Crocheted Afghan Pattern #5159

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Crocheted Afghan Pattern #5159

Approximately 27 x 31 Inches

CHADWICK'S RED HEART BABY WOOL, 4 balls (¾ oz. balls) each of Pink and Blue, and 5 balls of White.
Clark's O.N.T. Rug and Afghan Hook size G.

GAUGE: Each motif measures 3½ inches square.

MOTIF … Starting at center with Pink, ch 2. 1st rnd: 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st in 1st sc made. 2nd rnd: Draw loop out to measure 1½  inches, * yarn over, insert hook in same place as sl st, yarn over and draw loop through to measure 1½ inches. Repeat from * 6 more times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (a long cluster made). ** Yarn over, insert hook in next sc and complete a long cluster as before. Repeat from ** around. Join with sl st to tip of 1st cluster made. Fasten off. 3rd rnd: Attach White to same place as last sl st. Ch 1, 2 sc in same place, * 2 sc between clusters, 2 sc in next cluster. Repeat from * around (48 sc). Join. 4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next st, * h dc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, h dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st (corner), dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with 3 tr in last st, sl st in 3rd st of ch-3. Fasten off. This completes one motif. Make 32 motifs in all with pink centers, and 31 motifs with blue centers. Arrange motifs alternately having 7 x 9 motifs, with a pink one in each corner. Sew on wrong side with neat over-and-over stitches using White.

EDGING … Attach Pink to one narrow end of carriage cover. 1st row: Work across width as follows: Sc in 1st st, * ch 3, (yarn over hook, in same place as last sc draw up a loop to height of ch-3) 5 times; yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, skip 3 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off. 2nd row: Attach Blue and work * 2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in st on motif preceding pink sc (long sc made between clusters). Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off.