Free Crochet Flower Field Afghan Pattern from RedHeart.com


From www.redheart.com

Crochet Flower Field Afghan

Our Flower Field throw is as colorful as a patch of wildflowers. Motif squares are crocheted in Red Heart Super Saver, then arranged and joined to create a field of summer color.

Pattern #: WR1654

Designed by: Ellen Gormley

Project Type: Throws, Afghans

Skill Level Easy

Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver: 1 skein each 530 Orchid CA, 381 Light Blue CB, 724 Baby Pink CC, 320 Cornmeal CD and 774 Lt Raspberry CE; 4 skeins 661 Frosty Green CF
  • Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle
GAUGE: Square measures approximately 5″ across.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Throw measures 45” x 49”.
NOTE: Beginning chain-3 counts as first double crochet. Join with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.
Beg CL = Ch 2, *YO, insert hook in sp indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
CL (uses one st) =  *YO, insert hook in st indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 times more, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
SQUARE: (make 72)
NOTE: Make 14 each using CA, CB, and CC; 15 each using CD and CE.
Ch 4, slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, slip st in first sc. 6 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 4, (counts as first dc plus 1 ch) dc in same st, ch 1. (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in each sc around. Slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. 12 dcs, 12 ch-1 sps
Rnd 3: slip st in first ch-1 sp. Work beginning cluster. (Ch 2, sk 1 dc, cluster in next ch-1 sp) 11 times. Ch 2. Slip st in top of beg cluster. 12 clusters, 12 ch-2 sps
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc in ch-2 sp.Fpdc around the post of the dc two rows below on Rnd 2. Sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in top of next cluster) 11 times. Slip st in first sc. Fasten off. 48 sts
Rnd 5: Join CF with sc in any fpdc. Sc in next st. (Fpdc around the top of the entire cluster of Rnd 3, two rows below. Sc in next 3 sts) 11 times. Fpdc around top of next cluster, sc, sc in next sc. Slip st to join the rnd. 48 sts
Rnd 6: Slip st in next 3 sc. Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in next 7 sts. *Ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts* 3 times. Ch 5, sk 3 sts. Sc in last st. Slip st in first sc. 36 scs and 4 ch-5 corners
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 7 sts. *At corner, (2 sc, fptr around post of fpdc two rows below, 2 sc in ch-5 sp), Sc in next 9 sc.* three times. Repeat from ( to ) one time. Sc in last sc. Slip st in first sc. Fasten off. 56 sc and 4 fptr
Arrange motifs in 8 columns of 9 squares each. Whipstitch together with right sides facing each other.
Rnd 1: Join CF with sc in middle tr of corner starting a short side. * Sc evenly across to corner, 2 sc in middle tr of corner. Repeat from * around, slip st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, (counts as first tr). * In middle sc of sc-3 corner work (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr). Tr in each st across to next corner. Repeat from * around, slip st in fourth ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in ch 1 sp, 3 sc in tr, sc in next ch 1 sp, * sc in each st across. Sc in ch-1 sp. 3 sc in middle tr of corner, sc in ch-1 sp. Repeat from * around twice more. Sc in each st across, slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
approx = approximately; beg = begin(ning); CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF = Colors A, B, C, D, E, F ; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease(s)(d)(ing); fpdc = front post double crochet; fptr = front post treble inc = increase(s)(d)(ing); lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; pat(s) = pattern(s); rem = remaining; rep = repeat; rnd(s) = round(s); sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sl st = slip stitch; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over needle; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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