Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Playful Squares Throw
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: L10450 Each colorful square of this playful throw is made separately and seamed together into the finished blanket. It's a perfect project to carry with you while traveling this winter and a great opportunity to try out Babysoft.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
22 x 27 1/2 in. (56 x 70 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

920-170 Babysoft Yarn: Pistachio

Vibrant medium green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (A)

920-141 Babysoft Yarn: Pink Lemonade

Bold electric pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (B)

920-143 Babysoft Yarn: Lavender

A warm medium lavender


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (C)

920-107 Babysoft Yarn: Bluebell

Light cobalt blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (D)

920-099 Babysoft Yarn: Cream

Soft creamy white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

GAUGE:
1 Square = 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (14 x 14 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:
TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION
Adjustable Ring Method Wrap yarn around index finger.

Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop, then ch 1 (counts as first ch in first rnd).

Carefully slip ring from finger and work stitches of first rnd into ring.

When first rnd is complete, gently but firmly, pull tail to tighten center of ring.

NOTES:
1. Throw is made from 20 squares.
2. Squares are worked from one corner diagonally across to the opposite corner.
3. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.

Proceed with new color.

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE 1
With A, make an adjustable ring.
Row 1: Work 3 sc in ring.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 3 sc in next st, sc in last st - 5 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts - 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, 3 sc in next st (corner), place marker in center sc of 3-sc corner just made, sc in last 3 sts - 9 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to marked corner st, 3 sc in corner st, move marker to center sc of 3-sc corner just made, sc in each st to end of row - 11 sts.
Rows 6-21: Rep Row 5 sixteen more times - 43 sts at the end of Row 21.
Fasten off.



SQUARE 2
With B, make same as Square 1.



SQUARE 3
With C, make same as Square 1.



SQUARE 4
With D, make same as Square 1.



SQUARE 5 (make 2)
With E, make an adjustable ring and work Rows 1-3 of Square 1; change to D at the end of Row 3.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: (Work 2 rows with D, 2 rows with E) 3 times, work 3 rows with D, and 3 rows with E.



SQUARE 6
With A, make an adjustable ring and work Rows 1-3 of Square 1; change to C at the end of Row 3.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: (Work 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A) 3 times, work 3 rows with C, and 3 rows with A.



SQUARE 7 (make 2)
With E, make an adjustable ring and work Rows 1-3 of Square 1; change to B at the end of Row 3.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: (Work 2 rows with B, 2 rows with E) 3 times, work 3 rows with B, and 3 rows with E.



SQUARE 8
With A, make an adjustable ring and work first 12 rows of Square 1; change to D at the end of 12th row-25 sts at the end of 12th row.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: Work 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, and 3 rows with A.



SQUARE 9 (make 2)
With C, make an adjustable ring and work first 12 rows of Square 1; change to B at the end of 12th row-25 sts at the end of 12th row.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: Work 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with B, and 3 rows with C.



SQUARE 10 (make 2)
With D, make an adjustable ring and work first 12 rows of Square 1; change to C at the end of 12th row-25 sts at the end of 12th row.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: Work 2 rows with C, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with C, and 3 rows with B.



SQUARE 11 (make 2)
With E, make an adjustable ring and work first 10 rows of Square 1; change to A at the end of 10th row-21 sts at the end of 10th row.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: Work 4 rows with A, and 7 rows with D.



SQUARE 12 (make 2)
With C, make an adjustable ring and work first 10 rows of Square 1; change to E at the end of 10th row-21 sts at the end of 10th row.
Continue to work same as Square 1, changing color as in following color sequence: Work 4 rows with E, and 7 rows with B.



SQUARE 13 (make 2)
With B, make an adjustable ring and work first 14 rows of Square 1; change to A at the end of 14th row-29 sts at the end of 14th row.
Continue to work same as Square 1, work 7 rows with A.



FINISHING
Arrange squares as shown in Assembly Diagram, and sew together.

Weave in ends.

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sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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