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Check out this Granny Afghan it’s an ideal project to use up scrap pieces of wool/yarn …


1st motif: less dense (more open sp)


2nd motif: more dense (less open sp)

Gauge: Finished motif approx. 5โ€ sq.
Notes: Invisible joins โ€“ wk invisible joins after ea cut.

 

Abbreviations:

Bet between

Ch chain

Dc double crochet

Gp group

Mc main color    

Rep repeat

Rs right side

Sl st slip stitch

Sp space

St stitch

Wk work

Ws wrong side

 

 

1st Motif Option – make 90 (less dense, more open sp)

Ch3 (counts as dc). 

Rnd 1: 11 dc in 1st ch, join w/sl st top ch3. Pull ctr tight, closing hole. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sp bet dc sts. Ch3, 5dc in same sp, (sk 3 dc, 6 dc in next sp bet dc sts)3x, sl st in top ch3. 

Rnd 3: Sl st in top next 2 sts, sl st in next sp bet dc sts, ch3, 5dc in same sp, (3dc in next sp bet 6dc gp, sk 3dc, 6dc in next sp bet dc)3x, end 3dc in last sp, join w/sl st to top ch3, cut, finish off w/invisible join.

Rnd 4: join mc in any corner sp of 6dc, in same sp wk (ch3, 3dc, ch1, 4 dc), *(4 dc in next sp bet 3dc gp)2x, in next ctr sp of 6dc gp wk (4dc, ch1, 4dc), rep from * around, end 4dc in sp bet 3dc gp, sl st in top ch3. Cut, wk invisible join.
2nd Motif Option โ€“ make 90 (more dense, less open sp)

Ch3 (counts as dc). 

Rnd 1: 15 dc in 1st ch, join w/sl st in top ch3. Pull ctr tight, closing hole. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sp bet dc sts. Ch3, 7dc in same sp, (Sk 4 dc, 8 dc in next ctr sp bet dc sts)3x, Sl st in top ch3. 

Rnd 3: Sl st in top next 3 sts, sl st in next sp bet dc sts, Ch3, 7dc in same sp, (4dc in next sp bet 8dc gp, sk 4dc, 8dc in next sp bet dc)3x, end 4dc in last sp, join w/sl st to top ch3, cut, wk invisible join. 

Rnd 4: join mc in any corner sp of 8dc, in same sp wk (ch3, 3dc, ch1, 4 dc), *(4 dc in next sp bet 4dc gp)2x, in next ctr sp of 8dc gp wk (4dc, ch1, 4dc), rep from * around, end 4dc in sp bet 4dc gp, sl st in top ch3. Cut, wk invisible join.
Joining โ€“ make 10 strips of 9 squares – joining worked holding ws tog throughout.

To join squares, ws tog and working thru both lps ea sq, make a ch, pull up ch in corner st ea motif, (ch1, sl st thru next st of both motifs)rep across, ending ch1, cut. Rep for ea added sq, being sure to st seams in same direction as previous joined sq. Join strips, same method. Finish off tails.
BORDER

Rnd 1: Pull up a st in any st on a side, ch3 (counts as dc) dc in ea st around, working 3 dc in ea corner st and wk 3 sts at ea seam (at the seam: 1 st left, 1 st right, and 1 at ctr between ea set of 4dc on either side of a seam), end sl st in top ch3; NOTE โ€“ be sure that when working corners, donโ€™t sk the sts immediately to the right and left of the ctr corner st (important in st count needed for last rnd).  

Rnds 2 & 3: ch3, dc around, end sl st in top ch3. At end Rnd 3, cut, finish off, wk invisible join.


Edging Rnd of Embedded dc cl: pull up a lp in a corner sp, in same sp wk *ch3, wk dc cl as: [(yo, pull up lp)4x, yo, pull thru 5]; sk 2 sp bet dc , sl st in next sp, rep * around; cut, wk invisible join.  

The completed rnd creates a slight ruffle (like a pinch at each seam on all sides). Block afghan.

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Shells crochet blanket ~ free pattern ๐Ÿ’•

8 ply wool

4mm crochet hook

Ch 6, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

1st round: * ch 5, work 4 dtr (wrap yarn around hook twice) into the ring, ensure to leave the last remaining loop of each stitch on the hook as shown in the photo below,


now, yarn over and pull the yarn through all 5 loops on the hook.

{1 cluny group made}.


ch 5, slip stitch into the ring.

Rep from * 3 more times. 

{4 cluny groups made}.


Round 2: * ch 2, work 12 dtr into the top of the cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into the slip stitch of the previous round.

Rep from * 3 times.

