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Christmas Afghan: This entire
afghan is worked holding two strands
of yarn. It is comprised of 20
Granny Squares (5 each of A, B, C,
and D as shown in the picture
below), with a four row border. A
basic granny square pattern is found
below, to the left. Squares can be
stitched together, but it is easier and
faster to join them as they are
crocheted. Joining instructions are
found between the directions for
Square A and Square B.
Size N Crochet Hook.
5 - 7 oz. skeins White
1 - 7 oz. skein Navy
2 - 7 oz. skeins Green
2 - 7 oz. skeins Red
1 - 7 oz. skein Tan
|A basic granny square
pattern can be found by
clicking on the square!
(Red Heart brand yarn in White, Soft Navy, Paddy Green, Cherry Red and Warm Brown
was used for the afghan shown on this site)
Square A: Round 1 = Navy, Round 2 = Green, Round 3 and 4 = White, Round 5 and 6 =
Red, Round 7 = White.
To join squares while crocheting: Starting with Round 7 of the square to be joined,
proceed until you reach first corner. Instead of a ch 2 sp between the corner clusters, remove
hook and insert it through the ch 2 space in a corner of the square you are joining to (make
sure the "right" side of Round 7 of each square is facing you). Pick up the loop from the
square you are joining and pull through. Yo and pull through remaining stitches on hook. 3 dc
in the same ch 2 sp of the square you are joining (finishing the corner).
*Remove hook and insert it through the next sp between clusters of the square you are joining
to. Pick up the loop from the square you are joining, pull through, yo and pull through
remaining stitches on hook. 3 dc in next sp between clusters of square being joined*.
Continue as between *, joining side(s) of the square being joined to the side(s) of the square
being joined to.
Stop before joining corner to corner, because where 4 corners meet, a neater center can be
achieved by attaching only the corners diagonally across from each other.
This method makes the border simpler -- leaving a space between the squares to insert a 3 dc
cluster during the first round of the border.
Square B: Round 1 = Red, Round 2 = Tan, Round 3 = White, Round 4 = Red, Rounds 5 - 7
Square C: Round 1 = Tan, Round 2 = Navy, Rounds 3 and 4 = White, Rounds 5 and 6 =
Green, Round 7 = White.
Square D: Round 1 = Green, Round 2 = Tan, Round 3 = Red, Round 4 = Tan, Rounds 5 - 7
Border: 1st Round: Attach White at any corner. Ch 3 to serve as the 1st dc in this round.
As in the basic granny square, in each corner work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc and in each sp between
clusters work 3 dc. Where squares meet, 3 dc in the sp created by joining the corners of the
squares. Join with sl st to the top of the ch 3 that started the round.
2nd Round: Attach Green, ch 3, turn and work as for 1st Round.
3rd Round: Attach White, ch 3, turn and work as for 1st Round.
4th Round: Attach Red, ch 2, turn. In each corner sp, work 1 sc, 3 hdc, 1 sc. In each sp
between clusters, work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 2 that started the round.
Make A Difference.