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Crochet Sampler Throw
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L0605B

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 45 x 45 in. (114.5 x 114.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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Note: (A)

860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


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Note: (B)

860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire

Brilliant blue


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860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


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860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green

Light muted green


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
1 Square = about 9 x 9 in. (23 x 23 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:
Note: Clusters and dc4tog are worked similarly, but take note that a cluster is worked into a single st, a dc4tog is worked over 4 sts.
CL (cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated ch-sp and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops.

(Yarn over, insert hook in same ch-sp and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
dc4tog (dc 4 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 4 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
Popcorn Work 5 dc into indicated st, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of 5-dc group just made, pick up dropped loop and draw it through.

When working the following row, push the Popcorn to the right side of the fabric.


Note: On RS rows, insert hook from front to back in first dc of 5-dc group.

On WS rows, insert hook from back to front in first dc of 5-dc group.

NOTES:
1. Twenty five Squares are crocheted, then sewn together following Assembly Diagram.
2. Squares may not match exactly in size.

Any small differences in size of Squares can be eased in when sewing Squares together.
3. The Afghan is designed without a border.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE A (make 5)
3-dc Group Pattern
With A, ch 32.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc), sk next ch, sc in next ch, *sk next ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk next ch, 2 dc in last ch-Six 3-dc groups and two 2-dc groups at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sk next dc, 3 dc in next sc, sk next dc, *sc in next dc, sk next dc, 3 dc in next sc, sk next dc; rep from * across to turning ch, sc in top of turning ch-Seven 3-dc groups at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc on this row and on all the rows of this pattern), turn, dc in first sc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, *3 dc in next sc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc; rep from * across to last sc, 2 dc in last sc.
Rows 4-19: Rep Rows 2 and 3 eight times.
Fasten off.



SQUARE B (make 5)
Popcorn Pattern
With B, ch 36.
Row 1 (RS): Work Popcorn in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, sk next ch, dc in next ch, *ch 1, sk next ch, Popcorn in next ch, ch 2, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across-8 pattern reps at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 on this row and on all the rows of this pattern), turn, sk next ch, dc in next ch, *ch 1, sk next Popcorn, sk next ch, Popcorn in next dc, ch 2, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across to last Popcorn, ch 1, sk last Popcorn, sk next ch, dc in next ch of turning ch.
Row 3: Ch 4, turn, sk next ch, Popcorn in next dc, *ch 2, sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next Popcorn, sk next ch, Popcorn in next dc; rep from * across to turning ch, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Rows 4-13: Rep Rows 2 and 3 five times.
Fasten off.



SQUARE C (make 5)
Surface Zig-Zag Pattern
With C, ch 35.
Note: When working crossed dc's, take care to work loosely enough so that square doesn't pull in.
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in next ch, working in front of last 2 dc made, dc in 4th ch from hook (3 crossed dc made), *sk next ch, dc in next 2 ch, working in front of last 2 dc made, dc in skipped ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch-10 pattern reps at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc on this row and on all the rows of this pattern), turn, *sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc, working behind last 2 dc made, dc in skipped dc; rep from * across to turning ch, dc in top of turning ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, *sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc, working in front of last 2 dc made, dc in skipped dc; rep from * across to turning ch, dc in top of turning ch.
Rows 4-15: Rep Rows 2 and 3 six times.
Fasten off.



SQUARE D (make 5)
Texture Pattern
With D, ch 30.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc) and each ch across-28 dc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc on this row and on all the rows of this pattern), turn, *sc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across to turning ch, sc in top of turning ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, *dc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across to turning ch, dc in top of turning ch.
Rows 4-17: Rep Rows 2 and 3 seven times.
Fasten off.



SQUARE E (make 5)
Cluster Pattern
With E, ch 32.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, dc4tog over next 4 ch, ch 1, sc in next ch; rep from * across-6 pattern reps at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 5, turn, sc in first dc4tog, ch 3, CL in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *sc in next dc4tog, ch 3, CL in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first CL, ch 3, CL in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *sc in next CL, ch 3, Cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to turning ch, sc in turning ch-sp.
Row 4: Ch 5, turn, sc in first CL, ch 3, CL in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *sc in next CL, ch 3, CL in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc.
Rows 5-16: Rep Rows 3 and 4 six times.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip


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