Crochet Hearts Afghan WR1004

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Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE

Afghan measures approximately 45" x 58".

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 42 Ounces No. 724 Baby Pink.

Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 12 rows = 4" in pat; panel = 13" wide before edging. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION:
CL (cluster) = [yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] twice all in next st, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.

PANEL (Make 3): Ch 40.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 39 sc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 19 sc, CL in next sc, sc in last 19 sc; turn.

Row 7 AND EVERY RIGHT SIDE ROW: Rep Row 2.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 17 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 15 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 5 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 7 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first 11 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 9 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first 9 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 11 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Rows 18, 20, 22: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 13 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Rows 24, 26: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times, sc in next 2 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Row 28: Ch 1, sc in first 9 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 4 times, sc in next 6 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] 4 times, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Row 30: Ch 1, sc in first 11 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 10 sc, [CL in next sc, sc in next sc] twice, sc in each sc to end; turn.

Rows 31-35: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rep Rows 6-35 five more times. Fasten off.

Panel Edging (Work on BOTH long edges of center panels; on LEFT edge of Right panel and on RIGHT edge on Left panel)-Row 1: With right side facing, attach yarn to work across long edge; ch 1, sc in each row end across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, CL in next sc, * sc in next 3 sc, CL in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sc; sc in last 2 sc; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew or sl st panels together, being careful that the far right and far left edges of the afghan do not have edging.

Border-Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach yarn to work across top edge; ch 1, 2 sc in corner, sc in each sc and each joining across to next corner, 3 sc in corner, skip first row, sc in each row end to last row, skip last row, 3 sc in corner, sc in each sc and each joining across to next corner, 3 sc in corner, skip first row, sc in each row end to last row, skip last row, 1 more sc in first corner; join with a sl st to first sc; TURN.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, ** sc in next 2 sc, CL in next sc, * sc in next 3 sc, CL in next sc; rep from * to 2 sc before the center corner sc; sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in corner sc; rep from ** around; join; turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around and 3 sc in center corner sc; join; do NOT turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across top and bottom edges and sl st in each sc across side edges, increase as necessary at corners; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times indicated.

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