Approximately 45 x 70 Inches
MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 51 balls (1 oz. balls) of Pearl Grey; 6 balls of Mid Rose, and 11 balls of Field Green … Clark's O.N.T. Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 5 (3¾ mm. size).
GAUGE: Each large block (4 small blocks make 1 large block) measures approximately 14 inches square.
SMALL BLOCK … With Grey, cast on 1 st, turn. 1st row: K in the front and the back of stitch (2 sts). 2nd row: K in the front and the back of the first st (an inc), k 1 (3 sts). 3rd and 4th rows: Inc on first st, k remaining sts (5 sts on 4th row). 5th row: Inc in first st, k 1 (3 sts on right-hand needle), attach Rose and k 3 Rose sts in next st, attach another ball of Grey and k 2 Grey sts.
Hereafter, work over the Grey stitches with Grey wool, and over the Rose stitches with Rose wool, always twisting colors on wrong side of work when changing from one color to another. 6th row: Inc in first st, k 1, p 3 Rose, k 3 (9 sts). 7th row: Inc in first st, k 2, k 1 Rose, (O, k 1 Rose) twice; k 3 (12 sts). 8th row: Inc in first st, k 2, p 5, k 4 (13 sts). 9th row: Inc in first st, k 3, k 2 Rose, O, k 1 Rose, O, k 2 Rose, k 4 (16 sts). 10th row: Inc in first st, k 3, p 7 Rose, k 5 (17 sts). Continue in this manner, increasing 1 st at beginning of each row and making an O on each side of center Rose stitch as before on every uneven row until there are 17 sts on the Rose pattern, ending with inc in first st, k 8, p 17, k 10. Next row: Inc in first st, k 1, attach a ball of Green and k 3 Green sts in next st, k 7 Grey, with Rose sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 13 Rose, k 2 tog, k 7 Grey, attach another ball of Green and k 3 Green sts in next st, k 2 Grey (40 sts). Following row: Inc in first st, k 1, p 3 Green, attach another ball of Grey and k 7 Grey sts, p 15 Rose, k 7 Grey, p 3 Green, attach another ball of Grey and k 3 Grey sts (41 sts). Next row: Inc in first st, k 2 Grey, k 1 Green, (O, k 1 Green) twice; k 7 Grey, with Rose sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 11, k 2 tog, k 7 Grey, k 1 Green, (O, k 1 Green) twice; k 3 Grey (44 sts). Following row: Inc in first st, k 2 Grey, p 5 Green, k 7 Grey, p 13 Rose, k 7 Grey, p 5 Green, k 4 Grey (45 sts).
Continue in this manner, increasing 1 st at beginning of each row, decreasing the Rose petal as before, and working over the Green petals as Rose petal was worked, until 3 sts remain in Rose petal. With right side facing, work in pattern to within 3 sts of Rose pattern, then sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., and work in pattern to end of row. Break off Rose. Work over center section in Grey only, decreasing as before over Green petals until 1 st remains (52 sts on the row). Break off all balls of yarn excepting the Grey at the end of the needle and work the remainder of block in Grey as follows: 1st row: K across. 2nd row: Right side facing, k 2 tog (a dec), * O, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across (51 sts). 3rd row: Dec 1 st and k across. 4th row: Dec 1 st and p across. 5th row: Dec 1 st and k across. Repeat 2nd to 5th rows incl until 1 st remains. Break off. Make 3 similar blocks and sew together neatly on wrong side with over-and-over stitches, having the Rose patterns at center of block. This completes a large block. Make 3 x 5 large blocks and sew together as before.
FRINGE … 1st rnd: Cut 8 strands of Grey, each 12 inches long. Double these strands, forming a loop, insert a crochet hook through a stitch at edge of afghan and draw loop through. Draw loose ends through loop and pull tightly. Make a fringe around all 4 sides of afghan, having each fringe ½ inch apart. 2nd rnd: Pick up 4 strands each of first 2 fringes and knot these 8 strands together, about 1 inch down from 1st rnd and in center of first 2 fringes. Pick up the other 4 strands of 2nd fringe along with 4 strands of next fringe and knot as before. Continue thus around. When fringe is completed, trim ends evenly.
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