Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crochet a Floral Granny Square Afghan - Free Crochet Afghan

This lovely Granny Square afghan was originally featured in an Old Woman's Day Magazine from the 60's or 70's.  Afghan is approximately 600 squares joined together.


Pattern for Afghan
SIZE: As shown, approximately 60″ by 90″

MATERIALS: Knitting worsted, nine 4 oz. skeins M(ain) C(olor), nine 4 oz. skeins of varied colors of your choice, or comparable amount of leftover knitting worsted.
Crochet hook size F or G, or size required to crochet to gauge.
GAUGE: Each square is approximately 3″ by 3″.
NOTE: Afghan as shown is made of 600 squares. Vary colors on first and second round at random, according to your taste. The third round always remains the same (MC).

SQUARE: Ch 5 with first color, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, * ch 2, 3 dc in ring, repeat from * twice more, end ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3. Fasten off.Rnd 2: Join second color in corner. In ch sp in corner work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp, ch 1, repeat from *, end sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3. Fasten off.Rnd 3: Join MC in corner. In ch sp in corner, work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp in corner, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew or crochet squares together in rows of 20 squares across.
Join 30 rows together to form afghan.
To crochet 2 squares together, work from the wrong side, inserting the crochet hook through the back loops of the stitches and slip stitch them together.
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