Thursday, 28 November 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: 4-Square Granny Afghan

 

4granny

Source Lionbrand.com

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Small Square = 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (24 x 24 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

NOTES:

1. Four identical Small Squares are crocheted, then sewed together to make center square of Afghan. Outer portion of Afghan is worked around the center square.
2. To keep the Afghan square, join new color in a different corner on each rnd.
3. Beginning ch 3 counts as a dc.
4. Beginning ch 4 counts as dc, ch-1.

AFGHAN
Small Square (make 4)

With A, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. 

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp (beg corner made), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: With B, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 5: With C, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1,(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Fasten off.
Rnds 6 and 7: With D, rep Rnds 4 and 5. Fasten off. Sew squares together in pairs, sew pairs together to make Center Square.

Outer Portion of Afghan
Color Sequence For Outer Portion of Afghan

Work 2 rnds each with E, A, B, C, D.

Rnd 1: Join E with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp of Center Square. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to joined ch-2 sps between Small Squares, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 2 times, (3 dc in next ch-1, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * twice more, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to joined ch-2 sps between Small Squares, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 2 times, (3 dc in next ch-1, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 2: With E, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnds 4-20: Changing color following Color Sequence as established, rep Rnds 2 and 3 until entire Color Sequence has been worked twice.
Rnds 21 and 22: With E, rep Rnds 2 and 3.
Rnds 23 and 24: With A, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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