Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

Marigold Garden

Designed by Ruth G. Shepherd

A delicate floral pattern and lacy background design make this sweet afghan perfect for summer afternoon daydreaming.

Experience Level
Intermediate

Finished Size
Approximately 41" x 60"

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn: 35 oz coral
  • Size I/9 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
2 shells = 2 1/2"
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Note
Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Stitches
Beg double shell (beg dbl shell): [Ch 4, {dc, ch 1} 5 times, dc] in indicated st.
Double shell (dbl shell): [{Dc, ch 1} 6 times, dc] in indicated st.
Shell: [{Dc, ch 1} twice, dc] in indicated st.
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
Joining picot: Ch 2, sl st in corresponding picot on previous panel, ch 1, sl st in 2nd ch of last ch-2, ch 1.

First Panel
Row 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, dc in sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in 4th ch of turning ch-4, turn.
Rows 4-111: Rep Rows 2 and 3 alternately, do not fasten off at end of last row.

First panel border
Rnd 1 (RS): Beg dbl shell in last sc made, working over row ends across long edge, *[sk next row end, shell over end of next sc] rep across *, ending with dbl shell over end of last sc, working across opposite long edge, rep from * to *, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *[picot, ch 1, sc in next dc] 6 times, [picot, ch 1, sc in center dc of next shell] rep across to next dbl shell, picot, ch 1 *, sc in first dc of dbl shell, rep from * to *, join in beg sc, fasten off.

Remaining Panels
Make 11
Rows 1-111: Rep Rows 1-111 of first panel.

Remaining panel border
Rnd 1: Rep Rnd 1 of first panel border.

Joining
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, [picot, ch 1, sc in next dc] 5 times, joining picot, sc in next dc on working panel, [joining picot, sc in center dc of next shell on working panel] 54 times, joining picot, sc in first dc of dbl shell on working panel, joining picot, sc in next dc of dbl shell on working panel, complete as for Rnd 2 of first panel border, join in beg sc, fasten off.

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