Crochet Afghan Block / Crochet Motif #82

Yarn: weight 4, worsted Hook: 5 mm Size: 9.5 inches, 24 cm

Crochet Terms: US
Abbreviations: st – stitch, sl-st – slip stitch, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, fp – front post, bp – back post, fl – front loop, bl – back loop. puff st – Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or space, yarn over and pull through, repeat 4 times, 9 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. cluster of 4dc – yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and through 2 loops. Repeat 3 more times in same stitch or space. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops. cluster of 2tr – yarn over twice, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice. Repeat once more in same stitch or space. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. fpdc43tog – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back and from back to front around 1st indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, repeat around 2nd, 3rd and 4th indicated st. 5 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

ROUND 1. Magic ring (R1.1) , ch1 (R1.2), *puff st into ring, ch3 (R1.3)*, repeat ** 4 times. Join to 1st puff st with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R1.4)

ROUND 2. Join with a standing cluster of 4dc in any puff st (R2.1), *ch35sc in ch3 space, ch3, cluster of 4dc in next st  (R2.2)*, repeat ** 4 times, omit last cluster of 4dc. Join to standing cluster of 4dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R2.3)

ROUND 3. Join with a standing bpsc around any 3rd sc (R3.1), *skip next 2 sts, 5dc in ch3 space, fpdc around next st, 5dc in next ch3 space, skip next 2 sts, bpsc around next st (R3.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.3)

ROUND 4. Join with a standing fpsc around any bpsc (R4.1), *bl sl-st in next 5 sts, bl sl-st in next st, fphdc around same st, and bl sl-st in same st, bl sl-st in next 5 sts, fpsc around next st (R4.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R4.3)

ROUND 5. Join with a standing fpsc around any cluster of 4dc of round 2 under fpdc of round 3 (R5.1)(R5.2), *ch2, sc in ch3 space of round 2 after 5dc made in same space, ch2, bpsc around bpsc of round 3, ch2, sc in next ch3 space of round 2 before 5dc made in same space, ch2, fpsc around cluster of 4dc of round 2 under fpdc of round 3 made around same st (R5.3)(R5.4)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R5.5)(R5.6)

ROUND 6. ch1, sc in same st (R6.1),* 3sc in ch 2 space, sc in next st (R6.2)*, repeat ** 16 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st. (R6.3)(R6.4)

ROUND 7. ch1, sc in same st, bpsc around fphdc of round 4, sc in same st of round 6 (R7.1)(R7.2), * sc in next 4 sts (R7.3), skip next 3 sts, in next st and fpsc of round 4 together ((cluster of 2tr, ch2) 3 times, cluster of 2tr) (R7.4)(R7.5), skip next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts (R7.6), sc in next st, bpsc around fphdc of round 4, sc in same st of round 6 (R7.7)(R7.8) *, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc, bpsc, sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R7.9)(R7.10)

ROUND 8. Join with a standing fpsc around any 1st cluster of 2tr (R8.1), *(in ch2 space (hdc, 3dc, hdc), fpsc around next st) 3 times (R8.2), skip next st, fpsc around next 9 sts, skip next st, fpsc around next st (R8.3)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R8.4)

ROUND 9. Join with a standing fpsc around any fpsc made around last cluster of 2tr of round 7 (R9.1), *ch1, skip next 4 sts, in next st (puff st, ch1, puff st, ch1, puff st), ch1, skip next 4 sts, fpsc around next st (R9.2), (bl sl-st in next 2 sts, 2bl sl-st in next st, bl sl-st in next 2 sts, fpsc around next st) 3 times (R9.3)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R9.4)

ROUND 10. Join with a standing bpsc around any last hdc of round 8 (R10.1), *working in 9 sts of round 7 around which are made fpsc of round 8 dc in 3 sts, skip next 3 sts, ch1, dc in next 3 sts (R10.2), skip 11 fpsc of round 8, bpsc around next 5 sts of round 8, ch1, skip next st of round 8, bpsc around next 2 sts of round 8, around next st of round 8 (bpsc, ch2, bpsc), bpsc around next 2 sts of round 8, ch1, skip next st of round 8, bpsc around next 5 sts of round 8 (R10.3)(R10.4)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st. (R10.5)(R10.6)

ROUND 11. ch1, puff st in same st (R11.1), * working in round 9 fpdc around 1st puff st, in ch1 space (hdc, 2sc), fpsc around next puff st, in ch1 space (2sc, hdc), fpdc around 3rd puff st, skip (3dc, ch1, 3dc of round 10), puff st in next st (R11.2)(R11.3), ch3, skip next 4 sts, puff st in ch1 space, skip next 3 sts, in ch2 space (puff st, ch1, puff st, ch1, puff st), skip next 3 sts, puff st in ch1 space, ch3, skip next 4 sts, puff st in next st (R11.4)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last puff st. Join to 1st puff st with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R11.5)

ROUND 12. Join with a standing fpsc around any 1st puff st made in ch2 space (R12.1), *2sc in ch1 space, around next st (fpsc, ch1, fpsc), 2sc in ch1 space, sc in space between 3rd puff st made in ch2 space and next puff st, fpsc around next st, sc in ch3 space, fpdc4tog over 4 skipped sts of round 10, sc in same ch3 space, fpsc around next st, bl sl-st in next 9 sts, fpsc around next st, sc in ch3, fpdc4tog over 4 skipped sts of round 10, sc in same ch3 space, fpsc around next st, sc in space between puff st and 1st puff st made in ch2 space, fpsc around next st (R12.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R12.3)

ROUND 13. ch1sc in same st (R13.1), *sc in next 3 sts, in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 10 sts, bl sl-st in next 9 sts, sc in next 7 sts (R13.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st. (R13.3)

ROUND 14. ch1, sc in same st, *sc in next 4 sts, in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 11 sts, bl sc in next 9 sts, sc in next 7 sts (R14.1)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R14.2)

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