PILLOW
Working as for Afghan, make 2 strips in each of the following color sequences.
Strip 1 2 rows A, 7 rows B, 7 rows G, 7 rows E.
Strip 2 6 rows F, 7 rows C, 7 rows D, 3 rows A.



FINISHING
From WS with matching color yarn, whipstitch Strip 1 to Strip 2 along one long edge for front.

Repeat for back.

With right sides together, whipstitch front to back along 3 sides.

Turn right side out, insert pillow form and whipstitch open side closed.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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