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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".
 

Materials:

  • 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.

 

MOTIF 1

(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.

 

MOTIF 2

(Make 57)

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

 

MOTIF 3

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

 

FINISHING

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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