Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by Mary Jane Protus.
Afghan measures approximately 54 ½" x 65".
RED HEART® "Soft Yarn™": 1 Ball each No. 4601 Off White CA, No. 2541 Blue Sky CC, No. 3720 Lavender CF, No. 4422 Tangerine CG, No. 2515 Turquoise CH, No. 4412 Grass Green CI, No. 3729 Grape CJ; and 2 balls each No. 1882 Toast CB, No. 4420 Guacamole CD, No. 4608 Wine CE.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
GAUGE: 9 rnds = 10 ½" across in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
NOTE: AFTER THE FIRST SQUARE, ALL OTHERS ARE JOINED WHILE WORKING RND 9.
BASIC SQUARE: Ch 5; join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in sp, ch 1; * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 sp - corner made; ch 1; rep from * around; join to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 **, work corner in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.
Rnds 4-9 (See Note above): Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to next corner **; work corner in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
To Join on One Side-Rnd 9: Join next color in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, 2 dc in sp; ch 1, holding wrong sides together, sc in corner sp of completed square, ch 1; 3 dc in same sp, sc in next ch-1 sp of completed square, * 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp of completed square; rep from * to next corner; 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in corner sp of completed square, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1; complete rnd as for First square.
Join subsequent squares in the same manner as above, joining 1 or 2 sides as required; join to corner of previously joined squares by working sc in sc of previous joining.
Work 30 Basic Squares, 5 each in the following 6 color sequences, joining while working Rnd 9 and following the diagram for placement:
SQUARE 1: CB, CH, CG, CF, CA, CE, CD, CC, CJ.
SQUARE 2: CA, CD, CG, CF, CJ, CE, CB, CH, CI.
SQUARE 3: CF, CA, CJ, CD, CI, CB, CC, CE, CG.
SQUARE 4: CG, CC, CJ, CA, CI, CH, CE, CD, CF.
SQUARE 5: CI, CB, CC, CG, CD, CA, CH, CJ, CE.
SQUARE 6: CH, CG, CA, CD, CE, CC, CI, CF, CB.
Edging-Rnd 1: With right side facing, join CD in any ch-2 sp and work as for Rnd 4 around entire afghan.
Rnd 2: With CB, rep Rnd 4; join; sl st to ch-2 sp of corner.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, ** work (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 sp, ch 3, * sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * to next ch-2 sp of next corner; rep from ** around; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB, CC, etc = Colors A, B, C, etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; rep - repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated;  = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
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