Circles afghan crochet pattern

Crochet circles afghan

Afghan crochet patternFinished Measurements

54" x 66"/137cm x 167.5cm

Materials

9 skeins of Noro/KFI Taiyo Sport in # 10

One each sizes F/5 and G/6 (3.75 and 4mm) crochet hooks OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge

One circle motif = 7"/18cm across using size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook.

TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

Circle Motif

(make 83)

With larger hook, ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc on this and every rnd), 1 dc in ring, ch 2, [2 dc in ring, ch 2] 5 times, join to top of ch-3 with sl st.

Rnd 2 Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp with joining and next next dc, [1 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc] 5 times, 1 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, join to top of ch-3 with sl st. There are 4 dc in each triangle between the ch-3 spaces.

Rnd 3 Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp with joining and in each of next 3 dc, [1 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 4, 1 dc in same ch-3 sp, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc] 5 times, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, join to top of ch-3 with sl st. There are 6 dc in each triangle between the ch-4 spaces.

Rnd 4 Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, [1 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc] 5 times, 1 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, join to top of ch-3 with sl st. There are 7 dc in each triangle between the ch-5 spaces.

Rnd 5 Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp with joining and in each of next 6 dc, [ch 6, 1 dc in next ch-5 sp, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc] 5 times, ch 6, join to top of ch-3 with sl st. There are 8 dc in each triangle between the ch-6 spaces.

Rnd 6 Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, [1 dc in next ch-6 sp, ch 7, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc] 5 times, ch 7, join to top of ch-3 with sl st. There are 9 dc in each triangle between ch-7 spaces. Cut yarn leaving a long end for seaming.

1/2-Motifs

(worked back & forth in rows—make 10)

Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1 Ch 3, 1 dc in ring, [ch 2, 2 dc in ring] twice, turn.

Row 2 Ch 3, 1 dc in each of first 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 3 Ch 3, 1 dc in each of first 4 dc, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, 1 dc in same ch-3 sp, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, 1 dc in same ch-3 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 4 Ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next 5 dc, 1 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in next 6 dc, 1 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 5 Ch 3, skip first st, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 6, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 6, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 6 Ch 3, skip first st, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-6 sp, ch 7, dc in next 8 dc, dc in next ch-6 sp, ch 7, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top ch-3. Fasten off leaving a long end for seaming.

Finishing

Foll the diagram, assemble the afghan in alternating strips of (8 circles and 7 circles) 5 times, then 8 circles on last strip. Use the 1/2-motifs as fillers along the side edges. To join, from the WS with 9 dc matched to the corresponding 9 dc and with the long end threaded onto a tapestry needle, and matching the outside loops (leaving the inside loops free), whip stitch tog, reinforcing at the beg and the end of the joining. After assembling the circles, place the 1/2-motifs along the side edges to straighten out the edge and seam from the WS along 3 edges in same way. Sew in all ends neatly on the WS.

Then, to trim the afghan, from the RS, with size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook, join in one 1/2-motif edge and *work 25 sc along the 1/2-motif, then ch 4, 1 sc in ch-7 loop, ch 4, 1 sc in between 2 dc, [ch 1, 1 sc in between 2 dc] 7 times, ch 4, 1 sc in ch-7 loop, ch 4; rep from * along the side edge, then cont around the lower motif using the same technique up to the joining of 2 circle motifs; then ch 4, sc in the joining, ch 4, then cont around entire afghan. Join and turn to work from the WS.

Rnd 2 (WS) * [Ch 3, sc in the ch-4 loop] twice, then ch 3, [skip 2 sc, sc in next ch-space] 3 times; rep from * to the ch-4 loop before the joining of 2 circles, work 1 sc in each of next 2 ch-4 loops (to close the joining gap); then cont to work in this way up to the 1/2-motif, working into back loops only, work 1 hdc in each of the 25 sc, then cont around the entire afghan in same way. Join and fasten off. Steam block lightly from the WS.

Diagram 

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