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Falling Leaves Afghan

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Crochet a beautiful afghan for autumn with colorful falling leaves. This intermediate afghan crochet pattern is worked from side to side beginning at right hand edge.  Great for wrapping up with on a brisk fall evening, this Falling Leaves Afghan can be out on display all season long, and it makes a wonderful housewarming gift or wedding present for a fall bride.

Crochet Falling Leaves Afghan

Materials:

  • 6 skeins Red Heart® Fiesta™ yarn in Horizon (MC)
  • 3 skeins Red Heart® Soft Yarn in Toast (A)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Yarn in Tangerine (B)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Yarn in Leaf (C)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Yarn in Grass Green (D)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Yarn in Paprika (E)
  • 6mm [US J-10] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge: 16 sts = 4"; 6 rows = 4"

 

Instructions:
Size: 48" x 70"
To change color: Work last st with color in use until there are 2 loops left on hook, drop color in use, draw next color through 2 loops and continue with new color.

With A, ch 251.

  1. Border-Row 1 (Wrong Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * to last ch; dc in last ch; turn – 123 ch-1 spaces.
     
  2. Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * skip next ch-1 space, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, 3 dc over the last dc made, skip next dc, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next dc; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * ch 2, sc in top of next ch-3, ch 2, dc in next dc; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * ch 1, [dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1] twice, dc in next dc; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of ch-3 changing to MC. Fasten off A.

** Panel-Row 1 (Wrong Side)

  1. With MC, ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, * ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in dc; repeat from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  2. Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, * skip next 3 sts (the sc, ch-1 space, and sc), work (sc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last 2 sc; skip next sc, sc in last sc; turn.
     
  3. Rows 3-16: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, * (sc, ch 3, 2 dc) all over next ch-3; repeat from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  4. Row 17: Ch 3, * (sc, ch 1, hdc, dc) all over next ch-3; repeat from * to last 3 sts; skip next dc, sc in next dc and top of ch-3; turn.
     
  5. Row 18: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, * ch 1, skip next dc, sc in hdc, ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3 changing to A. Fasten off MC.

Border-Row 1

  1. With A, ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 1, dc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn.
     
  2. Rows 2-4: Repeat Rows 2-4 of Border. **
     
  3. Repeat from ** to ** 3 more times – 4 panels and 5 border sections. Fasten off A.

Top and Bottom Borders-Row 1

  1. With right side facing, attach A at corner; ch 1, work 2 sc in row end(s), [ch 1, skip a space equal to one sc, sc in row end] 90 times evenly across to next corner, work one more sc at corner; turn.
     
  2. Note: Work evenly to keep work flat and to have a multiple of 3 ch-1 spaces across the edge.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 1, dc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn.
     
  4. Rows 3-5: Repeat Rows 2-4 of Border.
     
  5. Fasten off.
     
  6. Repeat same at opposite edge.

Edging

  1. Round 1: Working across top edge, with right side facing, attach A at corner of top edge; *** ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner, ch 1, * skip next st, sc in ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner; (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner; working across side edge: [ch 1, sc] 4 times across edge of top border, ch 1, sc between next 2 dc at start of side border, ** ch 1, skip next st, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from ** to next corner; repeat from *** around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
     
  2. Round 2: With right side facing, attach MC in ch-2 space at any corner; ch 1, ** (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, ch 1, * skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner; repeat from ** around; join. Fasten off.
     
  3. Weave in ends.

Leaves (Make 13 for each Panel)
With B, C, D, and E make leaves as follows choosing colors for each panel

  1. Round 1: With color chosen, ch 11; 4 tr in 5th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch, working along opposite side of ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 4 tr in same ch as first tr; join with a slip st in top of ch-4.
     
  2. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in joining, 2 sc in each of next 4 tr, sc in next 6 sts, (sc, ch 2, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc) all in next ch-2 space, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 tr, sc in joining; ch 7 for stem, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch, slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
     
  3. Sew 13 leaves to each panel of random colors as shown.
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