Vintage Embroidered Afghan Pattern – Blue/White

Approximately 45 x 63 Inches

Materials: KNITTING WORSTED, 56 balls (1 oz. balls) of Blue; 6 balls of White for Embroidery . . . Bone Afghan Hook No. 6 (4 1/4 mm. size).

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

STRIP (Make 5) … Starting at narrow end with Blue, ch 45 to measure 9 1/4 inches. Work in afghan stitch (see how here) —45 loops on hook—until piece measures 62 inches. Sew Strips neatly together on wrong side.

1st rnd:
Attach Blue and work sc closely together around all sides, making 3 sc in each corner and keeping work flat. Join. Drop Blue.
2nd rnd: Attach White and make sc in back loop of each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc of each corner. Join and break off.
3rd rnd: Pick up Blue, sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in corner sc.

EMBROIDERY—Center . . . Examine the diagram for making cross stitches over afghan stitch (here). The large chart below shows only one quarter of design. Determine the center of afghan and mark with a colored thread. Starting at center stitch, embroider according to chart. Omit the center row and work left half to correspond. Then omit top row and work other half to complete design.

BORDER . . . The outside row of Border is embroidered on the fourth row of afghan stitch. Work Border according to small chart below.

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