Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Nouveau Vintage Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32129

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

792-315 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Tudor

'Painterly' color Soft shades of tan, cream, purple, blue, and rose


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.97
Note: (A)

792-207 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Greystone Stripes

Self-Striping with shades of purple, medium gray, and raspberry


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.97
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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

GAUGE:
6 hdc + 5 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:
hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

hdc3tog (hdc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 2 triangles.

Stitches are increased and decreased to shape the section.

2.

Color is changed following a Stripe Sequence.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS



Work 16 rows with A, 16 rows with B; rep these 32 rows for Stripe Sequence.



FIRST TRIANGULAR SECTION Increase Half With A, ch 2.

Row 1 (RS): With A, 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st) – 3 hdc.

Row 2: With A, ch 1 (does not count as a st in this row and in all following rows), turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts – 4 hdc at the end of this row.

Row 3: With A, ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st and ch – 5 hdc.

Row 4: With A, ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to end of row – 6 hdc.

Rows 5-16: Rep last 2 rows 6 more times – 18 hdc at the end of Row 16.

Change to B.

Rows 17-32: With B, rep Rows 3 and 4 eight times – 34 hdc at the end of Row 32.

Change to A.

Rows 33-48: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4 eight times – 50 hdc at the end of Row 48.

Change to B.

Decrease Half Continue to change color every 16 rows following First Stripe Sequence.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 49 hdc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end of row – 48 hdc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 47 hdc.

Rows 4-47: Rep last 2 rows 22 times – 3 hdc at the end of Row 47.

Row 48: Ch 1, turn, hdc3tog.

Fasten off.



Work 10 rows with B, 10 rows with A; rep these 20 rows for Second Stripe Sequence.



Second Triangular Section From RS and working in ends of rows across long straight edge of first section, join B with sl st in end of first row.

Row 1 (RS): With B, ch 1, 2 hdc in end of same row as joining, hdc in end of each row across to last row, 2 hdc in end of last row – 98 hdc.

Rows 2-10: With B, ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 80 hdc at the end of Row 10.

Change to A.

Rows 11-20: With A, rep Row 2 – 60 hdc at the end of Row 20.

Change to B.

Continue to change color every 10 rows following Second Stripe Sequence.

Rows 21-49: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 2 hdc at the end of Row 49.

Row 50: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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