Crochet Infant’s Afghan With Cross Stitch Border

MATERIAL





Worsted weight yarn – 122 yards per ounce
9 ounces color
3 ounces white
afghan hook size G

INSTRUCTIONS

With colored yarn make a chain of 59 stitches.
Row 1—Work 58 S.C. on chain.
Row 2— 1 S.C. in first stitch, taking up the whole stitch, * yarn over hook, insert hook in back of 4th stitch of chain, draw up a loop, work off as D. C, skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in next stitch, yarn over, cross back insert hook in back of 2nd stitch of chain, draw up a loop, work off as D. C, skip 1 stitch, 1 S. C. in next stitch, repeat from * to end of row, chain 1, turn.
Row 3— 1 S. C. in each stitch, taking up the whole stitch, chain 1, turn.
Row 4— 1 S. C. in each of the first 3 stitches, * yarn over hook, insert hook in back of 3rd D. C. of row 2, draw up a loop, work off as D. C, skip 1 stitch, 1 S. C. in next stitch, yarn over hook, cross back, insert hook in back of 2nd D. C. of row 2, draw up a loop, work off as D. C, skip 1 stitch, 1 S. C. in next stitch, repeat from * to end of row, chain 1, turn.
Row 5— Same as row 3.
Repeat from 2nd to 5th row until work is as long as the width, thus forming a square.

Afghan Stitch Band—

With white yarn chain 2, pick up 2 stitches, work off, now increase a stitch by drawing up a loop between the 2 stitches and draw up a loop in the last stitch, you now have 3 loops on hook, work off, increase 1 stitch every row by drawing up a loop between the last 2 stitches until you have 21 stitches on hook, then draw up a loop through the first stitch on one side of the colored centre, draw yarn through first 2 loops on hook, then work off in the regular way, draw up a loop in each stitch and join in the next stitch on edge of centre, work off as before, continue in this way until last stitch of centre edge has been taken off.

Mitre the corner as follows : draw up a loop in first 20 stitches, work off, draw up a loop in 19 stitches, work off, continue in this way until one stitch is left.

Now draw up a loop in last stitch not used,(2 loops on hook), work off. Draw up a loop in 2nd stitch and in next stitch, (3 loops on hook ) , work off, continue in this way increasing 1 stitch every row until there are 21 stitches on hook, then work across the next side of centre same as before.

When you have worked around all 4 sides of centre finish the last corner by crocheting the last 2 stitches of each row together until 1 stitch remains, sew the edges together to form a corner.

With colored yarn work 5 rows of Philadelphia stitch all around, increasing in the corners by working 3 S. C. in each corner on the S. C. row.

Work a row of shell all around, having 8 D. C. in each shell, fastened down with S. C. Finish with picot edge.





Work cross stitch according to design.





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  1. Doris September 29, 2010
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