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Kaleidosquares Crochet Afghan

Updated January 22, 2019
Colorful Crochet Granny Square Blanket
Colorful Crochet Granny Square Blanket
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This beautiful crochet granny square afghan is made up of 100 colorful motifs. Stick to the colors as written here, or choose your own rainbow palette for this throw. This easy crochet afghan will quickly brighten up any space it's in. Use it to decorate a neutral-hued living room or use it as an accent piece for a themed room. 
Congratulations to Lacey400 for suggesting the winning name for our crochet afghan pattern: Kaleidosquares!

NotesCh 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Small Motif = Approx 2½" [6 cm] square

Medium Motif = Approx 5" [12.5 cm] square

Large Motif = Approx 7½" [19 cm] square.

Finished SizeApprox 47½" x 62½" [120.5 x 158.5 cm]

Materials List

  • Caron Simply Soft (6 oz/170.1 g; 315 yds/288 m):

    Contrast A Burgundy (39762) 1 ball

    Contrast B Harvest Red (39763) 1 ball

    Contrast C Watermelon (B9604) 1 ball

    Contrast D Mango (B9605) 1 ball

    Contrast E Orange (39778) 1 ball

    Contrast F Gold (39782) 1 ball

    Contrast G Chartreuse (39771) 1 ball

    Contrast H Green (39779) 1 ball

    Contrast I Cool Green (39770) 1 ball

    Contrast J Blue Mint (B9608) 1 ball

    Contrast K Cobalt Blue (39784) 1 ball

    Contrast L Royal Blue (39767) 1 ball

    Contrast M Berry Blue (B9609) 1 ball

    Contrast N Purple (39781) 1 ball

    Contrast O Fuchsia (39764) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Pattern

Large Motif

(Make 2 of each color – 30 total) See Diagram 1 here.

  1. Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring. 

  2. 1st rnd: (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. 

  3. 2nd rnd: 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. 

  4. 3rd rnd: 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. 

  5. 4th rnd: 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.

  6. 5th rnd: 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.

  7. 6th rnd: 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.

  8. 7th rnd: 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 of

Medium Motif

(Make 3 of each color – 45 total) See Diagram 2 here.

  1. Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring. 

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 3. [2 dc. (Ch 3. 3 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 1. Join with hdc to top of ch 3. 

  3. 2nd rnd: 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.

  4. 3rd rnd: 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.

  5. 4th rnd: 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.

  6. 5th rnd: 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.

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 here.

  1. Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring. 

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 3. [2 dc. (Ch 3. 3 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 1. Join with hdc to top of ch 3. 

  3. 2nd rnd: 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.

  4. Following Assembly Diagram here, sew Motifs tog.  

Edging

  1. 1st rnd: (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. 

  2. 2nd rnd: 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.

  3. 3rd rnd: 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.

  4. 4th rnd: With K, as 3rd rnd. Fasten off. 

Abbreviations

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.
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I would agree that the name for this afghan is perfect. The combination of all the different colors and square sizes does make it a colorful kaleidosquares. I am glad that the designer created this unique afghan and was so nice to share.

Granny squares are a true crochet staple. One can never go wrong with a granny square project. As you can see here, using different size squares and multiple colors created a very truly unique afghan. If the colors are not your thing, change them. You can not go wrong no matter what direction you take.

This is very beautiful. And the color combination is just awesome, it's so alive. Thanks for featuring the pattern right on the fron page for crocheters to have them conveniently.

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Let's name in "You're such a square!"

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Beautiful Swirly Squares Blanket!!

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Granny' s Colorful Afghan

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the block party of the century

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Since this afghan reminds me of the beach, I think it should be named Beach Buddie

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