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Shades of Sunset Afghan

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Large and small pops of color make this Shades of Sunset Afghan great for anyone.  Perfect for adding a touch of mod style to your living room or bedroom, this simple crochet afghan pattern is great for year round decor.  If made with a pastel color palette, this afghan pattern would also be great for a new baby or a nursery.  Feel free to be creative with your color choices and create an afghan that's sure to be an eye catching piece.

shades of sunset afghan

Materials:

  • 3 balls Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) yarn in Toasty Grey (Main Color)
  • 2 balls Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) yarn in Raspberry (B)
  • 1 ball Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) in Crantini (C)
  • 1 ball Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) yarn in Burnt Orange (D)
  • 2 balls Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) yarn in Lime Juice (E)
  • 2 balls Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) yarn in Burgundy (F)
  • 1 ball Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) yarn in Fool's Gold (G)
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension
  • Diagram

 

Gauge:  14 sc and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm].

 

Instructions:
Approx 51" x 61" [129.5 x 155 cm].

Small Motif (make 12 each with B, C, D and G as Color 1; make 24 each with E and F as Color 1)
Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc.

  1. With Color 1, ch 3.
     
  2. 1st rnd: 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first hdc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 16 hdc.
     
  4. 3rd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in next hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 24 hdc.
     
  5. 4th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each of last 2 hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 32 hdc.
     
  6. 5th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 3 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Join A with sl st to first hdc. 40 hdc.
     
  7. 6th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next hdc. *1 hdc in next hdc. 1 dc in next hdc. 1 tr in next hdc. (3 tr. Ch 2. 3 tr) in next hdc. 1 tr in next hdc. 1 dc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc.** 1 sc in each of next 3 hdc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Large Motif (make 6)

  1. With B, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. 1st rnd: Ch 1. Work 12 sc in ring. Join A with sl st to first sc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *1 dc in next sc. Ch 1. Rep from * around. Join B with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4. 24 sts (including ch-1 sps).
     
  4. 3rd rnd: With B, sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same sp as last sl st. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – beg-cl made. *Ch 2. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – 4dc-cl made. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Join with sl st to top of beg-cl.
     
  5. 4th rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. (Beg-cl. Ch 2. 1 dc) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 2. (4dc-cl. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Join with sl st in top of beg-cl.
     
  6. 5th rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Beg-cl in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 2. 4dc-cl in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Join with sl st in top of beg-cl. 24 clusters.
     
  7. 6th rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Miss next 4dc-cl. 3 sc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around. Join A with sl st to first sc. 72 sc.
     
  8. 7th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. 1 tr in next sc. (3 tr. Ch 2. 3 tr) in next sc. 1 tr in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc.** 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  9. 8th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each st to next ch-2 sp. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each st to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
     
  10. 9th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

  1. Following diagram, join Motifs tog as follows:  Place RS of Motifs tog. Join A with sl st through corresponding ch-2 corner sps. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 row of sc to next ch-2 corner sp. Fasten off.
     
  2. Join Strips of Motifs tog in same manner.

 

Edging

  1. 1st rnd: (RS). Join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work 1 sc in each st evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp. Join B with sl st to first sc. Break A.
     
  2. 2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  3. 3rd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  4. Fasten off.
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