Afghan Block of the Month - January

FINISHED SIZE
5 1/2 inches square

GAUGE
Rnds 1 & 2 = 2 1/2 inches in diameter

PATTERN NOTES

  • Chain-3 at beginning of row or round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.
  • Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
  • Square is made with 1 color of medium (worsted) weight yarn.

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Beginning cluster (beg cl): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), holding back last lp of each st on hook, 4 dc in place indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
  • Cluster (cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, 5 dc in place indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

INSTRUCTIONS - SQUARE

  • Rnd 1: With size H hook, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times, join (see Pattern Notes) in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
  • Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, ch 3, [sc in next ch sp, ch 3] around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch sp, ch 5] around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 4: Sl st in first ch sp, ch 1, 7 sc in same ch sp and in each ch sp around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 5: Sl st in next st, beg cl (see Special Stitches) in same st,*[ch 5, sk next st, cl (see Special Stitches)] twice, ch 5, sc in center sc of next sc group, ch 5**, cl in 2nd sc of next sc group, rep from *around, ending last rep at **, join in beg cl.
  • Rnd 6: Sl st in each of next 2 chs of next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, *ch 7, [sc in next ch sp, ch 5] 3 times**, sc in next ch sp, rep from *around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Copyright © 2008. Annie's Attic. 101 Granny Squares.


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