Blushing Grannies WR1713

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Throw measures 36" x 50".

Skill Level: Easy

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 Skein each 0332 Ranch Red A and 0376 Burgundy B; 2 skeins 0378 Claret C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Rnds 1-3 = 3½" x 3½". Full square = 6¾" x 6¾". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SQUARE (Make 35): With A, ch 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of ch-3 - 16 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, * ch 4, skip next dc **, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join with slip st in first sc - 8 sc and 8 ch-4 spaces.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, * 2 sc in next ch-4 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space **, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join in first sc - 20 sc, 16 dc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces. Fasten off A.
Rnd 4: Join B in any corner ch-2 space; ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space as joining, * dc in next 9 sts **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3 - 52 dc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.
Rnd 5: * Ch 2, skip next dc, (slip st, ch 2, slip st) all in next corner ch-2 space **, [ch 2, skip next dc, slip st in next dc] 6 times; repeat from * around, end at **; [ch 2, skip next dc, slip st in next dc] 5 times, ch 2, skip next dc; join with slip st in joining slip st - 32 slip sts and 32 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off B.
Rnd 6: Join C in any corner ch-2 space; ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space as joining, * 2 dc in each of next 7 ch-2 spaces **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next corner ch-2 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join - 72 dc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, sc in next dc, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next corner ch-2 space **, sc in next 18 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; sc in last 16 dc; join - 80 sc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces. Fasten off C, leaving a long end for sewing.

FINISHING: Weave in all loose ends, except long end. Sew squares together through both loops of last round into 5 strips of 7 squares each. Sew strips together.

Edging-Rnd 1: Join C in any sc; ch 1, sc in each sc around all 4 edges of afghan, working 2 sc in each ch-2 space at corners of joined squares and 3 sc in each of 4 corner ch-2 spaces of afghan; join in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, ch 3, skip next sc, * sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc; repeat from * around; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-3 space, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

Alternate Color Choices:
Blues - 883 Spa Blue A, 382 Country Blue B, 380 Windsor Blue C
Greens - 631 Lt Sage A, 406 Med Thyme B, 633 Dk Sage C
Turquoise/Brown - 928 Earth & Sky A, 512 Turqua B, 365 Coffee C Browns - 334 Buff A, 336 Warm Brown B, 365 Coffee C
Roses - 372 Rose Pink A, 374 Country Rose B, 905 Magenta C

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