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Neutrals Log Cabin Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80440AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: One Size
About 43 x 58 in. (109 x 147.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco Heathered Solid Soft cream
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (A)

790-347 Homespun Yarn: Mediterranean 'Painterly' color Dusty olive and warm tan
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Note: (B)

790-380 Homespun Yarn: Fawn

Heathered Solid Soft beige


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Note: (C)

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo Heathered Solid Light cool beige
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Note: (D)

790-381 Homespun Yarn: Barley Tweed Mixed browns

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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
Rnds 1-2 = 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) across; 1 Square = 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) across. 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:
Work in specified stitches and spaces only, skipping over all other stitches.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE (make 35)
With E and I-9 (5.5 mm) hook, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: *(Sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next dc, sl st in next dc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next ch-2 sp (corner), sl st in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in join of previous round.

Fasten off.


With RS facing and J-10 (6 mm) hook, draw up a lp of D in any corner ch-2 sp.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (new corner), ch 1, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



Wedge 1
Note: Work now proceeds in rows, worked along two edges only of the center square.
With RS facing and K-10 1/2 (6.5 mm) hook, draw up a lp of C in any corner ch-2 sp.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next corner ch-2 sp.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 5 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 5 times.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 5 times, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 5 times.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 6 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 6 times.

Fasten off.



Wedge 2
Note: Work now proceeds in rows, worked along opposite two edges only of the center square.
With RS facing and K-10 1/2 (6.5 mm) hook, working in ends of rows along side of Wedge 1; draw up a lp of B in beg edge of last row of Wedge 1.
Row 1 (RS): Working in ends of rows along side, ch 1, sc in same row, ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row, ch 1, sk next row; working in sts along side of center square, sc in next ch-2 sp, *ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc *, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * to * once, sc in next ch-2 sp; working in ends of rows along next side, (ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row) twice.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 7 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 7 times.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 7 times, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 7 times.

Row 4 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 8 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 8 times.



Border
With RS facing and K-10 1/2 (6.5 mm) hook, draw up a lp of A in 3rd sc past corner ch-2 sp of Wedge 1.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 5 times; working in ends of rows, ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row, ch 1, sk next row, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next row (corner); working in sts along next edge, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 8 times, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 7 times; ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; working in ends of rows along next edge, (sc, ch 3, sc) in first row (corner), ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row, ch 1, sk next row; working in sts along edge, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 6 times, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp (corner), ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends of each Square.

Arrange Squares in 5 rows of 7 Squares each.

Note: All Squares can be oriented in the same direction of patterns can alternate each row or every Square, as desired.



With A, whipstitch rows of Squares together, sewing through back loops only.

Sew Squares into 5 strips of 7 Squares each, then sew the strips together.



Border
With RS facing and K-10 1/2 (6.5 mm) hook, draw up a lp of A in any sc near middle of edge of any Square.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same sc, *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) to next seam or next corner ch-3 sp; work seam as follows: ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp before seam, ch 1, sk seam, sc in ch-3 sp following seam, ch 1, sc in next sc; work next corner ch-3 sp as follows: (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, do not turn, sc in same sc, *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) to next corner, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * 3 more times, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, (sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp) to end; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in next ch-1 sp, *(ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp) to next corner, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * 3 more times, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc) to end; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.
With RS facing and J-10 (6 mm) hook, draw up a lp of C in any sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each ch-1 sp and sc around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch- sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.
With RS facing and J-10 (6 mm) hook, draw up a lp of B in any corner ch-2 sp.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same ch-2 sp, *(ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc) to next corner, ch 1, sk next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, sk next dc, (sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc) to end; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.
With RS facing and J-10 (6 mm) hook, draw up a lp of E in any ch-1 sp.
Rnd 6: *(Ch 2, sk next sc, sl st in next ch-1 sp) to next corner, ch 2, sk next sc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st, ch 2, sl st) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, ch 2, sk next sc, (sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next sc) to end; join with sl st in same ch-1 sp as beg of rnd.

Fasten off.



Weave in ends.

With WS facing, block lightly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
lp(s) = loop(s)
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)
WS = wrong side


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