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4-Square Granny Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90352AD Give the granny square a new twist! This afghan has not one but four granny squares in its center for a fun look.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.17
Note: (A)

860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (B)

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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Note: (C)

860-140 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Rose

Light muted pink


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: (D)

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
Small Square = 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (24 x 24 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:
1. Four identical Small Squares are crocheted, then sewed together to make center square of Afghan.

Outer portion of Afghan is worked around the center square.


2. To keep the Afghan square, join new color in a different corner on each rnd.


3. Beginning ch 3 counts as a dc.


4. Beginning ch 4 counts as dc, ch-1.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
Small Square (make 4)
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), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.


Rnd 2: Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp (beg corner made), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.


Rnd 3: With B, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Fasten off.


Rnd 4: Join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.


Rnd 5: With C, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1,(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp.

join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Fasten off.


Rnds 6 and 7: With D, rep Rnds 4 and 5.

Fasten off.

Sew squares together in pairs, sew pairs together to make Center Square.



Outer Portion of Afghan
Color Sequence For Outer Portion of Afghan
Work 2 rnds each with E, A, B, C, D.



Rnd 1: Join E with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp of Center Square.

Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to joined ch-2 sps between Small Squares, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 2 times, (3 dc in next ch-1, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * twice more, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to joined ch-2 sps between Small Squares, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 2 times, (3 dc in next ch-1, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 2: With E, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Fasten off.


Rnd 3: Join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnds 4-20: Changing color following Color Sequence as established, rep Rnds 2 and 3 until entire Color Sequence has been worked twice.


Rnds 21 and 22: With E, rep Rnds 2 and 3.


Rnds 23 and 24: With A, rep Rnds 2 and 3.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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