Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Peaks of Interest Afghan and Pillow
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 645
Note: Afghan not shown; pattern is the same as the pillow

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Afghan: 49 in. wide by 61 1/4 in. long Pillow: 18 in. square

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-373 Homespun Yarn: Black

Heathered Solid True black


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 59.92
Note: Pillow alone uses 2 skeins; afghan requires 6

790-310 Homespun Yarn: Victorian DISCONTINUED Tweed Black, garnet, amethyst and a touch of dark brown.
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 34.95
Note: Pillow alone uses 1 skein; afghan requires 4

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo

Heathered Solid Light cool beige


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: Pillow alone uses 1 skein; afghan requires 2

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

Additional Materials
18 inch x 18 inch pillow form
GAUGE:
10 sc = 4 in [10 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:
FPdc = YO once, insert hook from front to back around post of sc one row below next sc, YO and pull up a loop, [YO and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times (FPdc made), skip sc behind FPdc.
FPtr = YO twice, insert hook from front to back around post of sc two rows below next sc, YO and pull up a loop, [YO and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times (FPtr made), skip sc behind FPtr.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN

1 - Using Color A, loosely ch 124.
2 - Foundation Row 1 (right side) Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 123 sts.
3 - Rows 2-12 Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to end.
4 - Row 13 Using Color B, ch 1, turn; sc in first 3 sc, *1 FPdc, 1 FPtr, 1 FPdc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across to end.
5 - Rows 14-16 Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to end.
6 - Using Color C, rep Steps 4 and 5.
7 - Using Color B, rep Steps 4 and 5.
8 - Using Color A, rep Step 4.
9 - Rep Step 3.
10 - Rep Steps 4-9 seven more times.

Finish off, and weave in loose ends.



PILLOW (Following Steps 1-11, make 2)
1 - Using Color A, loosely ch 46.
2 - Foundation Row 1 (right side) Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 45 sts.
3 - Rows 2-10 Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to end.
4 - Row 11 Using Color B, ch 1, turn; sc in first 3 sc, *1 FPdc, 1 FPtr, 1 FPdc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across to end.
5 - Rows 12-14 Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to end.
6 - Using Color C, rep Steps 4 and 5.
7 - Using Color B, rep Steps 4 and 5.
8 - Using Color A, rep Step 4.
9 - Still using Color A, work 11 rows by ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to end.
10 - Rep Steps 4-8.
11 - Still using Color A, work 9 rows by ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to end.

Finish off, and weave in loose ends.
12 - Place two pillow pieces together, with right sides facing out.

After working 3 out of 4 border sides as described below in Round 1, slip pillow form inside and work final Round 1 border side.
13 - Using Color A,
Round 1 Join pillow front and back together by working 41 sc on each side and 3 sc at each corner.
Round 2 Ch 1, 1 sc, *ch 2, skip 1 sc, 1 sc; rep from * to end.

You now have 21 small scallops on each pillow side and 1 small scallop at each corner.

Finish off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk2p = Slip 1, k2tog, pass sl st over
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
fptr = front post triple crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over


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