Crochet is combined with Swedish embroidery in this stylish afghan. The textured Moss stitch is the perfect background for the Swedish weaving technique.
Size: Approximately 52" x 67 ".
Materials: 4 Ply Knitting Worsted; 60 ozs. Off White (A); 7 ozs. Garden Pink (B); 3.5 ozs. Conch Shell (C); 7 ozs. Light Blue (D); 3.5 ozs. Dark Blue (E). Size K crochet hook, or size to obtain given gauge. Tapestry needle for weaving.
Gauge: Moss Stitch: 3 stitches = 1"; 7 rows = 2".
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Row 1: Right side. 1 Single crochet in each stitch. Chain 2, turn.
Row 2: Chain 2 on turn is always counted as first hdc, * sl st in next st, 1 hdc in next stitch; repeat from * across, end with a sl st in the last st. Note: Each hdc forms a loop on the right side of work. Chain 1, turn.
Row 3: 1 Sc in each hdc and each sl st. Chain 1, turn.
Row 4: Sl st in first stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch, * sl st in next stitch, hdc in next stitch; repeat from * across. Chain 1, turn. Repeat these 4 rows for Moss stitch.
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Afghan: Chain 199.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook, * sc in next chain; repeat from * across - 198 stitches. Note: On following pattern repeats work Row 1 as given in pattern for Moss Stitch. Chain 1, turn.
Row 2: From front work 1 sc around post of each stitch (insert hook in space before stitch, bring hook across back of stitch and out in space after stitch, draw up a loop and work off the 2 loops as a sc), end sc in end stitch. Chain 1, turn. Note: Row 2 forms a ridge on the right side of work.
Row 3: Sc in each sc. Chain 2, turn.
Row 4: Work Row 2 of Moss Stitch.
Row 5: Sc in each stitch. Chain 1, turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2 forming a ridge on the right side of work. Chain 1, turn. ** Begin Moss Stitch, repeating Rows 1 through 4 for a total of 30 rows. Repeat Rows 1 through 6 of beginning. Repeat from ** until there are 5 panels of Moss Stitch and 6 panels as the first 6 rows. Fasten off. Note: This afghan has been worked in the length, from side to side.
Finishing: With a long double strand and tapestry needle, work Swedish Weaving Pattern, following diagram. When weaving, go under bar as indicated plus the small stitch underneath so strand is firmly anchored.
Lower and Top Borders: Work 3 rows even in sc, making sure work is flat. Last row: With right side facing, working backwards from left to right, sc in each stitch. Fasten off.
Tassels: Make 4. Cut 40 strands A, 12" long. Place a length of yarn in center and fold the 40 strands in half. Knot length of yarn securely. With a 2nd length of yarn wrap several times around all strands 1" from the fold to form a head. Make sure it is tied tightly and secured. Trim ends. Fasten 1 Tassel to each corner as shown. See "How To Make a Tassel" at the bottom of the "Crochet Trellis Afghan" project page for more.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.