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Boomer Granny
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 60137AD
Updated and lively 'Granny-Square" afghan

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

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 21, 2007)
Color D was incorrecly specified as 450-189 (Wine); it should be 450-181 (Spring Green)The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

450-150 Jiffy Yarn: Pearl Grey Light grey
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: (A)

450-107 Jiffy Yarn: Denim

Dark denim blue


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

450-145 Jiffy Yarn: Plum Dark, redish purple
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: (C)

450-181 Jiffy Yarn: Country Green

Dark sea green


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

450-154 Jiffy Yarn: Oxford Grey Dark grey
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 in. [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 (dec dc) 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



AFGHAN

SQUARE 1

With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.



Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 4, (dc, ch 1) 7 times in ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 8 ch-1 sp.



Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in beg ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, * 3 dc in each of next 2 ch-1 sp, ch 3, rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch-3 sp.



Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc2tog over next 2 dc, ch 3, dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3, * (CL, ch 3, CL) in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, [dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3] twice, rep from * twice, (CL, ch 3, CL) in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch-3 sp.

Fasten off A.



Rnd 4: Join B in beg ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of next 3 ch-3 sp, rep from * twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch-3 sp and 5 groups of 3 dc on each side.



Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc2tog over next 2 dc, ch 3, [dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3] twice, * (CL, ch 3, CL, ch 3) in next corner ch-3 sp, [dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3] 5 times, rep from * twice, (CL, ch 3, CL, ch 3) in next corner ch-3 sp, [dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3] twice, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch-3 sp.

Fasten off B.



Rnd 6: Join C in beg ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of next 2 ch-3 sp, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in corner ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of next 6 ch-3 sp, rep from * twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in corner ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of last 3 ch-3 sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch-3 sp and 8 groups of 3 dc on each side.



Rnd 7: Ch 3, * (skip next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc) across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, rep from * around, end (skip next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc) across to beg, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch-2 sp and 28 dc across each side.



Rnd 8: Ch 3, * dc in each dc across to next corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, end with dc in each dc across last side to beg, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 corner ch-2 sp and 32 dc across each side.

Fasten off C.

SQUARES 2-12
Make as for Square 1, working in the following color sequence:
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.



FINISHING
Sew Squares tog, following Assembly Diagram for placement.



Border
Rnd 1: From RS, join E in any corner ch-2 sp.

Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space, dc in each dc around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnds 2-3: Ch 3, * dc in each dc around, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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


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