Crochet Granny Squares – A Flamboyant Afghan

SIZE: Approximately 64″ x 78″.

MATERIALS: About 64 ounces knitting worsted in assorted colors (we used 30 colors in all, shades of yellow, blue, green, purple, red, and brown, as well as white and a little black. Use your leftover yarn if desired, purchasing some if necessary to coordinate colors with skeins you may have).
Aluminum crochet hook size G.

SQUARES: Make 99. There is no particular pattern in which the colors are changed on the afghan squares. Some squares change colors every round and others have 2 or more rounds worked with the same color. Starting at center, ch 6.
Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Work 12 sc in ring; join with sl st in back Ip of first sc. From now on work in back Ip only of each st.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, (ch 5, dc in each of next 3 sc) 3 times; ch 5; join with sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch, * ch 7, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch. Repeat from * twice more; ch 7, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch; join.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, * dc in each of next 3 ch, work dc, ch 5 and dc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, dc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * twice more; dc in each of next 3 ch, work dc, ch 5 and dc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, dc in next dc; join (13 dc on each side of square).
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, * dc in each of next 2 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner), dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next 13 dc. Repeat from * 3 times more, ending last repeat by working 5 dc instead of 13; join (80 dc).
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * (ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next 2 dc) twice; ch 2, skip 2 dc, work 5 dc in next dc (corner), ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * 3 times more, ending last repeat by omitting last 3 dc; join. Break off.





ASSEMBLE: Hold 2 squares with right sides facing. Whipstitch them together along one edge, working through
one loop only of each st (ridges formed on right side). Make 11 strips with 9 squares in each strip. Sew strips together in same manner as for squares.
Border: Work dc in each st around, 5 dc in each corner; join. Break off.









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  1. beth April 16, 2011
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