Victorian Afghan Pattern

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Size 54 inches x 80 inches

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED
64 ozs. White.
4 ozs. each Scarlet, Amber, Kelly Green, Baby Blue, Sky Blue, Golf Green, Cardinal and Black.
8 ozs. Flame.

Each square measures about 14 ½ inches. 15 squares 3 x 5 are required for afghan.

Afghan hook size G.

Plastic crochet hook No. 6 or H.

1 tapestry needle.

Chart for pansy design

Chart for rose design

With White and Afghan hook, ch 68 and work 67 afghan sts on ch (afghan st: pick up 2nd st from hook, pull loop through, pick up and pull a loop through each remaining st of ch leaving all loops on hook, work back by drawing yarn through first loop, * yarn over hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from * to end of row).

2nd Row. Same as 1st row picking up vertical yarn instead of ch and work back the same way. Repeat 2nd row until 51 rows of afghan sts have been worked, then work a row of sl sts picking up vertical yarn same as in afghan st. Work a row of s c all around square working 1 s c in each st on upper and lower edges, 1 s c in each row on sides, working 3 s c in each corner st, cut yarn. Work 14 more squares in same manner. Block each square. Embroider squares in cross st following charts, working 7 Pansy squares and 8 Rose squares. Overcast squares together as illustrated on wrong side matching s c picking up both loops of sts.

BORDER: With right side of work toward you, with White and No. 6 hook, work a row of s c all around working 1 s c in each s c, 3 s c in center s c at each corner, join.

Next Row. Ch 1, turn, s c in same space, * ch 3, insert hook in same space, pull loop through, skip 1 st, insert hook in next st and pull loop through, yarn over and pull through 3 loops on hook (pattern), repeat from * all around working 1 pattern in each of the 3 corner sts in each corner, ending row with ch 3, sl st in center st of 1st ch 3.

Next Row. Ch 1, turn, s c in same space, * ch 3, insert hook in same space, pull loop through, insert hook in center st of next ch 3, pull loop through, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 3, insert hook in same space, pull loop through, insert hook in same space as 1st s c, pull loop through, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, sl st in center st of next ch 3 loop.

Repeat last row increasing 3 patterns over center 3 patterns of each corner as follows: * ch 3, insert hook in same space, pull loop through, insert hook in next ch of same pattern, pull loop through, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, ch 3, insert hook in same space, pull loop through, insert hook in center st of next ch 3 loop, pull through, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, repeat from * twice. Repeat last row 5 times.

Next 2 Rows. Work even in pattern.

Next Row. Work even in pattern increasing 3 patterns over center 3 patterns of each corner.

Next Row. Work even, cut yarn.


Other great patterns from New and Old Afghans, Star Book 112:

Crochet Patterns

American Rose Afghan
Charleston Garden Afghan
Chevron Afghan
Flower Afghan
Large Check Afghan
Shell Stitch Afghan
Star Stitch Afghan
Victorian Afghan

Knitting Patterns

Cable Afghan
Striped Afghan