Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
USA Afghan
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L20281 Add a touch of Americana to your home for the 4th of July and beyond!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 x 42 in. (106.5 x 106.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 14, 2013)
Diagram corrected.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

135-100 Hometown USA Yarn: New York White

Bright white


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 21.16
Note: (A)

135-113 Hometown USA Yarn: Cincinnati Red

True red


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 21.16
Note: (B)

135-111 Hometown USA Yarn: San Diego Navy

Classic dark navy


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.87
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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

GAUGE:
7 hdc = 4 in. (10 cm); One square = 14 x 14 in. (35.5 x 35. 5 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.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 9 Squares; 5 of Square 1 and 4 of Square 2.

The Squares are sewn together following the Diagram.

2.

Yarn color is changed on every other row.

3.

Instructions are given to fasten off the old color when changing yarn color.

If you prefer, carry unused color along side edge of work.

Then, when sewing Squares together, be sure to include the side with the carried yarn strands in a seam.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE 1 (make 5) With B, ch 26.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first hdc) and in each ch across - 24 hdc at the end of this row.

Row 2: With B, ch 2 (counts as first hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off B.

Row 3: With RS facing, join A with sc in first st, sc in each st across.

Row 4: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off A.

Row 5: With RS facing, join B with sl st in first st, ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Row 6: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off B.

Rows 7-22: Rep Rows 3-6 four more times.

Note: There should be 6 stripes of B and 5 stripes of A.Fasten off.



SQUARE 2 (make 4)Rep Rows 1-22 of Square 1 using C instead of B.



FINISHING Sew together following the Diagram.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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