Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Log Cabin Afghan
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: L20516 This quilt-inspired throw is created using a log cabin construction and would make a great heirloom gift.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 52 x 52 in. (132 x 132 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (A)

150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)


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Note: (B)

150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown

Dark chocolate brown


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
8 sc + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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 worked with 2 strands of yarn held together.

2.

Afghan is made from 64 identical Squares.

3.

Squares are arranged into Blocks of 4 rows of 4 Squares each and sewn tog following Block Assembly Diagram.

Blocks are then arranged into 2 rows of 2 Blocks each and sewn tog following Afghan Assembly Diagram.

4.

Turning the Squares in different directions, as shown in Diagrams, creates the pattern on the Afghan.

5.

The Border is crocheted around the outside edge of the completed Afghan.

6.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

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

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE (make 64) Center Square With 2 strands of B held together, ch 5.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 4 sc at the end of this row.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Change to 2 strands of A held together.



First Log Rows 1 and 2: With 2 strands of A held together, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Note: The Log should measure about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) wide.

Fasten off.



Second Log Second Log is worked across short end of First Log and next edge of Center Square.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing and 2 strands of A held together, join yarn with sl st in corner of First Log, ch 1, work 2 sc evenly spaced across short end of First Log, and 4 sc across edge of Center Square – 6 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Third Log Third Log is worked across short end of Second Log and next side of Center Square.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing and with 1 strand each of B and C held tog, join yarn with sl st in corner of short end of Second Log, ch 1, work 2 sc evenly spaced across short end of Log, and 4 sc across edge of Center Square – 6 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Fourth Log Fourth Log is worked across short end of Third Log, last side of Center square and short end of First Log.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing 1 strand each of B and C held tog, join yarn with sl st in corner of short end of Third Log, ch 1, work 2 sc evenly spaced across short end of Third Log, 4 sc across last edge of Center Square, and 2 sc across short end of First Log – 8 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Fifth Log Fifth Log is worked across short end of Fourth Log, long edge of First Log and short end of Second Log.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing and 2 strands of A held together, join yarn with sl st in corner of short end of Fourth Log, ch 1, work 2 sc evenly spaced across short end of Fourth Log, 4 sc across long edge of First Log, and 2 sc across short end of Second Log – 8 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Sixth Log Sixth Log is worked across short end of Fifth Log, long edge of Second Log and short end of Third Log.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing and 2 strands of A held together, join yarn with sl st in corner of short end of Fifth Log, ch 1, work 2 sc evenly spaced across short end of Fifth Log, 6 sc across long edge of Second Log, and 2 sc across short end of Third Log – 10 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Seventh Log Seventh Log is worked across short end of Sixth Log, long edge of Third Log and short end of Fourth Log.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing and 2 strands of C held together, join yarn with sl st in corner of short end of Sixth Log, ch 1, work 2 sc evenly spaced across short end of Sixth Log, 6 sc across long edge of Third Log, and 2 sc across short end of Fourth Log – 10 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Eighth Log Eighth Log is work across short end of Seventh Log, long edge of Fourth Log and short end of Fifth Log.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing and 2 strands of C held together, join yarn with sl st in corner of short end of Seventh Log, ch 1, work 2 sc evenly spaced across short end of Seventh Log, 8 sc across long edge of Fourth Log, and 2 sc across short end of Fifth Log – 12 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Arrange 16 Squares as shown in Block Assembly Diagram and sew tog.

Rep to make 4 Blocks.

Arrange Blocks as shown in Afghan Assembly Diagram and sew tog.









Border Note: Work the Border VERY loosely.

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS facing and 1 strand each of B and C held tog, join yarn with sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan, ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc evenly spaced around outside edge, working 3 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, working 3 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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


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