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Southern Cross Afghan


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This beautiful afghan crochet pattern features square motifs in a Southern Cross design. While this crochet afghan pattern uses a white, red and green scheme, several three and two color combinations are included.

Southern Cross Crochet Afghan

Afghan measures 50" x 50".


  • TLC® “Essentials®”: 3 skeins each 2316 Winter White A 2919 Barn Red B, 2675 Dark Thyme C
  •  Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
  • Yarn needle.


GAUGE: Motif = 3 ¾ ". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.



(Make 57)

With A ch 5, slip st to first ch to join.

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, slip st to first sc to join.

Round 2: Ch 3, work 2 dc in same space, ch 5, skip next sc, [3 dc in next sc, ch 5, skip next sc] 3 times, slip st to top of ch-3.

Fasten off.

Round 3: Join B in same st as joining. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, *working over ch-5 to enclose it, work (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in skipped sc of Round 1, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, end (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in skipped sc of Round 1, slip st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.

Round 4: Join C in any ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space, *dc in next 7 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, end dc in next 7 sts, slip st to top of ch-3.

Fasten off.



(Make 57)

Work as for Motif 1, working Rounds 1-2 with B, Round 3 with C and Round 4 with A.



(Make 63) Work as for Motif 1, working Rounds 1-2 with C, Round 3 with A and Round 4 with B.



Following Assembly Diagram, sew Motifs together.

Assembly Diagram


Edging: With C, join yarn and work sc evenly spaced around.


Weave in ends.



Alternate color combinations:

1. 2313 Aran A, 2332 Linen B, 2335 Taupe C

Color Variation 1

2. 2313 Aran A, 2672 Lt Thyme B, 2673 Med thyme C

Color Variation 2


3. 2316 Winter White A, 2220 Butter B, 2883 Country Blue C

Color Variation 3



TWO COLOR VARIATIONS (Make 89 motifs starting with A, 88 motifs starting with B)


1. 2010 White A2968 Shaded Denim B

Color Variation 4


2. 2212 Black A , 2010 White B

Color Variation 5




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How do you triple crochet covering the ch 5??? I'm really confused about this...please help ><

I need help on putting this together


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