Life's a Plus Afghan

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Life's a Plus Afghan

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Crochet squares come together in this modern, stylish afghan.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 46” x 57¼” [114.5 x 145.5 cm].
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The materials for this project cost $40.81

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Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 46” x 57¼” [114.5 x 145.5 cm].

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Persimmon, 9754Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Dark Country Blue, 9711Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Soft Green, 9739Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast E

Simply Soft | Pagoda, 0014Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast F

Simply Soft | Light Country Peach, 9737Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast D

Simply Soft Heathers | Grey Heather, 9509Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast G

Simply Soft Heathers | Charcoal Heather, 9508Edit Color
$4.29

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20
The materials for this project cost $40.81

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 46” x 57¼” [114.5 x 145.5 cm].

MATERIALS

Afghan
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Persimmon (9754) 2
Contrast B Dark Country Blue (9711) 2
Contrast C Soft Green (9739) 1
Contrast F Light Country Peach (9737) 1
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast E Pagoda (0014) 1
Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Afghan
Simply Soft Heathers (141 g/5. oz;228 m/250 yds)
Contrast D Grey Heather (9509) 1
Contrast G Charcoal Heather (9508) 1
Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

13 sc and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm].
Motif = Approx 3¾” [9.5 cm] square.

INSTRUCTIONS

MOTIF
With A, make 32.
With B, make 29.
With C, D and E, make 25 each.
With F, make 24.
With G, make 20.
Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2). (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5.
2nd rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd rnd: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew Motifs tog as shown in Diagram (see page 2).
Edging: 1st rnd: (RS). Join B with sl st in any corner of Afghan. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work sc evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.