Americana Afghan Pattern

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Americana Afghan Pattern

38 x 62 inches


CHADWICK'S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art. E.232: 19 skeins (1 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 1 White; 18 skeins of No. 858 Navy and 13 skeins of No. 909 Scarlet.

Clark's O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 5.

GAUGE: Each motif measures 4 inches square.

FIRST MOTIF (Make 68) . . . Starting at center with White, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring. Join to top of ch-3. Break off. 2nd rnd: Attach Scarlet to same place as sl st, 3 sc in same place, * sc in next 3 dc, 3 sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. 3rd rnd: Attach White to first sc, sc in same place, * at base of 3-sc group make dc, ch 2 and dc (2 long dc made); sc in 3rd sc of same sc group, (make a long dc over next sc, sc in next sc) twice. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. 4th rnd: Attach Navy to corner sp, in same sp make sc, ch 2 and sc; sc in each sc and in each dc around, making sc, ch 2 and sc in each corner sp. Join and break off. 5th rnd: Attach White to corner sp, sc in same sp, make long dc in same sp; * (sc in next sc, long dc over next sc) 3 times; sc in next sc, in corner sp make long dc, 2 sc and long dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. 6th rnd: Attach Scarlet to first sc, (yarn over, insert hook in same sc, draw loop through) 3 times; yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (puff st made), * make a puff st in each of next 5 sc, in next sc make puff st, ch 2 and puff st. Repeat from * around, ending with puff st in same place as first puff st, ch 2. Join and break off.

SECOND MOTIF (Make 67) . . . Work as for First Motif, reversing Scarlet and Navy rnds.

To Join Blocks: Starting and ending with a Scarlet Block, sew 5 Scarlet and 4 Navy Blocks together to form first strip. Starting and ending with a Navy Block, sew 5 Navy and 4 Scarlet Blocks together to form second strip. Sew re¬maining blocks together in alternate pattern as before. Sew strips together.

BORDER . . . 1st rnd: Attach Navy to any corner sp, make a puff st, ch 2 and puff st in same sp, make a puff st in each sp around, making puff st, ch 2 and puff st in each corner sp. Join. 2nd rnd: Sl st in corner sp and work as for first rnd. Join and break off. Block to measurements.