Beautiful Beautiful Afghans | Star Book No. 82

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Beautiful Beautiful Afghans
Star Book 82
American Thread Company
Original Copyright 1951

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Flower Afghan, Indian Stripe Afghan, Square Dance Afghan, Shawl Afghan, Chevron Afghan, Granny Afghan, Victorian Afghan, Crocheted Fan Afghan, Two Toned Reversible Afghan, Charleston Garden Afghan. 15 pages, 1951.

This afghan leaflet gathers a group of easy-to-make designs (so easy that some of them can even be made while watching television). We have included some old favorites such as the Granny and the Chevron because so many of our readers have asked for those designs. You will par­ticularly like the Square Dance illustrated with its bright colors. In­structions also call for a shorter version of this afghan to form a handsome shawl.


Crochet Patterns

Flower Afghan

FLOWER: With any Color ch 2, 8 s c in 2nd st from hook, join.
Next Row—Ch 4, 2 tr c in same space, leaving last loop of each st on hook, yarn over and pull through all loops at one time, ch 4, sl st in same space, sl st in next s c, repeat from beginning 7 times (8 petals), cut yarn. With Black, join in center of any petal, ch 5, s c in center of next petal, * ch 5, sl st in top of s c just made for picot (corner), ch 5, s c in next petal, ch 5, s c in next petal, repeat from * twice, ch 5, sl st in top of last s c just made, ch 5, join in 1st petal, cut yarn. (More)


Indian Stripe Afghan

AFGHAN ST: Ch for desired length, pick up and pull loop through each st of ch leaving all loops on hook, work back by drawing yarn through first loop (post), * yarn over hook and draw through 2 loops, repeat from * to end of row (1 complete row).

2nd Row—Insert hook under 2nd post and pull loop through, * insert hook under next post and pull loop through, repeat from * across row and work back in same manner as before. (More)


Square Dance Afghan

With Scarlet ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 d c in each row) and work 11 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch.
2nd Row—Ch 3, 1 d c in next d c, * 2 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in next d c (corner), 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * twice, 2 d c. ch 2, 2 d c in next d c, join in 3rd st of ch.
3rd Row—Ch 3, 1 d c in each d c, 2 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in each ch 2 loop at each corner, join in 3rd st of ch. Repeat last row 3 times, cut yarn (22 d c on each side). (More)


Shawl Afghan

Work 1st 74 rows same as square dance afghan.
75th Row—Attach Scarlet and work 1 s c in each s c, working 3 s c in the ch 3 loop at each corner, join, cut yarn.
FRINGE: Wind Scarlet over a 10 inch cardboard, cut loops at one end. (More)


Chevron Afghan

Starting at lower edge, with Brown ch 336, work 1 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 12 sts of ch, * 3 s c in next st, 1 s c in each of the next 13 sts, skip 1 st, 1 s c in each of the next 13 sts, repeat from * 10 times, 3 s c in next st, 1 s c in each of the next 13 sts, ch 1, turn. (More)


Granny Afghan

With any Color—Ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 d c in each row) and work 2 d c in ring, * ch 1, 3 d c in ring, repeat from * twice, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
2nd Row—Attach next Color in ch 1 loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * twice, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn. (More)


Victorian Afghan

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. (More)


Crocheted Fan Afghan

MOTIF: With White ch 2, s c in 2nd st from hook, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row—Work 3 s c in s c, ch 1, turn.
3rd Row—2 s c in 1 st s c, 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in last s c, ch 1, turn and continue working rows of s c increasing in first and last st of each row until there are 19 s c in row, cut yarn. (More)


Two Toned Reversible Afghan

The entire afghan is worked in s d c worked very loosely, (s d c: yarn over hook, insert in stitch, pull through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time). Cut yarn at end of each row and start 2nd Color at end of previous row. With Gray, crochet a chain about 55 inches, keeping ch slack while measuring, work 1st s d c in 3rd ch from hook, 1 s d c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 at end of row and tighten yarn, slip 2nd color through loop and yarn of pre­vious color, ch 2, turn, cut the yarn of previous row leaving an end to fasten. (More)


Charleston Garden Afghan

With Flower shade, 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. (More)