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Free Flower Garden Afghan Crochet Pattern from www.RedHeart.com

LW1470

From www.RedHeart.com

Flower Garden Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern #: LW1470

Designed by: Mary Jane Protus

Skill Level: Intermediate

Delicate flowers grace an open mesh background for an elegant yet easy crochet afghan.

Materials:

RED HEART® “Soft Yarn”

64 Ounces No. 4601 Off White

Crochet Hooks: 5.5mm [US I-9], 6mm [US J-10]

Yarn needle

pins for basting flowers to Panels.

Gauge/Tension:     14 sts =4″; 8 rows = 4″ in panel pat with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Note: Afghan is worked from side to side.

With larger hook, ch 214.

BORDER

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 213 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * tr in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc and tr across; turn.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a tr), skip first sc; skip next 2 sc, tr in next sc, ch 1, working all in front of last tr made, tr in first of 2 skipped sc – CRtr made; * ch 1, skip next sc, CRtr over next 3 sc; repeat from * to last sc; tr in last sc; turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each tr and ch-1 sp across; turn.

Rows 6 and 7: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Rows 8-11: Repeat Rows 4-7.

PANEL

Row 12: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first 2 sc, dc in next sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across; turn.

Rows 13-34: Ch 4, skip first dc and ch-1 sp, * dc in dc, ch 1; repeat from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.

Row 35: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, sc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.

Repeat Rows 2-35 twice more, then repeat Rows 2-11 once more. Fasten off.

TOP BORDER

With right side facing and larger hook, attach yarn to work across short edge; ch 1, work 177 sc evenly across; turn. Repeat Rows 2-11. Fasten off. Repeat same on bottom edge.

LARGE ROSE AND LEAVES (Make 8)

With larger hook, ch 4; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 3] 6 times; join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [(sc, 4 dc, sc) all in ch-3 lp] 6 times; join in first sc – 6 petals.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, working behind petals, [sc in ch-3 lp of Rnd 1 between 2nd and 3rd dc of petal, ch 4] 6 times; join in first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, [(sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc) all in ch-4 lp] 6 times; join.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, working behind petals, [sc in ch-4 lp of Rnd 3 between 2nd and 3rd dc of petal, ch 5] 6 times; join.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [(sc, hdc, 6 dc, hdc, sc) all in ch-5 lp] 6 times; join.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, working behind petals, [sc in ch-5 lp of Rnd 5 between 3rd and 4th dc of petal, ch 5] 6 times; join.

Rnd 8: Ch 1; (sc, hdc, 6 dc, hdc, sc) all in ch-5 lp – petal made; ch 11, * sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next 3 ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch **, ch 10; repeat from * once more, then from * to ** once, sc in first sc of first leaf, sc in first ch of ch-11 – leaf group made; work [2 petals, leaf group] twice, petal; join. Fasten off.

SMALL ROSE AND LEAVES (Make 14)

Rnds 1-3: Work same as Rnds 1-3 of Large Rose.

Rnd 4: Work same as Rnd 4 of Large Rose AND AT THE SAME TIME after the first petal work one leaf group making 2 leaves instead of 3, then work remaining 5 petals. Fasten off.

FIVE-PETAL FLOWER (Make 14)

With larger hook, ch 4; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 3, tr, ch 3] five times; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Sew flowers to Panels as shown. With a double strand of yarn, make 3 French Knots at center of each 5-Petal Flower.

Edging Row: With right side facing and smaller hook, attach yarn in any corner; ch 1, ** (sc, ch 2, sc) all in

corner, * ch 1, skip next sp or sc, sc in next sp or sc; repeat from * to next corner; ch 1; repeat from ** around; ch 1; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = beginning;

ch = chain;

dc = double crochet;

hdc = half double crochet;

lp(s) = loop(s);

mm = millimeters;

pat = pattern;

rnd = round;

sc = single crochet;

sl st = slip stitch;

sp(s) = space(s);

st(s) = stitch(es);

tr = treble crochet;

yo = yarn over;

* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated;

[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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