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Medallion Circular Crochet Afghan

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Concentration is key when you’re making a medallion circular crochet afghan this intricate. But with such a beautiful end result, you’ll be glad you spent the time making this stunning round afghan from Red Heart Yarns.

Medallion Circular Crochet Afghan
 

Materials:

  • Red Heart “Super Saver” (Art. E300) solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multi color and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m), flecks 5 oz (141g), 260 yd (238 m) skeins: 13 skeins of 995 Ocean
  • Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½]
  • 56 split ring stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: First 3 rounds = 5” in diameter. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the
gauge.

Throw measures 62” in diameter.

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Beginning Cluster (beg cl): Ch 2, [yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
     
  • Cluster (cl): [Yo, insert hook in st or space indicated, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times; yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

NOTES

  • All rounds are worked on right side. Medallions are joined in a counterclockwise direction to last round worked on center.

Instructions:

Center

  1. Ch 4; slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 – 16 dc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space now and throughout); *skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * 6 times more; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5 – 8 dc.
     
  4. Round 3: Slip st in next ch-2 space, work beginning cl in same ch-2 space as joining, ch 5; *(cl, ch 5) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 6 times more; join with slip st in top of beginning cl – 8 cl.
     
  5. Round 4: Slip st in back loop of next ch, ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in back loop of same st, [2 tr in back loop of next ch] 3 times, ch 1; *skip next ch and cl, [2 tr in back loop of next ch] 4 times, ch 1; repeat from * 6 times more; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-4 – 64 tr.
     
  6. Round 5: Slip st in first tr after any ch-1 space, ch 5, skip next tr; [dc in next tr, ch 2, skip next tr] 3 times, skip next ch-1 sp; *[dc in next tr, ch 2, skip next tr] 4 times, skip next ch-1 sp; *repeat from * 6 times more; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5 – 32 dc.
     
  7. Round 6: Slip st in next ch-2 space, work beginning cl in same ch-2 space as joining, ch 2; *cl in next ch-2 space, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning cl – 32 cl.
     
  8. Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next ch, ch 1; *dc in next 3 sts (ch, cl and ch), ch 1; repeat from * around; dc in last ch; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 – 96 dc.
     
  9. Round 8: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in each dc and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-4 – 128 tr. Fasten off.

First Medallion Section

  1. Double check st count on Round 8 before beginning medallions. Place marker in any st on Round 8; *skip next 7 sts, place marker in next st on Round 8; repeat from * around for a total of 16 markers placed.

First Medallion

  1. Ch 4; slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 – 16 dc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), slip st in any marked st on last round of center, dc in next dc on Round 1 of medallion, slip st in 2nd st before same marked st on last round of center, dc in next dc on Round 1 of medallion, slip st in 4th st before same marked st on last round of center, dc in next dc on Round 1 of medallion; [ch 1, dc in next st on Round 1 of medallion] 12 times; ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 –16 dc. Fasten off.

Second Medallion

  1. Ch 4; slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Work same as Round 1 on first medallion.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), slip st in next marked st on last round of center (counterclockwise from last marked st), dc in next dc on Round 1 of medallion, slip st in 2nd st before same marked st on last round of center, dc in next dc on Round 1 of medallion, slip st in 4th st before same marked st on last round of center, dc in next dc on Round 1 of medallion, [ch 1, dc in next dc on Round 1 of medallion] 2 times, slip st in ch-1 space bet 14th and 15th dc on previous medallion, dc in next dc on Round 1 of current medallion; [ch 1, dc in next dc on current medallion] 9 times; ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 – 16 dc. Fasten off.
     
  4. Repeat 2nd medallion number of times necessary around last round of center until one unworked st marker remains in last round.

Center Continued

  1. Round 9: Sc in 9th dc on any medallion, [sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc] 3 times, ch 5; *sc in 9th dc on next medallion, [sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc] 3 times; ch 5; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc – 112 sc. Fasten off.
     
