Crochet pattern-Rose Garden Afghan
47 inches wide x 69 inches long
• Medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn:52 oz/2,537 yds/ 1,474g Aran4 oz/195 yds/113.4g each
light rose, medium rose, dark rose, light red, medium red, dark red, light green, dark green, light yellow, medium yellow, dark yellow, light mauve, medium mauve, dark mauve (purple or lavender)
• Size H/8/5mm afghan crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
4 sts = 1 inch; 7 rows = 2 inches
Choose colors as desired in 3 shades each.
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.Chain-3 at beginning of round
counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated
Afghan knit stitch (knit st): Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, draw up lp, (retaining each lp on hook, insert hook in next ch, yo, draw up a lp) across, yo, draw through first lp on hook, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) across until 1 lp rem on hook
Next row: Insert hook in 2nd vertical bar, yo, draw up a lp, retaining all lps on hook, (insert hook in next vertical bar, yo, draw up a lp) across to last st, draw up a lp through front and back bar of last st to give a firm edge, yo, draw through first lp on hook, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) across until 1 lp rem on hook.3-double crochet cluster (3-dc cl): (Yo, insert hook in next st on side of panel, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.
Rows 1–231: With Aran, ch 45, work in knit st (see Special Stitches) for 231 rows.Row 232: Insert hook in 2nd vertical bar (see Stitch Guide), yo, draw up lp and draw through st on hook, [insert hook in next vertical bar, yo, draw up a lp and draw through st on hook] across.
Rows 1–231: With Aran, ch 56, work in knit st for 231 rows.Row 232: Insert hook in 2nd vertical bar, yo, draw up lp and draw through st on hook, [insert hook in next vertical bar, yo, draw up a lp and draw through st on hook] across. Fasten off.PANEL EMBROIDERY
Following charts, embroider designs in cross-stitch, work-ing 1 cross-stitch over 1 afghan knit st. Work large rose cluster on Center Panel from Chart No. 1, starting design on 86th row from start and in 6th st from right edge. Work a single rose at Afghan Knit Stitch each end of Center Panel from Chart No. 2, 29 rows from center rose cluster.Embroider 5 single roses from Chart No. 2 on each Panel, reversing design and with 20 rows between. Beg first rose in 12th row from start.
*Join (see Pattern Notes) Aran at bottom edge of Side Panel, holding long edges of Side Panel to Center Panel, join Panels
working [3-dc cl (see Special Stitches) in next 3 sts of Side Panel, then work 3-dc cl in next 3 sts of Center Panel] rep to
top edge of panels. Fasten off. Rep from * joining 2nd Side Panel to opposite side edge of Center Panel.
Rnd 1: Join Aran in any st on outer edge, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc evenly sp around entire outer edge of Afghan,
work 4 dc in each corner, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.
Design by Anne McIntosh
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