Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

Winter Jewels Afghan
By Sharon Phillips

Directions
Intermediate

Size
48 x 67 inches

Materials

  • 4-ply yarn*: 14 1/2 oz rasp-berry #375, 12 oz amethyst #356, 9 1/2 oz each teal #388 and royal #385, 3 oz cherry red #319
  • Size I/9 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

*Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used in the sample project.

Gauge
7 dc = 2 inches; 2 dc rows = 2 inches
Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
3-dc cl: [Yo hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times in same st, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.

Afghan
Row 1: With amethyst, ch 171, dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in each of next 9 chs, [dc dec over next 2 chs] twice, dc in each of next 9 chs **, [2 dc in next ch] twice, rep from * 6 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last ch, turn. (168 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, *dc in each of next 9 sts, [dc dec over next 2 sts] twice, dc in each of next 9 sts **, [2 dc in next st] twice, rep from * 6 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in top of beg ch-3.
Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2. At the end of Row 5, fasten off.
Row 6: Attach raspberry, ch 3, 2 dc in first st, *[sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st] 3 times, sk next 4 sts, [3 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts] 3 times **, [3 dc in next st] twice, rep from * 6 times, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in top of beg ch-3.
Rows 7 & 8: Rep Row 6. At the end of Row 8, fasten off.
Rows 9-11: With teal, rep Row 2. At the end of Row 11, fasten off.
Row 12: With cherry red, ch 3, 3-dc cl in first st, *[ch 1, sk next st, 3-dc cl in next st] 5 times, sk next 2 sts, [3-dc cl in next st, ch 1, sk next st] 5 times, 3-dc cl in next st, ch 2, 3-dc cl in next st, rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk next st, [3-dc cl, dc] in last st, fasten off.
Row 13: With teal, ch 3, dc in first st, dc in top of 3-dc cl, *[dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of 3-dc cl] 4 times, dc dec over next ch-1 sp and next 3-dc cl, dc dec over next 3-dc cl and next ch-1 sp, [dc in next 3-dc cl, dc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, dc in next 3-dc cl, 4 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3-dc cl, rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in 3-dc cl, 2 dc in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Rows 14 & 15: Rep Row 2. At the end of Row 15, fasten off.
Rows 16-18: With raspberry, rep Row 6.
Rows 19-36: Rep pattern of Rows 1-18 with the following color changes: 5 rows royal, 3 rows raspberry, 3 rows amethyst, 1 row cherry red, 3 rows amethyst and 3 rows raspberry.
Rows 37-54: Rep pattern of Rows 1-18 with following color changes: 5 rows teal, 3 rows raspberry, 3 rows royal, 1 row cherry red, 3 rows royal, 3 rows raspberry.
Rows 55-108: Rep pattern st and color pattern of Rows 1-54.
Rows 109-113: With amethyst, rep Row 2. At the end of last rep, fasten off.

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