Vintage Embroidered Aghan Pattern – Yellow/Brown

Approximately 49 x 68 Inches

Materials: KNITTING WORSTED, 60 balls (1 oz. balls) of Light Yellow; 8 balls of Wood Brown for Border and Embroidery . . . Bone Afghan Hook No. 6 (41/2 mm. size).

GAUGE: 5 sts make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch.

BLOCK (Make 35) … With Yellow, ch 45 to measure 9 1/4 inches and work in afghan stitch (see how here) until piece is square (36 rows). Break off. Attach Brown to corner st, make 3 sc in corner, * ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around, making 3 sc in each corner. Join and break off.

EMBROIDERY . . . Examine the diagram for making cross stitches over afghan stitch (here). Placing design at center, embroider 18 blocks according to chart below.

Make 5 rows of 7 blocks. Sew blocks neatly together on wrong side, alternating plain and embroidered blocks.

BORDER … 1st rnd: Attach Brown to corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each st and in each ch-1 sp around, making 3 sc in each corner. Join.
2nd rnd: Sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc of each corner. Join.
3rd rnd: Ch 3, sc in joining, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, * ch 3, sc in last sc, sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around, making 3 sc in each corner. Join and break off.

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