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Monday, June 18, 2012

Stained glass window afghan

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver Medium number 4 yarn in color (A) Bikini; and (B) black. Size G crochet hook, or a hook to obtain gauge.

Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = 2 1/2 inches across.

Square is made up of four small squares the a frame is added.
Beginning ch-3 counts as a dc.
Leave at least 4-inch tails to weave into work.
Crochet over beginning tail on first round, but do not draw ring closed until after round 2 is complete.
To make hiding the ends less tedious, draw in the tails after each color is finished. (with the exception of the beginning tail)

Special stitch: To make long sc (Lsc), insert hook in stitch below the ch sp. draw up a loop even with sts of this row. yo draw through 2 lps.

Centers (make four for one six-inch square)
With color A, ch 4. sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Working over beginning tail and through ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) 3 times. Ch 3, sl st in top of beg ch-3. end off A.

Round 2: Join B with a sc in first dc. Sc in next dc, *  working over ch-3 sp and into center ring, (tr, ch 3, tr). corner made. Sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * twice more, make one more corner. sl st in beg sc.

Round 3: ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next sc, sc in next tr. * (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp. Sc in tr, sc in next 2 sc, sc in tr. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in tr, sl st in beg sc. Break off B. (Right side is facing)

Holding small squares right sides together, using B whip stitch through both layers and under both top threads of the sc's bordering the square on one side. DO NOT stitch through the corner chain stitches. arrange like a  4-patch quilt square. (see photo as a guide)

Round 1: Join A in any corner ch-3 space, ch 2, 4 hdc in ch-3 sp. ** ch 1, sk 1 sc, hdc in next 4 sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc,* (3 hdc, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp. (Dc, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp. repeat from ** to *. make 5 hdc in corner ch-3 sp. Repeat from ** around square. sl st in top of beg ch-2. Break off A.

Round 2: Join B in center hdc of corner. Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st as joining. Sc in next 2 hdc, ** Lsc around ch-1 and into skipped sc below. Sc in next 4 hdc, lsc
around ch-1 and into next skipped sc below, * sc in next 3 hdc, sk next dc, sc in sp between dc's, sk next dc, sc in next 3 hdc, repeat from ** to *. Sc in 2 hdc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next hdc, sc in next 2 hdc. Repeat from ** around square. Break off B. Draw in remaining tails.
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