Rose Trellis Afghan

This afghan is crocheted in square motifs which are sewn together from the back side using the front loops only. There are solid cluster stitch squares and rose squares that alternate between orchid and soft pink.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 43” x 56½”

Gauge: rose motif = 5” square; (3dc cl, ch1) three times + 3 dc cl = 2”; 3 rnds of dc cl sts = 2”. Small solid squares = 5” across, Large solid squares = 10” across.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yards [288 meters]/170 grams): 9703 Bone (Color A), 4 balls; 9717 Orchid (Color B), 2 balls; 9719 Soft Pink (Color C), 2 balls; 9780 Robins Egg (Color D), 2 balls; 9764 Fuchsia (Color E), 2 balls.

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

3dc cl st

Special Stitches

3 dc cluster st

Insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1.

Magic ring

Make a loop a few inches from the end of your yarn. Grasp where the 2 strands of yarn overlap between your left thumb and forefinger. Insert hook into the loop from front to back, draw up a loop, ch 1, (Note: this does NOT count as a stitch).

Insert hook into the lp, so you are crocheting over the lp and the yarn tail, draw up a lp to begin your first sc. Complete the sc.

Continue to work over the loop and the yarn tail until you have the required number of sc.  Grab the yarn tail and pull to draw the centre of the ring tightly closed.

Pattern Notes

Motifs and squares all start with a magic ring.

Pattern

Rose Motif (make 17 with Color B and 17 with Color C)

Rnd 1: Cross yarn to form lp (magic ring), ch 1, 12 sc in lp, tighten lp, join – 12 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * around, ch 3, join in first st – 4 ch-3 sp.

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, *(ch 2, 3 dc, sc) in same ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending with (ch 2, 3 dc, sc) in same ch-3 sp, join with sl st in first sl st – 4 flower petals.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, sc in center back of first petal, *ch 5, sc in center back of next petal; rep from * around, ending with ch 5, join with sl st in first sc – 4 ch-5 sp.

Rnd 5: Sl st in first ch-5 sp, *(ch 2, 5 dc, sc) in same ch-5 sp, sl st in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around, ending with (ch 2, 5 dc, sc) in same ch-5 sp), join with sl st in first sl st 4 petals.

Rnd 6: Ch 4, sc in center back of first petal, *ch 7, sc in center back of next petal; rep from * around, ending with ch 7, join with sl st in first sc – 4 ch-7 sp.

Rnd 7: Sl st in first ch-7 sp, *(ch 2, 7 dc, sc) in same sp, sl st in next ch-7 sp; rep * around, ending with (ch 2, 7 dc, sc) in same sp, join with sl st in first sl st – 4 petals.

Rnd 8: Ch 5, sc in center back of first petal, with sl st join Color D to first sc, *ch 9, sc in center back of next petal; rep from * around, ending with ch 9, join with sl st in first sc – 4 ch-9 sp.

Fasten off Colors B and C.

Rnd 9: Sl st in first ch-9 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, (ch 2, 3 dc cl) twice, ch 3, 3 dc cl, (ch 2, 3 dc cl) twice) in first ch-9 sp, *(ch 2, 3 dc cl) 3 times, ch 3, 3 dc cl, (ch 2, 3 dc cl) twice; rep from * in next 3 ch-9 sp, ch 2, join in top of first cl st – 24 cl sts.

Fasten off.

Rnd 10: With Color E, ch 1, hdc in first cl st, (2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next cl st) twice, 3 hdc in next ch-3 corner sp, *hdc in next cl st, (2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next cl st) 5 times, 3 hdc  in next ch-3 corner sp; rep from * twice, hdc in next cl st, (2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next cl st) twice, 2 hdc in last ch-2 sp, join in first st – 76 hdc.

Fasten off.

Small Solid motifs (make 12 with Color A)

Rnd 1: Cross yarn to form lp (magic ring), ch 2, 2 dc cl, (ch 3, 3 dc cl) 3 times in lp, ch 3, tighten lp, join in top of first cl st – 4 cl sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc cl in top of first cl st, ch 1, *(3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st, ch 1; rep from * around, ending with (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in ch-3 sp, join in top of first cl st – 12 cl sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc cl in first cl st, (ch 1, 3 dc cl) in next cl st, *ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 3 times; rep from * around, end with ch 1, 3 dc cl in last cl st, join in top of first cl st – 20 cl sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc cl in first cl st, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) twice, *ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 5 times; rep from * around, ending with (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) twice, join in top of first cl st – 28 cl sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc in next cl st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp), sc in next cl st, *3 sc in corner sp, (sc in next cl st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, sc in next cl st; rep from * twice, 3 sc in corner sp, sc in next cl st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl st, sc in last ch-1 sp, join in first sc – 76 sc.

Fasten off.

Large Solid Motifs (make 6 with Color A)

Rnds 1-4: Work as for Small Solid Motif.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc cl in first cl st, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 3 times, *ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 7 times; rep from * twice, ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 3 times, join in top of first cl st – 36 cl sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc cl in first cl st, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 4 times, *ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 9 times; rep from * twice, ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 4 times, join in top of first cl st – 44 cl sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 2 dc cl in first cl st, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 5 times, *ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 11 times; rep from * twice, ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 5 times, join in top of first cl st – 52 cl sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, 2 dc cl in first cl st, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 6 times, *ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 13 times; rep from * twice, ch 1, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) 6 times, join in top of first cl st – 60 cl sts.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in first cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc in next cl st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, sc in next cl st, *3 sc in corner sp, (sc in next cl st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, sc in next cl st; rep from * twice, 3 sc in corner sp, (sc in next cl st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, sc in next cl st, sc in last ch-1 sp, join in first sc – 156 sc.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Arrange motifs according to diagram. Whipstitch motifs together from the wrong side in front loops.

Border Rounds

Rnd 1: With Color C, join with sl st in any corner st, ch 1, 3 hdc in same corner st, hdc in each st around with 3 hdc in each corner, join in first st – 696 hdc.

Fasten off.

Note: As you work around the entire afghan place 1 hdc in each place where 2 squares are joined together.

Rnd 2: With Color B, join with sl st in corner st, ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl in same st, *(ch 1, sk next st, 3 dc cl in next st), (ch 1, sk next st, 3 dc cl in next st) across to next corner, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in corner st; rep from * around, join in top of first cl st – 350 cl sts.

Fasten off.

Note: As you get to the corner sts on 2 sides you will sk 1 st and then work the corner into the corner st. On 2 sides, you will need to sk 2 sts in order to get the corner st in the right place.

Rnd 3: With Color D, join with sl st in corner ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st), (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) to next corner sp, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in corner sp; rep from * around, join in top of first cl st – 358 cl sts.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With Color E, join with sl st in corner ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st), (ch 1, 3 dc cl in next cl st) to next corner sp, (3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in corner sp; rep from * around, join in top of first cl st – 366 cl sts.

Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each cl st and ch-1 sp around with 3 sc in each corner ch-3 sp, join in first sc – 740 sc. Fasten off. yarn ball

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