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Home : Patterns : Baby Squares Storyteller Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Squares Storyteller Afghan

Lion Brand® Pound of Love® - Bonbons
Pattern #: L32112
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

24 x 30 in. (61 x 76 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
Crochet Kit Baby Squares Storytellers Afghan $ 15.74

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Invite your friends and make this crafternoon project - perfect for the expecting mother. Crochet this blanket with just one ball of Pound of Love® and have friends add embroidery for a beautiful heirloom afghan. Read the heartfelt story inspired by this pattern.

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Color (A)
Pound of Love®

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Color (B)
Bonbons

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
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Antique White White Pastel Pink Bubblegum Pink Pastel Blue Bluebell Denim
Beige Creamsicle Lavender Lilac Turquoise Pastel Green Pastel Yellow Honey Bee
Bonbons
Brights Pastels Beach Nature Party Celebrate Jingle Bells Crayons
*Pound of Love (Article #550). 100% Premium Acrylic; package size: 16.00oz/454.00 gr. (1020yds/932m) pull skeins
*Bonbons (Article #601).
Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Acrylic: 100% Acrylic. Care: Machine Wash and Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Tumble Dry Normal, Dry Clean and Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Metallic: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.; package size: Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 38.3 yd/35m

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  550-099 Pound of Love Yarn: Antique White
   ball
$ 11.69  
Note: (A)
•  601-610 Bonbons Yarn: Brights
   ball
$ 7.99  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Straight pins
Sharp scissors
Tissue paper
Sewing needle and thread
Sharp embroidery needle with large eye

OPTIONAL MATERIALS
Tear away stabilizer
 

Baby Squares Storyteller Afghan

Lion Brand® Pound of Love® - Bonbons

GAUGE:

14 sc + 16 rows = about 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

NOTES:

Afghan is made of 20 squares. Alternating directions, squares are sewed together into strips then strips are sewed together to make Afghan.


AFGHAN
Square (make 20)

With A, ch 22.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 21 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beginning.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Note:
Embroidery can be done before or after Squares are seamed together.
Embroidery
1. The Afghan design is meant to encourage creativity allowing you to tell 'your' story.
Choose desired motifs from design motif patterns -
L30043 - Friends and Family
L30044 - Nature
L30045 - Just for Fun
L30046 - Letters
L30047 - Numbers
L30052 - Animals
Change the size of the motifs as you like, or use your own designs!
2. Trace desired motifs onto tissue or tear away stabilizer then cut them out leaving a border outside the traced lines. With sewing needle and thread, baste each piece of tissue onto a Square. Be sure to keep your basting stitches away from the traced lines of the motif.
3. Using embroidery sts as desired, and colors from the B yarn pack as desired, embroider motifs onto the Squares. We used simple embroidery sts – French knots, lots of straight stitch, cross stitch, back stitch, and stem stitch.
4. Clip the basting threads. If you used tissue paper, dampen the tissue lightly then carefully remove the paper, leaving your embroidery stitches intact.
5. To remove stabilizer, follow the package directions.

Alternating directions, sew Squares together into 4 strips of 5 Squares each. Sew strips together to make Afghan.
Border
Rnd 1:
With RS facing, join A with sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan. Sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 3-8: Rep Rnd 2. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Baby Squares Storyteller Afghan Reviewed by Diane Hof on 2014-06-05 *****
I LOVE this pattern! Not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about. I made this blanket exactly to pattern specifications and had enough left over to make a matching hat! And you can get stablelizer at any major craft store. I will definately send a picture of my finished product . I thought the directions were clear and easy to follow. Thankyou Lion Brand.
Diane


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