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Mitered Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L10626 Kick your patchwork blanket up a notch with fun mitered construction. The silky soft feel of Homespun will make this your favorite afghan.

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-410 Homespun Yarn: Herb Garden

'Painterly' color Cool medium green with red and brown


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (A)

790-420 Homespun Yarn: Vintage

'Painterly' color Medium blue, olive green, and warm medium brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (B)

790-377 Homespun Yarn: Harvest

'Painterly' color Oranges and greens


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (C)

790-395 Homespun Yarn: Meadow

'Painterly' color Sage, gold, cream, and blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (D)

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo

Heathered Solid Light cool beige


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (E)

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


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:
10 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 in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st behind the FPDC.

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

For example, if you are on Rnd 3 and are instructed to work "around st 2 rnds below", you will work around a st in Rnd 1 (3 - 2 = Rnd 1).

Be sure to skip the st 'behind' the FPDC.
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.
sc5tog (sc 5 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 5 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 sewed together following the Assembly Diagram.

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


4. A stitch marker is used to indicate the center of each row.


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, sc3tog, 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 in each st to 1 st before marker, dc3tog, move marker to dc3tog just made, dc in each st to end of row - 47 sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to 2 sts before marker, sc5tog, move marker to 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 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, sc3tog, sc in next 15 ch - 31 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 13 dc, dc3tog, place marker in dc3tog just made, dc in last 14 dc - 29 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to 2 sts before marker, sc5tog, move marker to sc5tog just made, sc in each st to end of row - 25 sts.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st to 1 st before marker, dc3tog, move marker to dc3tog just made, dc in each st to end of row - 23 sts.
Rows 5-10: Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 5 sts at the end of Row 10.
Remove marker.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, sk next 3 sts, sl st in last st.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew 4 Small Squares together to make a Large Square.

Rep with remaining Small Squares.
Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares together to make Afghan.
Edging
Rnd 1: With RS facing, join E with a sl st in any corner so you are ready to work along one long side edge, ch 1, *work 156 sc evenly spaced across long edge, ch 2 (corner), work 126 sc evenly spaced across short edge, ch 2; rep from * once more; 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 a sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, so you are ready to work along one long side edge, 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
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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