Crochet Granny Squares – A 12 Square Afghan

SIZE: Approximately 60″ by 80″
Each square is about 20″

MATERIALS:
Knitting worsted, 16 ozs. dark green (A), 15 ozs. medium green (B), 18 ozs. dark red (C), 9 ozs. bright red (D), 9 ozs. orange (E)
Crochet hook size H, or size required to crochet to gauge.





GAUGE: 2 rnds =1″

SQUARE: Make 12.
With D, ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, * ch 3, 3 dc in ring, repeat from * twice, end ch 3, sl st in 3rd st of ch-3.
Rnd 2: SI st to first lp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same Ip (corner), * ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next lp, repeat from * twice, end ch 1, sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Sl st to corner lp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same Ip, * ch 1, 3 dc in next Ip, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in corner Ip, repeat from *, end ch 1, 3 dc in next Ip, ch 1, sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 4: Sl st to corner lp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same Ip, * ch 1, 3 dc in first Ip, ch 1, 3 dc in 2nd Ip, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in corner Ip, repeat from *, end ch 1, (3 dc in Ip) twice, ch 1, sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 5: Sl st to corner lp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same lp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next lp, ch 1, 3 dc in next lp, ch 1, 3 dc in next Ip, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner lp, repeat from * around, end (ch 1, 3 dc in -next Ip) 3 times, ch 1, sl st in top of ch-3.
Continue working as for Rnd 5 having 1 more dc group on each side every rnd. After 5 rnds D, work 3 rnds E, 5 rnds B, 5 rnds A, 3 rnds C—21 rnds in all. To change colors, beg new color in a corner lp.





FINISHING: Sew tog 4 rows of 3 squares each. With C, work 1 row dc groups around entire afghan.





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