Rose Garden Afghan

Rose Garden Afghan
Crochet Patterns - Rose Garden Afghan

 

 

Crochet Patterns - Rose Garden Afghan

 

Size: About 60" square.

Materials: Unger's Roly Poly or similar yarn, 7 skeins off-white, 3 skeins rose heather-tone, 4 skeins green heather-tone. Crochet hook size I, or size required to crochet to gauge. Note: Buy all the thread or yarn you need at one time to be sure of having the same dye lot. Slight variations in weight and color can ruin the appearance of your work.

Gauge: Each square = 5 1/2".

Square 1: Make 12. With white, ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 for first dc, 2 dc in ring, ch 2 for corner, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join to top of starting ch. Cut yarn.

Rnd 2: Join rose at any ch-2 corner, ch 3 for first dc, in same space work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc (starting corner), ch 1, (in next ch-2 space work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) 3 times; join to top of starting ch. Cut yarn.

Rnd 3: Join white in any ch-2 corner, work starting corner, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, in next space work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc (corner); repeat from * 2 times more, end ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, join to top of starting ch. Cut yarn.

Rnd 4: Join green in any ch-2 corner, work starting corner, * (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space) 2 times, ch 1, work corner in next corner space; repeat from * 2 times more, end (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space) 2 times, ch 1, join to top of starting ch.

Square 2: Make 36. Work same as Square 1 in the following colors:

Rnd 1: White. Rnd 2: Green. Rnd 3: White. Rnd 4: Rose.

Afghan: Center Square: With white, work same as Square 1 through Rnd 4.

Rnd 5: Sl st to corner space, work starting corner, * ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to next corner, ch 1, work corner in corner space. Continue around in pattern as established, ending ch 1, join.

Rnds 6 through 8: Continue working in pattern as established, having one more 3 dc group between corners on each rnd. At end of Rnd 8, break off white.

Joining Square 1 Motifs to Center Square:

Sew 2 strips of 4 squares each and 2 strips of 2 squares each. Arrange and sew a 2 square unit to opposite sides of center square. (Note: Be very careful to match stitches evenly.) Arrange and sew a 4 square unit on the two remaining sides of the center square, being careful to match stitches with center square and unit already in place.

Next Rnd: Join white at any corner, ch 3 for first dc, in same space work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 space to seam; at seam work dc in first corner, dc in seam, dc in second corner, ch 1 (work through all seams in this manner). Continue in * 3 dc, ch 1 pattern as established to corner, work corner in corner space; repeat from * around. Join to top of starting ch.

Next 15 Rnds: Work in pattern as established having one more 3 dc group between corners on each rnd.

Joining Square 2 Motifs At Outside Edge: Sew 2 strips of 8 squares each and 2 strips of 10 squares each. Arrange and sew 8 square units at opposite edges of afghan being careful to match stitches as before. Arrange and sew 10 square units at 2 remaining edges.

Border: Join white at any corner, work around entire piece in 3 dc, ch 1 pattern, working through seams as before. Cut white. Join green at corner and work around in established pattern.

Shell Edge: Sl st over 1 dc, sc in next dc (center dc of group), work 5 dc in corner, * sc in center of next 3 dc group, 4 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to corner, in corner work 5 dc. Continue around entire piece in this manner, join to first sc.

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