Cottage Garden Afghan Pattern

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Cottage Garden Afghan Pattern

The favorite Granny-type afghan in a new guise … but just as simple to crochet as ever!

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply (4 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 8 skeins of No. 360 Wood Brown; 4 skeins each of No. 227 Canary Yellow and No. 255 Tile.
Crochet Hook Size H.

Afghan measures 45 x 65 inches, measuring from inner points … Motif measures about 4¾ inches square and 6½ inches diagonally from corner to corner.

FIRST MOTIF (Make 88)  … Starting at center with Canary Yellow, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 1, * sc in ring, ch 3 to measure 1 inch, (yarn over, insert hook in ring and draw loop through to the height of the sc and ch-3 and hold it there to keep height of loop) 3 times; yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten; ch 3 more. Repeat from * 4 times more. Join last ch-3 with sl st to first sc—5 petals. Break off and fasten. 2nd rnd: Attach Tile to the top of any petal, ch 1, sc in same place, * ch 2, 2 dc in next sc between petals, ch 2, sc in top of next petal. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-2 to first sc. 3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, * 2 sc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next sp, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in same place as first sc—40 sc. 4th rnd: Sl st loosely in 40 sc, insert hook in both loops of the next sc (behind the sl st), drop Tile, draw Brown through the sc and loop on hook. 5th rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place, working through both loops of sc's (behind sl sts) throughout, make sc in next 2 sc, * h dc in next 2 sc, dc in next sc, in next sc make 2 dc, tr and 2 dccorner made; dc in next sc, h dc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with h dc in last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 6th rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, * (ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) 3 times; ch 1, in corner tr make sc, ch 3 and sc; (ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) 3 times. Repeat from * around, ending with (ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) twice; ch 1. Join, break off and fasten.

SECOND MOTIF (Make 70) … Using Tile instead of Yellow for center and Yellow instead of Tile for 2nd through 4th rnd, work as for First Motif.

   Arranging motifs as shown on dia­gram, sew together neatly. With wrong side facing, using Brown, work sl st loosely in each st around entire outer edge. Join, break off and fasten. Block.


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