Americana

© Creative Partners, LLC.

designed by Janie Herrin


Size:

48” x 64” before border


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn,

        11 oz red (A)

        21 oz white (B)

         21 oz blue (C)


Note: Photographed model made with Red Heart® Classic™# 902 Jockey Red(A),

# 1 White (B), and #848 Skipper Blue (C)

Size H (5 mm) crochet hook (or size required for gauge)


Gauge:

3 dc = 1”

Square = 8” x 8”


Stitch Guide

V-stitch: (dc, ch 2, dc) in sp or st indicated


Instructions:


Square (make 48)

With Color A, ch 5, join  with sl st to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in ring; (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times; ch 2, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; sl st in next 2 dc and into ch-2 sp.


Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as a dc and ch-2 sp), (dc, ch 2, V-St)  in same ch-2 sp (first corner made);  *in next ch-2 sp work (V-st, ch 2, V-st), (next corner made); rep from * once  more, (V-st, ch 2, V-st)  in next sp (last corner made),  sl st  in 3rd ch of beg ch-5; sl st into next ch-2 sp.


Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same  sp; *ch 1, skip V-st, 3 dc in next sp (betweenV-sts), ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending with 3 dc, ch 2, join with sl st to beg ch-3: 12, 3-dc groups made; finish off Color A.

Rnd 4: Join Color B with sl st in any corner sp; (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same sp; *dc in next 3 dc; (tr in ch-2 sp of V-st one row below, dc in each of next 3 dc) twice; (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner sp; rep from * twice; dc in next 3 dc, (tr in ch-2 sp of V-st one row below, dc in each of next 3 dc) twice, join in top of beg ch-3.


Rnd 5: Sl st to corner sp, (ch 5, dc, ch 2, V-st) in same corner sp; *(sk 3 dc, V-st in next dc) 3 times, sk 3 dc; in next corner sp work (V-st, ch 2, V-st), rep from * twice; (sk 3 dc, V-st in next dc) 3 times, sk 3 dc, join  with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5; sl st  to next sp.


Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch-1), skip next V-st; *in next corner sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc);  ch 1, (skip next V-st, 3 dc in next sp between V-sts, ch 1) 4 times, rep from * twice, ending with 2 dc in last sp, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4; finish off Color B.


Rnd 7: Join Color C in any ch-2 corner sp; (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same sp; *dc in next 3 dc; (tr in ch-2 sp of V-st one row below, dc in each of next dc) 5 times; (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc; in next corner sp; rep from * twice, dc in next 3 dc; (tr in next ch-2 sp of V-st one row below, dc in each of next 3 dc) 5 times, join in top of beg ch-3.


Rnd 8: Sl st in next dc, 3 sc in ch-2 sp; sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each rem corner sp; finish off, weave in ends.


Joining

To join, hold two squares with right sides tog and with Color C, sew with overcast st

along one side, carefully matching sts and corners. Continue joining into 8 rows of 6 squares each.


Border

Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Color A with a sl st in upper right corner; ch 1, 3 sc in same st; work one rnd sc around entire outer edge,  adjusting sts as needed to keep work flat, and working 3 sc in each outer corner st;  join, finish off Color A.


Rnd 2: With right side facing, join color B in center sc of any 3-sc corner group; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same sc; *dc in each sc to next 3-sc corner group, work

(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sc; rep from * twice, dc in each rem sc, join to 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off Color B.


Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Color C in ch-3 sp of any corner group; ch 1,

3 sc in same sp; *sc in each dc to next corner sp, 3 sc in ch-3 sp; rep from * twice, sc in each rem dc; join, finish off. Weave in ends.


From 100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss, published by Sterling Publishing. There are 99 more afghans in this book. 

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