Instructions

GAUGE:  Each block measures about 4-1/4 inches square.

SPECIAL STITCHES:

  • 2 DOUBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (2DcCl): * Yo, insert hook in next st or sp, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook *, repeat between *’s one time more, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • 3 DOUBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (3DcCl): Repeat between *’s of 2DcCl three times, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

DIRECTIONS:

ASSEMBLY: Instructions for blocks follow assembly instructions.

  • Work one Block A, work first Block B, joining it to the right edge of Block A while working Round 4 of that block. Continue adding blocks until there are eight blocks in the row, joining each to the right edge of the previous block as directed in Block B Round 4.
  • For each succeeding row, work and join top edge of one Block B, then work seven more Block C’s, joining a side and a top edge of each one to completed blocks in Round 4 of Block C.
  • Continue until 72 blocks (nine rows of eight blocks each) are completed and added to the afghan.

BLOCK A (single): Ch 6, join in first ch to form ring. Work in rounds without turning.

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3 dc in ring, ch 3) three times, join in top of beginning ch-3.
  • Round 2: Ch 3, 2DcCl, * (ch 3, dc) twice in next sp, ch 3, 3DcCl in next 3
  • dc *, repeat between *’s two more times, (ch 3, dc) twice in last sp, ch 3, join with sl st in top of beginning 2DcCl.
  • Round 3: Sl st to next dc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next DcCl,  * ch 2, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next DcCl *, repeat between *’s two more times, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3.
  • Round 4: Sl st to corner sp, (sc, ch 5, sc) in corner sp, * (ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp) twice, ch 5, (sc, ch 5, sc) in corner sp *, repeat between *’s three more times or around, omitting last (sc, ch 5, sc) in corner sp, join with sl st in top of beginning sc. Fasten off.

BLOCK B (joined on one edge): Ch 6, join in first ch to form ring.

  • Rounds 1-3: Repeat Block A Rounds 1-3.
  • Round 4: To join to Block A or previous Block B (each referred to as joining block), sl st to corner sp, sc in corner sp, ch 2, sc in Round 4 corner sp of joining block, ch 2, sc in same sp on block being worked, * (ch 2, sc in next sp of joining block, ch 2, sc in next sp on block being worked) three times, ch 2, sc in next corner sp of joining block, ch 2, sc in same corner sp on block being worked, ** then complete around as for Block A Round 4, beginning at *.

BLOCK C (joined on two edges): Ch 6, join in first ch to form a ring.

  • Rounds 1-3: Repeat Block A Rounds 1-3.
  • Round 4: To join to Block B and/or Block C (each referred to as joining block), repeat Block B Round 4 to **, repeat from * to **, repeat Block B Round 4 from * to **, then complete around as for Block A Round 4, beginning at *.

EDGING:

  • Round 1: Join yarn with sl st in any sp on outer edge of afghan (except corner sps), ch 3, (2DcCl, ch 3, 3DcCl, ch 1) in same sp, * (3DcCl, ch 3, 3DcCl, ch 1) in next sp, *, repeat between *’s around, working [(3DcCl, ch 3) twice, 3DcCl, ch 1] in each corner ch-5 sp, join with sl st in top of beginning 2DcCl.
  • Round 2: Sl st into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2DcCl in same sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, * 3DcCl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, * repeat between *’s around; working [(3DcCl, ch 2) twice in both ch-3 sps of each corner]; join with sl st in top of beginning 2DcCl.
  • Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

FINISHED SIZE: Afghan measures about 36 inches x 40 inches, including edging.

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch chain
  • cl cluster
  • dc double crochet
  • sc single crochet
  • sl slip
  • sp(s) space(s)
  • st stitch
  • yo yarn over

Crocheted Clover Afghan from Emma Willey of Winston, Oregon