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Village Square Afghan
Lion Brand Homespun®

GAUGE:

10 sc + 10 rows = 4 in. (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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

 

NOTES:

1. Afghan is worked in entrelac crochet.
2. Entrelac crochet is worked in Rows of Blocks and Triangles. Each Block or Triangle is worked over only a portion of the foundation ch or over only one or two edges of the previous row of Blocks or Triangles.
3. Eight Rows of Blocks are worked then a Row of Triangles is worked across the top of the last row to create an even edge.
4. Two solid color sections are worked in single crochet across the Row of Triangles to complete the Afghan.
5. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st. Fasten off old color.


FIRST ROW OF BLOCKS
Foundation ch:
With D, ch 157.
First Block
Row 1 (RS):
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 12 ch, sl st in next ch; leave rem sts unworked - 13 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, sk next ch of Foundation ch, sl st in next ch.
Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.
Do not fasten off.
Next 5 Blocks
Row 1:
Ch 1, sc in next 13 ch of Foundation ch, sl st in next ch; leave rem sts unworked.
Rows 2-13: Work same as Rows 2-13 of Block 1.
When Block 6 is complete, fasten off.

SECOND ROW OF BLOCKS
Note:
The Second Row of Blocks will have 5 full blocks + a half block at the beginning and end of the row.
First Half-Block
Row 1:
With E and WS facing, draw up a loop in same Foundation ch as last sl st of previous Row of Blocks, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first sc of last Block of previous row - 1 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, 2 sc in the sc - 2 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block.
Row 4: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 4 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block - 5 sc.
Rows 6-13: Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 13 sc.
Do not fasten off.
Next 5 Blocks
Row 1:
Ch 1, sc in end of each row across side edge of same Block of previous row, sl st in first st of next Block of previous row - 13 sc.
Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each of next 13 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block.
Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.
Do not fasten off.
Last Half-Block
Row 1:
Ch 1, sc in end of each row across side edge of same Block of previous row - 13 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across - 12 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 11 sc.
Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times - 1 sc rem.
Fasten off.

THIRD ROW OF BLOCKS
Note:
The Third Row of Blocks will have 6 full blocks.
First Block
Row 1:
With RS facing, join G with sc in end of last row of Last Half-Block of previous row, sc in end of each row of Last Half-Block, sl st in first sc of next Block of previous row - 13 sc at the end of this row.
Rows 2-13: Work same as Rows 2-13 of Next 5 Blocks of Second Row of Blocks.
Do not fasten off.
Next 5 Blocks
With G, make same as Next 5 Blocks of Second Row of Blocks.
Fasten off.

NEXT 5 ROWS OF BLOCKS
Rep Second and Third Rows of Blocks changing color as follows: Work Fourth Row with F, Fifth Row with E, Sixth Row with C, Seventh Row with D, and Eighth Row with C.

ROW OF TRIANGLES
First Triangle
Row 1:
With RS facing, join B with sc in end of last row of Last Half-Block of previous row, sc in end of each row of Last Half-Block, sl st in first sc of next Block of previous row - 13 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Turn, sk the sl st, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 12 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across, sk next st of previous Block, sl st in next st of previous Block - 11 sc.
Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows 5 more times - 1 sc.
Do not fasten off.
Next 5 Triangles
Row 1:
Ch 1, sc in end of each row across side edge of same Block of previous row, sl st in first sc of next Block of previous row - 13 sc.
Rows 2-13: Rep Rows 2-13 of First Triangle.
Do not fasten off.

SOLID SECTION
Row 1:
With WS facing and B, work 104 sc evenly spaced across Row of Triangles.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until solid B section measures about 8 in. (20.5 cm).
Change to A in last st of last row.
Fasten off B.
Next Row: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until solid A section measures about 12 in. (30.5 cm).
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

 

Abbreviations
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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