Time Required :
Over an hour
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caron® chunky cakes™ granny rectangle crochet afghan

Life can be stressful sometimes, which is why we all need an afghan that’ll cheer us up just by looking at it. This one is charmingly colorful (It reminds us of the circus!), and has oversized tassels that are sure to put a smile on your face. Unlike some granny square blankets we may have tucked away in our closet, it’s incredibly soft and perfect for snuggling, so let’s get started!
Step 1
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 48" wide x 64" long
 
GAUGE:  8 sc and 9 rows = 4" 
 
Project Note: Click here to download the diagram and click here to download the stitch key. 
 
To begin, ch 31. 

Rnd 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. (Ch 1. Skip next 2 ch. 3 dc in next ch) 8 times. Ch 1. Skip next 2 ch. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch.  Working along other side of ch, (Ch 1. Skip next 2 ch. 3 dc in next ch) 8 times. Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc. Ch 2) all in next ch. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 sts and next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 8 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 9 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 
 
Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 sts and next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 8 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 10 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 
Step 2
Rnd 4: Sl st in next 2 sts and next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 8 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 11 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
 
Rnd 5: Sl st in next 2 sts and next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 8 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 12 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
 
Rnd 6 – End: Cont as established, working (Ch 1. 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp and (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp, having 1 more dc group along each edge of the afghan in each rnd, until your work measures approx 48" wide. Fasten off, weave in your tails, and trim away any excess yarn.   
Step 3
Tassels: (You’ll make four tassels, total.)
Cut a piece of cardboard that’s 7" [12.5 cm] wide. Wind your yarn around the cardboard 40 times. Break the yarn, leaving a long end, and thread the end through needle. Slip the needle through all the loops at one end of the cardboard, then tie it tightly. Remove the cardboard and wind more yarn tightly around the loops, just about 1" [2.5 cm] below the tie you just made. Fasten this wrapped yarn securely. Cut through the rem loops at the bottom of the tassel, and trim the ends evenly. Fasten one tassel to each corner of the afghan, as pictured.
 
ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue
Dc = Double Crochet
Rem = Remaining
Rnd(s)  = Round(s)
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
 
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