Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
8 Throws
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: chs-8afghans

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Directions are for size 38.4 inches x 51.25 inches without border.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-321 Homespun Yarn: Williamsburg Heathered Solid Cool medium blues
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.77
Note: (A)

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo Heathered Solid Light cool beige
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (B)

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

GAUGE:
Each Square = approx 6.4 in. x 6.4 in. Each Section = approx 12 in. x 12 in. 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:
NOTE: Following instructions, make 48 basic squares.

Then follow the assembly diagram for the throw of your choice.

BASIC SQUARE (make 48): With A, ch 17.
Row 1: With A, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 16 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: With A, sc in each of first 15 sc; with B, sc in next sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: With B, sc in each of first 2 sc; with A, sc in each of next 14 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: With A, sc in each of first 13 sc; with B, sc in each of next 3 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: With B, sc in each of first 4 sc; with A, sc in each of next 12 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: With A, sc in each of first 11 sc; with B, sc in each of next 5 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: With B, sc in each of first 6 sc; with A, sc in each of next 10 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: With A, sc in each of first 9 sc; with B, sc in each of next 7 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: With B, sc in each of first 8 sc; with A, sc in each of next 8 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 10: With A, sc in each of first 7 sc; with B, sc in each of next 9 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 11: With B, sc in each of first 10 sc; with A, sc in each of next 6 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 12: With A, sc in each of first 5 sc; with B, sc in each of next 11 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 13: With B, sc in each of first 12 sc; with A, sc in each of next 4 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 14: With A, sc in each of first 3 sc; with B, sc in each of next 13 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 15: With B, sc in each of first 14 sc; with A, sc in each of next 2 sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 16: With A, sc in first sc; with B, sc in each of next 15 sc.

Ch 1, turn.


Row 17: With B, sc in each of the 16 sc across.

Fasten off.


INSTRUCTIONS



THROW: Make 48 basic squares.

Following assembly diagram for the throw of your choice, sew squares together.

There are four possible orientations of the squares.

These are designated as square 1, 2, 3 or 4 In square 1, the square is oriented so that the left and top edges are the 'A' color and the right and bottom edges are the 'B' color.

In square 2, the square is oriented so that the top and right edges are the 'A' color and the left and bottom edges are the 'B' color.

In square 3, the square is oriented so that the right and bottom edges are the 'A' color and the left and top edges are the 'B' color.

In square 4, the square is oriented so that the bottom and left edges are the 'A' color and the top and right edges are the 'B' color.

The eight different appearances are made by combining the squares in different orders as shown below.






Center Diamond Pattern









Diagonals








Diamond









Flying Geese









Paving Pattern









River Pattern









Sharks Teeth


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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