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Free Crochet Sun Dance Afghan
& Pillow

Materials: Sayelle 4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn; 14 ½” oz Sun Dance Ombre, 8 ½ oz
         Cornflower Blue, 26 oz Buttercup, 12 ½ oz Camel or colours of your choice
     Crochet Hooks Size F/5 or 4.00 mm; H/8 or 5.00
     Fiberfill
     Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately: Afghan 56” x 62”
                                     Pillow 17” x 17”
Gauge: Hook Size H; 8 sc or 9 sc rows  = 2 ½”; Pattern of (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4
         Times = 2 ½”
 Hook Size F; 7 sc or 8 sc rows = 2”

Afghan:
Row 1: With crochet hook size H and sun dance yarn, ch 175, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next dc, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch)
96 times, turn. (174)
Rows 2-8: Ch 1, (sc in dc, dc in sc) 87 times, turn. (174) Fasten off at the end of row 8, turn.
Row 9: (Mark afghan with a marker to indicate right side of afghan on row 9). Attach camel yarn with sc, sc in each st across.
Row 10-14: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 14, fasten off, turn.
Note: Long sc; Insert hook in base of next sc, draw up lp and complete sc.
Row 15: Attach buttercup with sc, (long sc in next st, sc in next st) 43 times, sc in next st, (long sc in next st, sc in next st) 43
times, fasten off, turn.
Row 16: Attach camel with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 17-21: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 21, fasten off, turn.
Row 22: Attach sun dance with sc, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 86 times, turn.
Row 23-26: Ch 1, (sc in dc, dc in sc) 87 times, turn. At the end of row 26, fasten off turn.
Row 27: Attach cornflower blue with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 28-32: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off at the end of row 32, turn.
Row 33: Attach buttercup with sc, (long sc in base of next st, sc in next st) 43 times, sc in next st, (long sc in base of next st, sc in
next st) 43 times, fasten off, turn.
Rows 34-39: Rep rows 27-32. At the end of row 39, fasten off, turn.
Row 40: Attach sun dance with sc, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 86 times, turn.
Rows 41-44: Ch 1, (sc in dc, dc in sc) 87 times, turn. At the end of row 44, fasten off, turn.
Row 45: Attach buttercup with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 46-50: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 50, fasten off, turn.
Row 51: Attach cornflower blue with sc, (long sc in next st, sc in next st) 43 times, sc in next st, (long sc in next st, sc in next st) 43
times, fasten off, turn.
Rows 52-57: Rep rows 45-50.
Row 58: Attach sun dance with sc, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 86 times, turn.
Rows 59-62: Ch 1, sc in dc, dc in sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 86 times, turn. At the end of row 62, fasten off, turn.
Row 63: Attach cornflower blue with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 64-68: Ch1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 68, fasten off.
Row 69: Attach buttercup with sc, (long sc in base of next st, sc in next st) 43 times, sc in next st, (long sc in next st, sc in next st)
43 times, fasten off, turn.
Rows 70-75: Rep rows 63-68. At the end of row 75, fasten off, turn.
Row 76: Attach sun dance with sc, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 86 times, turn.
Rows 77-80: Ch 1, sc in next dc, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 86 times, turn. At the end of row 80, fasten off, turn.
Row 81: Attach camel with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 82-86: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 86, fasten off, turn.
Row 87: Rep row 69.
Rows 88-93: Rep rows 81-86.
Rows 94-98: Rep rows 76-80.
Rows 99-111: Rep rows 63-75.
Rows 112-116: Rep rows 76-80.
Rows 117-129: Rep rows 45-57.
Rows 130-134: Rep rows 76-80.
Rows 135-147: Rep rows 63-75.
Rows 148-152: Rep rows 76-80.
Rows 153-165: Rep rows 81-93.
Row 166: Attach sun dance with sc, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 86 times, turn.
Rows 167-173: Ch 1, sc in dc, dc in sc, (sc in dc, dc in sc) 86 times, turn. At the end of row 173, fasten off, do not turn.

