Colorful Medallions, surrounded by lace, with a zig-zag border, make up this unusual afghan.  A perfect project for using up yarn leftovers!

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MEDALLION AFGHAN
By Nancy Hearne

SIZE:  approx. 52" x 52" (before blocking & fringe)

MATERIALS:  
   12 (3.5 oz) skeins of 4 ply Knitting
Worsted
       Weight Yarn in Main Color
   A variety of left over yarn -- 4 ply Knitting
       Worsted Weight Yarn for
Contrasting Colors

  #H Crochet Hook (or size to achieve gauge)

GAUGE:  Each Diamond Motif = 5.5"

INSTRUCTIONS:
MOTIF:
Rnd 1:  R.S. With one CC (contrasting color), ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook to form a ring.
Rnd 2:  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.   Change to another CC.
Rnd 3:  Ch 6-dc in joining, *ch 5, sk 2 dc, dc-ch 3-dc in next dc, repeat from * around.
          
Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 6.
Rnd 4:  *3 sc in ch 3 sp, 5 sc in ch 5 sp, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in starting sc.
         
  Change to MC (main color).
Rnd 5:  Sl st-ch 6-dc in next sc, *ch 5, sk 3 sc-ch 3-sc in next sc, sk 3 sc, ch 5, dc-ch 3-dc
          
in next sc, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 6.
Rnd 6:  Sl st-ch 6-dc in next ch 3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 7, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3,
          
dc-ch 3-dc in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting
           ch 6.   End off.

To connect motifs:  Work Rnds 1-5 for additional motifs.  Use Rnd 6 (that follows) to attach
                            
motifs.
Rnd 6:  Sl st-ch 6-dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 7, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3,
            *dc-ch 1-sl st in 1st completed Motif's corner sp-ch 1-dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in
            next ch 5 sp, ch 3-sl st in 1st Motif's ch 7 sp-ch 3-sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc-ch 1-
            sl st in 1st Motif's corner sp-ch 1-dc in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * as needed to
           
connect motifs.   Continue as established in Rnd 6 above connecting per illustration.

FINISHING:
Fringe: 
Cut strands of MC 16" each.  Holding 6 tog, fringe in points and inverted corners
            around.  Trim to 6" or desired length.

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