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Crochet Afghan Block / Crochet Motif #85

Hi there,
Have you been waiting for another crochet block for a 25 different squares blanket? Here it is. This one is the 5th crochet motif for this project and 85th on my journey to 1000 crochet squares. As all squares for this project, it is not beginner-friendly. There are a lot of tricky moments so you need to be concentrated. I think depending on colors this block can be used to crochet both baby boy or baby girl blankets.

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 2dc – Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat one more time in same stitch or space. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. Cluster of 3dc -Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat twice more in same stitch or space. 4 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. Cluster of 4dc – Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat thrice more in same stitch or space. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops. 

ROUND 1. Magic ring (R1.1) , ch2 (R1.2)cluster of 3dc into ring (R1.3), *ch4, cluster of 4dc into ring (R1.4)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last cluster of 4dc. Join to 1st cluster of 3dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R1.5)

ROUND 2. Join with a standing fpsc around any cluster of 4dc (R2.1), *in ch4 space (hdc, 9dc, hdc), fpsc around next st (R2.2)*, repeat ** 4 times, omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R2.3)

ROUND 3. Join with a standing bl sl-st in any hdc made after 9dc group in ch4 space (R3.1), *ch3, skip next st, bl sl-st in next 5 sts, in next st (bl sl-st ch3, bl sl-st), bl sl-st in next 5 sts (R3.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bl sl-st. Join to standing bl sl-st with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.3)

ROUND 4. Join with a standing bpsc around any last st of round 2 made in any ch4 space of round 1 (R4.1), *ch3, sc in ch3 space of round 3, ch3, skip next st of round 2, bpsc around next 11 sts of round 2 (R4.2)(R4.3)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R4.4)

ROUND 5. Join with a standing sc in any 6th bpsc (R5.1), *sc in next 2 sts, skip next 3 sts, 5dc in ch3 space, fpdc around next st, 5dc in next ch3 space, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts (R5.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R5.3)

ROUND 6. Join with a standing bpsc around any sc of round 4  (R6.1), skip fpdc of round 5 made around same sc, skip next 5 sts of round 5, *ch3, bpsc around next 2 sts of round 5, ch2, puff st in next st of round 5 and ch3 space of round 3 together, ch2, bpsc around next 2 sts, ch3, bpsc around sc of round 4, skip next 11 sts of round 5 (R6.2)(R6.3)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R6.4)

ROUND 7. Join with a standing fpsc around any puff st of round 6 (R7.1), *5sc in ch2 space, fp sl-st around 11 skipped sts of round 5, skip (ch3, bpsc, ch3 of round 6), 5sc in ch2 space of round 6, fpsc around next st of round 6 (R7.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R7.3)

ROUND 8. Join with a standing bl sl-st in any last sc made before fp sl-st (R8.1), *puff st in 3rd dc of round 5 made in ch3 space, (ch2, skip next st of round 5, puff st in next st of round 5) 3 times, skip 11 fp sl-st of round 7, bl sl-st in next 11 sts of round 7 (R8.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bl sl-st. Join to standing bl sl-st with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R8.3)

ROUND 9. Join with a standing fl sc in any fpsc of round 7 (R9.1), *fl sc in next 4 sts, skip 11 bl sl-st of round 8, fpsc around next st, 2sc in ch2 space, dc in skipped dc of round 6, 2sc in same ch2 space of round 8, fpsc around next st of round 8, dc in next skipped dc of round 6, 3sc in ch2 space of round 8, dc in same skipped dc of round 6, fpsc around next st of round 8, 2sc in ch2 space of round 8, dc in next skipped dc of round 6, 2sc in same ch2 space of round 8, fpsc around next st of round 6, skip 1st sc of round 7 made in ch2 space, fl sc in next 5 sts (R9.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fl sc. Join to standing fl sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R9.3)

ROUND 10. Join with a standing fpsc around any fpsc made around last puff st, *skip next st, bpsc around next 7 sts, skip next st, fpsc around next st, ch2, skip next 2 sts, bpsc around next st, ch2, skip next st, fpsc around next st, ch1, bpsc around next st, ch3, skip next 3 sts, bpsc around next st, ch1, fpsc around next st, ch2, skip next 2 sts, bpsc around next st, ch2, skip next 2 sts, fpsc around next st (R10.1)(R10.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R10.3)

ROUND 11. ch1, sc in same st (R11.1),*skip next st, sc in next 5 sts, skip next st, sc in next st, (2sc in ch2 space, sc in next st) 2 times, skip ch1 and next st, in ch3 space ((cluster of 2dc, ch2) 3 times, cluster of 2dc), skip next st and ch1 space, (sc in next st, 2sc in ch2 space) 2 times, sc in next st (R11.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R11.3)

ROUND 12. Join with a standing fpsc around any 1st cluster of 2dc, *2sc in ch2 space, fpsc around next st, in ch2 space (sc, hdc, ch1, hdc, sc), fpsc around next st, 2sc in next st, fpsc around next st, bl sc in next 19 sts, fpsc around next st (R12.1)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R12.2)

ROUND 13. ch1, sc in same st, *sc in next 5 sts, in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 26 sts*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R13.1)

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