Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Granny Square Throw
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L0201AD Beautiful self-striping yarn brings new life to granny squares.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 40 x 50 in. (101.5 x 127 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

825-200 Amazing Yarn: Aurora

Bright pink, purple, mustard, and blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29
Note: (A)

825-206 Amazing Yarn: Arcadia

Medium green, burnt orange, deep blue, and dark red


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Note: (B)

825-201 Amazing Yarn: Ruby

Ruby red, violet, sky blue, and gray


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: (C)

825-203 Amazing Yarn: Wildflowers

Light green, lavender, dusty pink, and blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.16
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
One Granny Square = 10 x 10 in. (25 x 25 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.

Throw is made of 20 Squares joined into 5 rows of 4 squares each.
2.

The Squares are joined by working surface sl st in a zig-zag pattern, back and forth between the edges of adjoining Squares.

If you'd rather, Squares can be sewn together.
3.

To keep Granny Squares square, join new color in a different corner of each rnd.
4.

Granny Squares are worked in rnds, with RS facing.

Do not turn at the beg of rnds.

Always join new colors with the RS Square facing.


INSTRUCTIONS



GRANNY SQUARE (make 20)
With A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout the pattern), 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: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout the pattern), *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Fasten off.
Rnd 3: From RS, join B with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: With B, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Fasten off.
Rnd 5: From RS, join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 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 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; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 6: With C, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 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 next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Fasten off.
Rnds 7 and 8: With D, rep Rnds 5 and 6.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Arrange Granny Squares in 5 rows of 4 Granny Squares each.
Surface Slip Stitch Join
Note: Use yarn B, C or D as desired.
Join the edges of adjoining Squares, as follows:
1.

Make a slip knot, but do not place the knot on your hook.
2.

Insert hook from RS to WS through edge of first Square.
3.

Place the slip knot on hook and draw loop to RS (keeping beg tail and working yarn on WS).
4.

*Insert hook from RS to WS through edge of adjoining Square, yarn over, draw loop through Square and through loop on hook (surface sl st made), insert hook from RS to WS through first Square, yarn over, draw loop through Square and through loop on hook; rep from * across, zig-zagging back and forth between the two Squares to join.


5.

Fasten off, or continue working surface sl st join across next two adjoining Squares.
Rep steps 1-5 until all Squares are joined.



Note: To end a section of surface sl sts, remove hook from loop.

Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS.

Cut yarn.

Draw yarn tail through remaining loop to fasten off.



Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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