Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Toasty Rose Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L20679B The unique border on this mitered rectangular throw gives it a very elegant and feminine look.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 43 x 55 in. (109 x 139.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-151 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Charcoal Grey

Dark gray


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: (A)

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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Note: (B)

860-146 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Purple Cool light purple
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Note: (C)

860-140 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Rose

Light muted pink


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 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:
12 sc + 12 rows = about 4 in (10 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made in a modular fashion, from rows of Rectangles and Half Rectangles.

Sts are picked up across edges of previous Rectangles to beg next Rectangle.

Refer to Assembly Diagram for placement of Rectangles.

2.

Most Rectangles are made with two miters (angles) formed by working sc3tog in 2 locations on every row.

A Half Rectangle at the beg and end of every other Row of Rectangles is made with only a single miter.

3.

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

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

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS



FIRST ROW OF RECTANGLES Rectangle 1 With A, ch 55.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 ch, sc3tog, sc in next 24 ch, sc3tog, sc in last 12 ch - 50 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 11 sts, sc3tog, place marker in sc3tog just made, sc in next 22 sts, sc3tog, place marker in sc3tog just made, sc in last 11 sts - 46 sts at the end of this row.

Change to B.

Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, (sc in each st to 1 st before marked st, sc3tog, move marker to sc3tog just made) twice, sc in each st to end of row - 42 sts.

Rows 4-12: Rep Row 3 and change color as in the following color sequence: Work 3 more rows with B, 2 rows with C, and 4 rows with D - 6 sts at the end of Row 12.

Remove markers.

Row 13: With D, ch 1, turn, sk first 2 sts, sc in next 2 sc, sk next st, sl st in last st.

Fasten off.



Rectangles 2-5 Hold previous Rectangle with RS facing and last row at top, and join A with sl st in lower left corner, ch 41.

Note: If you crochet left-handed, join in lower right corner.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 ch, sc3tog, sc in next 24 ch, sc3tog (inserting hook in last ch, in same corner as sl st joining, and in side of previous Rectangle), work 12 sc evenly spaced up short side edge of previous Rectangle - 50 sts.

Rows 2-13: Work same as Rows 2-13 of Rectangle 1.

Fasten off.



SECOND ROW OF RECTANGLES Notes: Half Rectangles and Rectangles are joined to top of previous row, working from right to left (work from left to right if you are left handed).

Half Rectangle 6 Hold previous Row of Rectangles with RS facing and last row at top, join A with sl st in center point of Rectangle 1, ch 14.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 ch, sc3tog (inserting hook in last ch, same center point as sl st joining, and in top edge of Rectangle 1, to work back towards right edge of previous Row of Rectangles), work 12 sc evenly spaced across top edge of Rectangle 1 - 25 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 11 sts, sc3tog, place marker in sc3tog just made, sc in last 11 sts - 23 sts.

Change to B.

Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each st to 1 st before marked st, sc3tog, move marker to sc3tog just made, sc in each st to end of row - 21 sts.

Rows 4-12: Rep Row 3 and change color as in the following color sequence: Work 3 more rows with B, 2 rows with C, and 4 rows with D - 3 sts at the end of Row 12.

Remove marker.

Row 13: With D, Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in next sc, sl st in last st.

Fasten off.



Rectangles 7-10 From RS, join A with sl st in center point of next Rectangle of previous Row of Rectangles, ch 14.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 ch, sc3tog (inserting hook in last ch, same center point as sl st joining, and in top edge of Rectangle), work 24 sc evenly spaced across top edge of previous Row of Rectangles to previous Rectangle (or Half Rectangle) of this row, sc3tog (inserting hook in top edge of previous Row of Rectangles, same center point as joining of previous Rectangle, and in short edge of previous Rectangle), work 12 sc evenly spaced across short edge of previous Rectangle - 50 sts.

Rows 2-13: Work same as Rows 2-13 of Rectangle 1.

Fasten off.



Half Rectangle 11 From RS, join A with sl st in outer corner of last Rectangle of previous Row of Rectangles, ch 1.

Row 1: Work 12 sc evenly spaced across top edge of previous Row of Rectangles to previous Rectangle of this row, sc3tog (inserting hook in top edge of previous Row of Rectangles, same center point as joining of previous Rectangle, and in short edge of previous Rectangle), work 12 sc evenly spaced across short edge of previous Rectangle - 25 sts.

Rows 2-13: Work same as Rows 2-13 of Half Rectangle 6.

Fasten off.



THIRD ROW OF RECTANGLES Rectangle 12 Hold previous Row of Rectangles with RS facing and last row at top, join A with sl st in upper right corner (or upper left corner if you are left handed), of first Half Rectangle of previous row, ch 14.

Fasten off.

From RS, join A with sl st at center point of next Rectangle of previous Row of Rectangles, ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 ch, sc3tog (inserting hook in last ch, in same center point as joining sl st, and in top edge of previous Row of Rectangles), work 24 sc evenly spaced across top edge of previous Row of Rectangles to the ch-14, sc3tog (inserting hook in top edge of previous Row of Rectangles, in same upper right corner as joining of the ch-14, and next ch), sc in last 12 ch - 50 sts.

Rows 2-13: Work same as Rows 2-13 of Rectangle 1.

Fasten off.



Rectangles 13-16 Work same as Rectangles 7-10.



FOURTH-EIGHTH ROWS OF RECTANGLES Rep Second and Third Rows of Rectangles.



FINISHING Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join D with sl st in any corner ready to work across a short side of Afghan, ch 1, *2 sc in corner, work 131 sc evenly spaced across short edge, 2 sc in next corner, work 171 sc evenly spaced across long side; rep from * once more; join with sl st in first sc - 612 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in first st of 2-sc corner, ch 2, sc in next sc of 2-sc corner, (ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st) to 3 sts before next corner, ch 3, sk next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: From RS, join C with sl st in same st as joining (first sc of corner), ch 1, *sc in first sc of corner, ch 3, sk corner ch-2 sp, sc in next sc of corner, *(ch 3, sc in next sc) to next corner, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: From RS, join B with sl st in same st as joining (first sc of corner), ch 1, *sc in first sc of corner, ch 5, sk corner ch-3 sp, sc in next sc of corner, *(ch 3, sc in next sc) to next corner, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in first sc of corner, ch 5, sk corner ch-3 sp, sc in next sc of corner, *(ch 3, sc in next sc) to next corner, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 6: From RS, join A with sl st in same st as joining, ch 1, *sc in first sc of corner, ch 7, sk corner ch-3 sp, sc in next sc of corner, *(ch 3, sc in next sc) to next corner, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

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)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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