Stained Glass Granny

This granny-square-based afghan in jewel tones is designed to mimic the majestic look of stained glass windows. Watch the compliments flood in as you proudly display this piece in the center of your home.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 7” x 7” before seaming

Gauge: No gauge listed

Materials

Yarn: Perfection Chunky by Kraemer (30% merino, 70% acrylic; 120 yards [110 meters]/100 grams): Daisy (A, 3 skeins), Rose Hip (B, 2 skeins), Evening Song (C, 3 skeins), Spring Rhyme (D, 4 skeins), Turquoise (E, 5 skeins), Onyx (F, 12 skeins)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook

Special Stitches

Tr5tog: [YO twice, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 5 times, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook.
Tr6tog: [YO twice, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 6 times, yo and draw through all 7 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Each square is made with a main color and black. Make the amount of squares needed for each color.
A: 9, B: 8, C: 12, D: 14, E: 20

Pattern

Using main color, chain 8. Join chain with a sl st, forming a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), work 5 tr in ring, *ch 3, work 6 tr in ring, rep from * around two times more, ch 3, join round with a sl st in top of beg ch 4.
Rnd 2: Ch 5, tr5tog, *ch 5, sl st in next 3 ch, ch 5, tr6tog, rep from * around twice more, ch 5, sl st in last ch 3, fasten off.
Rnd 3: With F, join with a sl st in top of any cluster. *work [3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr, ch2, 3 tr, ch1, 3 tr] in next ch 3 sp from round 1, sl st in top of next cluster, rep from * around 3 times more, end last repeat with join rd with a sl st in first sl st changing to main color.
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), work 5 tr in same place as joining, *work (6 tr, ch2, 6tr) in next ch 2 space, work 6 tr in sl st at top of next cluster, rep from * around twice more, end work (6tr, ch2, 6tr) in last ch 2 space, join rd with a sl st in top of beg ch 4, changing to F.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 dc, dc by drawing up loop through the ch 2 space from rd 3, sc in next 6 dc, 3 sc in ch 2 space, continue in same pattern around block (dc into each ch 2 space from rd and 3 sc in ch 2 spaces) and then join with a sl st and fasten off.
Repeat until all the squares are complete, using guide for color and number of each required. Seam squares together using F and the square placement table. Weave in all ends. yarn ball

Square Placement Table

A E E A E E A
E D D D D D E
E D C C C D E
E C B B B C E
A C B A B C A
E C B B B C E
E D C C C D E
E D D D D D E
A E E A E E A

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