Sunrise Sunset Afghan Square

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Afghan Square | 3 comments

I was in need of an afghan square design for my square swap group on Ravelry.  The color was seafoam/tiffany blue with red.  I found this great square and thought if I used the red for the center it would look like a beautiful sunset. 

LW1527 Sunrise Sunset Afghan Ad
Sunrise Sunset Afghan by Dorothy Warrell
click this link for the original pattern
Only one problem.  The squares in the pattern only measured 6 1/2″ and I needed mine to be 12″ squared.  Instead of adding extra rows (which would have been the easy way out) I decided to alter the pattern.  Here’s a pic of my version.  The pattern is below.

I used worsted weight yarn (2 seperate colors) and an H hook.

Special Stitches 

beg cl (beginning cluster) – yo and draw up a loop in same sc, yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook

cluster – yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times all in next sc, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook

With color A for center (sun),
ch 2.

Round 1: 12 Sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch2, 2dc in first sc, * 2 dc in next sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st to 1st dc. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch2, dc in first dc, 2dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st dc. (36 dc)
Fasten off.

Round 4: Attach color B with a slip stitch in any dc, ch1, sc in each dc around, joinwith slip stitch to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Round 5: Attach color A in any sc, ch2, beg cl, ch4, skip next sc, * cluster, ch4, skip next sc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg cl. (18 clusters) Fasten off.

Round 6: Attach color B in any ch4 sp, ch1, *2dc in ch4 sp, tr in sc one row below, 2sc in same ch4 sp, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st sc. 

Round 7: ch4, (tr, ch1, 2tr) in corner ch1 sp, *dc in next 3 stitches, hdc in next 4 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, hdc in next 4 stitches, dc in next 3 stitches, (2tr, ch1, 2tr) in corner ch1 space, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch4.

Round 8: ch3, dc in each stitch to corner, *(tr, ch1, tr) in corner ch1 sp, dc in each stitch to corner, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3.

Round 9 – 11: Repeat Round 8.

Round 12: ch2, hdc in each stitch to corner, *(dc, ch1, dc) in corner ch1 sp, hdc in each stitch to corner, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch2, switching to Color A.

Round 13: ch1, sc in each stitch to corner, *3sc in corner ch1 sp, sc in each stitch to corner, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch1, switching back to Color B.

Round 14: Repeat Round 13 using Color B.  Fasten off.

Happy Crocheting!

3 Comments

  1. >Thanks for the pattern! I love the design. :)

  2. >Thanks for sharing the square! I I have always wanted to make a sunshine square and could never find the pattern. Thank you.

  3. >Gorgeous. The design combined with those colors has a very modern Southwest feel to me.

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