Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
8-Color Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 70139AD
This cozy afghan adds a great splash of color anywhere.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
40 x 48 in. (106 cm x 121 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 23, 2008)
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), Rnd 4: Join C in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), [1 dc, ch 3, 1 2 dc] into sameThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple

Medium purple


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Note: (A)

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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Note: (B)

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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Note: (C)

860-140 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Rose

Light muted pink


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Note: (D)

860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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Note: (E)

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


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Note: (F)

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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Note: (G)

860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green

Bright yellow-green


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Note: (H)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
One square = 8 x 8 in. (23 x 23 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:
Beg CL (Beginning Cluster) - ch 4 (counts as tr), [Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into ring, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] repeat 2 more times - 4 tr and 4 loops on hook.

Yarn over and draw through all 4 loops.

CL (Cluster) - [Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into ring, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through 2 loops - tr] repeat 3 times more - 4 tr and 5 loops on hook.

Yarn over and draw through all 5 loops.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
Square 1 (make 4)
With A, ch 8.

Join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Beg CL, *ch 4, CL; repeat from * 6 times, ch 4, join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch 4.

Fasten off A.
Rnd 2: Join B in any ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc into same ch-4 sp, *4 dc into next ch-4 sp, ch 6, **4 dc into next ch-4 sp; rep from * twice then from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in each of next 7 dc, *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] into next ch-6 sp, ** dc in each of next 8 dc; rep from * twice then from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Fasten off B.
Rnd 4: Join C in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), [1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] into same sp, * dc in each of next 14 dc, **[2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] into next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice then from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Fasten off C.
Rnd 5: Join D, ch 1, sc into each dc of previous round, working [2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc] in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st beg sc.

Fasten off.



Square 2 (make 4)
Make same as Square 1, but using colors B, C, D, and E.



Square 3 (make 4)
Make same as Square 1, but using colors C, D, E, and F.



Square 4 (make 4)
Make same as Square 1, but using colors D, E, F, and G.



Square 5 (make 4)
Make same as Square 1, but using colors E, F, G, and H.



Square 6 (make 4)
Make same as Square 1, but using colors F, G, H, and A.



Square 7 (make 3)
Make same as Square 1, but using colors G, H, A, and B.



Square 8 (make 3)
Make same as Square 1, but using colors H, A, B, and C.





FINISHING
Lay squares out on a flat surface to determine a pleasing arrangement of 5 rows of 6 squares each.

Sew squares together.



Edging
Rnd 1: From right side, join H with sl st along edge of Afghan.

Ch 1, work sc evenly around edge of Afghan, working 3 sc at each corner.

Fasten off.
Rnd 2: From wrong side, join F with sl st along edge of Afghan.

Ch 1, work sc in each sc around.

Fasten off.


Weave in ends.

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