Wild Berries Afghan Pattern

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Wild Berries Afghan Pattern

The popcorns in the design give depth and dimension so that it really has the effect of berries.

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art. E. 234 (4 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 5 skeins each of No. 588 Amethyst, No. 758 Mid Rose and No. 760 Wine Rose; 4 skeins of No. 586 Lilac.

Aluminum or Plastic Crochet Hook No. 6.

Afghan measures 48 x 72 inches ... Motifs measure 4½ inches square

MOTIF (Make 150) ... Starting at center with Mid Rose, ch 3. 1st rnd: 7 h dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of starting chain—8 h dc, counting starting chain as 1 h dc. Break off and fasten. Attach Lilac to joining. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (to count as 1 dc), 4 dc in joining, drop loop from hook, insert hook in top of ch-3 and draw dropped loop through—starting pc st made, * ch 3, 5 dc in next h dc, drop loop from hook, insert hook in top of first dc and draw dropped loop through—pc st made. Repeat from * around, end­ing with ch 1, h dc in fastening loop of starting pc st—8 pc sts. Break off and fasten. Attach Amethyst in last ch-1 made. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, starting pc st in same ch-1, ch 3, pc st in bar of the h dc, * ch 3, pc st in first ch of next ch-3, ch 3, pc st in third ch of same ch-3. Repeat from * around, ending as on previous rnd. Break off and fasten. Attach Mid Rose in last ch-1 made. 4th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same sp as yarn was attached, * sc in first dc of next pc st, 2 h dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in first dc of next pc st, in next sp make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc—corner made; dc in first dc of next pc st, 2 h dc in next sp, 2 sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, ending with sc (instead of 2 sc) in next sp. Join with sl st to first sc. Break off and fasten. Attach Wine Rose. 5th rnd: Ch 1, picking up back loop only, sc in each st around, making 3 sc in 2nd st of each ch-3 corner. Join. Break off and fasten.
Using Wine Rose, with wrong side facing and picking up front loop only (to form a ridge on right side), sew 10 x 15 motifs neatly together.

BORDER ... With right side facing, attach Wine Rose in center of one edge. 1st and 2nd rnds (right side): Ch 1, picking up back loop only, sc around, making 3 sc in each corner. Join. Turn at end of 2nd rnd. 3rd rnd (wrong side): Sl st in each st around. Break off and fasten. Block to meas­urements.