Tulip Garden Afghan

Tulip Garden Afghan
Crochet Patterns - Tulip Garden Afghan

 

 

Crochet Patterns - Tulip Garden Afghan

 

This lovely afghan is made by appliquéing bouquets on joined squares.

Materials: 60 ounces of light green, 4-ply knitting worsted yarn; about 4 ounces each of purple and dark green; 6 ounces medium green and crochet hook size G.

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Measures: 50 x 60"; Motifs are approximately 6" square.

Abbreviations: ch (chain) hdc (half double crochet) dc (double crochet) sk (skip) st (stitch) sc (single crochet) sl st (slip stitch)

Gauge: 11 dc equal 2 3/4 inches; 6 rows equal 2 3/4 inches.

Square-(Make 88): Starting at lower edge with light green, ch 24 to measure 6 inches.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across-22 dc counting turning ch as 1 dc, ch 3, turn.

Next 11 Rows: Sk first dc, dc in each dc across and in top of turning ch-22 dc, ch 3, turn. At end of last row omit turning ch. Do not fasten off. Sc closely around square making 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.

Leaf Motif-Large Leaf (Make 72): With medium green, ch 14, sc in second ch from hook and in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 8 ch, hdc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch. Working along opposite side of starting ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 8 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in tip. Fasten off.

Small Leaf-(Make 48): With dark green, ch 14. Working across one side of ch only, work as for large leaf, ending with sc in last ch. Fasten off.

Stem-(Make 24): With double strand of medium green, make a ch 3 inches long. Fasten off.

Sew 3 large and 2 small leaves alternating (as shown in photo above) to one square, sew stem in place.

Make 24 leaf motifs.

Tulip Motif-Tulip Petal-(Make 72): With purple, ch 11. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 5 ch, hdc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch, working along opposite side of starting ch make hdc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch, ch 3, sl st in last ch used. Fasten off.

Leaf-(Make 48): With medium green, work as for small leaf of leaf motif.

Stem-(Make 24): Work as for stem of leaf motif. Sew 3 petals to form a tulip as shown, to one square. Sew 2 leaves and stem in place.

Make 24 tulip motifs.

Block-(Make 12): Arrange motifs as desired, stems meeting at center, sew 2 tulip and 2 leaf motifs neatly together. Sew together alternating blocks and plain motifs.

Border:

Rnd 1: With right side facing, join light green to any sc, ch 3 and dc closely around, making 5 dc in each corner, join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in each dc around, making 5 dc in each corner st, join and turn.

Rnd 3 (Wrong Side): Sl st in each st around, join. Fasten off.

Block to measurements.

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