Fasten off.

{4 corners made}.


Round 3: Join new colour in between any 4th and 5th dtr of the previous round.

Ch 5, working from the back around to the front of the stem of the dtr of the previous round, and out at the back, make a cluny group over the next 4 dtr, ch 5, slip stitch in between the 8th and 9th dtr of the previous round, ch 5, work a cluny group of 8 dtr over the next 8 dtr of the previous round, ch 5, slip stitch between the 4th and 5th dtr of the next 12 dtr corner group.


Continue working round in this manner, finishing with a slip stitch into where the contrast yarn was joined at the beginning of the round.


Round 4: Ch 2, 12 dtr into the top of the 4 cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into slip stitch of the previous round, ch 2, 8 dtr into the top of the 8 cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into slip stitch of the previous round.

Continue working round in this manner, finishing with a slip stitch.

Fasten off.


Enjoy!

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Bernat POP! Butterfly Crochet Graphgan

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/04/bernat-pop-butterfly-crochet-graphgan-part-1.html
For written instructions please follow link above.



When you have finished all of your squares, you will begin on adding borders to all six of them!
First you will DC around each square in white yarn. Make a DC + chain 2 + DC in each of the corners. On the rough edges, try to space your DC stitches evenly. You donโ€™t want to over do it the edges of your butterfly will start to ripple.


Next, make another round of DC stitches along the border but this time using black yarn. Just as before make a DC + chain 2 + DC in each of the four corners.



Now that all of your borders are done, you are ready to join your butterfly panels! You will make 3 joins. One directly down the middle and two going horizontal between the first and second row and then another join between the 2nd and 3rd row of butterflies.

I used the mattress stitch to join the panels.


Donโ€™t let the corners catch you off guard! Just keep joining those corners together. They will all pull together nicely. In fact, is it just me or do the corner joins kind look like tiny butterflies?!

One finally piece to the graphgan and you are finished!! Letโ€™s make one last border around the entire blanket to tie it all together. I opted for a simple black border because I really wanted the Bernat POP! Butterflies to stand out and be the focal point. I would love to see other versions if that is what you prefer! I made an entire round of DC stitches in black yarn along the edges. Make 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in the four corners.


http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/05/bernat-pop-butterfly-crochet-graphgan-part-2.html
Further information is available from the above link.

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[Easy] Daisy Flower Afghan [Crochet Free Pattern]

Materials:
18 oz (approx) light yellow Red Heart Comfort Sport

Small amount white Red Heart Comfort Sport

Hook Size: 4.5
Special Stitches:
V Stitch: Work dc, ch 1, dc in space indicated

Shell: Work 5 dc in space indicated.
Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 117, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout) dc in next 2 ch. *sk next 2 dc, Vstitch

in next dc, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch. Repeat from * across to last 5 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in

last 3 dc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc. *shell in ch 1 sp of next V stitch. Sk next 2 dc, V stitch in

next dc, skip next 2 dc, shell in ch sp of next V-stitch. Repeat from * across to last Vstitch.

Dc in next 3 dc. Turn.
Row 4 โ€“ 50: Repeat row 2 and 3 alternately.

Row 51: Ch 2, dc in next 3 dc *(sk next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times. Dc in next dc, ch 1 sp

and dc. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 52 & 53: Ch 2, dc in each dc across. Turn.

Row 54: Repeat row 2.
Row 55-70: Repeat row 2 and 3 alternately. Finish off.
Flower (make 5)

Row 1: With yellow, ch 4, join to form ring. 8 sc in ring. Join with sl st to beg sc. Finish

off.
Row 2: Join white with sl st in any sc. Ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch (6

hdc). Join with sl st in sc.
Row 3: Sl st into next sc. Ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ach ch (6 hdc). Join with sl

st in sc.

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CHECK OUT THIS CHEERFUL PERSONALIZED CROCHETED BABY BLANKET ๐Ÿ’•

Access the FREE crochet pattern for this lovely personalized Baby throw from Red Heart.

Baby personalised blanket – free pattern

This Personalised Crocheted Baby Blanket is as special as a new baby.

In fact, this crochet baby throw will look stunning with any color you use for any babyโ€™s name.
This is a great throw for a beginner to crocheting.
Once completed, the finished size for this crocheted personalised baby blanket is 38 inches by 38 inches. The letters measure approx. 2 inches in length.
If you prefer the metric system, the finished size will convert to approx. 96.5 cm by 96.5 cm. The letters measure approx. 5 cm.

The talented Michele Wilcox made the design for thisbeautiful personalised crocheted baby throw with a babyโ€™s name.