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Snowflake and Holly
Afghan
Snowflakes & Holly Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 34 oz Maroon, 15 oz Off White, 8 oz Dk Green
Crochet Hook Size H
Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately 64" x 46"

Motif (make 59):
Cluster Ring
Note: For clsuter (cl), * yo 2 times, insert hook in ch, yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 2 times; repeat from * 2 more
times in same ch, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook. Front of cls will be wrong side of motif.

Rnd 1: With maroon, ch 4, cl in 4th ch from hook, (ch 5, cl in 4th ch from hook) 7 times; being careful not to twist cls, ch 1, sl st in bottom of
first cl to form ring, turn, fasten off (8 cls, 8 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2: Join dk green with sl st in any ch-1 sp between cls, ch 4, *[sc around side of ch-4 on next cl, ch 2, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2,
sc around side of ch-4 on next cl, ch 2), hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2; repeat from * 2 more times; repeat between [ ], join with sl st in 2nd ch of
ch-4, fasten off (16 ch-2 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)

Center
Rnd 1: With off white, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, (sc in next st, ch 3) around, join, turn, fasten off.

Rnd 3: To join, holding center inside cluster ring, join dk green with sc in any ch-3 sp on cneter, with front of cls facing you, sc around side
of any cl, sc in same ch-3 sp on center, ch 1, (sc in next ch-3 sp on center, sc around side of next cl, sc in same ch-3 sp on center, ch 1)
around, join, turn, fasten off.

Border:
Rnd 1: With right side of motif facing you, join off white with sc in any ch-3 sp on rnd 2 of cluster ring, (2 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in same sp, 3 sc in
each ch-2 sp around with (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in first sc (72 sc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, skip next st, *[(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 1, skip
next st) aound] to next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 more times; repeat between [ ], join, fasten off (36 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 3: Join maroon with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, * [sl st in next sc, skip next skipped st on rnd before last; (working behind
next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next skipped st on rnd before last, sl st in next sc on last rnd) across] to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp;
repeat form * 2 more times; repeat between [ ], join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each hdc around skipping sl sts in between with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp, join, fasten off.

Assembly:
Hold two motifs right sides together, matching sts; working through both thicknesses, join maroon with sc in any corner ch sp, sc in each
st across to next corner ch sp, sc in next corner ch sp, fasten off. Continue joining motifs in same manner according to assembly
diagram.

Edging:
Working around entire outer edge of afghan, join off white with sc in upper right ch-2 sp as shown on diagram, ch 3, sc in same sp, +*[ ch
3, skip next 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 3, skip next st) 10 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp], ch 3, skip next 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 3, skip
next st) 10 times, sc in next seam *; repeat between * * 3 more times; repeat between [ ]; repeat between * * 6 more times, ch 3, skip next
2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 3, skip next st) 10 times +,  (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat between + +, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off.