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PASTELS PINWHEEL AFGHAN
See DIAGRAM at bottom of pattern.
Size:- 54 x 75 inches
4-ply yarn in 8 oz. Skeins ( I used Phentex Merit 1.75oz/50gram skeins)
5 skeins white
1 skein each; pale yellow, pastel peach. Lilac, pale green, petal pink and light blue
(NOTE:- In the first one I made, I followed their colour scheme, in the second I used my own ideas.)
Crochet hook size I/9/5.50mm
Gauge 4 dc = 1 inch; 2 dcs rnds = 1 inch.
(I didn't bother with this as I was using the same yarn and crochet hook and my tension is always the same, never varies.)
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
To change yarn colour, work off last 2 loops of last stitch with new colour; work over old colour until next colour change. Gently tug over strand every 3 - 4 sts to keep even.
Make a total of 59 squares:- 10 squares each of pink, yellow, blue, peach, green and 9 squares of lilac.
The edging is a simple round of sc to give a finished edge without changing the colour patterns. The large size makes it suitable for a coverlet for a single bed. Substitute the white with off-white or cream.
Note:- I made a smaller one, I made these squares;- 6 blue, 7 yellow, 6 pink, 3 lilac, 3 green, 4 peach. 14 quarter rounds, and 4 half round. (No matter what size you make only 4 half rounds are required.)
Rnd 1:- (Right Side) With coloured yarn chain 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to join at the top of ch. (12 dc)
Round 2:- Ch 3 (first dc), *in next dc work 2 dc, change to white yarn, ch2, 2 dc in same st as previous 2-dc, dc in next st, change to colour, dc in next st, rep from * twice, in next dc work 2 dc, change to white yarn, ch 2, 2 dc in same st as last 2-dc, dc in next st, change to colour, sl st in top of beg ch-3 working over white yarn. (24 dc and 4 ch-2 corner sps.)
Rnds 3 - 6:- Keeping in colour pattern, ch 3 (first dc), dc in each st to corner ch-2 sp, * ch-2 sp work 2 dc with colour, change to white yarn, ch 2 , 2 dc in same corner ch-2 sp, dc in each st to next colour change, change to pastel, dc in each st to next corner, rep from * twice, in ch-2 sp 2 dc with pastel, change to white yarn, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each st to next colour change, change to colour, sl st to join iiin top of beg ch-3.
At the end of round 6 fasten off coloured yarn.
Rnd 7:- With white yarn, keeping in pattern, ch 3, dc in each st around working 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in each corner ch-2 sp, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Note:- For full afghan make a total of 20 quarter rounds; 2 pink, 3 each lilac and yellow, 4 each blue, peach and green.
Row l:- Ch 3, work 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, turn. (3 dc)
Row 2:- Ch 2, dc in same st as beg ch-2, 2 dc in each next 2 dc, turn. (6 dc)
Row 3:- Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st, turn. (8 dc)
Row 4:- Ch 2, dc in sam st as beg ch-2, [dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] twice, dc in last st. Turn. (11 dc)
Rows 5 - 14:- Ch 2, continue in dc sts and inc 2 sts on odd numbered rows evenly spaced across and varying position of increases to keep rounded shape, turn at the end of each row. (36 dc) at the end of Row 14. At the end of this row fasten off.
Note:- Make a total of 4 half rounds; 2 with pink and 1 each with yellow and lilac.
Row 1:- Ch 3, work 4 dc in 3rd ch from hook,turn.(5 dc)
Row 2:- Ch 2, dc in same st as beg ch-2, work 2 dc in each rem st across, turn. (10 dc)
Row 3 - 6 :- Ch 2, continue in dc. Inc 5 dcs evenly spaced across each row, turn at the end of each row. (30 dc) at the end of row 6.
Row 7:- Ch 2, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in each next 4 sts] 5 times, 2 dc in next st, dc in each last 2 sts. Fasten off.
Sew squares together with white yarn and yarn needle.
Following diagram. Just make sure you change the colour in each row so that pink and pink aren't together, etc. Sew quarter rounds along sides and half rounds to side of corner squares.
I will try to scan diagram (it isn't very bright), also there are notations where I marked the squares and colours for a baby's crib afghan for my great granddaughter.
Keeping in colour pattern and working in back loops only, attach yarn to any ch-2 space at tip of a square between 2 quarter rounds, work in sc, ch 1 * work 2 sc tog by drawing up a lp in ch-2 space and in next dc, sc around to last st of colour section, work 2 sc tog in last st and in next ch-2 sp, work off 3 LPs on hook with next colour change, rep from * around, working off last 3 LPs with same colour as last section, sl st to join in first sc, fasten off.