Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Eccentric Blocks Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L30062 This throw made in Homespun will work up fast using just half double crochet stitches and intarsia crochet stitches. Use it as a showpiece to decorate your couch or bed.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 39 x 52 in. (99 x 132 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-368 Homespun Yarn: Montana Sky

Heathered Solid Deep and medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (A)

790-412 Homespun Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


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Note: (B)

790-418 Homespun Yarn: Ambrosia

'Painterly' color Magenta, bright purple, and blue


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Note: (C)

790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon

'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown


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Note: (D)

790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


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Note: (E)

790-408 Homespun Yarn: Wild Fire

'Painterly' color Burnt sienna, gold, and green


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Note: (F)

790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple

Heathered Solid Deep red


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Note: (G)

790-426 Homespun Yarn: Tulips

'Painterly' color Vivid fuchsia and light orange


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Note: (H)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
10 hdc + 7 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 1 Solid Square = about 13 x 13 in. (33 x 33 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 18 Squares: 2 Triangle Squares, 2 Diagonal Squares, 6 Solid Squares, and 8 Small Squares.

Squares are sewn together following Assembly Diagram.

2.

Triangle Squares and Diagonal Squares are worked in intarsia crochet following Charts.

3.

When working from charts, read charts from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows.

Each box represents one hdc.

4.

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 the st.

Drop strand of color not in use to WS of work.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN SOLID SQUARES (make 6 - 1 each with A, B, C, D, E, and H) Ch 34.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 32 hdc.

Rows 2-24: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.



TRIANGLE SQUARES (make 2) Note: Triangle Squares and Diagonal Squares are worked in intarsia crochet following charts.

Drop color not in use to WS of Square.

With first color, ch 34.

Triangle Square Chart Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 32 hdc.

Change to 2nd color.

Triangle Square Chart Row 2: With 2nd color, ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in first st; change to first color, hdc in next 30 sts; change to 3rd color, hdc in last st.

Continue to follow Triangle Square Chart until all 24 rows of Chart have been completed.

Fasten off.









DIAGONAL SQUARES (make 2) With first color, ch 34.

Diagonal Square Chart Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 32 hdc.

Diagonal Square Chart Row 2: Continue with first color, ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in first 31 sts; change to 2nd color, hdc in last st.

Continue to follow Diagonal Square Chart until all 24 rows of Chart have been completed.

Fasten off.









SMALL SQUARES (make 8 - 1 each with A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H) Ch 18.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 16 hdc.

Rows 2-12: Ch 2 (does not count as an hdc), turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Following Assembly Diagram, sew Small Squares together to make large squares, then sew Squares together into three strips of four Squares each.

Sew strips together to make Afghan.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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