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Evening Star Block Afghan Free Crochet Pattern
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MATERIALS:
     24 oz. 4 ply yarn in Country Blue, 16 oz. Soft White, 8 oz. Windsor Blue, 8 oz. Light Raspberry and size H hook or hook to obtain gauge.
GAUGE: 1 square = 2”
FINISHED SIZE:  42” X 62”
BASIC BLOCK:
With H hook and yarn, ch-4, sl st to form a ring.
RND 1: Ch-1, (3 sc, ch-2) 4 times in ring, sl st top beg sc, DO NOT TURN.
RND 2: Ch-3 (1st dc), dc in next 2 sts, *(dc, ch-2, dc) in corner, dc next 3 sts, rep from * 3 times, (dc, ch-2, dc) last corner, sl st top beg ch-3, fasten off.  One block made.
JOINING RND: as in rnd 2, ch-3 (1st dc), dc next 2 sts, (dc, ch-1,) next corner, ch-1 in corresponding corner of block 2, dc in sa corner on block 1, dc next 3 sts, (dc, ch-1) next corner, ch-1, in next corresponding corner of block 2, dc in sa corner block 1, *dc next 3 sts, (dc, ch-2, dc) next corner, rep from * twice, sl st top beg ch-3, fasten off.
TWO COLOR BLOCK:
With H hook and color A, ch-4, sl st to form a ring.
RND 1: Ch-1, *3 sc, ch-2, 3 sc ch-1* join B and continuing to work A in back of sts, ch-1, rep between **, pick up A, ch-1, sl st top beg sc.
RND 2: Working A and carrying B behind worked sts: Ch-3 (1st dc), dc next 2 sts, (dc, ch-2, dc) next corner, dc next 3 sts, (dc, ch-1) next corner, pick up B, (ch-1, dc) sa corner, now working A behind sts as you work dc next 3 sts, (dc, ch-2, dc) next corner, dc next 3 sts, (dc, ch-1) next corner, pick up A, (ch-1, dc) as corner, sl st top beg ch-3, fasten off.
Join as for basic block only continuing two-color block as established. Work afghan according to graph.
FINISHING:
 RND 1:  With Country Blue yarn and H hook, join in and st on outer edge of afghan, ch-1, even work sc around afghan and working (2 sc, ch-2, 2 sc) in each corner, sl st top beg sc, ch-3, turn.
RND 2:  Dc ea st around working (2 dc, ch-2, 2 dc) in each corner, sl st top beg ch-3, fasten off.
By Donna Collinsworth of Donna’s Crochet Designs