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Free Crochet Pattern: Granny Variation Afghan

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Pattern #: L32156
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

44 x 54 in. (112 x 137 cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 22, 2014)
MEDIUM SQUARE 2 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with C, Rnds 4-5 3-4 with B, Rnds 5-6 with A, Rnd 7 with C, Rnd 8 with B, Rnd 9 with A, Rnd 10 with C, Rnd 11 with B and Rnd 12 with A.
MEDIUM SQUARE 3 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with M, Rnds 4-5 3-4 with K, Rnds 5-6 with L, Rnd 7 with M, Rnd 8 with K, Rnd 9 with L, Rnd 10 with M, Rnd 11 with K and Rnd 12 with L.
MEDIUM SQUARE 4 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with A, Rnds 4-5 3-4 with B, Rnds 5-6 with C, Rnd 7 with A, Rnd 8 with B, Rnd 9 with C, Rnd 10 with A, Rnd 11 with B and Rnd 12 with C.
MEDIUM SQUARE 5 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with I, Rnds 4-5 3-4 with H, Rnds 5-6 with G, Rnd 7 with I, Rnd 8 with H, Rnd 9 with G, Rnd 10 with I, Rnd 11 with H and Rnd 12 with G.
MEDIUM SQUARE 6 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with F, Rnds 4-5 3-4 with J, Rnds 5-6 with E, Rnd 7 with F, Rnd 8 with J, Rnd 9 with E, Rnd 10 with F, Rnd 11 with J and Rnd 12 with E.
MEDIUM SQUARE 7 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with G, Rnds 4-5 3-4 with H, Rnds 5-6 with I, Rnd 7 with G, Rnd 8 with H, Rnd 9 with I, Rnd 10 with G, Rnd 11 with H and Rnd 12 with I.
MEDIUM SQUARE 8 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with E, Rnds 4-5 3-4 with J, Rnds 5-6 with F, Rnd 7 with E, Rnd 8 with J, Rnd 9 with F, Rnd 10 with E, Rnd 11 with J and Rnd 12 with F.

RECTANGLE 1 (make 2)
With E, ch 14 13.
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 11 10 ch, 2 4 sc in next 2 sts last ch, turn to work along opposite edge of foundation ch, sc in next 13 10 ch, sc in last ch, sl st in first sc – 28 sc.
Pm in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Change to J.

Note: Work the first st of each rnd into the NEXT st (the st following the st into which the joining sl st was worked).
Rnd 2: With J, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 12 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st; rep from * once more; join with sl st in first sc – 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Change to F.
Rnd 3: With F, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 14 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 44 sts.
Change to E.
Rnd 4: With E, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 16 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 52 sts.
Change to J.
Rnd 5: With J, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 18 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sts.
Change to F.
Rnd 6: With F, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 20 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 68 sts at the end of this rnd.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Made up of a series squares and rectangles, this crochet afghan is an interesting take on the granny square blanket.

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GAUGE:

Rnds 1-6 = about 3 1/2 in (9 cm).

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Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

1. Small and Medium Squares and Rectangles are worked separately.
2. Following a diagram, Squares and Rectangles are sewed together to make blocks. Blocks are sewed together to make Afghan.
3. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete the st.


 

SMALL SQUARE 1 (make 4)
With I, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker (pm) in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 20 sts at the end of this rnd. Fasten off I and change to H.
Rnd 4: With H, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around – 28 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts. Fasten off H and change to G.
Rnd 6: With G, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around – 44 sts. Fasten off.

SMALL SQUARE 2 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with A, Rnd 2 with B, Rnd 3 with C, Rnd 4 with A, Rnd 5 with B and Rnd 6 with C.

SMALL SQUARE 3 (make 6)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with E, Rnd 2 with J, Rnd 3 with F, Rnd 4 with E, Rnd 5 with J and Rnd 6 with F.

SMALL SQUARE 4 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnds 1-3 with G, Rnds 4-5 with H and Rnd 6 with I.

SMALL SQUARE 5 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnds 1-3 with C, Rnds 4-5 with B and Rnd 6 with A.

SMALL SQUARE 6 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnds 1-3 with E, Rnds 4-5 with J and Rnd 6 with F.

SMALL SQUARE 7 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with M, Rnd 2 with K, Rnd 3 with L, Rnd 4 with M, Rnd 5 with K and Rnd 6 with L.

SMALL SQUARE 8 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with L, Rnd 2 with K, Rnd 3 with M, Rnd 4 with L, Rnd 5 with K and Rnd 6 with M.

SMALL SQUARE 9 (make 6)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with C, Rnd 2 with B, Rnd 3 with A, Rnd 4 with C, Rnd 5 with B and Rnd 6 with A.

SMALL SQUARE 10 (make 6)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnds 1-3 with A, Rnds 4-5 with B and Rnd 6 with C.

SMALL SQUARE 11 (make 4)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnds 1-3 with F, Rnds 4-5 with J and Rnd 6 with E.

SMALL SQUARE 12 (make 6)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with I, Rnd 2 with H, Rnd 3 with G, Rnd 4 with I, Rnd 5 with H and Rnd 6 with G.

SMALL SQUARE 13 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnds 1-3 with M, Rnds 4-5 with K and Rnd 6 with L.

SMALL SQUARE 14 (make 6)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with G, Rnd 2 with H, Rnd 3 with I, Rnd 4 with G, Rnd 5 with H and Rnd 6 with I.

SMALL SQUARE 15 (make 5)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnds 1-3 with L, Rnds 4-5 with K and Rnd 6 with M.

