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Squared Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 70201A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple

Medium purple


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.58
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)

860-143 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Antique Rose

Deep medium rose



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Note: (D)

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)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
1 Square = 14 x 14 in. (35.5 x 35.3 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.

NOTES:
Editor's Note: In response to customer comments, we have rewritten this pattern.

Please note that this afghan is created with a technique that will not create precisely square pieces, and is not meant to lay perfectly flat.



If you are experiencing cupping of your squares (which tends to happen if you are crocheting more tightly), work more loosely or switch to a larger hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
SQUARE 1
With A, chain 4; join with slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as first half double crochet), work 11 more half double crochet in ring; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain-2.


Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as first corner double crochet here and throughout), half double crochet in same stitch as join (at base of beginning chain-3), half double crochet in next 2 stitches, *(half double crochet, double crochet, half double crochet) in next stitch (corner made), half double crochet in next 2 stitches; repeat from * 2 more times, half double crochet in same stitch as join (at base of beginning chain-3); join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain-3 (last corner completed).
Round 3: Chain 3, half double crochet in same stitch as join, half double crochet in next 4 stitches, *(half double crochet, double crochet, half double crochet) in center stitch of corner, half double crochet in next 4 stitches, repeat from * 2 more times, half double crochet in same stitch as join; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain-3.
Round 4: Chain 3, half double crochet in same stitch as join, half double crochet in each stitch to center stitch of next corner, *(half double crochet, double crochet, half double crochet) in center stitch of corner, half double crochet in each stitch to center stitch of next corner; repeat from * 2 more times, half double crochet in same stitch as join; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain-3.
Rounds 5-10: Repeat Round 4 working 2 more half double crochet between corners every round.


Fasten off A.

Join B in top of beginning chain-2
Rounds 11 and 12: Repeat Round 4.
Fasten off B.

Join C in top of beginning chain-2.
Rounds 13-15: Repeat Round 4.

Fasten off.

SQUARES 2-9
Work as for Square 1 in the following color sequences:
Square 2: Rounds 1-10 with C, Rounds 11-12 with A, Rounds 13-15 with D.
Square 3: Rounds 1-10 with D, Rounds 11-12 with C, Rounds 13-15 with B.
Square 4: Rounds 1-10 with B, Rounds 11-12 with D, Rounds 13-15 with A.
Square 5: Rounds 1-10 with D, Rounds 11-12 with B, Rounds 13-15 with C.
Square 6: Rounds 1-10 with B, Rounds 11-12 with A, Rounds 13-15 with D.
Square 7: Rounds 1-10 with C, Rounds 11-12 with B, Rounds 13-15 with D.
Square 8: Rounds 1-10 with A, Rounds 11-12 with C, Rounds 13-15 with B.
Square 9: Rounds 1-10 with C, Rounds 11-12 with D, Rounds 13-15 with A.

FINISHING
Sew Squares 1, 2, and 3 together for first strip; Squares 4, 5, and 6 together for second strip; Squares 7, 8, and 9 together for third strip.

Sew first and third strips to either side of second strip.
Border
From right side, join C with slip stitch in center half double crochet at any corner of Afghan.
Round 1: Chain 3, half double crochet in same stitch as join, half double crochet in each stitch to center stitch of next corner of Afghan, *(half double crochet, double crochet, half double crochet) in center stitch of corner, half double crochet in each stitch to center stitch of next corner of Afghan; repeat from * 2 more times, half double crochet in same stitch as join; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain-3.

Fasten off C.
Rounds 2-6: Repeat last round, working in the following color sequence: B, A, D, B, A.

Fasten off.


Weave in ends.

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