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Mitered 4-Patch Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Colors
Pattern Number: L10559 A colorful accent for any room, this throw blanket is crocheted in the warm tones of Vanna's Colors. The thickness of the yarn works up quickly and adds warmth to the finished project.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 50 x 62 in. (127 x 157.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

862-213 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Deep Sea

Deep navy with black and medium blue


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Note: (A)

862-206 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Topaz

Mustard yellow with tan and light cream


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862-200 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Driftwood

Burnt red with light tan and medium brown


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862-215 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Mulberry

Magenta with wine red and black


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862-209 Vanna's Colors Yarn: Woodgrain

chocolate brown with taupe and beige


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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
11 sts + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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:
dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

(Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.

Yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st behind the FPDC.

Note: In this design, post sts are worked around sts 2 rnds below.

This means that they are worked around the sts in the rnd numbered 2 less than the rnd being worked.

For example, if you are working Rnd 3 and are instructed to work "around st 2 rnds below", you will work around a st in Rnd 1.

Take care to skip the st 'behind' the FPDC.
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

(Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) twice.

Yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.
sc5tog (sc 5 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

(Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) 4 times.

Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on hook - 4 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1. Afghan is made from 10 Large Squares and 40 Small Squares.


2. The Squares are worked separately then sewn together following the Assembly Diagram.

An edging is then worked around the outside edge of the Afghan.
3. Each Square is worked back and forth in rows, with a decrease worked at the center of each row to form the miter.

Sc rows are alternated with dc rows.

When working a dc row, a dc3tog (decrease 2 sts) is worked in the center of the row.

When working a sc row (except first row), a sc5tog (decrease 4 sts) is worked in the center of the row.
4. A stitch marker is used to mark the center of each row, where the decreases will be worked.

If you can 'read' your crochet, you will not need to use the marker.
5. The ch 1 at the beg of the sc rows does not count as a st; the ch 3 at the beg of the dc rows does count as the first dc.


INSTRUCTIONS



LARGE SQUARE (make 10 - 2 each with A, B, C, D, and E)
Ch 64.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 29 ch, work sc3tog over next 3 ch, sc in next 30 ch - 61 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in next 28 sts, dc3tog, dc in last 29 sts - 59 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 27 sts, sc5tog, sc in last 27 sts - 55 sts.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 25 sts, dc3tog, dc in last 26 sts - 53 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 24 sts, sc5tog, place marker in sc5tog just made, sc in last 24 sts - 49 sts.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc across to 1 st before marker, remove marker, dc3tog, replace marker in dc3tog just made, dc in each st to end of row - 47 sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc across to 2 sts before marker, remove marker, sc5tog, replace marker in sc5tog just made, sc in each st to end of row - 43 sts.
Rows 8-19: Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 7 sts at the end of Row 19.
Remove stitch marker.
Row 20: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, dc3tog, dc in last 2 sts - 5 sts.
Row 21: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, sk next 3 sts, sl st in last st.
Fasten off.



SMALL SQUARE (make 40 - 8 each with A, B, C, D, and E)
Ch 34.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 14 ch, work sc3tog over next 3 ch, place marker in sc3tog just made, sc in next 15 ch - 31 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 2-9: Work Rows 6 and 7 of Large Square four times - 7 sts at the end of Row 9.
Remove stitch marker.
Rows 10 and 11: Work Rows 20 and 21 of Large Square.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Arrange Squares as shown in Assembly Diagram and sew together.
Edging
Note: To join with an sc: Make a slip knot on hook, then insert hook into specified st and draw up a loop, yarn over and complete the sc in the usual way.
Rnd 1: With RS facing, join B with an sc in any corner to work across one long side edge, ch 1, work 155 sc evenly spaced across long edge, ch 2 (corner), work 126 sc evenly spaced across short edge, ch 2; work 156 sc evenly spaced across long edge, ch 2 (corner), work 126 sc evenly spaced across short edge, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in each sc to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Rnd 3: With RS facing, join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next sc, (FPDC around next sc 2 rnds below, dc in next 4 sc) 31 times, FPDC around next sc 2 rnds below, dc in next sc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in next sc, (FPDC around next sc 2 rnds below, dc in next 4 sc) 25 times, FPDC around next sc 2 rnds below, dc in next sc**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * to **; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
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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