Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Young At Heart Granny Afghan
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: L32149 This granny square afghan, made with bold colors of Jiffy, is perfect for those who love retro styles with a modern twist.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 47 x 60 in. (119.5 x 152.5 cm), including edging

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

450-122 Jiffy Yarn: Caffe

True chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.91
Note: (A)

450-196 Jiffy Yarn: Shocking Pink

Bright magenta


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.99
Note: (B)

450-171 Jiffy Yarn: Aqua Bright sky blue
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Note: (C)

450-124 Jiffy Yarn: Camel

Light, warm tan


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (D)

450-132 Jiffy Yarn: Apple Green

Bright mossy green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (E)

450-181 Jiffy Yarn: Country Green

Dark sea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (F)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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

GAUGE:
One Square = 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (16.5 x 16.5 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 63 Squares sewed together following an Assembly Diagram.

2.

Edging is worked around entire outside edge of completed Afghan.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN SQUARE 1 (make 31) With A, ch 4; 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), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st as joining, (sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st) twice, *ch 3 for corner, sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, (sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st) twice; rep from * 2 more times, sk last st; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 24 dc, 12 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 corner sps.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, beg in first ch-1 sp, *dc in each ch-1 sp and each dc to next corner ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 52 dc and 4 corner ch-3 sps.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-3 sp; join with sl st in first sc – 64 sc.

Fasten off.



SQUARE 2 (make 2) With C, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnds 1 and 2: With C, work same as Rnds 1 and 2 of Square 1 – 24 dc.

Fasten off C.

Rnd 3: From RS, draw up a loop of D in same st as joining, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st as joining, (sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st) twice, *ch 3 for corner, sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, (sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st) twice; rep from * 2 more times, sk last st; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 24 dc, 12 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 corner sps.

Rnd 4: With D, work same as Rnd 4 of Square 1 – 52 dc and 4 corner ch-3 sps.

Fasten off D.

Rnd 5: From RS, join A with sc in same st as joining, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-3 sp; join with sl st in first sc – 64 sc.

Fasten off A.



SQUARE 3 (make 2) Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with E, Rnds 3 and 4 with B, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 4 (make 2) Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with B, Rnds 3 and 4 with D, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 5 (make 2) Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with D, Rnds 3 and 4 with C, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 6 (make 2) Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with D, Rnds 3 and 4 with B, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 7 (make 3) Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with B, Rnds 3 and 4 with E, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 8 (make 2) Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with F, Rnds 3 and 4 with C, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 9 (make 1)Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with C, Rnds 3 and 4 with F, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 10 (make 2) Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with C, Rnds 3 and 4 with B, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 11 (make 1)Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with E, Rnds 3 and 4 with D, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 12 (make 1)Make same as Square 2, working Rnds 1 and 2 with D, Rnds 3 and 4 with F, and Rnd 5 with A.



SQUARE 13 (make 1)With C, ch 4; 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.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: From RS, draw up a loop of B in any ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp (corner made), *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 24 dc and 4 corner ch-3 sps.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: From RS, draw up a loop of E in any ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 36 dc, 8 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: From RS, join A with sc in any ch-3 sp, 4 sc in same ch-3 sp, *sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across to next ch-3 sp, 5 sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first sc – 64 sc.

Rnd 5: With A, sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 1, 3 sc) in next st (center st of 5-sc group), *sc in each sc to center st of next 5-sc group, 3 sc in center st of 5-sc group; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.

Fasten off.



SQUARE 14 (make 1)Make same as Square 13, working Rnd 1 with F, Rnd 2 with D, Rnd 3 with C, and Rnds 4 and 5 with A.



SQUARE 15 (make 1)Make same as Square 13, working Rnd 1 with E, Rnd 2 with D, Rnd 3 with B, and Rnds 4 and 5 with A.



SQUARE 16 (make 1)Make same as Square 13, working Rnd 1 with E, Rnd 2 with B, Rnd 3 with C, and Rnds 4 and 5 with A.



SQUARE 17 (make 1)Make same as Square 13, working Rnd 1 with C, Rnd 2 with D, Rnd 3 with F, and Rnds 4 and 5 with A.



SQUARE 18 (make 1)Make same as Square 13, working Rnd 1 with B, Rnd 2 with D, Rnd 3 with E, and Rnds 4 and 5 with A.



SQUARE 19 (make 1)With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, 12 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc – 12 sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: From RS, join F with sc in any sc, *ch 8, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * 2 more times, ch 8, sk last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 4 sc and 4 ch-8 sps.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *9 sc in next ch-8 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * 2 more times, 9 sc in last ch-8 sp; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: From RS, draw up a loop of E in last sc (before join), ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next sc, (ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc) twice; rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 24 sts, 20 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps.

Fasten off.

Rnd 5: From RS, draw up a loop of D in any ch-3 sp (between hdc sts), ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in same ch-3 sp, *dc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, 2 tr in same ch-3 sp as beg, ch 3; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 16 tr, 20 dc, 16 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps.

Fasten off.

Rnd 6: From RS, join A with sc in any ch-3 sp, 4 sc in same ch-3 sp, *sc in each st and ch-1 sp across to next ch-3 sp, 5 sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.

Fasten off.



SQUARE 20 (make 1)Make same as Square 19, working Rnd 1 with A, Rnds 2 and 3 with B, Rnd 4 with E, Rnd 5 with F, and Rnd 6 with A.



SQUARE 21(make 1)Make same as Square 19, working Rnd 1 with A, Rnds 2 and 3 with C, Rnd 4 with D, Rnd 5 with F, and Rnd 6 with A.



SQUARE 22 (make 1)Make same as Square 19, working Rnd 1 with A, Rnds 2 and 3 with F, Rnd 4 with E, Rnd 5 with B, and Rnd 6 with A.



SQUARE 23 (make 1)Make same as Square 19, working Rnd 1 with A, Rnds 2 and 3 with F, Rnd 4 with E, Rnd 5 with B, and Rnd 6 with A.



SQUARE 24 (make 1)Make same as Square 19, working Rnd 1 with A, Rnds 2 and 3 with D, Rnd 4 with E, Rnd 5 with F, and Rnd 6 with A.



FINISHINGFollowing Assembly Diagram, sew Squares together.

Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join A with sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan.

Ch 1, 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 center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side


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