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Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Squares Storyteller Afghan

Lion Brand® Pound of Love® - Bonbons®
Pattern #: L32112
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

24 x 30 in. (61 x 76 cm)

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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*Pound of Love (Article #550). 100% Premium Acrylic; package size: 16.00oz/454.00 gr. (1020yds/932m) pull skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
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Additional Materials
Straight pins
Sharp scissors
Tissue paper
Sewing needle and thread
Sharp embroidery needle with large eye

Tear away stabilizer

Baby Squares Storyteller Afghan

Lion Brand® Pound of Love® - Bonbons®


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.

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

Embroidery can be done before or after Squares are seamed together.
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.
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.

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

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Baby Squares Storyteller Afghan Reviewed by Louise Donikyan on 2015-01-19 *****
My gauge is correct and I could only finish 7 of the 8 rows of the border before I ran short of the yarn. The size of the afghan depicted in the pic is obviously larger than 24 by 30 as stated on the pattern. I single crochet the squares together, and Without the border the blanket measures 24 x 30 inches. The border will add approximately 1 3/4 inches on all sides. The blanket feels a bit stiff to me and does not have a lot of draping properties

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