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Secret Garden Crocheted Afghan

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Take a trip into an enchanted garden with with Secret Garden Crocheted Afghan.  Embellished with beautiful flowers, this lovely afghan pattern is the perfect way to get your home ready for spring and summer.  The lovely posies that cover this blanket give it a nice texture and make it stand out in any room in your home.  This lovely floral afghan would also make wonderful gift for a new baby.  No matter how you use it, this lovely Secret Garden Afghan is like a little oasis right in the comfort of your own home.

Secret Garden Afghan

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Honeydew
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Cornmeal
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Lily Pink
  •  5.0mm (US H-8) or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  6 rows – 4 ¼”;  6 dcs – 2”

 

Special Stitches:

  • Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
  • Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)
  • Shell – (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) in stitch or space as indicated.
  • Picot – (sc, ch 3, sc) in stitch or space as indicated.

Secret Garden Afghan

Instructions:
Blanket Measures:  38” x 45”
Blanket is crocheted in multiples of 21 plus 20.

  1. Row 1 (RS): With white ch 125, dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 5 chs, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 chs, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 chs, skip 2 chs, Shell in next ch, skip 2 chs, 1 dc in each of next 6 chs, repeat from * across ending 1 dc in each of last 7 chs, turn.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 3, * 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 1, bpdc around each of next 2 dcs, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, Shell in Shell, repeat from * across ending 1 dc in each of last 7 dcs, fasten off and turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Join honeydew in first stitch, ch 3, *1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 1, fpdc around each of next 2 dcs, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, Shell in Shell, repeat from * across ending 1 dc in each of last 7 dcs, turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
     
  5. Row 5: Join pastel in first st, ch 3, *1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 1, fpdc around each of next 2 dcs, ch 1 (slip stitch, [ch 5, slip stitch] 3 times) around last fpdc worked, ch 5, (slip stitch, [ch 5, slip stitch] 3 times) around previous worked fpdc worked (flower completed), ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, Shell in Shell, repeat from * across ending 1 dc in each of last 7 dcs, turn,
     
  6. Row 6: Ch 3, *1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs in center of flower, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, Shell in Shell, repeat from * across ending 1 dc in each of last 7 dcs, fasten off and turn.

Color Scheme:  Continue pattern for a total of 62 rows as follows:  (2 rows each white, honeydew, lily pink, white, honeydew, cornmeal) 5 times, 2 rows white After last row, turn and do not fasten off.

Edging

  1. Work along top edge picot in right corner dc, *(skip 1 dc, picot in next dc) 3 times, skip ch 1 and 1 dc, picot in next dc, skip ch 1, picot in next dc, (skip 1 dc, picot in next dc) 3 times, picot in ch 1 space of Shell, skip 1 dc of Shell, picot in next dc, repeat from * across ending picot in last corner dc.
     
  2. Work along side edge picot in each dc across.
     
  3. Work along bottom edge picot in first corner ch, continue pattern of top edge ending picot in last ch.
     
  4. Work along side edge picot in each dc across, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
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