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Traditional Granny Blanket
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: voktg-blanket
Colorful granny squares are combined along with a 5-row border edging of clusters and picot

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
25 in [63.5cm] wide x 28 in. [71cm] long

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-124 Microspun Yarn: Mocha

Soft tan


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: (A)

910-186 Microspun Yarn: Mango

Bright tangerine orange


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Note: (B)

910-146 Microspun Yarn: Fuchsia

Intense hot pink


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Note: (C)

910-103 Microspun Yarn: Coral Warm reddish orange
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Note: (D)

910-098 Microspun Yarn: French Vanilla

Creamy white


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
Each square approx 3 in x 3 in [7.5cm x 7.5cm] using size E/4 (3.50mm) crochet hook. 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:
Cluster (CL) 3 Dc in same ch sp or st.


INSTRUCTIONS



GRANNY SQUARE (make 56)
Note: See placement diagram for color order of first 3 rnds.

With first color, ch 4.

Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), [1 dc in ring, ch 2] 7 times.

Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2 Join 2nd color with sl st in any ch-2 sp.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc in same sp, ch 2), [3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] 7 times.

Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3 Join 3rd color with sl st in any ch-2 sp.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 7 times.

Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4 Join A with sl st in any ch-1 sp.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp-first corner made, ch 1, *[1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] twice, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp for corner, ch 1; rep from * around, ending last rep with [1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] twice, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1.

Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Arrange squares following placement diagram for colorways and join together.



D, C, B B, D, C E, B, D C, A, B E, A, C D, C, B C, A, C B, E, B
B, D, C D, B, E C, A, B D, B, C D, E, B A, E, D B, E, B A, D, C
C, A, B A, E, C D, B, E C, A, B D, C, E E, B, C C, A, E D, C, B
D, B, E E, B, D B, D, C A, E, D E, A, C C, D, B A, D, C C, B, D
E, B, C C, A, B D, B E E, B, C B, D, B A, E, C D, E, B E, C, E
A, E, D B, C, E A, E, C B, C, B A, D, C D, C, B A, E, D C, A, B
C, D, B E, A, C C, D, B D, C, E E, B, D A, E, C D, C, B B, D, E
Placement Diagram


Edging
Note: On rnd 1, in addition to working into the 4 outer corner ch-1 sps of corner squares to form new corners, work across each side edge of the blanket and into the inner corner ch-1 sps of squares at the joined seams.



Rnd 1 (RS) Join A with sl st in any outer corner ch-1 sp.

Ch 5 (counts as 1 hdc and ch 3), 1 hdc in same sp-- first corner made, **ch 2, *1 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, [1 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] twice, 1 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 1 hdc in opposite corner ch-1 sp of same square, ch 2, skip joined seam, 1 hdc in corner ch-1 sp of next square, ch 2; rep from * to next outer corner ch-1 sp, (1 hdc, ch 3, 1 hdc) in sp; rep from ** around.

Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch-5.

Fasten off.



Rnd 2 Join B with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in same sp - first corner made, ch 2, *CL in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp; rep from * to next corner ch-3 sp, 5 dc in sp, ch 2; rep from * around, ending last rep with CL in next ch-2 sp, ch 2.

Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off.



Rnd 3 Join D with sl st in first dc of any 5-dc corner.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st, ch 1, 5 dc in 3rd dc of same corner, ch 1, work CL in 5th dc of same corner, ch 2, *CL in 2nd dc of next CL, ch 2; rep from * to next 5-dc corner, (CL in first dc of corner, ch 1, 5 dc in 3rd dc, ch 1, CL in 5th dc) ch 2; rep from * around, ending last rep with CL in 2nd dc of next CL, ch 2.

Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Fasten off.



Rnd 4 Join C with sl st in first dc of any 5-dc corner.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st, ch 1, 5 dc in 3rd dc of same comer, ch 1, work CL in 5th dc of same corner, ch 2, *CL in 2nd dc of next CL, ch 2; rep from * to next 5-dc corner, (CL in first dc of comer, ch 1, CL in 3rd dc, ch 1, CL in 5th dc) ch 2; rep from * around, ending last rep with CL in 2nd dc of next CL, ch 2.

Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Fasten off.



Rnd 5 Join E with sl st in 2nd dc of any corner CL.

Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 4), sl st in 4th ch from hook--Picot made, 1 dc in same st, ch 2, *1 sc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in 2nd dc of next cluster, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in same st, ch 2; rep from * around.

Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-7.

Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
foll = follow(s)(ing)
MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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