Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Geometric Afghan
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32191 This mitered stripe throw is perfect for someone who loves to crochet larger garments and wants to try a new design.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 34 x 42 in. (86 cm x 106 cm), including edging

CORRECTIONS: (applied May 8, 2014)
Size: About 44 x 52 in. (112 cm x 132 cm), including edging About 34 x 42 in. (86 cm x 106 cm), including edging Assembly diagram corrected. SQUARE I (make 4) … Rnd 6: With B, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc in through back loop of next 8 sc; rep from * 3 more times; with A, join with sl st in first sc – 44 sts. … Rnd 8: With B, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc in through back loop of each sc to next hdc; rep from * 3 more times; with A, join with sl st in first sc – 60 sts.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

136-173 Heartland Yarn: Everglades

Medium to grass greens.


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

136-180 Heartland Yarn: Kings Canyon

emerald and forest green blend.


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Note: (B)

136-169 Heartland Yarn: Shenandoah

Straw to maize yellows.


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Note: (C)

136-147 Heartland Yarn: Hot Springs

Medium and royal purple blend.


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Note: (D)

136-189 Heartland Yarn: Isle Royale

Purple with reds.


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Note: (E)

136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone

Rich gold and maize shades.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (F)

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 8 x 8 in. (20.5 x 20.5 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 20 Squares: 4 each of Squares I and V, and 3 each of Squares II, III, IV and VI.

Squares are sewn together following an Assembly Diagram.

2.

Squares are worked in joined rnds with RS facing at all times.

Do not turn at the beginning of rnds.

3.

Each Square is worked using 2 colors.

Color is changed at the end of every rnd.

4.

To change color in joining sl st at the end of a rnd, work last st of rnd, drop old color and insert hook in first st of rnd.

With new color, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook to complete sl st.

Proceed with new color.

Do not fasten off old color.

Keep color not in use on WS of piece until next needed.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN SQUARE I (make 4) With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; change to B and join with sl st in first sc – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: With B, ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; change to A and join with sl st in first sc – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Note: In Rnds 3-16, always skip the st into which the joining sl st was worked, work the first st of each rnd into the next st.

Rnd 3: With A, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next sc, sc through back loop of next 2 sc; rep from * 3 more times; with B, join with sl st in first sc – 20 sts.

Rnd 4: With B, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc (hdc from previous rnd), sc in next 4 sc; rep from * 3 more times; with A, join with sl st in first sc – 28 sts.

Rnd 5: With A, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc through back loop of next 6 sc; rep from * 3 more times; with B, join with sl st in first sc – 36 sts.

Rnd 6: With B, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * 3 more times; with A, join with sl st in first sc – 44 sts.

Rnd 7: With A, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc through back loop of each sc to next hdc; rep from * 3 more times; with B, join with sl st in first sc – 52 sts.

Rnd 8: With B, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc in each sc to next hdc; rep from * 3 more times; with A, join with sl st in first sc – 60 sts.

Rnds 9-16: Rep last 2 rnds 4 more times – 124 sts.

Fasten off.



Square II (make 3) Work same as for Square I, working odd-numbered rnds with B and even-numbered rnds with A.



Square III (make 3) Work same as for Square I, working odd-numbered rnds with C and even-numbered rnds with D.



Square IV (make 3) Work same as for Square I, working odd-numbered rnds with D and even-numbered rnds with C.



Square V (make 4) Work same as for Square I, working odd-numbered rnds with E and even-numbered rnds with F.



Square VI (make 3) Work same as for Square I, working odd-numbered rnds with F and even-numbered rnds with E.



FINISHING Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 4 strips of 5 Squares each.

Sew strips together to make Afghan.

Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join C with sc anywhere along outside edge of Afghan, sc in each st around, working (sc, hdc, sc) in each corner; with E, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off C.

Rnds 2-4: Rep Rnd 1 three times, working 1 rnd each with E, A, and D.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
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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