Charleston Garden Afghan Pattern

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Size 53 inches x 76 inches

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED
13 ozs. Shaded Pinks or any other flower shade desired.
13 ozs. Golf Green.
38 ozs. Baby Blue.
26 ozs. Black.
3 ozs. Pink.

Plastic crochet hook No. 5 or G.

Each motif measures about 7 ½ inches.

70 motifs 7 x 10 are required for Afghan. With Shaded Pinks, ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3, 3 d c in ring, sl loop off hook, insert in 3rd st of ch 3 and pull loop through, * ch 3, 4 d c in ring, sl loop off hook, insert in first d c and pull loop through (popcorn st), repeat from * twice, ch 3, join in first popcorn st.

2nd Row. In next loop, work 1 s c, 4 d c, 1 s c, repeat from beginning 3 times.

3rd Row. Ch 4, working in back of petals over the 1st row, s c in lower center edge of petal, ch 4, s c between the petals, repeat from the beginning all around (8 loops).

4th Row. Over each loop, work 1 s c, 5 d c, 1 s c, cut yarn.

5th Row. Attach Pink and work 1 s c in each st of each petal, cut yarn.

6th Row. Attach Green in s c of 3rd row in back of petal, * ch 7, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts (s d c: yarn over hook, insert in st, pull through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time), 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, s c in next s c in 3rd row between petals, repeat from * all around.

7th Row. Work 5 s c on side of next leaf, 3 s c in point of leaf, 5 s c down other side of leaf and repeat on all leaves, cut yarn.

8th Row. Attach Baby Blue in point of leaf, 3 s c in same space, * 1 s d c in each of the next 2 s c, d c in next s c, yarn over twice, insert in last s c on side of leaf, work off 2 loops, yarn over, insert in 1st st on next leaf and work off all loops 2 at a time, skip 2 s c, d c in next s c, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 s c, 3 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

9th Row. Ch 1, * 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around.

10th Row. Ch 4, 2 tr c in same space, ch 1, 3 tr c in same space, * ch 1, work a popcorn st in each of the next 3 d c with ch 1 between each popcorn st, ch 1, s c in 1st s c, sl st in next s c, s c in next s c, ch 1, 1 popcorn st with ch 1 between in each of the next 3 d c, ch 1, in center s c work 3 tr c, ch 1, 3 tr c, repeat from * all around, join in 1st shell.

11th Row. Work a row of s c all around working 1 s c in each st and working 2 s c, ch 2, 2 s c in each corner, cut Blue. Attach Black and work 1 s c in each s c, working 3 s c in each corner.

Next Row. 1 s c in each s c, cut Black.

Sew motifs together and work the following border: With Black starting at corner, ch 4, d c in same space, * ch 1, d c in same space, repeat from * twice, ** skip 2 s c, d c in next s c, * ch 1, d c in same space, repeat from * twice and repeat from ** to corner s c, work a 5 d c shell in corner and continue all around.


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