SMALL SQUARE 16 (make 6)
Work as for Small Square 1, working Rnd 1 with F, Rnd 2 with J, Rnd 3 with E, Rnd 4 with F, Rnd 5 with J and Rnd 6 with E.

MEDIUM SQUARE 1 (make 2)
With L, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Pm in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc at the end of this rnd. Change to K.
Rnd 3: With K, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 20 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around – 28 sts. Change to M.
Rnd 5: With M, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around – 44 sts. Change to L.
Rnd 7: With L, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around – 52 sts. Change to K.
Rnd 8: With K, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * around – 60 sts. Change to M.
Rnd 9: With M, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 14 sts; rep from * around – 68 sts. Change to L.
Rnd 10: With L, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 16 sts; rep from * around – 76 sts at the end of this rnd. Change to K.
Rnd 11: With K, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 18 sts; rep from * around – 84 sts at the end of this rnd. Change to M.
Rnd 12: With M, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 20 sts; rep from * around – 92 sts at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off.

MEDIUM SQUARE 2 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with C, Rnds 3-4 with B, Rnds 5-6 with A, Rnd 7 with C, Rnd 8 with B, Rnd 9 with A, Rnd 10 with C, Rnd 11 with B and Rnd 12 with A.

MEDIUM SQUARE 3 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with M, Rnds 3-4 with K, Rnds 5-6 with L, Rnd 7 with M, Rnd 8 with K, Rnd 9 with L, Rnd 10 with M, Rnd 11 with K and Rnd 12 with L.

MEDIUM SQUARE 4 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with A, Rnds 3-4 with B, Rnds 5-6 with C, Rnd 7 with A, Rnd 8 with B, Rnd 9 with C, Rnd 10 with A, Rnd 11 with B and Rnd 12 with C.

MEDIUM SQUARE 5 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with I, Rnds 3-4 with H, Rnds 5-6 with G, Rnd 7 with I, Rnd 8 with H, Rnd 9 with G, Rnd 10 with I, Rnd 11 with H and Rnd 12 with G.

MEDIUM SQUARE 6 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with F, Rnds 3-4 with J, Rnds 5-6 with E, Rnd 7 with F, Rnd 8 with J, Rnd 9 with E, Rnd 10 with F, Rnd 11 with J and Rnd 12 with E.

MEDIUM SQUARE 7 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with G, Rnds 3-4 with H, Rnds 5-6 with I, Rnd 7 with G, Rnd 8 with H, Rnd 9 with I, Rnd 10 with G, Rnd 11 with H and Rnd 12 with I.

MEDIUM SQUARE 8 (make 2)
Work as for Medium Square 1, working Rnds 1-2 with E, Rnds 3-4 with J, Rnds 5-6 with F, Rnd 7 with E, Rnd 8 with J, Rnd 9 with F, Rnd 10 with E, Rnd 11 with J and Rnd 12 with F.

RECTANGLE 1 (make 2)
With E, ch 13.
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 10 ch, 4 sc in last ch, turn to work along opposite edge of foundation ch, sc in next 10 ch, sc in last ch, sl st in first sc – 28 sc.
Pm in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Change to J.

Note: Work the first st of each rnd into the NEXT st (the st following the st into which the joining sl st was worked).
Rnd 2: With J, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 12 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st; rep from * once more; join with sl st in first sc – 36 sts at the end of this rnd. Change to F.
Rnd 3: With F, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 14 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 44 sts. Change to E.
Rnd 4: With E, ch 1, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 16 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 52 sts. Change to J.
Rnd 5: With J, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 18 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sts. Change to F.
Rnd 6: With F, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 20 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 68 sts at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off.

Rectangle 2 (make 2)
Work as for Rectangle 1, working Rnd 1 with G, Rnd 2 with H, Rnd 3 with I, Rnd 4 with G, Rnd 5 with H and Rnd 6 with I.

Rectangle 3 (make 2)
Work as for Rectangle 1, working Rnd 1 with F, Rnd 2 with J, Rnd 3 with E, Rnd 4 with F, Rnd 5 with J and Rnd 6 with E.

Rectangle 4 (make 2)
Work as for Rectangle 1, working Rnd 1 with I, Rnd 2 with H, Rnd 3 with G, Rnd 4 with I, Rnd 5 with H and Rnd 6 with G.

Rectangle 5 (make 2)
Work as for Rectangle 1, working Rnd 1 with A, Rnd 2 with B, Rnd 3 with C, Rnd 4 with A, Rnd 5 with B and Rnd 6 with C.

Rectangle 6 (make 2)
Work as for Rectangle 1, working Rnd 1 with M, Rnd 2 with K, Rnd 3 with L, Rnd 4 with M, Rnd 5 with K and Rnd 6 with L.

Rectangle 7(make 2)
Work as for Rectangle 1, working Rnd 1 with C, Rnd 2 with B , Rnd 3 with A, Rnd 4 with C, Rnd 5 with B and Rnd 6 with A.

Rectangle 8 (make 2)
Work as for Rectangle 1, working Rnd 1 with L, Rnd 2 with K , Rnd 3 with M, Rnd 4 with L, Rnd 5 with K and Rnd 6 with M.

FINISHING
From RS and following Assembly Diagram, arrange small and medium squares and rectangles into 16 blocks. With D, whipstitch motifs together through the back loops of last round. In same manner, sew blocks together in 4 rows of 4 blocks each.

 

 

Edging
Rnd 1:
With RS facing, join D in any corner with a sl st, ch 1, *sc in each st across all motifs to next corner, ch 1, turn to work along next side edge; rep from around, sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, *hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 3; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) hdc = half double crochet
Pm = place marker rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl = slip sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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