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Colorburst Afghan Square

Anyone who has purchased my patterns, or been around here for a while, will know that I love clusters. If you’re knew to my blog….I love clusters! I try to incorporate them into many of my patterns. So, when it came time for me to design this square I knew I wanted to somehow use the cluster stitch. I chose muted tones. Whether you’re looking to create an afghan square with scraps, or just choose a few of your favorite colors, this square will be bursting with color.

Colorburst Clusters Afghan Square

     

Finished Size:  12” X 12”

Yarn: Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!”

  • Approx. ¼ oz. each color – Buttercup, Stonewash, Graymist, Hot Rose, Periwinkle, Pale Denim, Mulberry, Rosy Cheeks
  • Approx ½ oz. – Dark Raspberry

Hook Size: I/9 (5.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 3 pattern repeats = 2 ¾” and 5 rows = 3” in patt.

Notes:  Color Sequence: 1 – Buttercup, 2 – Stonewash, 3 – Dark Raspberry, 4 – Graymist, 5 – Hot Rose, 6 – Periwinkle, 7 – Dark Raspberry, 8 – Pale Denim, 9 – Mulberry, 10 & 11 – Rosy Cheeks, 12 – Mulberry, 13 – Pale Denim, 14 – Dark Raspberry, 15 – Periwinkle, 16 – Hot Rose, 17 – Graymist, 18 – Dark Raspberry, 19 – Stonewash, 20 – Buttercup.

 

Special Stitches

  • Cluster (cl) – Yo, insert hook in same ch-1 sp as dc, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, [yo, insert hook in same st ch-1 sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

 

Abbreviations

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

rep – repeat

sc – single crochet

st – stitch

yo – yarn over

 

Dutch Translation

 

SQUARE

With Buttercup, ch 40.

Row 1: Cl in 5th ch from hook (skipped ch 4 counts as dc and ch 1), *sk next 2 chs, (dc, ch 1, cl) in next ch, rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch, turn. (12 cl, 12 ch-1 sp, 13 dc)

Note: I did a “skip ch 1” at end of row instead of ch 2 like the rest of the pattern so the corner wouldn’t curl up. Ch 2 was too much space.

See notes for color sequence.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), cl in sp bet first dc and cl, *(dc, ch 1, cl) in next ch-1 sp, rep from * 10 times, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch 4, turn. (12 cl, 13 dc, 12 ch-1 sp)

Row 3–20: Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off.

 

Border

With Dark Raspberry, attach with sc in top right corner st, 2 sc in same st, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in cl, *sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in cl, rep from * across, 3 sc in last dc, working down side of square work 2 sc in each dc, 3 sc in corner st,  working in beg ch work 2 sc in each cluster and 1 sc in ch-1 sp, 3 sc in corner st, working up side of square, work 2 sc in each dc, join with sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Block to 12” square.

Colorburst afghan square

 

Happy Crocheting!

 



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