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Columbia-Minerva Afghans
Volume 722
Columbia-Minerva Corporation

Give yourself hours of pleasure ...

Give your family an heirloom to treasure!

These afghans are easy fun to make ... and when you've finished, you'll be the proud owner of a colorful conversation piece you and your family will cherish over the years! Choose from stunning, sophisticated modern designs, or new adaptations of traditional colonial motifs ... both are equally beautiful whatever your choice.


General Instructions

Abbreviations Used
K – Knit
P – Purl
Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
Slip St – Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TrC – Treble Crochet
St – Stitch
YO – Yarn Over

ASTERISKS (* - **): Star symbols indicate that work between them is to be repeated. When instructions call for repeating a given number of times, it is understood that this is in addition to the original. Thus, repeat 5 times more means 6 times in all.

BLOCKING: Using rust-proof pins, pin each piece, wrong side out, on a pressing board in exactly the line you wish to retain. Use a damp cloth and moderately hot iron or a dry cloth and steam iron, press lightly, allowing the steam to go through the garment. Lay it on a flat surface until thoroughly dry.

DYE LOTS: Be sure to buy sufficient yarn at one time to complete your garment, making certain that each ball or skein has an identical set of dye lot letters, this is printed on the band around the yarn, and is beside the color number.

GAUGE: Each instruction gives a gauge or scale of the number of stitches to the inch when using the yarn and needles called for. If you work tighter than the average, change to larger needles; if you work looser, change to smaller needles, to acquire the same number of stitches to the inch called for in the instructions.

Crochet Patterns

Modern Mt Vernon Triangle Afghan

Motif: Starting at center with Color 1 (darkest color), ch 4.

Row 1-With Color 1 work 1 D.C. in 4th Ch from hook, * Ch 1, 2 D.C. in same Ch, repeat from * once more, Ch 1, slip St. to 3rd Ch at start. Break yarn and fasten. (More)

Modern Mt Vernon Floral Afghan

No. 722-13B--Floral Pattern Afghan

Motif: With Color 1 (Darkest Color) Ch 4, join in ring with a slip St, Ch 2, work 7 H.D.C. in ring, join with a slip St to 2nd Ch at start (8 Sts.). Break yarn and fasten. (More)

Modern Mt Vernon Square Afghan

No. 722-13C--Square Pattern Afghan

Motif: With Color 1 (darkest color), Ch 3, join in a ring with a slip St.

Row 1--With Color 1 *Ch 6, 1 S.C. in ring, repeat from * 3 times more, break yarn and fasten. (More)


Chinese Screen Afghan

Afghan Stitch: Ch desired length (number of Chs required for each Panel is indicated in instructions below).

Row 1--Draw up a loop in each Ch, leaving loops on hook, then take loops off as follows: Y.O. hook and through 1 loop, Y.O. hook and through 2 loops, repeat from * to end of row, ending with 1 loop on hook. (More)


Colony Afghan

Motif: With Color 1 Ch 5 loosely, join in ring with a slip St.

Row 1--Ch 3, 1 D.C. in ring (draw up D.C. Sts. to 3/4 inch), *Ch 2, 2 D.C. in ring, repeat from * 4 times more (6 groups of 2 D.C.), Ch 2, join to 3rd Ch at start with a slip St. Draw up a long loop and slip ball through, tighten loop. Drop yarn but do not break. (More)


Crocheted Zig Zag Afghan

Pattern Stitch: (Multiple of 17 Ch. plus 16 Ch.)

Row 1--1 S.C. in 2nd Ch from hook, 1 S.C. in each of next 6 Ch, *3 S.C. in next Ch, 1 S.C. in each of 7 Ch, skip 2 Ch, 1 S.C. in each of next 7 Ch, repeat from * across, Ch 1, turn. (More)


French Poodles Crochet Afghan

Square: With Main Color, Ch. 26.

Row 1--Draw up a loop in each St. of Ch., leaving all loops on hook. Take off loops as follows: Y.O. hook, draw through 1 loop, *Y.O. hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from * across row. (More)


Herringbone Afghan

First Strip: With Dark Color Ch. 13 to measure 7 inches.

Row 1--With Dark Color draw up a loop in each Ch., leaving loops on hook (13 loops). Take off loops as follows: Y.O. hook and draw through 1 loop, *Y.O. hook and draw through 2 loops, repeat from * across row. (More)


Hi-Fi Companions Afghan

Chain desired length.

Row 1--With Color 1, 1 S.C. in 2nd Ch from hook, 1 D.C. in next Ch., 1 Tr.C. in next Ch., *1 S.C. in next Ch., 1 D.C. in next Ch., 1 Tr.C in next Ch., repeat from * to end of row, drop yarn but do not break. (More)


Jamaica Ginger Afghan

One Square:

Row 1--With Light Color Ch 18. Work 1 S.C. in 2nd Ch. from hook, then 1 S.C. in each Ch. across, turn. Drop strand but do not break. Draw Dark Color through loop on hook, Ch 1.

Row 2--With Dark Color work 1 S.C. in each St. across, Ch 1, turn. (More)


Lancaster Afghan

First Motif: (Dark Color Centers).

With Dark Color Ch. 5, slip St. to first Ch. to form ring.

Row 1--Ch 4, *1 D.C. in ring, Ch 1, repeat from * 10 times more, slip St. to 3rd Ch. at start, break yarn and draw Light Color through loop on hook. (More)


Roman Stripe Afghan

Pattern Stitch: (Multiple of 2 Ch.)

Row 1--1 S.C. in 2nd Ch from hook, *draw up a 1/2 inch loop, Y.O. and draw up a 1/2 inch loop in same Ch., Y.O. hook and through the 3 loops, skip 1 Ch, 1 S.C. in next Ch, repeat from * across row, Ch 2, turn. (More)


Star Shell Afghan

Chain desired length.

Row 1--1 S.C. in second Ch from hook, *skip 3 Ch, 9 D.C. in next Ch, skip 3 Ch, 1 S.C. in next Ch, repeat from * across row, turn. (More)


Knitting Patterns

Dutch Tile Afghan

To Make A Small Square: With Color 1 cast on 2 Sts.

Row 1--K 1, increase 1 St. in next St.

Row 2--P, increasing 1 St. in last St.

Row 3--K, increasing 1 St. in last St. (More)


French Poodles Knitted Afghan

Square: With Main Color cast on 26 Sts. Work in Stockinette St. for 34 rows, bind off.

To Embroider Squares: Starting at lower part of Poodle on 4th row of Square instead of 2nd row as indicated on Chart, embroider as for Crocheted Afghan. (More)


Knitted Zig Zag Afghan

Pattern Stitch: (36 Sts.)

Row 1--K 1, K 2 together, K 6, Y.O., K 1, Y.O., K 6, K 2 together 2 times, K 6, Y.O. K 1, Y.O., K 6, K 2 together, K 1. (More)


Tone-O-Rama Panel Afghan

Pattern Stitch: (20 Sts.)

Row 1--(Right side of work) K 2, P 2, Y.O., K 4, K 2 together in back of Sts., K 2 together in front of Sts., K 4, Y.O., P 2, K 2.

Row 2--And all even rows--P 2, K 2, P 12, K 2, P 2. (More)