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 This Colorful Afghan is made using the Cluster Stitch with black yarn on every other row while using up various left over balls of yarn. It requires working off lots of ends but it makes a beautiful afghan.  Wide Striped Afghan. When you use a variegated yarn on one row, it gives the look of a row of flowers (from a distance). This picture doesn't do it justice however.  Brown Striped. This striped colorful afghan uses up bunches of left over yarn colors allowing you to use up browns, beiges and tans and still have a child friendly blanket.  This afghan is made with one color of variegated yarn

Cluster Stitch Afghan

Size 36" x 45" - Crochet Hook Size J

 

Materials: 30 oz various colors. This is a good afghan to make if you want to get rid of your scraps.

 

With J hook, Chain 100 for 36" width . Striped design will go across. (Or chain 150 for 45" length. Stripes will go down length).

Row 1 - Yo, insert hook in first st and draw up a loop, yo, skip 1 st, draw up a loop in next st, yo and through all 5 loops, ch 1, for "eye" (1 group st), *yo, draw up a loop in same st as last group st, yo, skip 1 st, draw up a loop in next st, yo and through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1, repeat from * across ch 2, turn.

Row 2 - *Yo, insert hook in "eye" of last group st and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in "eye" of next group st and draw up a loop, yo and through all 5 loops, ch 1, repeat from * across, ch 2 turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Edging: *Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, sl st in "eye", *repeat around, slip st into base of beginning ch 3 st..