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Crochet Afghan Block / Crochet Motif #87

Hello Crochet Friends,
Here is another square for a 25 different squares blanket. Like most of my squares, it has a flower motif in the center and a beautiful frame around it. There are some tricky moments, but I think this square is easy to crochet if you are following instructions. If you are going to use this square for another crochet project, not a 25 different squares blanket, you can replace two last rounds with one round of dc.

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. popcorn – 5dc in same st, remove hook from loop and insert from front to back of 1st dc and into dropped loop and pull through. To close popcorn ch 1. Ch 1 counts as a part of popcorn st. 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 once more 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 3tr – 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 two more in same stitch or space. 4 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull though all 4 loops

ROUND 1. Magic ring (R1.1), ch1 (R1.2)8sc into ring. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st. (R1.3)

ROUND 2. ch2 (R2.1), cluster of 2dc into same st (R2.2), *ch3cluster of 3dc into next st (R2.3)*, repeat ** 7 times, ch3, join to cluster of 2dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R2.4)

ROUND 3. Join with a standing popcorn in any ch3 space, *ch5, skip next st, popcorn in ch3 space*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last popcorn. Join to standing popcorn with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.1)

ROUND 4. Join with a standing fpsc around any popcorn (R4.1), *ch3, fpdc around skipped cluster of 3dc or round 2, ch3, skip ch5 space of round 3, fpsc around next popcorn (R4.2)*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R4.3)

ROUND 5. ch1fpsc around same st, *skip ch3 space, 7dc in next st, skip ch3 space, fpsc around next st*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to 1st fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R5.1)

ROUND 6. Join with a standing sc in any fpsc of round 4 (R6.1), *7sc in ch5 space of round 3, sc in fpsc of round 4 (R6.2)(R6.3)*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st. (R6.4)

ROUND 7. ch1, sc in same st, *sc in next 3 sts, bpsc around corresponding 4th dc of round 5, skip next 4 sts of round 6, in next st of round 6 ((cluster of 3tr, ch3) 2 times, cluster of 3tr), skip next 4 sts of round 6, bpsc around corresponding 4th dc of round 5, sc in next 4 sts of round 6 (R7.1)(R7.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R7.3)

ROUND 8. Join with a standing fpsc around any bpsc of round 7 made after any last cluster of 3tr, *ch3, puff st in fpsc of round 5, ch3, fpsc around next bpsc of round 7, ch3, skip next st of round 7, sc in ch3 space of round 7, ch4, skip next st of round 7, sc in next ch3 space of round 7, ch3, fpsc around next bpsc of round 7 (R8.1)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R8.2)

ROUND 9. Join with a standing fpsc around any puff st, *working in front of ch3 space of round 8 in hdc in last 3 sc of round 7, ch3, sc in ch3 space of round 7 before sc of round 8 made in same space, ch2, sc in same ch3 space of round 7 after sc of round 8 made in same space, ch4, sc in next ch3 space of round 7 before sc of round 8 made in same space, ch2, sc in same ch3 space of round 7 after sc of round 8 made in same space, ch3, working in front of ch3 space of round 8 hdc in 1st 3 sc of round 7, fpsc around next puff st of round 9 (R9.1)(R9.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R9.3)

ROUND 10. ch1, *3sc in corresponding ch3 space of round 8, skip 3 hdc of round 9, working in round 9 4sc in ch3 space, fpsc around next st, 2hdc in ch2 space, fpsc around next st, in ch4 space (hdc, 5dc, hdc), fpsc around next st, 2hdc in ch2 space, fpsc around next st, 4sc in ch3 space, 3sc in corresponding ch3 space of round 8, ch1 (R10.1)*, repeat ** 4 times. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R10.2)(R10.3)

ROUND 11. Working in back of round 9 and 10 join with a standing fpdc around any fpsc of round 8 made around bpsc of round 7 before 1st cluster of 3tr (R11.1), *fptr around 1st cluster of 3tr of round 7 in front of ch3 space of round 8, in corresponding ch3 space of round 8 (hdc and sc), fpsc around next st of round 8, 3sc in ch4 space of round 8, fptr around 2nd cluster of 3tr of round 7 working in front of same ch4 space of round 8, 3sc in same ch4 space of round 8, fpsc around next st of round 8, in next ch3 space of round 8 (sc and hdc), working in front of same ch3 space fptr around 3rd cluster of 3tr, fpdc around next st of round 8, working in round 9 bpdc around 3 hdc, fpsc, 3 hdc (7bpdc at all), fpdc around next fpsc of round 8 (R11.1)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpdc. Join to standing fpdc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R11.2)

ROUND 12. Join with a standing bpsc around any 4th bpdc (R12.1), *bpsc around next 6 sts, bpsc around 2 hdc of round 10 made in ch2 space of round 9, skip next st of round 10, bpsc around next 3 sts of round 10, dc in fptr of round 11 made around 2nd cluster of 3tr, bpsc around next st of round 10, dc in same st of round 11 as previous dc, bpsc around next 3 sts of round 10, skip next st of round 10, bpsc around next st of round 10, skip next 5 sts of round 11, bpsc around next 7 sts of round 11 (R12.2)(R12.3)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st. (R12.4)

ROUND 13. ch1puff st in same st (R13.1), *ch1, skip next 2 sts, puff st in next st, ch1, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts, in next st (2dc, ch1, 2dc), dc in next 7 sts, (ch1, skip next 2 sts, puff st in next st) 2 times (R13.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last puff st. Join to 1st puff st with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R13.3)

ROUND 14. Join with a standing bpsc around any 9th dc before corner ch1 space (R14.1), *ch2, skip ch1 space, bpsc around next 9 sts, (2sc in ch1 space, fpsc around next st) 3 times, 2sc in ch1 space, bpsc around next 9 sts (R14.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st, (R14.3)

ROUND 15. ch1, sc in same st, *in ch2 space (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 29 sts*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st. (R15.1)

ROUND 16. ch1sc in same st, *sc in next st, in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 30 sts*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R16.1)

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