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Dotty Dots Afghan
Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
Pattern Number: L40147 Crochet this polka dot baby throw for a unique-one-of-a-kind shower gift. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 36 in. (76 x 91.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

924-158 Modern Baby: Yellow

bright yellow


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Note: (A)

924-147 Modern Baby: Purple

royal purple


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Note: (B)

924-098 Modern Baby: Cream

creamy off-white


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Note: (C)

924-149 Modern Baby: Grey

light grey


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 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 = 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.5 x 14.5 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:
TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION Adjustable Ring Method Wrap yarn around index finger.

Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop.

Carefully slip ring from finger and work the stitches of Rnd 1 (in pattern, below) into the ring.

When Rnd 1 is complete, gently but firmly, pull tail to tighten center of ring.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 30 Squares sewn tog following Assembly Diagram.

2.

A border is worked around outer edge of Afghan.

3.

Each Square is worked in joined rnds with RS always facing.

4.

To change color at the end of a rnd, work the joining sl st as follows: Insert hook in the first st of the rnd (this may be the top of a beg ch), yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete joining sl st.

Proceed with new color.

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE 1 (make 6) With A, make an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: With A, ch 3 (counts as first dc in this and in all following rnds), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 12 dc.

Rnd 2: With A, ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – you will have 24 dc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: With A, ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 36 dc.

Change to B.

Rnd 4: With B, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Change to C.

Fasten off B.

Rnd 5: With C, ch 6 (counts as first tr, ch 2), tr in same st (first corner made), dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, *(tr, ch 2, tr) in next st (corner made), dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch – you will have 40 sts and 4 corner ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 6 and 7: With C, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first corner ch-2 sp, *dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in top of beg ch – you will have 72 dc and 4 corner ch-2 sps at the end of Rnd 7.

Rnd 8: With C, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, 3 sc in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times, sc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sc.

Fasten off.

SQUARE 2 (make 6)Make same as Square 1, using B for Rnds 1-3, A for Rnd 4, and C for Rnds 5-8.

SQUARE 3 (make 9)Make same as Square 1, using A for Rnds 1-3, B for Rnd 4, and D for Rnds 5-8.

SQUARE 4 (make 9) Make same as Square 1, using B for Rnds 1-3, A for Rnd 4, and D for Rnds 5-8.

FINISHING Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 5 strips of 6 Squares each.

Sew strips tog to make Afghan.

Border From RS, join A with sl st in any st along outer edge of Afghan.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

From RS, join B with sl st in any st of Rnd 1.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in next st, sc in back loop only of next st; rep from * around, working 3 sc in back loop only of each corner st; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
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)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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