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 Pinwheel Afghan

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1 No. 2 ½ Crochet Hook

Sport weight yarn Assorted Colors - 28 Balls;

Wood Brown – 11 Balls,

Tan - 12 Balls Or Worsted weight yarn Assorted Colors - 18 Balls,

Wood Brown - 7 Balls,

Buff - 8 Balls 

Whole Block or Pin Wheel-With any color

Ch. 4, join in a ring.

Row 1-Ch. 3, 17 D.C. in ring. Now insert hook in 3rd st. of the Ch. 3 at start, draw yarn through, now change color as follows:

For Row 2-draw new color through the 2 in same st. as start loops on hook, Ch. 3, 1 D.C. of the Ch. 3 f or this Row, 1 D.C. in next st., 2 D.C. in next st., Ch. 1, * 2 D.C. in next st., 1 D.C. in next st., 2 D.C. in next st., Ch 1, repeat from * 4 more times around Row, join same as last Row.

Change color and start Row 3-Ch. 3, 1 D.C. in same st. at start of Ch. 3, 1 D.C. in each of the next 3 sts., 2 D.C. in next st., Ch. 1, * skip the Ch. 1 of previous Row, 2 D.C. in next st., 1 D.C. in each of the next 3 sts., 2 D.C. in next st., Ch. 1, repeat from * 4 more times around Row.

Now continue in this manner working 2 more D.C. sts. in each of the 6 section, of pattern on each Row; on the 5th and 6th Row Ch. 2 between sections and on the 7th and 8th rows Ch. 3 between sections. On the last 2 rows of each wheel use the shades you wish to predominate in your Afghan, working the 7th Row with the lighter of the 2 shades, the 8th Row with the darker shade. 

HALF BLOCK: Ch. 3, join in a ring.

Row 1-Ch. 3, work 8 D.C. in ring.

Row 2-Change color by drawing new color through last 2 loops of last D.C., Ch. 3, turn, 1 D.C. in last D.C- of previous Row, 1 D.C. in next st., 2 D.C. in next st., * Ch. 1, 2 D.C. in next st, 1 D.C. in next st., 2 D.C. in next st., repeat from *.

Row 3-Change color as before, turn, and work in same manner as whole blocks having last 2 rows to correspond with colors used on whole blocks.

Join Blocks with Wood Brown. Using same color yarn as Row 7, make the crocheted fringe all around edge of Afghan as follows: attach yarn, work 1 S.C., draw up loop to 3" length, leave loop on hook, * S.C. in next stitch, draw up loop same length as last loop (hold loops taut with 3rd finger of right hand), leave on hook, repeat from * until you have 5 or 6 loops on hook then drop all loops but last one from hook and continue in same manner around Afghan. Fringe may be cut if desired. This Afghan consists of 100 Blocks or "Pill Wheels" and 10 Half blocks. They may be either sewed or crocheted together. 

From Minerva Yarns 1936