Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
1 Flower Motif = 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (11 x 11 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Cl (cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, (yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
The Motifs may be joined ‘as you go’ or sewed tog after all Motifs have been crocheted. Choose whichever way of joining that you are more comfortable with!
To assemble the Afghan by sewing: After all Motifs have been crocheted, lay out Motifs on a flat surface, following the arrangement shown in the Assembly Diagram. At the places where the ch-spaces of two adjoining Motifs meet, sew the chs tog.
To assemble the Afghan by joining the Motifs as you crochet them: Crochet neighboring Motifs tog while working the last rnd of each Motif. Join the edges of adjoining Motifs tog by working ch-5-join instead of ch 5, and working ch-3-join instead of ch 3:
ch-5-join: Ch 2, sl st in the matching ch-5 sp of adjoining Flower Motif, ch 2.
ch-3-join: Ch 1, sl st in matching ch-3 sp of adjoining Flower Motif, ch 1.
FLOWER MOTIF (make 12 each with A, B, C, D, E, and F)
Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, Cl in next sc, ch 3, *sc in next sc, ch 3, Cl in next sc, ch 3; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in first sc – 4 sc, 8 ch-3 sps, and 4 clusters at end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 5 sc in each ch-sp around; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sc at end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc (center sc of 5-sc group), ch 5, sk next 4 sc, *sc in next sc, ch 5, sk next 4 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 8 sc, and 8 ch-5 sps at end of this rnd.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *(4 sc, ch 5, 4 sc) in next ch-5 sp, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 48 sc, 4 ch-3 sps, and 4 ch-5 sps at end of this rnd. Fasten off.
Arrange Flower Motifs as shown in Assembly Diagram. Join edges of Flower Motifs tog. Weave in ends.