This design, from J&P Coats and Clark, is a vintage crochet pattern dating from about 1952.
Finished size is approximately 48 x 64 inches.
Flower Garden Afghan
- CHADWICK’S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art E.232:
- 34 skeins (l oz. “Tangle-Proof Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 491 Pearl Grey
- 10 skeins of No. 230 Yellow
- 12 skeins of assorted colors
- Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 5
Gauge: Each motif on this afghan measures 3 1/4 inches square.
Flower Garden Afghan – Pattern Instructions:
Motif: (Make 266)…
Starting at center with Yellow, ch 4.
1st Rnd: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of ch-3.
2nd Rnd: Attach desired color to same place as sl st, ch 3, holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, make 2 dc in same place, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), * ch 3, skip next dc, 3-dc cluster in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join to tip of first cluster. Break off.
3rd Rnd: Attach Grey to any sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, 5 dc in each remaining sp around. Join.
4th Rnd: Ch 5, dc in same place as sl st, * ch 1, skip next dc, half dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc) twice: ch 1, skip next dc, half dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, in next dc make dc, ch 3 and dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
Sew motifs neatly together on wrong side, having 14 rows of 19 motifs.
1st Rnd: Attach Yellow to any corner, ch 3, 4 dc in same corner, dc closely around, making 5 dc in each corner, join and break off.
2nd Rnd: Attach Grey to same place as sl st, ch 3, dc in each dc around, making 5 dc in center dc of each 5-dc group. Join and break off.
Block to measurements.
Source: J & P Coats Clark’s O.N.T. Afghan Book No. 289, Afghans, originally designed for Chadwick’s Red Heart Yarns. First Edition, July 1952.