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Round Stained Glass Afghan

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This Round Stained Glass Afghan is an easy crochet afghan to make and will look great draped over your bed. The stunning pattern truly resembles a stained glass window, just like one you would see at church. If you've never made a round crochet afghan before, this is a great pattern to start with. Red Heart Super Saver yarn is used to work up this free crochet afghan pattern. It measures approximately 76 inches in diameter when complete.

Round Stained Glass Afghan
Round Stained Glass Afghan
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Easy

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

MATERIALS:

  • Red Heart® “Super Saver®”: 13 skeins 0940 Plum Pudding A and 3 skeins 0312 Black B
  • Crochet Hook: I-9 (5.5mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Chart

SIZE:
Approx 76”/193cm diameter.

GAUGE:
13 sc + 15 rows = 4”/10cm. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the specified gauge.

 

Notes:
To change color, work last st of old color to last yo, yo with new color and draw through both lps on hook to complete st. Use a separate ball of yarn or bobbins for each section that requires a color change.

Special Abbreviations
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together): [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a lp] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.

AFGHAN
Exterior Panel (make 11)
Starting at center edge with A, ch 13.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across – 12 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2–4: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st – 14 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 6–95: Following Exterior Panel Chart for color placement, repeat Rows 2–5 twenty-two times more, then repeat Rows 2 and 3 once more – 58 sc at end of Rows 93–95. Place marker in first and last st on Row 95. Fasten off B. Do not fasten off A.

First Scallop
Row 96 (wrong side): Sc2tog, sc in next 25 sts – 26 sc. Ch 1, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Row 97: Sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 24 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 98–103: Repeat Row 2 six times more – 12 sc at end of row 103. At end of Row 103, do not ch 1.
Row 104: Sl st in first st, ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc2tog – 8 sc. Ch 1, turn, leaving last st unworked.
Row 105: Repeat Row 104 – 4 sc. At end of row, do not ch 1.
Fasten off.

Second Scallop
Row 96 (wrong side): With wrong side facing, sk next 4 unworked sts on Row 95, join A with sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each rem st across to last 2 sts; sc2tog – 26 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 97–105: Work same as Rows 97–105 on First Scallop.

Exterior Panel Edging
Note: When working sts with B on Round 1, carry A along edge of panel and work B sts over strand of A, changing back to A in last st of B. Drop and cut B after short section of B has been worked.
Round 1: With right side facing and Row 1 at top, join A with sc in free lp of ch at right-hand corner of center edge of any exterior panel, matching yarn color with center of exterior panel and changing color as necessary, sc in free lp of each foundation ch along center edge, in edge of each row along both side edges and in each st on scallop edge around panel, working 2 sc in each corner of center edge and in each marked corner st on Row 95; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off
Round 2: With right side facing, join B with sl st in first sc, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each sc around, working 2 sc in each corner; join as before.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each sc around, working 2 sc in each corner; join. Fasten off.

Interior Panel (make 11)
Starting at center edge with A, ch 5.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across – 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2–4: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st – 6 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 6–14: Repeat Rows 2–5 two times more, then repeat Row 2 once more – 10 sc at end of Rows 13 and 14.

Interior Panel Edging
Round 1 (right side):
Sc in each st and in edge of each row around panel, working 2 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rounds 2 and 3: Work same as Rounds 2 and 3 on exterior panel edging.

ASSEMBLY
Place two exterior panels with right sides tog. Working through both thicknesses, join B with sl st in back lp of first st at end of long panel edges, sl st in back lp of each st across long panel edge. Fasten off. Repeat on other exterior panels until all panels have been assembled, forming a large exterior ring. Assemble interior panels in same manner as exterior panels, forming an interior ring. Connect exterior and interior rings by placing each face down on a large surface with interior ring in center opening of exterior ring. Working through both thicknesses, join B with sl st in back lp of any st on outer edge of interior ring and inner edge of exterior ring, sl st in back lp of each st around until inner and outer rings are joined, easing to fit where necessary. Join with sl st in first sl st. Turn afghan over.
Inner Circle
Round 1: With right side facing, join B with sl st in bottom right- hand corner of any interior panel edge, ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in next 5 sc along bottom edge of panel; work 6 sc along bottom edge of each panel around – 66 sc. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Round 2: With right side facing, join A with sl st in first sc, ch 1, starting in same st as joining, [sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog] 11 times – 55 sc. Join as before.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each sc around. Join.
Round 4: Ch 1, starting in same st as joining, [sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] 11 times – 44 sc. Join.
Round 5: Repeat Round 3.
Round 6: Ch 1, starting in same st as joining, [sc in next 2 sc,
sc2tog] 11 times – 33 sc. Join.
Round 7: Ch 1, starting in same st as joining, [sc in next sc, sc2tog] 11 times – 22 sc. Join
Round 8: Ch 1, starting in same st as joining, [sc2tog] 11 times – 11 sc. Join.
Round 9: Ch 1, starting in same st as joining, [sc2tog] 5 times; sc in next sc – 6 sc. Join. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through sts to close hole.

FINISHING
Weave in all ends.

 

Abbreviations: ch(s) = chain(s); lp(s) = loop(s); rem = remain(ing); sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yo= yarn over; [ ] = Work directions inside brackets as many times as indicated.

 

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