  2. Round 10: Slip st in next ch-5 space, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, tr around joining slip st bet 2 medallions directly below, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, sc in next 7 sc; *3 sc in next ch-5 space, tr around joining slip st bet 2 medallions directly below, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, sc in next 7 sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc – 208 sc and 16 tr.
     
  3. Round 11: Slip st to next tr, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp), skip next st; *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 – 112 dc.
     
  4. Round 12: Slip st in next ch-1 space, work beginning cl in same ch-1 space as joining, ch 1; *cl in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning cl – 112 cl.
     
  5. Round 13: Slip st in next ch, ch 3, dc in each cl and ch around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 – 224 dc.
     
  6. Round 14: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in each st around; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch- 4 – 224 tr. Fasten off.

Second Medallion Section

  1. Double-check st count on Round 14 before beginning medallions. Place marker in any st on Round 14; *skip next 7 sts, place marker in next st on Round 14; repeat from * around for a total of 28 markers placed. Work 28 medallions same as First Medallion Section. Remove all markers.


Center Continued

  1. Round 15: Repeat Round 9 – 196 sc.
     
  2. Round 16: Repeat Round 10 – 364 sc and 28 tr.
     
  3. Round 17: Slip st to next tr, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 sp), skip next 3 sts; *dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5 – 98 dc. Fasten off.
     
  4. Round 18: Slip st in next ch-2 space, work beginning cl in same ch-2 space, ch 3; *cl in next ch-2 space, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning cl – 98 cl.
     
  5. Round 19: Repeat Round 13 – 392 dc.
     
  6. Round 20: Repeat Round 14 – 392 tr. Fasten off.


Third Medallion Section

  1. Double check st count on Round 20 before beginning medallions. Place marker in any st on Round 20; *skip next 7 sts, place marker in next st on Round 20; repeat from * around for a total of 49 markers placed.
     
  2. Work 49 medallions same as First Medallion Section. Remove all markers.


Center Continued

  1. Round 21: Repeat Round 9 – 343 sc.
     
  2. Round 22: Repeat Round 10 – 637 sc and 49 tr.
     
  3. Round 23: Repeat Round 11 – 343 dc.
     
  4. Round 24: Slip st in next ch-1 space, work beginning cl in same ch-1 space, ch 2; [skip next ch-1 space, cl in next ch-1 space, ch 2] 41 times; skip next ch-1 space, cl in next ch-1 space, ch 1; *[skip next ch-1 space, cl in next ch-1 space, ch 2] 42 times; skip next ch-1 space, cl in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st in top of beginning cl – 172 cl and 340 chs. Fasten off.
     
  5. NOTE: There is no ch-1 space skipped between last and first cl on Round 24.
     
  6. Round 25: Repeat Round 13 – 512 dc.
     
  7. Round 26: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in next 6 sts, skip next st; *tr in next 7 sts, skip next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-4 – 448 tr. Fasten off.


Fourth Medallion Section

  1. Double-check st count on Round 26 before beginning medallions. Place marker in any st on Round 26; *skip next 7 sts, place marker in next st on Round 26; repeat from * around for a total of 56 markers placed.
     
  2. Work 56 medallions same as First Medallion Section. Remove all markers.


Center Continued

  1. Round 27: Repeat Round 9 – 392 sc.
     
  2. Round 28: Repeat Round 10 – 728 sc and 56 tr.
     
  3. Round 29: Slip st to next tr, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp), skip next 2 sts; *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * around; skip last st; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 – 261 dc. Fasten off.
     
  4. Round 30: Repeat Round 12 – 261 cl.
     
  5. Round 31: Repeat Round 13 – 522 dc.
     
  6. Round 32: Repeat Round 14 – 522 tr.
     
  7. Round 33: Sc in first tr, cl in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st; [sc in next st, cl in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st] 64 times; skip next st; [sc in next st, cl in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st] 65 times; skip next st; join with slip st in first sc – 260 cl and 260 sc. Fasten off.
     
  8. Weave in all ends.

Be sure to check out more great crochet and knit afghan patterns in We’ve Got You Covered: 25 Crochet and Knit Throws from Red Heart Yarns.

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