Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Shades of Blue Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 40486

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
40 inches x 54 inches [101.5 x 137 cm], including border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial Heathered Solid Dark and medium blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (A)

790-336 Homespun Yarn: Barrington Heathered Solid Deep violet and teal
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (B)

790-341 Homespun Yarn: Windsor

'Painterly' color Lavender, medium blue, and cool green


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.96
Note: (C)

790-321 Homespun Yarn: Williamsburg Heathered Solid Cool medium blues
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.18
Note: (D)

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

GAUGE:
10 dc = 4 inches [10 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:
Bobble 5 dc in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in top of first dc of group, pull dropped loop through st.

NOTES:
Each color is worked for 2 rows.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET
With A, ch 100.



Row 1 (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across; turn - 24 ch-1 spaces.



Row 2 Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sc, *Bobble in next ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across; turn.



Row 3 Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, sc in top of Bobble, sc in next dc; repeat from *, ending ch 1, skip last dc, sc in top of beg ch-3; turn.

Break off A.



Row 4 With B, ch 3, *Bobble in ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from *, ending last repeat dc in last sc; turn.



Row 5 Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in top of Bobble, sc in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, sc in top of Bobble, sc in next dc; repeat from *, ending last repeat sc in top of beg ch-3; turn.

Break off B.



Rows 6 and 7 With C, repeat Rows 2-3.



Rows 8 and 9 With D, repeat Rows 4-5.



Rows 10 and 11 With C, repeat Rows 2-3.



Rows 12 and 13 With B, repeat Rows 4-5.



Repeat Rows 2-13, working 2 rows in each of A, B, C, D, C, and B, until there are a total of 8 repeats of the color sequence (approximately 50" [127 cm] long).

Change to A.

Next Row With A, repeat Row 2.



Last Row Sc in each st across.

Fasten off.



BORDER

Join C with a slip st in corner, work 95 sc evenly spaced along each of the top and bottom edges, and 110 sc evenly spaced along each side.

Work in sc for 2 more rnds, working 3 sc in each corner of each rnd.

Fasten off.

EDGING

Rnd 1 With B, sc in first sc, *ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around.

Break off B.



Rnd 2 With D, sc in first sc, *ch 3, remove hook from last ch, insert it under the ch-3 loop of Rnd 1, pick up loop of last ch and draw it through, yarn over and draw through loop; repeat from * around, ending with sc in last sc.

Fasten off.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
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
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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