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Mandala Granny Afghan: Part 1
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Combine a gorgeous mandala with a granny square for a fusion of colors and crochet cluster stitches to brighten your world.

In this Learn, Make, Create! episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, crochet expert Toni Lipsey demonstrates the fun stitches and textures of the Mandala Granny Afghan which complement the bold colors of the motif. This fun-to-crochet afghan begins in rounds, uses rows for the corners and returns to rounds for the edging.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Walk through how to crochet the motif.
  • Work rounds 1 to 12 for block one.
  • Change colors using the chart in the pattern.
Finished Measurements: 50 inches wide x 66 inches long

Materials
  • Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein): 2 skeins #385 royal, 1 skein each #321 gold, #356 amethyst, #376 burgundy, #506 pool, #726 coral, #776 dark orchid, #1101 dark jade and #3945 blue suede
  • Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
Skill level: Intermediate
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