Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Circles To Squares Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 70408AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
39 x 50 in. (99 x 127 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 27, 2009)
Correct diagram replaced. SQUARE 3 (make 3) Rnds 1 and - 3: Work as for Square 2.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

860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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

860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


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

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:
Square 1 = 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (14 x 14 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:
To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over.

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


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE 1 (make 16)
With C, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch; change to B in last st - 24 sts.
Rnd 3: With B, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in first sc - 32 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in top of beg ch; change to A in last st - 48 sts.
Rnd 5: With A, ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, *dc in next 6 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 64 sts.
Fasten off.



SQUARE 2 (make 5)
Rnds 1 and 2 : Work as for Square 1.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 36 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch; change to B in last st - 48 sts.
Rnd 5: With B, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, *sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in first sc - 64 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, *dc in next 8 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 80 sts.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each dc, working 5 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch; change to A in last st - 96 sts.
Rnds 8 and 9: With A, ch 3, dc in each dc, working 5 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 128 sts.
Fasten off.



SQUARE 3 (make 3)

Rnds 1-3: Work as for Square 2.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 48 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 60 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch; change to B in last st - 72 sts.
Rnd 7: With B, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 next sts; rep from * twice more join with sl st in first sc - 80 sts.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in first sc - 96 sts.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next 11 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts, *dc in next 12 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 112 sts.
Rnds 10 and 11: Ch 3, dc in each dc, working 5 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch; change to A in last st - 144 sts.
Rnds 12-14: With A, ch 3, dc in each dc, working 5 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 192 sts.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew squares together.
Edging
From right side, join A with sl st in any st along edge; ch 3, work dc evenly spaced around outside edge of Afghan, working 5 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
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)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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