End Border for Cross-Stitch:
Note: This border is worked on each end of the afghan. After this is completed, work cross-stitch on right side of afghan following
chart.
Row 1: With right side facing, attach buttercup with sc, sc in each st across row, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off, turn.
Row 3: Attach cornflower blue with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: With right side facing, attach buttercup with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 6-16: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 16, fasten off.
With right side facing, attach buttercup at opposite end of afghan, rep rows 1-16 of end border.

Afghan Border:
Rnd 1: With right side facing, start in first st of right side of cross-stitch end. Working with crochet hook size H, attach cornflower
blue with sc in first st, *sc in next 173 sts across (total 174), ch 2, for corner, working on long side, work 1 sc in each sc and dc
along ends of rows (total 205 sts), ch 2, * , sc in first st of end, rep from * to * once more, sl st to join, fasten off, turn. (758 sc sts
and 4 ch-2 lps)
Rnd 2: Working on the wrong side of afghan, attach cornflower blue with sc in ch lp corner to right of last joining, ch 2, sc in same
corner lp, * sc in next 174 sts, sc, ch 2, sc in ch lp at corner, sc in next 205 sts * , sc, ch 2, sc in ch lp at corner, rep from * to *
once more, sl st to join, fasten off, turn. (766 sc sts and 4 ch-2 lps)
Rnd 3: Working on right side of afghan, attach buttercup with sc in ch lp to left of last joining, ch 2, sc in same lp, * sc in next 176
sts, sc, ch 2, sc in ch lp of corner, sc in next 207 sts * , sc, ch 2, sc in ch lp of corner, rep from * to * once, join, fasten off, turn.
(774 sc sts and 4 ch-2 lps)
Rnd 4: Working on the wrong side of afghan, attach buttercup with sc in 2nd ch lp to right of last joining, 2 sc in same lp, * sc in
next 178 sts, 3 sc in ch lp at corner, sc in next 207 sts * , 3 sc in ch lp at corner, rep from * to * once more, join, fasten off, turn.
(782)
Rnd 5: Working on the right side, attach camel with a sc in any st, working from left to right around afghan, work reverse sc
around, join, fasten off.
Weave in loose ends of yarn.

Sun Dance Pillow:
Front Piece:
Row 1: With crochet hook size F and sun dance yarn, ch 55, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (54)
Rows 2-22: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 22, fasten off, turn.
Row 23: With right side facing, attach cornflower blue with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 24: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off, turn.
Row 25: With right side facing, mark this as right side for cross-stitch, attach buttercup with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 26-36: Ch1, sc in each sc across, turn. At the end of row 36, fasten off, turn.
Rows 37 & 38: Rep rows 23 and 24.
Row 39: Attach sun dance with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 40-60: Rep rows 2-22. At the end of row 60, fasten off, turn.
Mark as top and right side of work.
Note: Work cross-stitch as for afghan following chart.
Front Border:
Rnd 1: With right side facing, starting at top of piece, working in sts and ends of rows, attach cornflower blue with sc in first sc to
the right, * sc in next 53 sts, ch 2, work in ends of rows, sc in next 60 rows, ch 2 *, sc in first st of end, rep from * to * once more,
join, fasten off, turn. (228 sc sts and 4 ch-2 lps)
Rnd 2: With wrong side facing, attach buttercup with sc in ch lp to right of last joining, 2 sc in same lp, * sc in next 54 sts, 3 sc in
ch lp, sc in next 60 sts, ch 2 *, 3 sc in ch lp, rep form * to * once more, join, fasten off. (240)
Rnd 3: With right side facing and working in the front lps of sts only for this rnd, attach camel with sc, working from left to right,
work reverse sc around entire outer edge of front, fasten off.
Weave in all loose ends.
Back Piece:
Row 1: With crochet hook size F and camel yarn, ch 55, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (54)
Rows 2-26: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 26, fasten off, turn.
Row 27: Attach sun dance with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 28-34: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 34, fasten off, turn.
Row 35: Attach camel with sc, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 36-60: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of row 60, fasten off, turn.
Back Border:
Rnds 1 & 2: Rep rnds 1 and 2 of front border.
Joining Pieces:
With wrong sides together and with back toward you, work through both lps of sts on back and remaining lps of rnd 2 of front
piece. Matching sts, attach buttercup with a sl st in center st of a corner, sl st around entire outer edge, stuffing with fiberfill
before closing, fasten off. Weave in loose ends.