Materials: 4ply worsted weight yarn: 20 ounces color A, 12 ounces color B, 8 ounces color C
Size I crochet hook or size to give gauge
Approximate size of afghan – 56″ x 56″
Gauge: 6 rnds to 3 1/4″; 1 square is 7 1/2″
SQUARE (Make 49): With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring. All rnds are worked from right side.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1 ] 3 times, join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off A, join C in any ch-1 sp.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp (corner), ch 1, [in next ch-1 sp work 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc (corner), ch 1 ] 3 times. Join with sl st to top of ch-3 (4 corners). Fasten off C and rejoin in any ch-1 corner sp.
Rnd 3: [Work corner, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 ] 4 times. Join as before. Fasten off. Join A in any ch-1 corner sp.
Rnd 4: * Work corner, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 ] twice; rep from * 3 times. Join, fasten off A. Join B as before.
Rnd 5:Work as Rnd 4, having three 3-dc grps between corners. Join, fasten off B. Join A as before.
Rnd 6: Work as Rnd 4, having four 3-dc grps between corners. Join and fasten off.
Finishing: Hold 2 squares with right sides tog. With A, matching sts and taking up back lps only, overcast squares tog. Join 7 strips of 7 squares each, then join strips tog.
Border: Join A in ch-1 sp of right-hand corner.
Rnd 1: ** Work corner, ch 1, * 3 dc and ch 1 in each ch-1 sp to corner of same square, 3 dc in ch-1 corner sp, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 corner sp of next square; rep from * to left-hand corner; rep from ** around. Join and fasten off.
Rnd 2: With B, rep Rnd 1.
Rnd 3: With A, rep Rnd 1.