Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Big Granny Square Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 10207

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
52 inches x 52 inches

PUBLISHED IN: Crafts, Crochet Fantasy, Crochet! Magazine, Knit It!, Michael's Create


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-343 Homespun Yarn: Romanesque DISCONTINUED 'Painterly' color Light stone-gray and slate with hints of dusty mauve.
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.54

950-098 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Antique White DISCONTINUED A soft, rich cream color.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.85
Note: (A)

950-153 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Black DISCONTINUED Elegant, velvety black
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.85
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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


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

GAUGE:
Rnd 1 should measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (8.25 cm) using larger hook and 2 strands of Homespun. 8 sts = 4" (10 cm); 4 rnds border = 4 1/4" with smaller hook and 1 strand Chenille Thick & Quick. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With larger hook and 2 strands Homespun, ch 3.

Slip st to join to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, work 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 2 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 3 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, *work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1**, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.

Continue to work in 1 big square, working as for Rnd 3 and rep from * to ** as many times as necessary between corners as square grows until piece measures 34" x 34" (approximately 15 rnds).

Fasten off.

BORDER
With smaller hook and 1 strand of A, with RS facing, attach yarn in last join with ch 3 (this counts as first dc), [dc in each dc and ch-1 space to corner, in corner make (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)] around until all four corners are worked, dc in every dc and ch-1 space until end of rnd, slip st to join.

Work 3 more rnds dc border with A.

Fasten off.

Attach B in last join and work 3 rnds as with A.

Ch 3, turn.

Work 4th rnd border with WS facing, end slip st to join.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



TASSEL
Wrap yarn around cardboard and tie as shown.



Cut lower edge of strands and wrap a strand about 1" below tie.

FRINGE
Insert hook through fabric and draw through folded strands.



Insert strands into drawn up loop and tighten.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
MC = main color
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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