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Home : Patterns : Big Granny Square Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Big Granny Square Afghan

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Lion Brand® Homespun® - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 10207
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
52 inches x 52 inches

PUBLISHED IN:  Crafts, Crochet Fantasy, Crochet! Magazine, Knit It!, Michael's Create
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Color (A)
Homespun®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-343: Homespun Yarn: Romanesque DISCONTINUED
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Color (B)
Chenille Thick & Quick®

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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (C)
Chenille Thick & Quick®

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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Homespun®
Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra
Regency Baroque Waterfall Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor
Corinthian Mediterranean Delft Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest
Olive Barley Grape Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum
Apple Green Lagoon Parfait Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden
Mixed Berries Pearls Marble Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia
Tumbleweed Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips
Cherry Blossom Abalone Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
Chenille Thick & Quick®
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins
*Chenille Thick & Quick® (Article #950). 91% acrylic, 9% rayon; package size: Solids: N/A; 100 yd/90m;
Prints: N/A; 75 yd/68m
Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give the length, not the weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein.

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-343 Homespun Yarn: Romanesque DISCONTINUED
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$ 33.54  
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Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
•  950-098 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Antique White DISCONTINUED
   balls
$ 17.85  
Discontinued, sorry!
Click for yarn substitutions
Note: (A)
•  950-153 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Black DISCONTINUED
   balls
$ 17.85  
Discontinued, sorry!
Click for yarn substitutions
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Big Granny Square Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Chenille Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

Rnd 1 should measure 3¼" x 3¼" (8.25 cm) using larger hook and 2 strands of Homespun.
8 sts = 4" (10 cm); 4 rnds border = 4½" with smaller hook and 1 strand Chenille Thick & Quick. 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

AFGHAN
With larger hook and 2 strands Homespun, ch 3. Slip st to join to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, work 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 2 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.
Rnd 3 Slip st over dcs to ch-3 corner, ch 3 (this counts as first dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, *work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1**, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner space] 3 times, ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st to top of first ch-3.

Continue to work in 1 big square, working as for Rnd 3 and rep from * to ** as many times as necessary between corners as square grows until piece measures 34" x 34" (approximately 15 rnds). Fasten off.

BORDER
With smaller hook and 1 strand of A, with RS facing, attach yarn in last join with ch 3 (this counts as first dc), [dc in each dc and ch-1 space to corner, in corner make (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)] around until all four corners are worked, dc in every dc and ch-1 space until end of rnd, slip st to join. Work 3 more rnds dc border with A. Fasten off. Attach B in last join and work 3 rnds as with A. Ch 3, turn. Work 4th rnd border with WS facing, end slip st to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

TASSEL
Wrap yarn around cardboard and tie as shown.

Cut lower edge of strands and wrap a strand about 1" below tie.

FRINGE
Insert hook through fabric and draw through folded strands.

Insert strands into drawn up loop and tighten.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) MC = main color
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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Big Granny Square Afghan Reviewed by Jodi Lynn Wisneski on 2012-03-05 *****
I adore this afghan! I only wish that Lion Brand hadn't discontinued Chenille Thick and Quick :( oh, the fortune I have spent on Ebay buying this stuff! I made this afghan in Antique Homespun (again, discontinued...) and did the border in Midnight Blue and Burgundy Chenille. It is SO soft and luxurious, I made it extra big to cover my queen size bed, the thing must weigh 30 pounds. It is actually almost too warm to sleep under. You could probably just make it with Homespun and try to use another contrasting type of yarn to do the border, it just was nice to have coordinating colors! Despite the fact the Chenille was discontinued I still highly recommend this easy,gorgeous afghan!


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