The Hooray For Bollywood afghan was inspired by the vibrant colors of Bollywood fashion and costumes. An incredibly easy blanket to crochet, considering the majority is just rows of clusters (the remaining rows are simply single crochet)! It makes for a fantastic project for beginners.
I've included tips and links to tutorials in this blog post: http://bellakarma.typepad.com/stix-on-the-beach-tales/2012/02/hooray-for-bollywood.html
Here's the pattern for the cluster stitch:
The Stitch: Alternate Double Clusters
Odd number of sts (add 3 for foundation ch).
The Bollywood foundation chain: 249 PLUS 3.
Row 1: 3 DCTOG all in the 4th ch from hook, *1 CH, skip 1 ch, 3 DCTOG all in the next ch, repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 2: 3 CH, skip first 3 dctog, *3 DCTOG in next ch SPACE, 1 CH, skip next 3 dctog, repeat from *, end 3 DCTOG under 3 ch, turn. Repeat row 2.
Thanks for looking!