Cen­ter-to-Cor­ner Afghan

Crochet World - - Contents - De­sign by Mar­gret Will­son

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. For in­di­cated color of each round, see Assem­bly Di­a­gram on page 62. Join with Slip slip Knot #3 stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Use care to fol­low RS and WS Slip Knot #3 of rounds. Chain-3 at begin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot (see il­lus­tra­tion) on hook, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook.

AFGHAN BLOCK 1

Rnd 1 (RS): With in­di­cated color (see Pat­tern Notes), ch 4, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2) 4 times in ring, join in beg sc, fas­ten off, turn. (4 2-dc groups, 4 sc, 8 ch-2 sps) Rnd 2 (WS): Sc join (see Spe­cial Stitch) next color in ch-2 lp be­fore any cor­ner 2-dc group, *ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp**, sk next sc, sc in next ch-2 lp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off, turn. (8 2-dc groups, 8 sc, 12 ch-2 lps)

Rnd 3 (RS): Sc join next color in ch-2 lp be­fore any cor­ner 2-dc group, *ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc and next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next Slip Knot ch-2 #2 lp, sk next sc**, sc in next ch-2 lp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off, Slip Knot #2 turn. (12 2-dc groups, 12 sc, 16 ch-2 lps)

Rnd 4 (WS): Sc join next color in ch-2 lp be­fore any cor­ner 2-dc group, *ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, [(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc and next 2 dc] twice, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc**, sc in next ch-2 lp, rep from * around, end­ing Slip Knot #4 last rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off, turn. (16 2-dc groups, 16 sc, 20 ch-2 lps)

Rnd 5 (RS): Sc join Slip next Knot #4 color in ch-2 lp be­fore any cor­ner 2-dc group, *ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, [(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc and next 2 dc] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc**, sc in next ch-2 lp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off, turn. (20 2-dc groups, 20 sc, 24 ch-2 lps)

Rnd 6 (WS): Sc join next color in ch-2 lp be­fore any cor­ner 2-dc group, *ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, [(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc and next 2 dc] 4 times, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc**, sc in next ch-2 lp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off, turn. (24 2-dc groups, 24 sc, 28 ch-2 lps)

Rnd 7 (RS): Sc join soft white in ch-2 lp be­fore any cor­ner 2-dc group, *ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, [(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc and next 2 dc] 5 times, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc**, sc in next ch-2 lp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off, turn. (28 2-dc groups, 28 sc, 32 ch-2 lps)

Cor­ner

Row 1 (WS): Sc join soft white in ch-2 lp af­ter cor­ner 2-dc group, ch 2, [sk next sc and next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp] 5 times, sk next sc and next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc, dc in next ch-2 lp, turn.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, [sk next sc and next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp] 4 times, sk next sc and next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 lp, turn. (8 dc, 5 sc, 5 ch-2 lps)

Row 3 (WS): 2 dc in ch 2, [sk next sc and next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp] 3 times, sk next sc and next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 lp, turn. (6 dc, 4 sc, 4 ch-2 lps)

Row 4 (RS): Ch 2, [sk next sc and next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp] twice, sk next sc and next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 lp, turn. (4 dc, 3 sc, 3 ch-2 lps)

Row 5 (WS): Ch 2, sk next sc and next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 lp, sk next sc and next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 lp, turn. (2 dc, 2 sc, 2 ch-2 lps)

Row 6 (RS): Ch 2, sk next sc and next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 lp, fas­ten off. (1 sc, 1 ch-2 lp) Rep rows 1–6 for rem 3 cor­ners.

Bor­der

Rnd 1 (RS): Join soft white in any cor­ner sc, ch 3 (see

Pat­tern Notes), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as beg ch-3, *(2 dc in next ch-2 lp) 6 times, 2 dc in sp be­fore next 2-dc group, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in sp af­ter 2-dc group, (2 dc in next ch-2 lp) 6 times**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in cor­ner sc, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fas­ten off. (64 2-dc groups, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2 (RS): Join cafe latte in any cor­ner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp as beg ch-3, *work­ing in sps be­tween 2-dc groups, 2 dc in each of next 15 sps**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in cor­ner sp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (68 2-dc groups, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 3 (RS, join­ing): Sc join black in any ch-2 cor­ner sp, (ch 3, sc) in same sp, *ch 2, (sk next 2 dc, sc in next sp be­tween 2-dc groups, ch 2) to cor­ner**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in cor­ner, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off. (72 sc, 4 ch-3 sps, 68 ch-2 sps)

BLOCKS 2–20

Rnds 1–7: Work as for Block 1 re­fer­ring to di­a­gram for se­quence of col­ors.

Cor­ner

Rows 1–6: Rep rows 1–6 of Block 1. Rep rows 1–6 for rem 3 cor­ners.

Join­ing Blocks

Re­fer­ring to place­ment di­a­gram, work as for Block 1 join­ing on 1 or 2 sides, join­ing 4 blocks wide by 5 long. To join at ch-2 sps, ch 1, drop lp, draw lp un­der to over (or back to

front, or WS to RS) through op­po­site ch-2 sp, ch 1 and con­tinue. To join cor­ner while con­nect­ing 1 side to another, ch 2, drop lp, draw lp un­der to over through op­po­site ch-3 sp, ch 1 and con­tinue. To join where 4 cor­ners meet, ch 1, drop lp, draw lp un­der to over through op­po­site ch-3 sp to the right, ch 1. Drop lp, sk next cor­ner ch-3 sp, draw lp un­der to over through next cor­ner ch-3 sp, ch 1 and con­tinue. With all Blocks joined, fas­ten off.

Bor­der

Rnds 1 & 2: Rep rnds 1 and 2 of Block 1 bor­der. Rnd 3: Fol­low­ing Join­ing Blocks as a guide, join black in any ch-3 cor­ner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, *2 dc in each of next 17 ch-2 sps**, 2 dc in each of next 2 cor­ner sps, rep from * across, end­ing at **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in cor­ner, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fas­ten off.

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