Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Artfully Askew Afghan
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32006 Untraditional stripes take this granny square design from mod to modern!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 46 x 64 in. (117 x 162.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 16, 2014)
SQUARE I (make 20) … Rnd 5: ... Fasten off all 4 strands of yarn. Rnd 6: Continuing with A, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 dc; change to B, *dc in next 10 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 dc **; change to A and rep from * to **; change to B and rep from * to **; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 92 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps. Rnd 6 7: From RS, draw up a loop of A in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 19 23 sts, *3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 19 23 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. SQUARE II (make 4) Work same as Square I, using C instead of A and D instead of B in Rnds 1-5 6. Use A for Rnd 6 7. SQUARE III (make 6) Work same as Square I, using E instead of A and F instead of B in Rnds 1-5 6. Use A for Rnd 6 7. SQUARE IV (make 2) Work same as Square I, using C instead of A and H instead of B in Rnds 1-5 6. Use A for Rnd 6 7. SQUARE V (make 3) Work same as Square I, using G instead of A and D instead of B in Rnds 1-5 6. Use A for Rnd 6 7.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

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.96
Note: (A)

136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone

Rich gold and maize shades.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98
Note: (B)

136-174 Heartland Yarn: Joshua Tree

Medium to olive greens.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (C)

136-147 Heartland Yarn: Hot Springs

Medium and royal purple blend.


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Note: (D)

136-113 Heartland Yarn: Redwood

True and deep red blend.


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Note: (E)

136-135 Heartland Yarn: Yosemite

Shades of rust.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (F)

136-189 Heartland Yarn: Isle Royale

Purple with reds.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (G)

136-173 Heartland Yarn: Everglades

Medium to grass greens.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98
Note: (H)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
One Square = about 9 x 9 in. (23 x 23 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 35 Squares that are sewed together following the Assembly Diagram.

Border is worked around the outside edge of the Afghan.

2.

Squares are worked in joined rnds with RS facing.

Use 2 separate balls of each color to work Rnds 3-5.

Before beginning, wind C, D, E, F and G into 2 separate balls each.

3.

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

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops.

Do not fasten off old color.

Carry color not in use across wrong side until next needed.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE I (make 20) With A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 12 dc and 4 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in first ch-3 sp (corner made), *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made); repeat from * twice more, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 24 dc, 4 corner ch-3 sps, and 4 ch-1 sps at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.

Note: Rnds 3-5 use 4 separate balls of yarn, 2 of each color used.

Carry color not in use across wrong side of piece until next needed.

Rnd 3: From RS, join B with sl st in any ch-1 sp for 1st section of color, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc; change to A, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc; change to a separate ball of B, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc; change to a separate ball of A, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 44 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps.

Rnd 4: Continuing with A, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 dc; change to B, * dc in next 6 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 dc **; change to A, and rep from * to **; change to B, and rep from * to **; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 60 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps.

Rnd 5: Continuing with B, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 dc; change to A, *dc in next 8 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 dc**; change to B, and rep from * to **; change to A, and rep from * to **; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 76 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps.

Rnd 6: Continuing with A, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 dc; change to B, *dc in next 10 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 dc **; change to A and rep from * to **; change to B and rep from * to **; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 92 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps.

Rnd 7: From RS, draw up a loop of A in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, work 3 sc in same corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 23 sts, *3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 23 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



SQUARE II (make 4)Work same as Square I, using C instead of A and D instead of B on Rnds 1-6.

Use A for Rnd 7.



SQUARE III (make 6)Work same as Square I, using E instead of A and F instead of B on Rnds 1-6.

Use A for Rnd 7.



SQUARE IV (make 2)Work same as Square I, using C instead of A and H instead of B on Rnds 1-6.

Use A for Rnd 7.



SQUARE V (make 3)Work same as Square I, using G instead of A and D instead of B on Rnds 1-6.

Use A for Rnd 7.



FINISHING Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 5 strips of 7 Squares each.

Sew strips together to make Afghan.

Border Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join A with sc anywhere along outside edge of Afghan.

Work sc evenly spaced around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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