Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
City Blocks Blanket
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 70677AD Similar to the Easy Does It blanket. Alternate colorway available here.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 53 x 62 in. (134.5 x 157.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco

Heathered Solid Soft cream


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 52.43
Note: (A)

790-397 Homespun Yarn: Russet

Heathered Solid Medium reddish-brown


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 52.43
Note: (B)

790-402 Homespun Yarn: Dusty Blue Heathered Solid Muted medium blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (C)

790-373 Homespun Yarn: Black

Heathered Solid True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (D)

790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple

Heathered Solid Deep red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (E)

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:
12 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in sc. 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:
Popcorn: Work 3 sc in indicated st or sp, drop last loop from hook, insert hook in first sc of 3-sc group, pick up dropped loop and draw through st on hook.

NOTES:
To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

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


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET

WIDE STRIPS (make 4)
With B, ch 28.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 27 sc.


Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to A in last st of last row.

Fasten off B.


Rows 11-40: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to B in last st of last row.

Fasten off A.


Rows 41-50: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to A in last st of last row.

Fasten off B.


Rows 51-210: Repeat Rows 11-50 four more times.


Fasten off.



NARROW STRIPS
Strip 1
With D, ch 10.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 9 sc.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.


Rep Row 2 continuing in the following color sequence:
Work 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C.

Fasten off.


Strip 2
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E.


Strip 3
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D.


Strip 4
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E.


Strip 5
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D.



FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew strips together alternating Narrow and Wide Strips, beginning and ending with Narrow strips.



Border
From right side, join B with sl st in any corner.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same corner, work sc evenly spaced to next corner, *3 sc in corner, work sc evenly spaced to next corner (ensure that you work an odd number of sts between corners); rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 2: Continuing with B, sl st to center sc of corner 3-sc group, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same st (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) across to center st of next corner, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) across to center st of next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 3: Sl st in corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) across to next corner ch-1 sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) across to next corner ch-1 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off B.


Rnd 4: Join C in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 1, (popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, popcorn in next dc) across to next corner, ch 1, sk next dc, *(popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in corner ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, popcorn in next dc) across to next corner; rep from around; ch 1, sk next dc, join with sl st in first popcorn.

Fasten off C.


Rnd 5: Join B in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner, ch 1, sk next popcorn, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn) across to next corner, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn) across to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.


Rnd 6: Ch 3, *sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sc in next ch-sp or dc, sl st in next ch-sp or dc, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in base of beg ch.


Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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