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Bavarian Rainbow Afghan

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The Bavarian square is a great challenge for an intermediate crochet fan, and with this Bavarian Rainbow Afghan, you'll learn how to put your crochet skills to the test!  This colorful crochet afghan pattern has plenty of color and texture, and is great for adults and babies alike.  If you're unfamiliar with Bavarian squares, you can view Roseanna Beck's tutorial, How to Crochet a Bavarian Square, before beginning this project.

bavarian rainbow afghan

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Light Blue
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Petal Pink
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Honeydew
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Light Lavender
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Peachy
  • 5.0 (US H-8) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

 

Gauge:  a 4 round square measures 8” x 8”

Special Stitches:

  • Back post treble (bptr)
  • Large Shell (lg shell):  (4 tr, [ch 1, 4 tr] twice) in place indicated.
  • Small Shell (sm shell):  (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in place indicated.
  • 4-treble cluster (4-tr cl): Holding last loop of each stitch on hook, 4 tr in place indicated, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
  • 4-back post treble decrease (4-bptr dec): Holding back last loop of each stitch on hook, bptr around each of next 4 stitches, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
  • 8-back post treble decrease (8-bptr dec): *Holding back last loop of each stitch on hook, bptr around each of next 4 stitches*, skip sc between shells and working on next shell, repeat between * once, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
  • The 8-bptr dec is always worked using the last 4-tr group and 1 shell and the first 4-tr group of the next shell.

 

Bavarian Rainbow Afghan

 

Instructions:
Afghan Measures: 41” x 41”
Afghan is worked from the center.
Join with a slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

  1. Round 1: With light blue ch 5, slip stitch in first ch to form a ring, ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 5, 4-tr cl in ring, ch 5] 4 times, join to beginning sc.  (8 ch 5 spaces, 4 sc, 4 cls)     
               
  2. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 2, lg shell in top of next 4-tr cl, ch 2, [sc, in next sc, ch 2, lg shell in top of next 4-tr cl, ch 2] 3 times, join to beginning sc, fasten off.    (8 ch 2 spaces, 4 lg shells, 4 sc)
     
  3. Round 3: Join white with a sc in first ch 1 space on any lg shell, ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, [sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5] 3 times, join to beginning sc.  (8 sc, 4 8-bptr dc, 4 4-bptr dec)
     
  4. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [lg shell in top of the next 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc, sm shell in top of the next 8-bptr dec, sc in next sc] 3 times, lg shell in top of the next 4-bptr dec, sc in the next sc, sm shell in top of the last 8-bptr dec, join to beginning sc and fasten off.  (4 lg shells, 4 sm shells, 8 sc)         
           
  5. Round 5: Join petal pink with a sc in first ch 1 space of any lg shell, *ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5**, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join to beginning sc.  (4 4-bptr dec, 8-bptr dec, 12 sc)
     
  6. Round 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *lg shell in top of next 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc, sm shell in top of next 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc, sm shell in top of next 4-bptr dec**, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join to beg sc and fasten off.  (4 lg shells, 8 sm shells, 12 sc)
     
  7. Round 7: Join light lavender with a sc in first ch 1 space of any lg shell at corner, *ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in nest ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec**, sc in next ch space, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join to beginning sc.  (4 4-bptr dec, 12 8-bptr dec, 16 sc)
     
  8. Round 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *lg shell in top of next 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc, sm shell in top of next 8-bptr dec, sc in next sc, sm shell in top of next 8-bptr dec, sc in next sc, sm shell in top of next 8-bptr dec**, sc in next sc, repeat * around ending last repeat at **, join to beginning sc and fasten off.  (4 lg shells, 12 sm shells, 16 sc)
     
  9. Round 9: Join peachy with a sc in first ch 1 space of  any lg shell, *ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, [sc in next ch 1 space, ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5] across** to next lg shell, sc in first ch 1 space of lg shell, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join to beginning sc.  (4 4-bptr dec, 16 8-bptr dec, 20 sc)
     
  10. Round 10: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *lg shell in top of next 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc, [sm shell in top of next 8-bptr dec, sc in next sc] across to next 4-bptr dec, repeat from * twice, lg shell in top of  next 4-bptr dec, [sc in next sc, sm shell in top of next 8-bptr dec] across, join to beg sc and fasten off.    (4 lg shells, 16 sm shells, 20 sc)
     
  11. Rounds 11 & 12: With honeydew, repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 20 sm shells, 24 sc at end of last Round)
     
  12. Rounds 13 & 14: With light blue, repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 24 sm shells, 28 sc at end of last Round)
     
  13. Rounds 15 & 16: With white, repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 28 sm shells, 32 sc at end of last Round)
     
  14. Rounds 17 & 18: With petal pink, repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 32 sm shells, 36 sc at end of last Round)
     
  15. Rounds 19 & 20: With light lavender, repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 36 sm shells, 40 sc at end of last Round)
     
  16. Rounds 21 & 22: With peachy, repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 40 sm shells, 44 sc at end of last Round)
     
  17. Rounds 23 & 24: With honeydew repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 44 sm shells, 48 sc at end of last Round)
     
  18. Rounds 25 & 26: With light blue repeat Rounds 9 & 10.  (4 lg shells, 48 sm shells, 52 sc at end of last Round)

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Reviews

I'm doing this one now and i found a mistake in row 9. It says to fasten off, you don't want to do that till end of row 10.

carolbedworth 6935994

I made this in pinks, roses, and lilacs for a baby afghan, turned out beautiful

BonInChetek

What a beautiful afghan! Thanks for sharing. B. Reiser

bobireiser 8180356

Hi, I love this afghan, but it would have been nicer with flat, smoothe integration of the other colours. It looks like a ridge between colours which I don't really like. Carol-Ann

blakeway 6605884

I have discovered that if you try to print the pattern using the PRINT method above the pattern you will be missing part of the pattern. I had to do PRINT PREVIEW & that gave me the whole pattern. Can't wait to try this beautiful afghan.

BJC

I was wondering if you could supply a chart with this pattern?

gtu61297 8983190

I am going to give this one a try as soon as I can get free of a couple other projects on my hooks at the moment!!! Thank you for sharing this one!!!

kuhlmom48

This is just lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us. Looks soft warm and interesting to crochet. Would be gorgeous in many different color combinations.

kaleejon 6461095

I have no reason to make a new afghan right now, just finished 3 and have to work on gifts for the new twins; however, this pattern is "the cat's meow" I have to try it tonite!!!

iacontessa 7772459

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