Baby Afghan Pattern

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40 x 45

Materials Required—
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" GERMANTOWN WOOL

14 1-oz. Balls White or Main Color.
5 Balls of Blue or any color desired for embroidery.
1 Pr. Bone Knitting Needles No. 7, 14 inches long.

Gauge—9 sts = 2 inches; 13 rows = 2 inches

With White or Main color cast on 186 sts.

1st Row—P 4, * K 22, P 4, repeat from * 6 times.

2nd Row—K 4, * P 22, K 4, repeat from * 6 times.

3rd Row—K 3, * P 2, K 20, P 2, K 2, repeat from * across row ending with K 3.

4th Row—* P 4, K 2, P 18, K 2, repeat from * across row.

5th Row—K 5, * P 2, K 16, P 2, K 6, repeat from * across row ending with K 5.

6th Row—P 6, * K 2, P 14, K 2, P 8, repeat from * across row ending with P 6.

7th Row—K 7, * P 2, K 12, P 2, K 10, repeat from * across row ending with K 7.

8th Row—P 8, * K 2, P 10, K 2, P 12, repeat from * across row ending with P 8.

9th Row—K 9, P 2, K 8, P 2, K 14, repeat from * across row ending with K 9.

10th Row—P 10, * K 2, P 6, K 2, P 16, repeat from * across row ending with P 10.

11th Row—K 11, * P 2, K 4, P 2, K 18, repeat from * across row ending with K 11.

12th Row—P 12, * K 2, P 2, K 2, P 20, repeat from * across row ending with P 12.

13th Row—K 13, * P 4, K 22, repeat from * across row ending with K 13.

14th Row—P 13, * K 4, P 22, repeat from * across row ending with P 13.

15th Row—K 12, * P 2, K 2, P 2, K 20, repeat from * across row ending with K 12.

16th Row—P 11, * K 2, P 4, K 2, P 18, repeat from * across row ending with P 11.

17th Row—K 10, * P 2, K 6, P 2, K 16, repeat from * across row ending with K 10.

18th Row—P 9, * K 2, P 8, K 2, P 14, repeat from * across row ending with P 9.

19th Row—K 8, * P 2, K 10, P 2, K 12, repeat from * across row ending with K 8.

20th Row—P 7, * K 2, P 12, K 2, P 10, repeat from * across row ending with P 7.

21st Row—K 6, * P 2, K 14, P 2, K 8, repeat from * across row ending with K 6.

22nd Row—P 5, * K 2, P 16, K 2, P 6, repeat from * across row ending with P 5.

23rd Row—K 4, * P 2, K 18, P 2, K 4, repeat from * across row ending with K 4.

24th Row—P 3, * K 2, P 20, K 2, P 2, repeat from * across row ending with P 3.

Repeat these 24 rows until work measures about 45 inches, completing a pattern.

Embroider a design in center of each diamond of 1st row, skip 2nd row, embroider 3rd row and continue working every other row for entire Afghan.

Rambler Rose Design—Embroider about 6 sts in center of diamond about ⅓ inch long and work 2 rows of outline st around the 6 sts made keeping them close to the center sts, then work in lazy daisy st, 3 petals above the rose, 3 petals below the rose, 3 petals on each side of rose.

SCALLOP. With Pastel color work a row of s c around entire Afghan.

2nd Row—* Skip 1 st, 2 d c, ch 1, 2 d c in next st, skip 1 st, s c in next st, repeat from * all around working 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in each corner st.

3rd Row—Sl st to center of shell, ch 4, d c in same space, ch 1, d c in same space, ch 1, d c in same space, * ch 1, s c in s c, ch 1, 4 d c with ch 1 between in center of next shell repeat from * all around working 8 d c with ch 1 between in each corner.


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Baby Afghan
Symphony in Red Afghan

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Old Versailles Afghan
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Wigwam Afghan