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Sparkling Poinsettias Christmas Afghan

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Technique: Regular Crochet

Aluminum Crochet Hook Set, Sizes D-K






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)
  • 6* Red Heart® Fiesta (6 oz.) - Burgundy [Burgundy]
  • 6* Red Heart® Fiesta (6 oz.) - Hunter Green [Hunter]
  • 4* Red Heart® Super Saver (8 oz.) - Soft White [Soft White]
  • Tapestry Needle
Gauge

After Row 2 of Square, piece measures 3"; Square measures 7" across

Measurements

51" x 65"

Special Stitches

Beginning Small Cluster [Beg SmCl]: Ch 2, dc.

Small Cluster [SmCl]: YO, insert hook in space. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO, insert hook in same space. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO and draw through remaining three loops on hook.

Beginning 4-Dc Cluster [Beg 4DcCl]: Ch 2. YO, insert hook in same space. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO, insert hook in NEXT stitch. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO, insert hook in same space. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO and draw through remaining four loops on hook.

4-Dc Cluster [4DcCl]: YO, insert hook in stitch. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO, insert hook in same stitch. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO, insert hook in NEXT stitch. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO, insert hook in same space. YO and draw through two loops on hook. YO and draw through remaining five loops on hook.

4-Tc Cluster [4TcCl]: YO twice, insert hook in stitch. (YO and draw through two loops on hook) twice. YO twice, insert hook in same stitch. (YO and draw through two loops on hook) twice. Skip sc. YO twice, insert hook in NEXT stitch. (YO and draw through two loops on hook) twice. YO twice, insert hook in same space. (YO and draw through two loops on hook) twice. YO and draw through remaining five loops on hook.

Square (make 63):

Rnd 1: With Burgundy, ch 4. Join with sl st to form a circle. Sl st into circle. Work (Beg SmCl, ch 2). Work (SmCl, ch 2) 7 times. Sl st to the top of the dc of Beg SmCl. (8 ch-2 sps.)

Rnd 2: In same sp as joining, work (Beg SmCl, SmCl, ch 3). * Sk ch-2 sp. Work (2 SmCl in the next st, ch 3). Rep from * six more times. Sl st to dc of first Beg SmCl.

Rnd 3: Work Beg 4DcCl across joining stitch and next stitch. Ch 3. Sc in ch-3 sp. Ch 3. * Work 4 DcCl across next two stitches. Ch 3. Sc in ch-3 sp. Ch 3. Rep from * six more times. Sl st to top of Beg 4DcCl. Fasten off Burgundy.

Rnd 4: Join Hunter to any ch-3 sp to the left of any 4DcCl. Ch 1, sc in same sp. Ch 4. Work 4TrCl across this sp and the next sp. Ch 4. Sc in same sp. * Work 3 sc in next sp. Work sc in next sc. Work 3 sc in next sp. Work sc in next sp. Ch 4. Work 4TcCl across this sp and the next sp. Ch 4. Work sc in same sp. Rep from * twice more. Work 3 sc in next sp. Work sc in next sc. Work 3 sc in next sp. Sl st to beg sc. Fasten off Hunter.

Rnd 5: Join Soft White with sl st to the top of any 4TcCl. Ch 5. Dc in same sp. * Work 3 dc in ch-3 sp. Work dc in each of next 9 sc. Work 3 dc in ch-3 sp. Work (dc, ch 2, dc) in top of 4TcCl. Rep from * twice more. Work 3 dc in ch-3 sp. Work dc in each of next 9 sc. Work 3 dc in ch-3 sp. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch.

Rnd 6: Ch 1. (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp. [corner made] Sc in each st around, with (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each corner. Sl st to beg ch. Fasten off.

Finishing:

With Soft White, whipstitch squares together according to the photograph with 9 rows of 7 squares. Border:

Rnd 1: Join Soft White to any corner. Ch 3. Work 4 dc in same sp. Work dc in each st around afghan, with 5 dc in each corner. Sl st to third ch of beg ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. Work sc in each st around, with 5 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1. Work (reverse hdc, ch 1, sk 1 st) around. Sl st to first ch-1. Fasten off.



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