Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Diagonal-Striped Throw
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 10420

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
40 x 56 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-319 Homespun Yarn: Adirondack DISCONTINUED 'Painterly' color Dusty greens and mauve recall the distant mountains.
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.95
Note: (A)

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo

Heathered Solid Light cool beige


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (B)

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

GAUGE:
10 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in single crochet. 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:
COLOR STRIPE PATTERN
Rows 1 - 6 Work in A.
Rows 7 & 8 Work in B.
Continue as per instructions below, alternating 6 rows A; 2 rows B.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
Ch 2.
Row 1 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 1 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn.

Work 3 sc in one sc.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn.

Work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st - 5 sc.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn.

Work 1 sc in each st across - 5 sts.
Row 5 Ch 1, turn.

1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st; work to within last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st - 7 sc
Rows 6 & 7 Repeat Row 5 - 11 sc
Row 8 Repeat Row 4 - 11 sc.
Continue in this manner, inc 1 st each end every row for 3 rows and working 1 row even until afghan measures 38 inches across bottom - 125 sts.

End with Row 8.

Mark end of this row for bottom edge.



Vertical Shaping: Row 9 (RS) Ch 1, turn.

Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to within last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st.
Row 10 Ch 1, turn.

1 sc in first st, sc2tog, work to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, 1 sc in last sc.
Row 11 Repeat Row 9.
Row 12 Work even.
Repeat Rows 9 - 12 until afghan is 55 inches along the side edge, end with Row 12.



Horizontal Top Shaping: Rows 13, 14, & 15 Ch 1, turn.

1 sc in first st, sc2tog, work to within last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last sc.
Row 16 Work even.
Repeat Rows 13 - 16 until 5 sts rem.
Next Row Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog.
Last Row Work 3sctog.

Fasten off.

BORDER

With A, work 1 rnd sc, working 102 sc evenly spaced along each side edge and 61 sc evenly spaced along top and bottom, working 3 sc in each corner.

Continue in A for 1 rnd more in this way.

Break off A and work in B for 1 rnd.

Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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