Green Pastures Afghan Pattern #6001

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Green Pastures Afghan Pattern #6001

Approximately 47 x 67 Inches

MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Afghan Wool, 58 skeins (1 oz. skeins) of Lichen Green; and 2 skeins each of Antique Green and Golden Fleece.
Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).

   Starting at narrow end, with Lichen Green make a chain 55 inches long (5 ch sts to 1 inch). 1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook, s c in each ch across until row measures 44 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: * Insert hook in 1st s c and pull loop through, drawing loop out to measure 1 inch; yarn over. Repeat from * 5 more times, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (a loop-cluster). ** Skip 2 sts, s c in next s c, ch 3 and complete another loop-cluster in s c where last s c was made. Repeat from ** across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: S c in 1st s c, * ch 2, s c in next s c. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. This stitch has a tendency to slant while the Afghan is being worked. This will, however, be taken care of in blocking. Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately until piece measures 64 inches. Do not break off but work border as follows:
   1st rnd: S c closely all around, making 3 s c at corners. Join and break off. 2nd and 3rd rnds: With Golden Fleece make s c in each s c, joining each rnd and making 3 s c at corners. Fasten off. 4th rnd: Attach Antique Green and work as for 3rd rnd. 5th rnd: Ch 5, s c in same place as sl st, * s c in next 5 s c, ch 5, skip 1 s c, s c in next s c. Repeat from * around, making a ch-5 loop at each corner. Join and break off. 6th rnd: With Lichen Green, * make 3 s c in ch-5 loop, ch 3 and complete a loop-cluster as before, skip 4 s c, s c in next s c. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.