Afghan Block of the Month - July

FINISHED SIZE
8 3/4 inches square

GAUGE
Rnd 1 = 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 3 colors 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, 2 dc in place indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
  • Cluster (cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, 3 dc in place indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

INSTRUCTIONS - SQUARE

  • Rnd 1: With size H hook, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, beg cl (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 3, [cl (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 3] 7 times, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg cl. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 2: Join next color in any ch sp, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 5 dc in same ch sp, 6 dc in each ch sp around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 3: Join next color with sc in first st, *ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in next ch (petal), sk next 3 sts**, sc in next st, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fasten off. (8 petals)
  • Rnd 4: Join first color in any ch sp, ch 4 (counts as first tr), 2 tr in same ch sp, *ch 3, sc in top of next petal, ch 3**, 3 tr in next ch sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 4th ch of beg ch-4.
  • Rnd 5: Join 2nd color in any sc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st (corner), *sc in next ch sp, ch 5, 2 sc in next ch sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch sp, ch 5, sc in next ch sp**, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sc (corner), rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, hdc in each of next 2 sts, *5 sc in next corner ch sp, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, (hdc, 3 sc) in next ch sp, sc in each of next 5 sts, (3 sc, hdc) in next ch sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts*, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in last st, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st around with 3 sc in each center corner st, join in beg sc. Fasten off. n.


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


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