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Graphic Squares Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80439AD Squares don't have to be boring with this afghan.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 43 1/2 x 60 in. (110.5 x 152.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-367 Homespun Yarn: Covered Bridge Red

Heathered Solid Old-barn red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (A)

790-373 Homespun Yarn: Black

Heathered Solid True black


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

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco

Heathered Solid Soft cream


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

790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple

Heathered Solid Deep red


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

790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


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

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:
Square = 5 1/4 in. (13.5 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.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
SQUARE 1
Center Square
With D, ch 6.


Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) twice - 2 ch-1 sp.


Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice, working last sc in beg ch-sp.

Fasten off.



Wedges
Note: Work now proceeds in rows that are worked along two edges only of the center square.


Row 1 (RS): Join E with sl st at end of Row 1; working in ends of rows along side edge of Center Square, ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row, ch 1, sk next row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last row; working in sts along next edge of Center Square, (ch 1, sk next ch-sp, sc in next sc) 2 times.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-sp, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, **ch 1, sk next ch-sp, sc in next sc; rep from ** to end; change to C in last st.

Fasten off E.


Row 3: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; **ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from ** to end.


Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, **ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from ** to end; change to A in last st.

Fasten off C.


Rows 5 and 6: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4; change to E in last st of last row.

Fasten off A.


Rows 7-9: With E, rep Rows 3 and 4; then rep Row 3 once more.

Fasten off.



SQUARE 2
With RS facing, join C with sl st in 3rd to last sc of last row.


Center Square
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.


Rows 2-5: Rep Rows 2-5 of Center Square of Square 1.

Fasten off.



Wedges
Join A with sl st in beg edge of Row 1 (inside corner).


Row 1: With A, working in ends of rows along side edge of Center Square, ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 1, sk next row, sc in next sc, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next row; working along next edge of Center Square, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-sp, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, **ch 1, sk next ch-sp, sc in next sc; rep from ** to end, sl st in next sc of Square 1; change to B in last st.

Fasten off A.


Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; **ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from ** to end.


Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, **ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from ** to end; sl st in next sc of Square 1; change to D in last st.


Fasten off B.


Rows 5 and 6: With D, rep Rows 5 and 6 or Square 1; at end of Row 6, sl st in next sc of Square 1; change to C in last st.

Fasten off D.


Rows 7-9: With C, rep Rows 7-9 of Square 1; at end of Row 8 sl st in last sc of Square 1.

Fasten off.



ASSEMBLY
Strip 1
Continue alternating and joining Squares 1 and 2, as established, until there are 10 Squares in strip.



Strip 2
Note: Beg with Square 2, alternate Squares 2 and 1 throughout.


With RS facing, join C with sl st in first st of last row of first Square of Strip 1 (lower right hand corner of Strip 1).

Ch 6 and work Center Square, sl stitching rows 1, 3, and 5 to corresponding first, 2nd, and 3rd scs of last row of neighboring Square.

Rep Square 2 Wedge rows, sl stitching each RS row to corresponding scs of last row of neighboring Square, and ending last row with sl st in corner ch-2 sp of adjoining Square.



Work next Square of strip on top of Square just completed, joining each RS row to corresponding scs of neighboring Square of Strip 1, and joining WS rows to corresponding rows at top of Square just completed.



Continue joining and alternating Squares until there are 10 squares in Strip 2.



Strips 3-7
Continue working strips as for Strip 2, alternating Squares 1 and 2.



FINISHING
Border
With RS facing, join B with sl st in 2nd sc from beg of long side edge (the side edge consisting of sc and ch-1 sp, not ends of rows).


Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, working along long side edge, sc in same st as join, *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) to joining seam, ch 1, sk corner ch-2 sp of Square, sc in next sc; rep from * to corner of Afghan, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; working along top edge of Afghan, sc in next sc, work in established pattern across top edge to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp, (2 sc, ch 1, sc) in last sc of top edge (corner made); working in ends of rows along opposite side edge, (ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row) across edge ending with ch 1, sk last row, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner; working in ends of rows along lower edge, **(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in base of next sc) twice, (ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row) 4 times, ch 1, sk next row, sc in base of next sc; rep from ** 5 more times, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in base of next sc) twice, (ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row) 4 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last row; working along remainder of first side edge, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 71 sc and 70 ch-1 sp along each side, and 51 sc and 48 ch-1 sp along top and lower edge.


Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each ch-1 sp and sc around working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner ch-2 sp.


With RS facing, join D with sl st in 4th dc following any corner ch-2 sp
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same dc, *ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * around working (ch 1, sk next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp) at each corner; end rnd with ch 1, sk last dc; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnds 4 and 5: Turn, rep Rnds 2 and 3.


Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around working (ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp) at each corner; end rnd with ch 1, sk last sc; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.


With RS facing, join E with sl st in any sc (not at corner).


Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * around working ((sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next sc) at each corner, end rnd with ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 8: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, *ch 2, sk next sc, sl st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around working (ch 3, sk next 2 sc, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 2 sc, sl st in next ch-1 sp) at each corner; end rnd with ch 2, sk last sc; join with sl st in first sl st.

Fasten off.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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