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Quilt Block Afghan
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32315 Modernize your living room with this throw made up of alternating mitered squares that create this Art Deco-like design.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 43 x 59 in. (109 x 150 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia

Ivory and cream shades.


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136-122 Heartland Yarn: Grand Canyon

Taupe and gray blend.


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136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone

Rich gold and maize shades.


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Shades of rust.


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Golden and chocolate browns.


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GAUGE:
One Square = 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
shell Work 7 dc in indicated st or sp.

square-join Drop loop from hook, insert hook from RS to WS through the corresponding ch-sp of the neighboring Square, return the dropped loop to the hook and draw it through the ch-sp.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 35 Squares joined tog following the Assembly Diagram.

2.

Each Square is worked in three L-shaped sections and a small upper square.

Border rnds are worked around the outer edges of each Square and Squares are joined tog while working the last border rnd.

3.

To keep this project small and portable for as long as possible, you may wish to make all 35 Squares up to the Border.

Then work the 2 Border rnds, joining the Squares tog while working Rnd 2.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN SQUARE I L-Shaped Section 1 With larger hook and A, ch 26.

Row 1 (RS): Working in back loops of ch only, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across - 25 sts (13 sc and 12 ch-1 sps).

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; repeat from * across.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; leave rem sts unworked - 5 sts (3 sc and 2 ch-1 sps).

Rows 7-22: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.

Place a marker in the end Row 22.

Rows 23 and 24: Rep Row 22.

Fasten off.

L-Shaped Section 2 Row 1 (RS): From RS with larger hook, join B with sc in first sc of Row 5 of previous section, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 9 times, sk rem ch-1 sp; sl st in end of Row 6 of previous section - 19 sts (10 sc and 9 ch-1 sps).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, sl st in end of corresponding row of previous section.

Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; leave rem sts unworked - 5 sts (3 sc and 2 ch-1 sps).

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, sl st in end of corresponding row of previous section.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across; sl st in end of corresponding row of previous section.

Rows 10-19: Rep Rows 8 and 9 ten more times.

Fasten off.

L-Shaped Section 3 Row 1 (RS): From RS with larger hook, join C with sc in first sc of Row 5 of previous section, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 6 times, sk rem ch-1 sp; sl st in end of Row 6 of previous section - 13 sts (7 sc and 6 ch-1 sps).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, sl st in end of corresponding row of previous section.

Rows 4 and 5: RepRows 2 and 3.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; leave rem sts unworked - 5 sts (3 sc and 2 ch-1 sps).

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, sl st in end of corresponding row of previous section.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.

Rows 9-14: Rep Rows 7 and 8 three more times.

Fasten off.

Upper Square Row 1 (RS): From RS with larger hook, join D with sc in first sc of Row 5 of previous section, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 3 times, sk rem ch-1 sp; sl st in end of Row 6 of previous section - 7 sts (4 sc and 3 ch-1 sps).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, sl st in end of corresponding row of previous section.

Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2 and 3 three more times.

Fasten off.

Border Rnd 1 (RS): From RS with smaller hook, join E with sc in end of Row 22 (marked) to work down long side edge of Square towards Row 1, (ch 1, sk end of next row, sc in end of next row) 11 times, ch 1, sk end of last row; working across opposite side of foundation ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) 11 times, ch 1, sk next ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch; working across next side edge, (ch 1, sk end of next row, sc in end of next row) 11 times, ch 1, sk end of next row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in end of last row; working across top of Square, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp (or joining sl st), sc in next sc) 11 times, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last sc, ch 1, sk end of rem row; join with sl st in first sc - 52 sc, 48 ch-1 sps, and 4 corner ch-2 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sk first sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-1 sp around working (sc, ch 4, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



SQUARES 2-35 Work same as Square I through Rnd 1 of border.

Notes: 1.

Each Square is joined to neighboring Square(s) across one side edge.

The ch-2 sps across the side edge and the corner ch-4 sps at the beg and end of the side are joined as Rnd 2 of the border is worked.

Ch-sps are joined by carefully threading the ch of the current Square through the corresponding ch-sp of the neighboring Square.

Read the instructions for "square-join" in the Stitch Explanations section above.

2.

Refer to Assembly Diagram for placement.

Note the number of neighboring Squares to which the current Square needs to be joined.

If you join Squares in the order indicated in the Assembly Diagram each Square will need to be joined to at most 2 neighboring Squares.

3.

If the current Square needs to be joined to only one neighboring Square work Rnd 2 (join one side).

If the current Square needs to be joined to 2 neighboring Squares work Rnd 2 (join two sides).

4.

Hold the current Square and the neighboring Square with WS tog, sts matching, and RS of current Square facing you.

Rnd 2 (join one side): Ch 1, sk first sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-1 sp and (sc, ch 4, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp to first corner of side to be joined to neighboring Square; (sc, ch 2, square-join, ch 2, sc) in first corner ch-4 sp of side to be joined, (sc, ch 1, square-join, ch 1, sc) in each ch-2 sp across side to be joined, (sc, ch 2, square-join, ch 2, sc) in last corner ch-4 sp of side to be joined; (sc, ch 2, sc) in each rem ch-1 sp around working (sc, ch 4, sc) in each rem corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2 (join two side): Ch 1, sk first sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-1 sp and (sc, ch 4, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp to first corner of side to be joined to first neighboring Square; (sc, ch 2, square-join, ch 2, sc) in first corner ch-4 sp of side to be joined, (sc, ch 1, square-join, ch 1, sc) in each ch-2 sp across side to be joined, (sc, ch 2, square-join, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-4 sp of side to be joined; joining to side of next neighboring Square, (sc, ch 1, square-join, ch 1, sc) in each ch-2 sp across side to be joined, (sc, ch 2, square-join, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-4 sp; (sc, ch 2, sc) in each rem ch-1 sp around working (sc, ch 4, sc) in each rem corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Border Note: In next rnd when instructed to work into a "ch-sp" work into the next ch-2 sp or into the next inner corner ch-4 sp (that is part of a join between Squares).

Rnd 1 (RS): From RS with larger hook, join E with sc in any outer corner ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in same corner ch-4 sp, *(ch 1, sc in next ch-sp) to next outer corner ch-4 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (ch 1, sc in next ch-sp) to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 3, 8 dc) in first corner ch-4 sp (9-dc corner shell made)), *sc in next ch-1 sp, (sk next ch-1 sp, shell in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) to next corner ch-4 sp, 9 dc in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sk next ch-1 sp, shell in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) to end of rnd; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next dc, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in next dc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next dc, sk next 3 dc, (ch 4, sc in next sc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in center dc of next shell, ch 4, sc in next sc) to next corner 9-dc shell, ch 4, sk next 3 dc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next dc, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in next dc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next dc, sk next 3 dc; rep from * 2 more times, (ch 4, sc in next sc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in center dc of next shell, ch 4, sc in next sc) to end of rnd, ch 4; join with sl st in sl st at base of first ch-2.

Fasten off.

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
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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