Crimson Roses Afghan

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Crimson Roses Afghan

designed by Kim Guzman © Aug. 1999

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Technique: Regular Crochet

Materials

(The amount of yarn is an estimate only—I have not stitched the entire afghan; therefore, I’m not sure of the exact amount needed.)

  • Crochet Hook: H (or size to obtain gauge)
  • 4* TLC worsted weight 3-ply (5 oz.) – Claret
  • 4* TLC worsted weight 3-ply (5 oz.) – Spruce
  • 12* TLC worsted weight 3-ply (5 oz.) – Black

Gauge

Flower = 3 inches; completed square = 8 inches

Measurements

approximately 50″ x 66″

Special Stitches

Popcorn: Work 3 dc in same stitch. Remove hook from last dc, and insert it in the top of the first dc. Draw through loop made by last dc.

3-dc Cluster (CL): * YO, insert hook in next stitch, YO and draw through. YO and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * twice more. YO and draw through 4 remaining loops

Square (make 48):

First Square:

Rnd 1: With Claret, ch 2. Work 8 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch 3, sc in next st. Rep from * around. Ch 3, sl st to first sc. (8 ch-3 lps)

Rnd 3: (Right side) Sl st in first ch-3 sp. Ch 1. Work (Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in same ch-3 sp. * Ch 2. Work (Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * around. Ch 2, sl st to top of first Popcorn. Fasten off Claret.

Rnd 4: With WRONG side facing, join Spruce with sl st between Popcorn of any (Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) worked in ch-3 sp of previous row. * Ch 3, sk 2 Popcorn, sl st between Popcorn of next (Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) worked in ch-3 sp of previous row. Rep from * around. Ch 3, sl st to first sl st. Turn. (8 ch-3 lps)

Rnd 5: Sl st into first ch-3 sp in previous row. Ch 3. Work 8 dc in same ch-3 sp. Sc in next ch-3 sp. * 9 dc in next ch-3 sp. Sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. Sl st in third ch of beginning ch.

Rnd 6: Ch 3. Work dc in each of next 2 dc. * Ch 3. Work CL (see special stitches above) across next 3 sts. Ch 3. Work dc in each of next 3 dc. Work dc in sc drawing the first loop through corresponding ch-2 sp of flower as well. Dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more. Ch 3. Work CL across next 3 sts. Ch 3. Work dc in each of next 3 dc. Work dc in sc drawing the first loop through corresponding ch-2 sp of flower as well. Sl st in third ch of beginning ch. Fasten off Spruce

Rnd 7: Join Black in top of any CL. Ch 6. Dc in same sp as joining. * 3 dc in ch-3 sp. Dc in each of next 7 dc. 3 dc in ch-3 sp. (Dc, ch 3, dc) in top of CL. Rep from * twice more. 3 dc in ch-3 sp. Dc in each of next 7 dc. 3 dc in ch-3 sp. Sl st in third ch of beginning ch.

Rnd 8: Sl st to first ch-3 sp of corner. Ch 1. Work (Popcorn, ch 3, Popcorn) in same ch-3 sp. * (Ch 2, sk 1 dc, Popcorn in next dc) 7 times. Ch 2. Sk 1 dc. (Popcorn, ch 3, Popcorn) in ch-3 sp of corner. Rep from * twice more. (Ch 2, sk 1 dc, Popcorn in next dc) 7 times. Ch 2. Sl st to top of first Popcorn.

Rnd 9: Sl st to first ch-3 sp of corner. Ch 1. * Work (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner. Work (ch 1, sk Popcorn, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp) eight times. Ch 1. Rep from * three times more. Sl st in first sc of this row.

Rnd 10: Sl st to ch-3 sp of corner. Ch 1. (Sc, ch 3, sc) in same corner. * (Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in ch-1 sp) 9 times. Ch 3. (Sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp of corner. Repeat from * twice more. (Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in ch-1 sp) 9 times. Ch 3. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Second Square:

Repeat Rnds 1-9 of First Square.

Rnd 10: Sl st to ch-3 sp of corner. Ch 1. (Sc, ch 3, sc) in same corner. * (Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in ch-1 sp) 9 times. Ch 3. Sc in ch-2 sp of corner. Ch 1. Begin joining to First Square here. Holding the First and Second squares together, with wrong sides facing, sl into any ch-3 sp of corner of First Square. Ch 1. Sc in same ch-2 sp of corner of Second Square. (Ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp of First Square, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp of Second Square) 9 times. Ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp of First Square. Ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp of corner of Second Square. Ch 1, sl st in ch-3 sp of First Square. Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp of corner of Second Square. (Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in ch-1 sp) 9 times. Ch 3. (Sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp of corner. (Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in ch-1 sp) 9 times. Ch 3. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Continue joining the squares together in this manner (modifying where necessary to join more than one side of the square) according to the photograph with 8 rows of 6 squares.

Border:

Rnd 1: Join Black with sl st to any corner. Ch 1. (Sc, ch 3) in each ch-3 sp around. Sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3. Work 3 dc in same sc as joining. Work sc in each ch-3 sp around and 2 dc in each sc, with 4 dc in each corner sc. Sl st to third ch of beg ch. Fasten off.

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