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Free Ice Crystals Afghan
Ice Crystals Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn; 30 ozs Sky Blue, 12 ozs White
Crochet Hook Size G or 4.50 mm

Finished Size Approximately 47" x 72"

Solid Motifs: (make 68):
Rnd 1: With Blue, ch 6; in 6th ch from hook work (dc, ch 3) 5 times; join with a sl st to
3rd ch fro starting ch; you should have 6 dc and 6 ch-3 spaces.

Rnd 2: Sl st into first sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in same sp, ch 3; (work 3
dc in next sp, ch 3) 5 times, join with a sl st to 3rd ch for starting ch.

Rnd 3: Ch 4, (counts as first tr); 1 tr in each of next 2 dc; * work (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) all in
next ch-3 sp; 1 tr in each of next 3 dc; rep from * 4 times more, end with (2 tr, ch 3, 2
tr) all in last ch-3 sp; join with sl st in 4th ch of starting chain; you should have 7 dc
on each of 6 sides with ch-3 sp between.

Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp); (skip 1 st, dc in next tr, ch 1) twice; *
work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) all in ch-3 sp for corner; ch 1, dc in next tr; (ch 1, skip 1 st, dc
in next tr) 3 times, ch 1; rep from * 4 times more, end with (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) all in last
ch-3 sp; ch 1, dc in next tr, ch 1, skip last tr, join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch; you
should have 6 dc and 5 ch-1 sps on each side between ch-3 corner sps; fasten off.
Weave in yarn ends.

Ice Crystals Motifs: (make 36):
Rnd 1: With white ch 6; in 6th ch from hook work (dc, ch 3) 5 times; join with sl st in
3rd ch of starting ch; you should have 6 dc and 6 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st into first sp, ch 1; * work 1 hdc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in same sp; ch 6, sl st in
3rd ch from hook and in each of rem 3 ch for long picot; 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in
same sp; ch 5; sl st in 3rd ch from hook for short picot, ch 2; rep from * in each rem 5
sps around; join with sl st in first hdc; you should have 6 long picots and 6 short
picots; fasten off white.

Rnd 3: Join blue with sl st in top of any short picot, ch 1, * sc in top of short picot, at
base of next long picot work 1 tr in first hdc, 2 tr in dc, ch 1, sl st in top of long picot,
ch 1; on other side of same picot work 2 tr in dc, 1 tr in hdc; rep form * 5 times more,
join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 4: Sl st into first tr, ch 4, (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp); skip 1 st, dc in next tr,
ch 1; * work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) all in sl st at top of long picot for corner; ch 1, dc in
next tr, (ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next tr) 3 times, ch 1; repeat from * 4 times more, end
with (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) all in sl st at top of last long picot, ch 1, dc in next tr, ch 1, skip
1 st, dc in next tr, ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting chain; you should have 6 dc
and 5 ch-1 sps on each of 6 sides between ch-3 sps; fasten off. Weave in yarn ends.

Joining:
Arrange motifs as shown in chart. Working from the right side of each motif with care
to keep seams flat, use blunt needle and blue to sew motifs tog with an overhand st
through the back lps only of corresponding sts.

Edging:
From right side, join blue with sl st in any ch-3 corner sp on outside edge; ch 1, work
3 sc in each corner sp, 1 sc in each dc and in each ch-1 sp along edge of motif to
last dc before joining seam; draw up a lp in each corner sp on both sides of seam, yo
and through all 3 lps on hook for dec; continue all around outside edge in same way,
join with sl st in first sc and fasten off.

Fringe:
With white, cut two lengths fringe: 14" strands for longer panels, 20 strands for
shorter panels. Make single knot using 4 strands doubled for each knot. Tie one knot
in each of 7 spaces across lower edge of each motif on both short ends.