Caron Simply Soft 100 Motif Afghan

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by Caron Design Team

Caron Simply Soft 100 Motif Afghan

Congratulations, Caron, on your 100th anniversary! Join the celebration by making this comfy afghan with 100 colorful squares.

Use a gauge of 13 sc + 14 rows (4") to crochet an afghan that measures approximately 47-1/2” x 62-1/2”. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    •The small motif measures about 2-1/2” square; the medium motif measures about 5” square and the large motif measures about 7-1/2” square.
    •Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout.
    •Before starting project, download and print project template for the diagrams. Also, pick 15 colors of Caron Simply Soft Yarn. Assign each color a letter from A to O. Use these letters to correspond with the A, B, C, D, E, etc. in this project.
  • 2
    Large Motif (Make 2 of each color – 30 total):
    See Diagram 1 on the template. Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: (Beg bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in ring. (Ch 3. Bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) 3 times in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of beg bobble.
    Rnd 2: Sl st to next ch-1 sp. (Beg bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 3) twice in next ch-3 sp for corner. (Bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 3) twice in last ch-3 sp for corner. Join with sl st to top of beg bobble.
    Rnd 3: Sl st to next ch-1 sp. (Beg bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 3) twice in next corner ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1.** (Bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of beg bobble.
    Rnd 4: Sl st to next ch-1 sp. (Beg bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 3. Skip next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 3) twice in next corner ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. Skip next ch 1 sp.** (Bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of beg bobble.
    Rnd 5: Sl st to next ch-1 sp. (Beg bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 3) twice in next corner ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1.** (Bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of beg bobble.
    Rnd 6: Sl st to next ch-1 sp. (Beg bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 3. Skip next ch-1 sp. (1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3) twice. (1 dc. Ch 3) twice in next corner ch-3 sp. (1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3) twice. Skip next ch-1 sp.** (Bobble. Ch 1. Bobble) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of beg bobble.
    Rnd 7: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next bobble. *(3 sc in next ch-3 sp. Skip next dc) 3 times. (2 sc. Ch 3. 2 sc) in next corner ch-3 sp. (3 sc in next ch-3 sp. Skip next dc) twice. 3 sc in next ch-3 sp.** 1 sc in next bobble. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next bobble. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Medium Motif (Make 3 of each color – 45 total):
    See Diagram 2 on the template.
    Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 3. [2 dc. (Ch 3. 3 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 1. Join with hdc to top of ch 3.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3. 2 dc around post of hdc. [(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times. 3 dc in same sp as first 3 dc. Ch 1. Join with hdc to top of ch 3.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3. 2 dc around post of hdc. *3 dc between next 2 groups of 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 3 dc between next 2 groups of 3 dc. 3 dc in same sp as first 3 dc. Ch 1. Join with hdc to top of ch 3.
    Rnd 4: Ch 3. 2 dc around post of hdc. *(3 dc between next 2 groups of 3 dc) twice. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. (3 dc between next 2 groups of 3 dc) twice. 3 dc in same sp as first 3 dc. Ch 1. Join with hdc to top of ch 3.
    Rnd 5: Ch 1. 2 sc around post of hdc. (1 sc in each of next 12 dc. 5 sc in next ch-3 sp) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 12 dc. 3 sc in same sp as first sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Small Motif (Make 2 each with A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, K, M and N. Make 1 with G, J and L – 25 total):
    See Diagram 3 on the template.
    Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 3. [2 dc. (Ch 3. 3 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 1. Join with hdc to top of ch 3.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of hdc. [1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 2 dc in same sp as first sc. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
    Following Assembly Diagram on the template, sew Large, Medium and Small Motifs tog.
  • 5
    Edging:
    Rnd 1: (RS). Join H with sl st to any corner. Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). Work 1 hdc in each st around, having 3 hdc in each corner. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off.
    Rnd 2: Join I with sl st to any corner hdc. Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around, having 3 sc in each corner hdc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
    Rnd 3: Join J with sl st to any corner sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc, having 3 sc in each corner sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
    Rnd 4: With K, as 3rd rnd. Fasten off.
  • 6
    Abbreviations & Techniques:
    Approx = Approximately
    Beg = Beginning
    Beg bobble = Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice in indicated stitch. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
    Bobble = (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in indicated stitch. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
    Ch = Chain(s)
    Dc = Double crochet
    Hdc = Half double crochet
    Rem = Remaining
    Rep = Repeat
    Rnd(s) = Round(s)
    RS = Right side
    Sc = Single crochet
    Sl st = Slip stitch
    Sp(s) = Space(s)
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    Tog = Together
    Yoh = Yarn over hook

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Caron Simply Soft Yarn (see note in step 1)
  • •Clover Amour Crochet Hook H 5.0 mm
Download Project Template