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lion brand® ice cream® big scoop® springdale granny crochet baby afghan

Fall in love with the sunny colors of this Springdale Granny Baby Afghan! All you’ll need to crochet your own is one skein of Lion Brand® Big Scoop® yarn – it’s the same soft, self-striping yarn as Ice Cream®, but with even more yardage. Ready to get started? Then check out the free pattern below!
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: About 33½" x 33½" (85 x 85 cm).

GAUGE: 1 Square = about 10½" x 10½" (26.5 x 26.5 cm); be sure to check your gauge.

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NOTES

   -  9 Squares are made separately, then sewn together to make the Afghan.
   -  Each Square is worked in joined rnds with the RS always facing.
   -  Have fun with the yarn colors! Arrange the different colored Squares any way you like.
   -  For those who find a visual helpful, we've included a stitch diagram. 

SQUARES (Make 9):

Ch 4; sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 3 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) twice, ch 2, 2 dc in ring; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 – you will have 12 dc and 4 ch-2 sps in this rnd.

Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made); rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, 2 dc again in first ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to complete first corner – 24 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, and 4 corner ch-2 sps (Two 3-dc groups and 1 ch-1 sp along each of 4 sides between corner ch-2 sps). 

Step 2

Rnd 3: Sl st in first corner ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 3 dc in same corner ch-2 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc again in first ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 – 36 dc, 8 ch-1 sps, and 4 corner ch-2 sps(Three 3-dc groups and 2 ch-1 sps along each of 4 sides between corner ch-2 sps).

Rnd 4: Sl st in first corner ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 3 dc in same corner ch-2 sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) to next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) to first corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 dc again in first ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 – 48 dc, 12 ch-1 sps, and 4 corner ch-2 sps (Four 3-dc groups and 3 ch-1 sps along each of 4 sides between corner ch-2 sps).

Rnds 5-10: Rep Rnd 4 for 6 more times – 120 dc, 36 ch-1 sps, and 4 corner ch-2 sps (Ten 3-dc groups and 9 ch-1 sps along each of 4 sides between corner ch-2 sps) in Rnd 10.

Fasten off. 

Step 3

FINISHING:

On a flat surface, arrange Squares into 3 rows of 3 Squares each.

Sew the Squares together to make the Afghan.


The easiest way to sew the Squares together is to sew 3 strips of 3 Squares each, then sew the strips together.


Border:

From RS, join yarn with a sl st in any corner ch-2 sp.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 4 more dc in same corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, working 5 dc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st around working 2 dc in each of the 3 dc at center of each 5-dc corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Beg = Begin(ning)(s)

Ch = Chain

Ch-Sp(s) = Chain Space(s) Previously Made

Dc = Double Crochet

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

RS = Right Side

Sl St = Slip Stitch

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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