Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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  • Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®:
    • Beige 1 ball (A)
    • Brick 1 ball (B)
    • Dusty Purple 2 balls (C)
    • Pea Green 1 ball (D)
    • Olive 1 ball (E)
    • Dusty Blue 1 ball (F)
    • Espresso 2 balls (G)
    • Mustard 1 ball (H)
    • Purple 1 ball (I)
    • Dusty Green 1 ball (J)
    • Toffee 1 ball (K)
    • Honey 1 ball (L)
    • or colors of your choice
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle


1 Octagon Motif = about 4-1/2" across.
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" square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

1. Afghan is made from 99 Octagon Motifs, and 116 Square Motifs.
2. The Octagons and Squares are arranged as shown in Assembly Diagram (or as desired) and then sewn together. An edging is then worked around the entire outside edge of the Afghan.

OCTAGON (make 99 – 22 with C, 14 with K, 9 each with B, E, F, G, I, and L, 5 with J, and 4 with D)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc – 8 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 in this rnd and in all following rnds), *3 dc in next sc, ch 2; rep from * around, 2 dc in first st (at base of beg ch-5); join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 24 dc and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 5, dc) in first ch-sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 40 dc (5 dc on each side) and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

SQUARES (make 116 – 30 with D, 28 with A, 20 each with B and H, 10 with J, and 8 with F)
Ch 9.
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc) and in each ch across – 7 dc at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each dc across, dc in top of beg ch.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

Arrange Octagons and Squares as shown in Assembly Diagram, or as desired, and sew together. Note: For each seam, use the same color yarn as one of the edges being sewn together.
With RS facing, join G with a sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan, work sc evenly spaced all the way around the outside edge of Afghan, working ch 1 at each corner and point; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
ch-sp = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)