Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Americana Afghan
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32036

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 50 x 62 in. (127 x 157.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia

Ivory and cream shades.


Quantity needed: 10 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 64.90
Note: (A)

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 32.45
Note: (B)

136-113 Heartland Yarn: Redwood

True and deep red blend.


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

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:
12 sc + 15 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 into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

20 Squares are worked, then joined together to make Afghan following Diagram.

2.

Stars are worked separately, then sewed to Squares.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARES (make 20) With A, ch 37.

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 36 sts.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.Rep Row 1 until piece measures about 12 in.

(cm) from beginning.

Fasten off.



STARS (make 15 with B and 5 with C) Ch 3, join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 8 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 16 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 24 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 32 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 40 sts.

Shape First Arm Note: Rows 1-9 are worked back and forth across a portion of the sts, leaving remaining sts unworked.

Row 1: Sc in each of next 8 sc, leave rem sts unworked - 8 sts.

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

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 6 sts.

Rows 4, 6 and 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Row 5: Rep Row 3 - 4 sts.

Row 7: Rep Row 3 - 2 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog.

Fasten off.

Shape Second-Fifth Arms Join yarn with sl st in next sc at end of Row 1 of last arm worked.

Rep Rows 1-9 of first arm.

At the end of fifth arm, do not fasten off, instead work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge of Star, working 3 sc in tip of each arm.Fasten off.



FINISHING Using B for C Stars and C for B Stars, whipstitch a Star to the center of each Square.

With B, and following Diagram, whipstitch Squares into 4 strips of 5 Squares each.

With B, and following Diagram, whipstitch strips together to make Afghan.

Border From RS, join B with a slip st in one corner of Afghan.

Rnd 1: *Work 3 sc in corner, then work sc evenly spaced across edge of Afghan to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into each sc around, working 3 sc into each corner sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn.

Rep Rnd 2.

Fasten off.

From RS, join C with sl st in corner st at any corner of Afghan.

Rnd 4: Sc into next st 2 rnds below (this means that you are working into Rnd 2), ch 1, sc in same st 2 rnds below - corner made, *ch 1, skip next st, sc into next st 2 rnds below; rep from * to next corner, continue in this way around entire outside edge of Afghan.

At end of rnd, join with sl st in beg sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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