Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Washed Ashore Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 90245AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 69 in. (175.5 cm) diameter

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-399 Homespun Yarn: Apple Green

Heathered Solid Muted medium green


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

790-395 Homespun Yarn: Meadow

'Painterly' color Sage, gold, cream, and blue


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

790-393 Homespun Yarn: Cream

Heathered Solid Light natural beige


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (C)

790-341 Homespun Yarn: Windsor

'Painterly' color Lavender, medium blue, and cool green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
Rnds 1-2 = about 4 in. (10 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
inc-shell Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated ch-sp.

NOTES:
Afghan is worked in rnds, changing color every 3 rnds.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in ring, ch 1, (2 dc in ring, ch 1) 7 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 8 ch-sps at end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, (2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 7 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, *inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 16 ch-sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off A.
Rnd 4: Join B with sl st in any ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 5: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, *3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 3 - 32 ch-sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off B.
Rnds 7-9: Join C with sl st in any ch-sp, rep Rnds 4-6 - 64 ch-sps at end of Rnd 9.
Fasten off C.
Rnds 10 and 11: Join D, rep Rnds 4 and 5.
Rnd 12: With D, rep Rnd 5.

Fasten off D.
Rnd 13: Join A with sl st in any ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, *3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 14: With A, rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 15: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, (3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) twice, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2, *(3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 3 times, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 80 ch-sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off A.
Rnd 16: Join B, rep Rnd 13.
Rnds 17 and 18: With B, rep Rnd 5 twice.

Fasten off B.
Rnd 19: Join C, rep Rnd 13.
Rnd 20: With C, rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 21: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, (3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 3 times, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2, *(3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 4 times, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 96 ch-sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off C.


Rnds 22-24: Join D, rep Rnds 4-6 - 192 ch-sps at end of Rnd 24.
Fasten off D.
Rnd 25: Join A, rep Rnd 13.
Rnd 26: With A, rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 27: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, (3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 4 times, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2, *(3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 5 times, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 224 ch-sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off A.
Rnd 28: Join B, rep Rnd 13.
Rnds 29 and 30: With B, rep Rnd 5 twice.

Fasten off B.
Rnd 31: Join C, rep Rnd 13.
Rnd 32: With C, rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 33: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, (3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 5 times, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2, *(3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2) 6 times, inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 256 ch-sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off C.
Rnd 34: Join D with sl st in any ch-sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, *inc-shell in next ch-sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 512 ch-sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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