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Sand Dollar Dream Afghan

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Make this Sand Dollar Dream Afghan if you're looking to brighten up your home. The beautiful star design will make you feel like you're relaxing under the evening sky or surfing the waves at the beach. This free crochet afghan pattern by Bernat is an intermediate crochet pattern to complete. Use your two favorite contrasting colors to complete this homemade blanket, or choose two colors that match your home decor. It measures approximately 44 by 54 inches when complete. Use your two favorite contrasting colors to complete this homemade blanket, or choose two colors that match your home decor. It measures approximately 44 by 54 inches when complete.

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Sand Dollar Dream Afghan
Sand Dollar Dream Afghan
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Intermediate

Crochet Hook: J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Super Value (197 g/7 oz; 389 m/426 yds)
    Main Color (MC) Clay (53041) 4 balls
    Contrast A Aqua (53201) 2 balls
  • Size 6 mm (U.S. J/10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Diagram


GAUGE
11 dc and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm]. Motif = 7" [18 cm] square.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 44" x 54" [112 x 137 cm].

NOTES:
Carry color when not in use loosely across top of previous rnd and work sts around it to prevent stranding.
When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color.
Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed.
Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout.

INSTRUCTIONS
Motif (make 42). (see diagram in materials list, page 2)
With A, ch 3. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
1st rnd: (RS). Ch 3. 11 dc into ring. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc. Do not break A.
2nd rnd: With MC, ch 3. With A, dcfp around ch 3 from last rnd. *With MC, dc in next dc. With A, dcfp around same dc. Rep from * 10 times more. Join MC with sl st top of ch 3. 24 sts.
3rd rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. With A, dcfp around next dcfp. *With MC, 2 dc in next dc. With A, dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * 10 times more. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 sts.
4th rnd: With MC, ch 3. 2 dc in next dc. With A, dcfp around next dcfp. *With MC, 1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. With A, dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * 10 times more. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 sts.
5th rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. With A, dcfp around next dcfp. *With MC, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. With A, dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * 10 times more. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. Break A. 60 sts.
6th rnd: With MC, ch 7 (counts as tr and ch 3). 1 tr in same sp as last sl st.
Working in back loops only, *1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. (1 tr. Ch 3. 1 tr) in next st. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Join with sl st to 4th ch of ch 7.
7th rnd: Ch 1. Working in both loops, 1 sc in first tr. 5 sc in next ch-3 sp. *1 sc in each of next 16 sts. 5 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 sc in each of next 15 sts. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. 84 sc.

Sew Motifs tog into 6 Strips, 7 Motifs long. Sew Strips tog.

Edging:
With RS facing, join MC with sl st in back loop only to top left corner sc.
1st rnd: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work 154 sc evenly down side of Blanket. 3 sc in corner sc. Work 132 sc evenly across bottom of Blanket. 3 sc in corner sc. Work 154 sc evenly up side of Blanket. 3 sc in corner sc. Work 132 sc evenly across top of Blanket. Join with sl st to first sc. 584 sc.
2nd to 4th rnds: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Join A at end of 4th rnd.
5th rnd: With A, ch 1. Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

 

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