Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Squares Within Squares Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 70356AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
44 x 50 in. (112 x 127 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.56
Note: (A)

860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 21.95
Note: (B)

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (C)

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (D)

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

GAUGE:
Strip = 4 in. (10 cm) wide. 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:
To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with next color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIP 1 (make 6)
Block 1
With A, ch 13.


Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 11 hdc.


Rows 2-7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to B in last st of Row 7.
Fasten off A.


Block 2
Rows 1 and 2: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
Rows 3-5: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to A; hdc in next 5 sts; change to B; hdc in remaining 3 sts.


Rows 6 and 7: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to A in last st of Row 7.

Fasten off B.


Block 3
Rows 1-7: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to B in last st of Row 7.
Rep Blocks 2 and 3 until there are a total of 15 blocks.

Fasten off.



STRIP 2 (make 3)
Block 1
With C, ch 13.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 11 hdc.


Row 2: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.


Rows 3-5: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to B; hdc in next 5 sts; change to C, hdc in remaining 3 sts.
Rows 6 and 7: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to A in last st of Row 7.
Fasten off C.


Block 2
Rows 1 and 2: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
Rows 3-5: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to B; hdc in next 5 sts; change to A; hdc in remaining 3 sts.


Rows 6 and 7: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to C in last st of Row 7.
Fasten off A.


Block 3
Rows 1 and 2: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
Rows 3-5: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to B; hdc in next 5 sts; change to C, hdc in remaining 3 sts.


Rows 6 and 7: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to A in last st of Row 7.

Fasten off C.


Rep Blocks 2 and 3 until there are a total of 15 blocks.

Fasten off.



STRIP 3 (make 2)
Block 1
With B, ch 13.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 11 hdc.


Row 2: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.


Rows 3-5: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to C; hdc in next 5 sts; change to B, hdc in remaining 3 sts.


Rows 6 and 7: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to D in last st of Row 7.

Fasten off B.
Block 2
Rows 1 and 2: With D, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
Rows 3-5: With D, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to B; hdc in next 5 sts; change to D; hdc in remaining 3 sts.


Rows 6 and 7: With D, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to B in last st of Row 7.
Fasten off D.



Block 3
Rows 1 and 2: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
Rows 3-5: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts; change to C; hdc in next 5 sts; change to B, hdc in remaining 3 sts.


Rows 6 and 7: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; change to D in last st of Row 7.

Fasten off B.
Rep Blocks 2 and 3 until there are a total of 15 blocks.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Arrange Strips together from left to right in the following order:
Strip 1, Strip 2, Strip 1, Strip 3, Strip 1, Strip 2, Strip 1, Strip 3, Strip 1, Strip 2 and Strip 1.


Sew together along long edges.



Edging
With right side facing, join D in top edge of Afghan.
Rnd 1: Sc evenly around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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