Charleston Garden Afghan Pattern #1706

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Raised flowers in natural shaded colors give a realistic touch to this lovely afghan.

43 x 63

Materials Required—
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED or "DAWN" GERMANTOWN WOOL

6 2-oz. Skeins Shaded Old Roses or any other flower shade desired.
10 2-oz. Skeins No. 1224 Leaf Green.
19 2-oz. Skeins Black.
Bone Crochet Hook No. 3 or 4.

70 Motifs are required for the 7 x 10 Afghan illustrated.

With Flower shade ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3, 3 d c into ring, sl st off hook, insert in 3rd st of ch 4 and pull loop through, * ch 3, 4 d c into ring, sl loop off hook, insert in first d c and pull loop through, repeat from * twice, ch 3, join in first popcorn st.

2nd Row—Into next loop work 1 s c, 4 d c, 1 s c, repeat from beginning 3 times.

3rd Row—Ch 4, working in back of petals over the 1st row, s c in lower center edge of petal, ch 4, s c between the petals, repeat from the beginning all around. (8 loops.)

4th Row—Over each loop, work 1 s c, 5 d c, 1 s c, break yarn.

5th Row—Attach Green in s c of 3rd row in back of petals, * ch 7, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, s c in next s c in 3rd row between petals, repeat from * all around.

6th Row—Work 5 s c on side of next leaf, 3 s c in point of leaf, 5 s c down other side of leaf and repeat on all leaves, break yarn.

7th Row—Attach Black in point of leaf, 3 s c in same space, * 1 s d c in each of the next 2 s c, d c in next s c, yarn over twice, insert in last s c on side of leaf, work off 2 loops, yarn over, insert in 1st st on next leaf and work off all loops 2 at a time, skip 2 s c, d c in next s c, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 s c, 3 s c in next s c and repeat from * all around.

8th Row—Ch 1, * 1 s c in each of the 3 s c, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around.

9th Row—Ch 4, 2 tr c in same space, ch 1, 2 tr c in same space, * ch 1, a 4 d c popcorn st with ch 1 between in each of the next 3 d c, ch 1, s c in 1st s c, sl st in next s c, s c in next s c, ch 1, 1 popcorn st with ch 1 between in each of the next 3 d c, ch 1, in center s c work 3 tr c, ch 1, 3 tr c, repeat from * all around and join in 1st shell.

10th Row—Work a row of s c working 2 s c, ch 2, 2 s c in each corner.

Sew Motifs together and work the following border:

Starting at corner, ch 4, d c in center s c, * ch 1, d c in same space, repeat from * 3 times, ** skip 2 s c, d c in next s c, * ch 1, d c in same space, repeat from * twice and repeat from ** to corner s c, work a 5 d c shell in corner and continue all around.