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click for large sizeDogwood Afghan

Designed by Dot Drake

Bring legendary beauty into your home with this timeless design depicting the captivating pink dogwood. Alternating blocks of pink and orchid blooms will fill your home with a delightful springtime essence all year long.

Size
46" x 57"

Materials

  • *Worsted-weight yarn -- 18 oz. med. green 11 oz. each lt. green orchid and pink
  • H crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
*This project was made using Bernat Berella "4" by Spinrite®.

Gauge
7 sts = 2". Each Block is 11" square.

Skill Level
Average

First Row

First Block
Square (make 4)
Rnd 1: With pink, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off (12 sc).
Notes: For beginning first half cluster (beg first hcl), ch 3, yo 2 times, insert hook in same st, yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.
For first half cluster (first hcl), yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, *yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook)2 times*, yo 2 times, insert hook in same st; repeat between **, yo 2 times, insert hook in next st; repeat between **, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.
For 2nd half cluster (2nd hcl), yo 2 times, insert hook in same st, *yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 2 times*, yo 2 times, insert hook in next st; repeat between **, yo 2 times, insert hook in same st; repeat between **, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.
Rnd 2: Join orchid with sl st in first st, beg first hcl, ch 1, 2nd hcl, ch 5, (first hcl, ch 1, 2nd hcl, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of beg hcl, fasten off (8 petals, 4 ch-5 sps, 4 ch-1 sps).
Rnd 3: Join medium green with sc in any ch-1 sp, 2 sc in same sp, 7 sc in each ch-5 sp and 3 sc in each ch-1 sp around, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off (40 sc).
Rnd 4: Join lt. green with sl st in first st, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, *hdc in next st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-2, fasten off.
Rnd 5: Join medium green with sc in any ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same sp, sc in each st around with 3 sc in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off (56 sc).
Holding Squares wrong sides together, matching sts, with med. green, sew together through back lps in 2 rows of 2 Squares each.

Border
Rnd 1: Working around outer edge, join med. green with sl st in first st of any 3-sc corner, ch 2, *[(dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next st, dc next st on this Square and next st on next Square tog, hdc in next st, sc in next 11 sts], hdc in next st; repeat from * 2 more times; repeat between [ ], join with sl st in top of ch-2, fasten off (29 sts on each side between corner ch sps).
Notes: For beginning first half cluster (beg first hcl), ch 3, yo 2 times, insert hook in same st, yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.
For popcorn (pc), 5 dc in next st, drop lp from hook, insert hook in first st of 5-dc group, draw dropped lp through.
Rnd 2: Join pink with sl st in first st after any ch-3 sp, beg pc, (ch 4, skip next 3 sts, pc in next st) 7 times, ch 7, skip next ch-3 sp, *pc in next st, (ch 4, skip next 3 sts, pc in next st) 7 times, ch 7, skip next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of beg pc, fasten off.
Rnd 3: Working over corner ch-7 sp on last rnd, join med. green with sl st in skipped ch-3 sp on rnd before last, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, *[sc in next pc on last rnd; (working over next ch-4 sp, dc in each of next 3 skipped sts on rnd before last, sc in next pc on last rnd) 7 times]; working over next ch-7 sp on last rnd, 5 dc in skipped ch-3 sp on rnd before last; repeat from * 2 more times; repeat between [ ], join with sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around with 3 sc in center st of each 5-dc corner, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off (144 sc).
Rnd 5: Join lt. green with sc in center st of any 3-sc corner, ch 5, skip next 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) around, join, fasten off (48 ch-5 sps).

Second Block
Square (make 4)
Reversing pink and orchid, work same as First Block Square.

Border
Rnd 1: Repeat same rnd of First Block Border.
Rnd 2: With orchid, repeat same rnd of First Block Border.
Rnds 3-4: Repeat same rnds of First Block Border.
Rnd 5: Join lt. green with sc in center st of any 3-sc corner; joining to side of last Block, ch 2, sc in corresponding ch-5 sp on other Block (see Block Joining Diagram), ch 2, skip next 2 sts on this Block, (sc in next st, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp on other Block, ch 2, skip next 2 sts on this Block) 11 times, (sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) around, join, fasten off.
Alternating colors, repeat Second Block 2 more times for a total of 4 Blocks.

Second Row

First Block
Joining to bottom of First Block on last row, work same as First Row Second Block.

Second Block
Square (make 4)
Work same as First Row First Block Square.

Border
Rnd 1-4: Repeat same rnds of First Row First Block Border.
Rnd 5: Join lt. green with sc in center st of any 3-sc corner; joining to bottom of next Block on last row, *ch 2, sc in corressponding ch-5 sp on other Block, ch 2, skip next 2 sts on this Block, (sc in next st, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp on other Block, ch 2, skip next 2 sts on this Block) 11 times*, sc in next st; joining to side of last Block on this row; repeat between **, (sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) around, join, fasten off.
Alternating colors, repeat Second Block 2 more times for a total of 4 Blocks.
Alternating colors, repeat Second Row 3 more times for a total of 5 rows.

Afghan Border
Rnd 1: Working around entire outer edge, skipping joined ch-5 sps between Blocks, join lt. green with sc in first ch-5 sp after any corner sc, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 11 times, ch 8, *sc in next ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 11 times, ch 8; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2:Sl st in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-5 sp and 7 sc in each ch-8 sp around, join, fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join pink with sl st in first sc of any 7-sc corner, ch 2, hdc in each st around with (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in 4th st of each 7-sc corner, join with sl st in top of ch-2, fasten off (161 hdc across each short end between corner ch-2 sps, 201 hdc across each long edge between corner ch-2 sps).
Notes: For picot, ch 2, sl st in top of last st made.
Rnd 4: Join pink with sl st in corner ch sp before one short end, ch 4, hdc in same sp, *hdc in each of next 2 sts, picot, (hdc in each of next 3 sts, picot) across to next corner ch sp, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next corner ch sp, picot, (hdc in each of next 3 sts, picot) across* to next corner ch sp, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next corner ch sp; repeat between **, join with sl st in 2nd ch of ch-4, fasten off.

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