Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Fall Hexagon Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80441AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: One Size
About 43 1/2 x 58 1/2 in. (110.5 x 148.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-378 Homespun Yarn: Olive

Heathered Solid Dusty gray-green


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

790-394 Homespun Yarn: Golden

Heathered Solid Light and medium yellow


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Note: (B)

790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple

Heathered Solid Deep red


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Note: (C)

790-377 Homespun Yarn: Harvest

'Painterly' color Oranges and greens


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

790-335 Homespun Yarn: Prairie

'Painterly' color Medium cool browns and olive green


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Estimated Price: $ 7.49
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)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
Rnds 1-2 = 4 in. (10 cm); Hexagon = 7 1/2 in. (19.5 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:
dc2tog (dc dec) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.


dc3tog (dc dec) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

(Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.


ch-join: Drop loop from hook, insert hook from RS to WS in corresponding ch-sp of neighboring Wedge, pick up loop and draw to RS.


ch-2-join: If there is a neighboring Hexagon work (ch 1, ch-join, ch 1), otherwise work ch 2 only (do not join).


ch-4-join: If there is a neighboring Hexagon work (ch 2, ch-join, ch 2), otherwise work ch 4 only (do not join).

NOTES:
1.

The Afghan consists of 53 individually-crocheted motifs.

The motifs are joined when the edging round is worked.


2.

A border is added after the Afghan is assembled.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEXAGON 1 (make 18)
With C, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc2tog in ring, ch 2, (dc3tog, ch 2) 5 times; join with sl st in first dc2tog-6 ch-2 sps.

Fasten off C.


Rnd 2: Join D with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (4 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 5 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off D.


Rnd 3: Join A with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp (shell made), ch 2; rep from * 4 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.



HEXAGON 2 (make 18)
Make as for Hexagon 1 using the following color sequence: Work Rnd 1 with B, work Rnd 2 with D, work Rnd 3 with C.



HEXAGON 3 (make 17)
Make as for Hexagon 1 using the following color sequence: Work Rnd 1 with A, work Rnd 2 with C, work Rnd 3 with E.



FINISHING
Edging
Notes:
1.

Work Edging with B on Hexagons 1 and 3, and with A on Hexagon 2.


2.Arrange Hexagons according to Assembly Diagram.

Work non-joining edging around first Hexagon of first Row.

Work joining edging around all remaining Hexagons.


Non-Joining Edging (for first Hexagon of first row)
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in any ch-2 sp between shells of Rnd 3.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp as join, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3,; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.


Joining Edging (for all other Hexagons)
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in any ch-2 sp between shells of Rnd 3.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch-2-join, sc) in same sp as join, ch 3, (sc, ch-4-join, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, *(sc, ch-2-join, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch-4-join, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



Border
With RS facing, join B with sl st in any corner ch-4 sp.


Rnd 1 (RS): Working along edge, ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sc) in same ch-4 sp as join, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, *sc in next ch-4 sp (before seam between Hexagons), ch 1, sc in next ch-4 sp (after seam between Hexagons), ch 3; rep from * across to next corner Hexagon, (ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next ch-4 sp) twice, ch 3; rep from * 2 more times; **sc in next ch-4 sp (before seam between Hexagons), ch 1, sc in next ch-4 sp (after seam between Hexagons), ch 3; rep from ** across to beg Hexagon, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch-2 sp, ch 3; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.


Rnd 2: With RS facing, join E with sl st in any corner ch-4 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp; ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, *ch 1, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to next corner Hexagon, (ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp) twice; rep from * 2 more times; **ch 1, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from ** across to beg Hexagon; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side


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