Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Snowball Motif Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Colors
Pattern Number: L10558

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 47 x 57 in. (119.5 x 145 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jun 4, 2013)
MATERIALS - LION BRAND VANNA'S COLORS (Art. #862) #207 Violets 3 6 balls (A) #215 Mulberry 3 4 balls (B) #200 Driftwood 2 balls (C) #202 Pine 2 balls (D) #206 Topaz 2 3 balls (E) #209 Woodgrain 2 balls (F) #212 Lagoon Blue 2 balls (G) #210 Sunset Coral 2 balls (H) #213 Deep Sea 2 balls (I) #203 Marina 1 ball (J) #211 Seagrass 1 2 balls (K) #214 Geranium 1 ball (L) OCTAGON (make 99 … Rnd 4: (Sl st, ch 5, dc) in first ch-2 sp, *dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 6 more times, dc in each dc to end of rnd; join sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 56 dc (7 dc on each side) and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd. Fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

862-207 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Violets

Lavender with dark purple, light brown, and deep red


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.10
Note: (A)

862-215 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Mulberry

Magenta with wine red and black


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.40
Note: (B)

862-200 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Driftwood

Burnt red with light tan and medium brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.70
Note: (C)

862-202 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Pine

Deep green with navy, burnt orange, and light tan


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.70
Note: (D)

862-206 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Topaz

Mustard yellow with tan and light cream


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.55
Note: (E)

862-209 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Woodgrain

chocolate brown with taupe and beige


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.70
Note: (F)

862-212 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Lagoon Blue

Sky blue with lightest blue and light steel grey


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.70
Note: (G)

862-210 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Sunset Coral

Deep mustard with fuchsia


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

862-213 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Deep Sea

Deep navy with black and medium blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.70
Note: (I)

862-203 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Marina

Electric blue with red and blue-green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 1.85
Note: (J)

862-211 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Seagrass

Lime with cool medium and light green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.70
Note: (K)

862-214 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Geranium

Softest pink with peach and bubblegum pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 1.85
Note: (L)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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

GAUGE:
1 Octagon = 5 in. (12.5 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.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 99 Octagons and 116 Squares.

2.

The Octagons and Squares are worked separately, then sewn together following the Assembly Diagram.

3.

An edging is worked around the outside edge of the Afghan.


INSTRUCTIONS



OCTAGONS (make 99 - 22 with A, 15 with B, 9 each with C, D, E, F, and G, 4 with H, 8 with I, and 5 with K) Ch 3, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 8 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 in this rnd and in all following rnds), *3 dc in next sc, ch 2; rep from * around, 2 dc in first st (at base of beg ch-5); join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 24 dc and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 5, dc) in first ch-sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 40 dc (5 dc on each side) and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.



SQUARES (make 116 - 30 with H, 28 with J, 20 each with E and L, 10 with K, and 8 with G) Ch 9.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc) and in each ch across - 7 dc at the end of this row.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each dc across, dc in top of beg ch.Fasten off.



FINISHING Arrange Octagons and Squares as shown in Assembly Diagram and sew or crochet together.

Edging With RS facing, join I with sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan.

Work sc evenly spaced around outside edge of Afghan; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

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)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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