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Afghan
Kaleidoscope Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 3 ½ oz Balls; Navy 7 Balls (A), Blue/Green 2 Balls (B), Gold 2 Balls ( C), Rust 2 Balls (D)
    Crochet Hook Size 9/I or 5.5 mm

Finished Size Approximately 48" x 60"

Cluster St: (Yo hook, pull up a lp, yo and through 2 lps) 3 times, yo hook and through all 4 lps on hook.

Note: To change colours work first colour, leaving last lps on hook, yo with new colour and finish st.
To join a new colour, pull up a lp and ch 1.
Carry colour not in use on wrong side and work around it.

Block A: (make 24):
With A, ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Note: Join each rnd with a sl st to beg st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around--16 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc; * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join D with a sl st to beg sc–24 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc; * tr around post of 2nd sc 3 rows below on rnd 1, sk next st of rnd 3 , sc in next sc, tr around post
of same sc as last tr, sk next st of rnd 3, sc in next sc, tr around post of same sc as last 2 tr, changing to B, sk 2 sc of rnd 3,
sc in next sc; rep from * alternating D and B and working tr in 4th, 6th and 8th sc of rnd 1; join C with a sl st to beg sc. Cut D
and B.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first st; * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; change to A with a sl st to beg sc–32
sc
.
Rnd 6: Ch 1; * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around–40 sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1; * 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around–48 sc; change to C with a sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 8: Note: Do not sk any sc on rnd 7. Ch 1, sc in first sc, tr around post of sc 3 rows, directly below on rind 5; * sc in next
8 sc, sk 4 sc of rnd 5 and tr around post of next sc, sc in next 4 sc of rnd 7, sk 2 sts of rnd 5 and tr around post of next sc;
rep from * around, ending last rep with 3 sc; change to A with a sl st to beg sc–56 sts. Cut C.

Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc); * dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, tr,
ch 1, tr, dc) in next st–corner made, dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep with corner; sl st to top of beg ch-3--68
sts and 4 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 10: Ch 1; * sc in each st to first corner tr, changing to B in last st, work cluster around post of corner tr, hdc in ch-1 sp,
cluster around post of next tr, changing to A; rep from * around. Cut B.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, alternating A and D, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in hdc of each corner, Cut D.

Rnd 12: With A, ch 1; * sc in A sc of rnd 11, ch 1, sk B st; rep from * around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd sc of each 3-sc
corner group. Join and fasten off.

Bock B: (make 24):
Work as for Block A, substituting colour D with B in rnd 10 and colour B with D in rnd 11.

Finishing:
Joining: Using A, join blocks in checkerboard fashion, whipstitching edges together through the ch-1 sps. Assemble in six
rows with eight blocks each.

Border:
Rnd 1: Join C in any corner and ch 1, sc in each sc and ch sp around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st to beg sc.
Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each center corner st; sl st to beg sc. Fasten off at end of rnd 4.
Rnds 5-8: Join B and rep rnd 2. Fasten off at end of rnd 8.
Rnds 9-12: Join D and rep rnd 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.