Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

Aztec Medallions

Design By Connie Folse

The perfect size for a lap afghan, this pretty pattern has a little South American flair in its design!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Size
Afghan: 45 x 45 inches
Square: 14 x 14 inches

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn: 3 oz each of 12 scrap colors
  • Size H/8 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge
3 sc = 1 inch; 3 sc rnds = 1 inch
Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Square
Make 9
Rnd 1 (RS): With first scrap color, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in beg sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join in beg sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, working in back lps only, [sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, working in back lps only, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off. (36 sc)
Rnd 6: Attach 2nd scrap color with a sl st in first st of Rnd 5, ch 1, [sc in each of next 2 sc, sk next rem lp of Rnd 4, dc in next rem lp, sk next 2 rem lps of Rnd 3, 2 tr in next rem lp, sk next rem lp of Rnd 4, dc in next rem lp, sk next 4 sc of Rnd 5] 6 times, join in beg sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc. (42 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc. (48 sc)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, working in back lps only, [sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, working in back lps only, [sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off. (72 sc)
Rnd 11: Attach 3rd scrap color with a sl st, ch 1, [sc in each of next 2 sc, sk next 2 rem lps of Rnd 9, dc in next rem lp, sk next 2 rem lps of Rnd 8, tr in each of next 2 rem lps, sk next rem lp of Rnd 9, dc in next rem lp, sk next 4 sc of Rnd 10] 12 times, join in beg sc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off. (84 sc)
Rnd 14: Attach 4th scrap color with a sl st in any back lp of Rnd 13, ch 1, working in back lps only, [sc in each of next 7 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, tr in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts] 4 times, join in beg sc.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 7 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 4 sts, {2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc} in next ch-2 sp (for corner), dc in each of next 4 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts] 4 times, join in beg sc, fasten off. (100 sts)
Rnd 16: Attach 5th scrap color with a sl st in first st of Rnd 15, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around, working [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in each corner ch-2 sp, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (124 dc)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, working in back lps only, sc in each st around, working [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in each corner ch-2 sp, join in beg sc, fasten off. (140 sc)
Rnd 18: Working in back lps only, attach 6th scrap color with a sl st in first st of Rnd 17, ch 1, sc in back lp of each st around, working [sc, ch 2, sc] in each corner ch-2 sp, join in beg sc, fasten off. (148 sc)
Rnd 19: Attach 7th scrap color with a sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts, sk next rem lp of Rnd 17, dc in next rem lp, tr in first rem lp of Rnd 16, sk next rem lp of Rnd 17, dc in next rem lp, [sk next 3 sts of Rnd 18, sc in each of next 2 sts, sk next 2 rem lps of Rnd 17, dc in next rem lp, sk next 4 rem lps of Rnd 16, tr in next rem lp, sk next rem lp of Rnd 17, dc in next rem lp] 6 times, sk next 3 sts of Rnd 18, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * 3 times, join in beg sc. (156 sts)
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp, join in beg sc, fasten off. (168 sc)

Joining
Arrange squares in 3 rows of 3 squares each. With black, matching sts and working in back lps only, sl st squares tog.

Border
Rnd 1: Attach black in back lp of any st on outer edge, ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc.
Rnd 2:Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join in beg hdc, fasten off.

Copyright 2003 Big Book of Scrap Crochet Afghans by House of White Birches. All Rights Reserved.

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