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caron® simply soft® on the plus side afghan (crochet)

This crochet afghan features a plus sign motif that will look perfect draped over your couch.
This crochet afghan features a plus sign motif that will look perfect draped over your couch.
Time Required :
Over an hour
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

Project Instructions

step 1
Abbreviations:
Approx = Approximately
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
Tog = Together

MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 46"x57¼"
GAUGE: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4" Motif = Approx 3¾" square. Be mindful of gauge. 

Quantities needed for project:
 
Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn -
  • Persimmon (109896; Contrast A; 2 Balls)
  • Dark Country Blue (314947; Contrast B; 2 Balls)
  • Soft Green (314944; Contrast C; 1 Ball)
  • Grey Heather (326276; Contrast D; 1 Ball)
  • Pagoda (186476; Contrast E; 1 Ball)
  • Soft Pink (326313; Contrast F; 1 Ball) an
  • Dark Sage (432211; Contrast G; 1 Ball)
Crochet Hook, Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge (248674)



step 2
INSTRUCTIONS
 
Motif
 
With A, make 32.
 
With B, make 29.
 
With C, D and E, make 25 each.
 
With F, make 24.
 
With G, make 20. 
step 3
Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
 
1st rnd: Ch 5. (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5.
 
2nd rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1.
Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
 
3rd rnd: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off. 
step 43rd rnd: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. 3 times. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
step 5
FINISHING

Sew Motifs tog as shown in Diagram.
step 6
Edging:

1st rnd: (RS). Join B with sl st in any corner of Afghan. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
 
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off. 
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