Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Zig Zag Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80208AD
Combine the fabulous texture of Homespun with this fun pattern to make an afghan anybody would snuggle under.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
52 x 66 in. (132 x 167.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 10, 2009)
COLOR SEQUENCE Work 2 rows with C, *2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C; rep from * 2 more times, 2 3 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C. AFGHAN Row 74-76 91: Rep Rows 2-4 2-7 three more times. Row 77-88: Rep Rows 2-7 two more times. Rows 89-91 92-94: Rep Rows 2-4; change to A in last st of last row.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

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo

Heathered Solid Light cool beige


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 37.45
Note: (A)

790-400 Homespun Yarn: Chili Heathered Solid Dark, fiery red
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.97
Note: (B)

790-401 Homespun Yarn: Saffron

Heathered Solid Rich burnt orange


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (C)

790-403 Homespun Yarn: Earth

Heathered Solid True medium brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
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)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
3 pattern repeats = 10 in. (25.5 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:
3-tr cluster: *Yo twice, draw up a loop in next st, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice; rep from * 2 more times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
4-tr cluster: *Yo twice, draw up a loop in next st, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice; rep from * 3 more times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook.
7-tr cluster: *Yo twice, draw up a loop in next st, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice; rep from * 6 more times, yo and pull through all 8 loops 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



COLOR SEQUENCE
Work 2 rows with C, *2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C; rep from * 2 more times, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C.



AFGHAN
With C, ch 106.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across-105 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, * skip next 3 sc, 7 tr in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * 12 more times; change to A in last st.
Row 3: Ch 4, turn, skip first sc, 3-tr cluster over next 3 sts, ch 3, *sc in next st, ch 3, 7-tr cluster over next 7 sts, ch 3; rep from * 11 more times, sc in next st, ch 3, 4-tr cluster over last 4 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first cluster, *3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next cluster; rep from * 12 more times; change to D in last st.
Row 5 and 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across; change to A in last st.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Continue in Color Sequence throughout.
Rows 8-25: Rep Rows 2-7 three more times.
Rows 26-73 Rep Rows 2-25 two more times.
Row 74-91: Rep Rows 2-7 three more times.
Rows 92-94: Rep Rows 2-4; change to A in last st of last row.
Do not fasten off.



EDGING
Rnd 1: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 104 sc, 3 sc in next sc (corner made); work 135 sc evenly along side edge; working along opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch (corner made); sc in next 103 ch, 3 sc in last ch (corner made); work 135 sc evenly along opposite side edge, 2 sc in same st as first sc of rnd (corner completed); join with sl st in first sc-488 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner st; join with sl st in first sc; change to B in join-496 sc.
Rnd 3: With B, rep Rnd 2-504 sc.
Rnd 4: Turn, sl st in each st to corner st, (sl st, ch 4, 7 tr) in corner st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, *skip next 3 sts, 7 tr in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st*; rep from * to * 16 more times, skip next 2 sts, 11 tr in corner st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to * 13 times, skip next 2 sts, 11 tr in corner st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to * 17 times, skip next 2 sts, 11 tr in corner st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to * 13 times, skip next 2 sts, 3 tr in same st as first tr; join with sl st in top of beginning ch; change to A in join-528 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as join, *ch 3, 7-tr cluster over next 7 sts, ch 3, sc in next st*; rep from * 13 more times, ch 3, 3-tr cluster over next 3 sts, ch 3, sc in next st; rep from * to * 18 times, ch 3, 3-tr cluster over next 3 sts, ch 3, sc in next st; rep from * to * 14 times, ch 3, 3-tr cluster over next 3 sts, ch 3, sc in next st; rep from * to * 18 times, ch 3, 3-tr cluster over next 3 sts, ch 3; join with sl st in first sc-544 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in corner, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sc in next sc, *3 sc in next ch-sp, sc in cluster, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sc in next sc; rep from * around, working 3 sc in each corner cluster; join with sl st in first sc; change to D in join.
Rnds 7 and 8: With D, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner st; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
yo = yarn over


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