Happy Hearts Afghan WR1658

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Skill Level: EASY

Afghan measures approximately 40" wide x 48" long.

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 2 Skeins each 774 Lt. Raspberry CA, 376 Burgundy CB, 378 Claret CC, 358 Lavender CD, and 776 Dark Orchid CE.

Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
Stitch marker (optional), yarn needle.

GAUGE: Square = 4½" x 4½”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
sc2tog = [insert hook in next st and draw up a lp] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook-one sc decreased.

SOLID SQUARE (Make 20-4 in each color): Ch 5; join with a sl st in first ch 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 in top of ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 sp] 3 times; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in next 2 dc; join.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next 11 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in next 4 dc; join - 15 dc between corner sps. Fasten off.

SINGLE-ROW STRIPE SQUARE (Make 20): With color CA, CB, CC, CD or CE, work Rnds 1-3 same as for Solid Square for 4 squares per color, then work Rnd 4 of each square with a different contrasting color.

DOUBLE-ROW STRIPE SQUARE (Make 20): With color CA, CB, CC, CD or CE, work Rnds 1 and 2 same as for Solid Square for 4 squares per color, then work Rnds 3 and 4 of each square with a different contrasting color.

TRIPLE-ROW STRIPE SQUARE (Make 20): With color CA, CB, CC, CD or CE, work Rnd 1 same as for Solid Square for 4 squares per color, then work Rnds 2-4 of each square with a different contrasting color.

HEART (Make 20-4 in each color): Ch 11.
Point-Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 10 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc to last 2 sc; sc2tog; turn - 9 sc.
Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 - 4 sc at end of Row 7.
Row 8: Ch 1, [sc2tog] twice; turn - 2 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog - 1 sc. Fasten off.

Bumps-Row 1: With right side facing and working in rem lps of beg ch, join yarn in the first ch; ch 1, sc in same ch and next 4 ch; turn - 5 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog. Fasten off.
With right side facing, join yarn in next free lp of beg ch and rep Rows 1-3.

FINISHING: Weave in ends. Sew hearts to Solid Squares, ensuring that the heart and square color are different. Randomly arrange all squares into an 8 square x 10 square grid, and sew together.

Edging is worked in short rows across 1 or more squares in different colors. When fastening off, leave a yarn tail to sew the seams between edging sections.

LOWER EDGING-Row 1: With right side facing, join CA in lower left corner of afghan; ch 3, dc evenly across 3 squares; turn.
Rows 2-4: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc and in each dc across and in top of ch-3; turn. Fasten off. Join CB and work 4 rows dc across next 2 squares of lower edge. Fasten off. Join CC and work 4 rows dc across next 3 squares. Fasten off.

SIDE EDGING: Join CD and work 4 rows dc across row ends of last edging section and next 3 squares. Fasten off. Join CE and work 4 rows dc across next 4 squares. Fasten off. Join CA and work 4 rows dc across one square. Fasten off. Join CB and work 4 rows dc across next 2 squares. Fasten off.

TOP EDGING: Join CC and work 4 rows dc across row ends of last edging section and next 4 squares. Fasten off. Join CD and work 4 rows dc across next 3 squares. Fasten off. Join CE and work 4 rows dc across one square. Fasten off.

SIDE EDGING: Join CA and work 4 rows dc across row ends of last edging section and next 2 squares. Fasten off. Join CB and work 4 rows dc across next 3 squares. Fasten off. Join CD and work 4 rows dc across next 2 squares. Fasten off. Join CE and work 4 rows dc across last 3 squares and row ends of first edging section. Fasten off. Sew ends of edging sections tog. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; CA, CB, etc. = color A, B, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; rem = remaining; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; tog = together; yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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