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Village Square Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L30063 This crocheted afghan gives you an option of draping it however you like: either on the entrelac crochet side or a two-toned solid side.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 x 54 in. (106.5 x 137 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 16, 2014)
FIRST ROW OF BLOCKS Foundation ch: With D, ch 152 157. … Next 5 Blocks Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 13 ch of Foundation ch, sl st in next ch; leave rem sts unworked.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

790-408 Homespun Yarn: Wild Fire 'Painterly' color Burnt sienna, gold, and green
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (A)

790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon 'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown
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Note: (B)

790-407 Homespun Yarn: Painted Desert 'Painterly' color Rust, blue, gold, and red
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Note: (C)

790-412 Homespun Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


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Note: (D)

790-368 Homespun Yarn: Montana Sky Heathered Solid Deep and medium blue
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Note: (E)

790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian Heathered Solid Deepest gray
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Note: (F)

790-418 Homespun Yarn: Ambrosia 'Painterly' color Magenta, bright purple, and blue
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Note: (G)

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 sc + 10 rows = 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:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is worked in entrelac crochet.

2.

Entrelac crochet is worked in Rows of Blocks and Triangles.

Each Block or Triangle is worked over only a portion of the foundation ch or over only one or two edges of the previous row of Blocks or Triangles.

3.

Eight Rows of Blocks are worked then a Row of Triangles is worked across the top of the last row to create an even edge.

4.

Two solid color sections are worked in single crochet across the Row of Triangles to complete the Afghan.

5.

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 BLOCKS Foundation ch: With D, ch 157.

First Block Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 12 ch, sl st in next ch; leave rem sts unworked - 13 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each sc across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, sk next ch of Foundation ch, sl st in next ch.

Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.

Do not fasten off.

Next 5 Blocks Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 13 ch of Foundation ch, sl st in next ch; leave rem sts unworked.

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

When Block 6 is complete, fasten off.



SECOND ROW OF BLOCKS Note: The Second Row of Blocks will have 5 full blocks + a half block at the beginning and end of the row.

First Half-Block Row 1: With E and WS facing, draw up a loop in same Foundation ch as last sl st of previous Row of Blocks, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first sc of last Block of previous row - 1 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, 2 sc in the sc - 2 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block.

Row 4: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 4 sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block - 5 sc.

Rows 6-13: Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 13 sc.

Do not fasten off.

Next 5 Blocks Row 1: Ch 1, sc in end of each row across side edge of same Block of previous row, sl st in first st of next Block of previous row - 13 sc.

Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each of next 13 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block.

Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.

Do not fasten off.

Last Half-Block Row 1: Ch 1, sc in end of each row across side edge of same Block of previous row - 13 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across - 12 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 11 sc.

Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times - 1 sc rem.

Fasten off.



THIRD ROW OF BLOCKS Note: The Third Row of Blocks will have 6 full blocks.

First Block Row 1: With RS facing, join G with sc in end of last row of Last Half-Block of previous row, sc in end of each row of Last Half-Block, sl st in first sc of next Block of previous row - 13 sc at the end of this row.

Rows 2-13: Work same as Rows 2-13 of Next 5 Blocks of Second Row of Blocks.

Do not fasten off.

Next 5 Blocks With G, make same as Next 5 Blocks of Second Row of Blocks.

Fasten off.



NEXT 5 ROWS OF BLOCKS Rep Second and Third Rows of Blocks changing color as follows: Work Fourth Row with F, Fifth Row with E, Sixth Row with C, Seventh Row with D, and Eighth Row with C.



ROW OF TRIANGLES First Triangle Row 1: With RS facing, join B with sc in end of last row of Last Half-Block of previous row, sc in end of each row of Last Half-Block, sl st in first sc of next Block of previous row - 13 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 12 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block - 11 sc.

Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times - 1 sc.

Do not fasten off.

Next 5 Triangles Row 1: Ch 1, sc in end of each row across side edge of same Block of previous row, sl st in first sc of next Block of previous row - 13 sc.

Rows 2-13: Rep Rows 2-13 of First Triangle.

Do not fasten off.



SOLID SECTION Row 1: With WS facing and B, work 104 sc evenly spaced across Row of Triangles.

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

Rep last row until solid B section measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm).

Change to A in last st of last row.

Fasten off B.

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

Rep last row until solid A section measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm).

Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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