Lion Brand Vanna's Complement Dover Plains Box Afghan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Complement Dover Plains Box Afghan

This beautiful and easy afghan will look good as a throw and keep you warm cuddled up on the couch. Share your handiwork using #ACMooreInspired.

Use a gauge of 10 sc + 2-1/2 rows (about 4") and 1 Large Square (19" x 19") to crochet an afghan that measures about 44" x 44". Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you fewer stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try using a larger size needle.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    •Large Squares, Side Bands, and Corner Squares are worked separately, then sewn together following template (download it from the link at right if you have no’t already done so).
    •Large Squares are worked diagonally, increasing on first half and decreasing on second half.
    •Corner Squares are decreased at the center to make mitered squares.
    •The yarn color is changed to make stripes.
    •To change yarn color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
  • 2
    Large Squares I (make 2):
    With A, ch 2.
    Foundation Row: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook – you will have 3 sts at the end of this row.
  • 3
    Increase Half
    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st – 5 sts.
    Rows 2 through 4 (Increase Rows): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – you will have 11 sts at the end of Row 4.
    Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
    Rows 6 through 41: Rep Rows 2 through 5 nine times and changing color as in the following color sequence: Work 3 more rows with A, 4 rows with F, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with E, 6 rows with B, 6 rows with D, 6 rows with C, and 3 rows with A – you will have 65 sts at the end of Row 41.
    Row 42 (Center Row): With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
    Change to F.
  • 4
    Decrease Half
    Rows 43 through 45 (Decrease Rows): With F, ch 1, turn, sk first sc, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st – you will have 59 sts at the end of Row 45.
    Row 46: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
    Rows 47 through 78: Rep Rows 43 through 46 eight times and changing color as in the following color sequence: Work 4 rows with B, (2 rows with D, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with E, 2 rows with F, 2 rows with B) twice, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with C, and 4 rows with A – you will have 11 sts at the end of Row 78.
    Rows 79 through 81: With A, rep Rows 43 through 45 – you will have 5 sts at the end of Row 81.
    Row 82: With A, rep Row 43 – 3 sts.
    Row 83: With A, sc3tog – 1 st.
    Fasten off.
  • 5
    Large Squares II:
    Make same as Square I, changing color as in the following color sequence: Work 8 rows with A, 6 rows with B, 6 rows with D, 6 rows with C, 4 rows with E, 4 rows with F, 4 rows with B, 6 rows with C, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with F, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with E, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with F, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with E, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with F, and 9 rows with A.
  • 6
    Side Bands I (make 2):
    With F, ch 8.
    Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 7 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
    Rows 3 through 94: Rep Row 2 and changing color as in the following color sequence: Work 4 more rows with F, 2 rows with C, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with E, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with A, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with D, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with C, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with B, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with A, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with C, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with D, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with E, 6 rows with F, 2 rows with B, 6 rows with F.
    Fasten off.
  • 7
    Side Bands II (make 2):
    With E, ch 8.Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 7 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
    Rows 3 through 94: Rep Row 2 and change color as in following color sequence: Work 4 more rows with E, 2 rows with A, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with C, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with F, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with D, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with A, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with B, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with F, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with C, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with D, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with A, 6 rows with E, 2 rows with F, 6 rows with E.
    Fasten off.
  • 8
    Corner Squares (make 4):
    With C, ch 18.
    Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 6 ch, sc3tog, place marker in sc3tog just made, sc in last 7 ch – 15 sts.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to 1 st before marked st, sc3tog and move marker to sc3tog just made, sc in each st to end of row – 13 sts.
    Rows 3 through 7: Rep Row 2 – you will have 3 sts at the end of Row 7.
    Remove marker.
    Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog – 1 st.
    Fasten off.
  • 9
    Finishing:
    Following template, sew Large Squares tog, then sew on Side Bands and Corner Squares.
    Weave in ends.
  • 10
    Abbreviations:
    A = Cranberry
    B = Fisherma
    C = Colonial Blue
    Ch = Chain
    D = Eggplant
    E = Black
    F = Charcoal Grey
    Rep = Repeat
    RS = Right side
    Sc = Single crochet
    Sc3tog (Sc 3 sts together) = (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook –2 sts decreased
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    Tog = together

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Two Skeins of Lion Brand Vanna's Complement Yarn in Colonial Blue, Black & Charcoal Grey and One Skein in Cranberry, Fisherman & Eggplant
  • •Crochet Hook Size K-10.5/6.50 mm, Large Eye Blunt Needle, Stitch Markers
Download Project Template