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This is one of many great beginner crochet afghan patterns on this site. Bright colors of yarn are combined to make this colorful afghan. You'll find it quick and easy to crochet and it will become an elegant accessory to the family living quarters.
You could make this a custom blanket by choosing the colors you love or matching it to the color of the room you choose to display it in.
The model was made of American Thread Company "Aunt Lydia's" Heavy Rug Yarn in the following colors: three 70 yard skeins each of yellow, beige, peach, wheat, orange, buttercup, natural, cork, cream and gold.
Use a wooden crochet hook number 13 or any size hook which will result in stitch gauge given. You may prefer to use other colors.
ch (chain) rnd (round)
sl . (slip stitch) 1p (loop)
dc (double crochet) sc (single crochet)
5 sc equal 2 inches
Each motif measures 10½ inches.
35 motifs are required for an afghan measuring 53 x 73 inches. Combine colors as follows: yellow with beige, peach with wheat, orange with buttercup, natural with cork, cream with gold.
Center: With first color of any of above color combinations ch 4, join to form a ring, * sl st in ring, 3 de in same ring, repeal, from * 3 times, join.
Rnd 2: * 3 dc in center dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, sl st in sl st, repeal, from * around, join, cut yarn.
Join second color in any corner, 3 sc in same 1p (corner), working in back 1p of sts only sc in each dc and 3 sc in each corner 1p, do not join, place a marker.
Rnd 4: Working in back 1p of sts only, sc in each sc and 3 sc in center st of each corner.
Next 6 Rnds: Work same as 4th rnd, sl st to corner, cut yarn. Work 34 more motifs in same manner. Work 30 motifs of each color combination having 3 centers of first color and 3 of second color reversing border colors.
Work remaining 5 motifs in desired combinations. Sew motifs together arranging as desired.