Approximate Size: 50" x 67"
Columbia-Minerva Featherweight Knitting Worsted (2 oz skein) - 5 skeins each of Colors 3 and 4, 4 skeins Color 2 and 3 skeins of Color 1
1 "Boye" Steel Crochet Hook Size 00
KEY TO COLORS ILLUSTRATED:
Gauge: Each Motif measures 4 inches across before joining
MOTIF: With Color 1 ch 8. Join to first ch with a sl st to form a ring. Row 1-Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with a sl st, turn. Row 2-Insert hook in first sc, yo finger 2 times, insert hook under the 2 loops and draw through sc, dropping loops off finger, yo and through the 3 loops on hook (one double loop st). Make a double loop st in each sc around, join with a sl st, draw Color 2 through loop on hook, break Color 1, turn. Row 3-With Color 2 and loops facing you, work 2 sc in each sc around (24 sts), join with a sl st. Row 4-Working around, ch 1, *sc in sc, skip 1 st, in next st make (dc, ch 1) 2 times, then 1 dc (3 dc shell), skip 1 st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st, break yarn and fasten. Row 5-With Color 3 make a loop on hook, *sc in center dc of any shell, ch 1, 3 dc shell in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join with a sl st. Row 6-Sl st to center dc of next shell, ch 3 to count as 1 dc, *in next sc make (dc, ch 1) 4 times, then 1 dc (5 dc shell), dc in center dc of next shell, repeat from * around, join with a sl st, break yarn and fasten. Make 138 Motifs.
TO JOIN: First Motif-With Color 4 make a loop on hook, *sc in center dc of shell, ch 5, sc in same st (a corner loop), ch 5, in same st as corner loop make (yo, draw up a ½ inch loop) 4 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (one cluster), sc in next dc between shells, ch 5, cluster in same dc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st, break yarn and fasten.
Second Motif: With Color 4 make a loop on hook. Sc in center dc of any shell of Second Motif, ch 2, sc in any corner loop of First Motif, ch 2, 1 sc in same st of Second Motif (corner joining), *ch 2, sc in next ch 5 loop of First Motif, ch 2, cluster in same st of Second Motif*, sc in dc between shells of Second Motif, repeat from * to * once more, sc in next center dc of shell, join corner as before, then complete round as for First Motif.
Third Motif: Join in same manner as Second Motif, working in sc of previous joinings where 3 corners meet. Continue to join motifs in this manner, following chart below for placement of motifs.
BORDER: With Color 2 work around entire Afghan as follows: Attach yarn to a corner loop, *ch 5, cluster in same st, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, repeat from * around, working 1 cluster in each corner, ch 5 space or joining around. Break yarn and fasten.
Block Afghan lightly, pressing down loops.
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