De­sign by Mar­gret Will­son

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MAN­DALA GRANNY AFGHAN

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

50 inches wide x 66 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart Su­per Saver medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 7 oz/ 364 yds/ 198g per skein): 2 skeins # 385 royal 1 skein each # 321 gold, # 356 amethyst, # 376 bur­gundy, # 506 pool, # 726 coral, # 776 dark orchid, # 1101 dark jade and # 3945 blue suede

• Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge

• Tapestry nee­dle

GAUGE

Rnds 1–3 = 33/4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round or row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook. Be­gin­ning 3- dou­ble cro­chet clus­ter ( beg 3- dc cl): Sc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) in in­di­cated st, ch 2, * yo, in­sert hook in same st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * once, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook. 3- dou­ble cro­chet clus­ter (3-dc cl): *Yo, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * twice in same st, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook. 2- dou­ble cro­chet clus­ter (2-dc cl): *Yo, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * once in same st, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook. Shell: Work 5 dc in in­di­cated sp. Large V- stitch ( lg V- st): (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in in­di­cated st.

When Man­dala meets Granny, the re­sult is an amaz­ing ex­plo­sion of color in an afghan per­fect for any home!

6- sin­gle cro­chet de­crease (6- sc dec): [In­sert hook in back lp of next st, yo, draw lp through] 3 times, sk next 3 sts, [ in­sert hook in back lp of next st, yo, draw lp through] 3 times, yo, draw through all 7 lps on hook, ch 1. Corner: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in in­di­cated st or sp.

AFGHAN

BLOCK 1

Rnd 1: With dark orchid, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 sk chs count as first dc), join (see Pat­tern Notes) in 4th ch of beg ch- 4. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join­ing, 2 sc in each rem st around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (24 sc)

Rnd 3: With coral, work beg 3- dc cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in any sc, *ch 2, sk next sc**, 3- dc cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next st, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg 3- dc cl. Fas­ten off. (12 cls, 12 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: Sc join dark jade in any ch-2 sp, * work­ing in front of ch-2 sp, dc in next sk sc of rnd 2, sc in same sp, ch 3, sk next cl**, sc in next sp, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (12 dc, 24 sc, 12 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 5: Join blue suede in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes) 4 dc in same sp, *sk next 3 sts, shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch-3 sp, rep from *, join in beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (12 shells)

Rnd 6: Sc join pool in 3rd dc of any shell, (ch 3, sc) in same st, *sc in next dc, sk next dc, work­ing in front of shells, 2- dc cl (see Spe­cial

Stitches) in next dc of rnd 4, sk next dc, sc in next dc**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (12 2- dc cls, 48 sc, 12 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 7: Sc join gold in first sc af­ter any 2- dc cl, *sk next sc, (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, sk next 2- dc cl**, sc in next sc, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (96 dc, 24 sc, 12 ch-2 sps, 12 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 8: Sc join bur­gundy in any ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc) in same sp, *sc in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each of next 3 dc, sk next dc, work­ing in front of pre­vi­ous rnd, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next sk sc of rnd 6, next cl and fol­low­ing sk sc of rnd 6, sk next dc, sc in back lp of each of next 3 dc**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (12 dc dec, 96 sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 9: Sc join dark jade in any ch-1 sp, 2 sc in same sp, *sk next 4 sc, lg V- st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in dc dec, sk next 4 sc**, 3 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. (12 lg V-sts, 36 sc)

Rnd 10: *(Sc, ch 5, sc) in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sts, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (120 sc, 24 ch-5 lps)

Rnd 11: Beg at any ch-5 lp, sk next 2 sc, sc join coral in next sc, *sk next 2 sc, (5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc) in next ch-5 lp, sk next 2 sc**, sc in next sc, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (240 dc, 24 sc, 24 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 12: Sc join dark orchid in any ch-1 sp, *ch 4, sk next dc, 6- sc dec (see Spe­cial Stitches) over next 9 sts, ch 4, sk next dc**, sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (24 6-sc dec, 48 ch- 4 lps)

Note: Cor­ners are numbered 1–4, beg at lower right corner and work­ing coun­ter­clock­wise.

First Corner

Row 1 (RS): Sc join blue suede in any 6- sc dec to the left of a lg V- st of rnd 9, sk next lp, corner (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next sc, sk next lp, sc in next dec, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row) sk next lp, sc in next sc, turn. (6 dc, 3 sc, 1 ch-3 corner sp plus first dc of next row)

Row 2 ( WS): Sk first sc and ch-3 just made, 2 dc be­tween next sc and fol­low­ing dc, sk 3 dc, corner in ch-3 corner sp, sk 3 dc, 3 dc be­tween last dc and fol­low­ing sc, sk sc, sk next lp, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next lp, sc in next dec, turn. (4 3- dc groups, 3 sc, 1 ch-3 corner sp plus first dc of next row)

Row 3: Sk first sc and ch-3 just made, 2 dc be­tween next sc and fol­low­ing dc, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp, sk 3 dc, corner in ch-3 corner sp, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp, sk 3 dc, 3 dc be­tween last dc and fol­low­ing sc, sk next lp, sc in next dec, ch 3, sk next lp, sc in next sc, turn. (6 3- dc groups, 3 sc, 1 ch-3 corner sp plus first dc of next row)

Row 4: Sk first sc and ch-3 just made, 2 dc be­tween next sc and fol­low­ing dc, [sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp] twice, sk 3 dc, corner in ch-3 corner sp, [sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp] twice, sk 3 dc, 3 dc be­tween last dc and fol­low­ing sc, sk next lp, sc in next sc. Fas­ten off. (8 3- dc groups, 2 sc, 1 ch-3 corner sp)

2nd Corner

Row 1 (RS): With RS fac­ing, sk next 3 dec, sc join bur­gundy in next dec, corner in next sc,

sc in next dec, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), sk next lp, sc in next sc, turn. (6 dc, 3 sc, 1 ch-3 corner sp plus first dc of next row)

Rows 2– 4: Work as for First Corner.

3rd Corner With gold, rep rows 1– 4 of 2nd Corner.

4th Corner With pool, rep rows 1– 4 of 2nd Corner.

Block Bor­der Join royal in any ch-3 corner sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp, *(sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp) 3 times, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc be­tween last dc and fol­low­ing sc, sk next sc, [3 dc in next sp, sk next dec, 3 dc in next sp, sk next sc] twice, 3 dc be­tween last sc and fol­low­ing dc, [sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp] 3 times, sk next 3 dc**, corner in next ch-3 corner sp, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join in beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (56 3- dc groups)

Join­ing Rnd (RS): Sc join amethyst in any ch-3 corner sp, (ch 3, sc) in same sp, *ch 3, [sk next 3 dc, sc in next sp be­tween 3- dc groups, ch 3] to corner**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner sp, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join. Fas­ten off. (60 sc, 60 ch-3 sps)

BLOCKS 2– 12

Work as for Block 1 re­fer­ring to Color Key for se­quence of col­ors.

Join­ing Rnd: Re­fer­ring to Assem­bly Di­a­gram, work as for Block 1 join­ing on 1 or 2 sides join­ing 3 blocks wide by 4 blocks long. To join at ch-3 sps, ch 2, drop lp, draw lp un­der to over (or back to front, or WS to RS) through op­po­site ch-3 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 2, 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.

EDG­ING

Rnd 1: Join amethyst in any ch-3 corner sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp, *[3 dc in next sp] 14 times**, sk corner of next block, 3 dc in join­ing be­tween blocks, sk corner of next block, rep from * across each side end­ing each side at **, work corner in each out­side ch-3 corner sp, join. Fas­ten off.

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