Saturday, 30 May 2015

Springtime Crochet Blanket - Free Pattern

Springtime Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Springtime by DROPS Design "A lovely blanket outside or in the gazebo!"
Crochet DROPS blanket with granny squares in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

DROPS 137-1
DROPS design: Pattern no ME-049
Yarn group B
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Measurements: approx. 92 x 150 cm
Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
600 g colour no 01, off white
300 g colour no 23, grey blue
150 g colour no 19, light grey blue
150 g colour no 14, steel blue
150 g colour no 22, medium purple
150 g colour no 16, light pink
150 g colour no 25, pink
150 g colour no 17, cerise
150 g colour no 11, red
150 g colour no 26, pistachio
150 g colour no 18, green
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm – or size needed to get 1 granny square = 8 x 8 cm.
NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - clickhere. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
SQUARE COLOURS:
Square 1: Steel blue (cast on + 1 round), off white (2nd round), pink (3rd round)
Square 2: Green, off white, medium purple
Square 3: Medium purple, light pink, pistachio
Square 4: Cerise, red, light grey blue
Square 5: Pistachio, medium purple, pink
Square 6: Cerise, green, off white
Square 7: Pink, cerise, pistachio
Square 8: Pistachio, medium purple, cerise
Square 9: Off white, light grey blue, pistachio
Square 10: Off white, pink, red
Square 11: Light grey blue, off white, red
Square 12: Pink, red, light grey blue
Square 13: Grey blue, light grey blue, off white
Square 14: Off white, medium purple, light pink
Square 15: Cerise, off white, light pink
Square 16: Pink, off white, grey blue
Square 17: Pink, green, off white
Square 18: Light pink, cerise, grey blue
Square 19: Red, off white, light grey blue
Square 20: Pistachio, light grey blue, cerise
Square 21: Light pink, pistachio, green
Square 22: Off white, grey blue, light grey blue
Square 23: Light grey blue, cerise, off white
Square 24: Medium purple, pink, red
Square 25: Medium purple, pistachio, off white
Square 26: Off white, light grey blue, pink
Square 27: Light grey blue, grey blue, red
Square 28: Pistachio, cerise, pink
Square 29: Red, pink, green
Square 30: Off white, light pink, steel blue
Square 31: Medium purple, steel blue, off white
Square 32: Cerise, steel blue, grey blue
Square 33: Medium purple, off white, steel blue
CROCHET TIP:
Fasten the threads after every colour change. Let the thread from previous row be worked in the piece a bit before cutting it off and fastening it (work with the new colour around the previous colour).
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BLANKET:
Blanket consist of 198 granny squares that are crochet tog. There are 33 different colour combinations - see Square colours above. Work 6 squares in every colour combination.
GRANNY SQUARE:
Crochet 3 ch on hook size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch - see Square colours above.
ROUND 1: 3 ch, 2 tr in ch-ring, 3 ch, * 3 tr in ch-ring, 3 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 2: Switch colour and READ CROCHET TIP. 3 ch, 2 tr in first ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in same ch-loop, * 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in same ch-loop *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 3: Switch colour, 3 ch, 2 tr in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in same ch-loop, 1 ch and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ASSEMBLY:
Squares are worked tog with off white on hook size 4 mm, see diagram M.1 in which order and see diagram M.2 on explanation on how the squares are worked tog. Work the squares tog on the short side of blanket first, see direction arrow A, repeat diagram M.1 a total of 3 times vertically. Finally work all squares tog on the long side of blanket - see direction arrow B.
CROCHET EDGE:
Work an edge around the entire blanket on hook size 4 mm with off white as follows:
ROUND 1: In every ch-loop work * 3 tr and 1 ch *. Repeat from *-* around the sides, in the corners work 3 tr, 3 ch, 3 tr.
ROUND 2: Work * 3 ch, 1 dc in ch-loop from previous round *. Repeat from *-* around the sides, in the corners work 1 dc, 2 ch and 1 dc. Finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Lazy Daisy Crochet Blanket Free Vintage Pattern




Source: Free Vintage Crochet Com

CHADWICK'S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art. E: 232: 20 skeins (1 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 230 Yellow, 19 skeins of No. 491 Pearl Grey, 7 skeins of No. 848 Skipper Blue and 10 skeins of No. 676 Emerald.
Clark's O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 6.
GAUGE: Each motif measures 5 1/2 inches from point to point.
Afghan measures 48 x 60 inches.
MOTIF (Make 149) . . . Starting at center with Yellow, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join and break off.
2nd rnd: Attach Skipper Blue to same place as sl st, ch 3, insert hook in same place and draw up a loop to height of chain, (yarn over, insert hook in same place, draw up a loop) twice; yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (puff st made); * make 2 puff sts in next sc, 1 puff st in next sc. Repeat from * around (12 puff sts). Join and break off.
3rd rnd: Attach Pearl Grey to any sp between puff sts, 2 sc in same place, 2 sc in next sp, * ch 3, 2 sc in next 2 sps. Repeat from * around. Join.
4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sc, * holding back on hook the last loop of next dc, make dc in next sp, drop Grey, draw a loop of Emerald through loops on hook, thus changing color--always change color in this manner. Working over unused color make dc, ch 1 and dc in same sp; drop Emerald, pick up Grey and, continuing to work over unused color, make dc in same sp, dc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with Grey dc in same sp. Join and break off Grey.
5th rnd: Attach Yellow to sp between Emerald dc's, ch 4, dc in same sp, * change to Emerald and make dc in next dc, change to Yellow and make dc in next 6 dc, change to Emerald, make dc in next dc, change to Yellow and in next sp make dc, ch 1 and dc. Repeat from * around, ending with Emerald dc. Join and break off both colors.
Make 6 rows of 14 motifs and 5 rows of 13 motifs, sewing adjacent sides neatly together as shown in diagram. Block to measurements.
FRINGE . . . Cut 6 strands of Grey, each 7 inches long. Double these strands to form a loop. Insert hook at inner edge (between scallops) and draw loop through; draw loose ends through loop and pull up tightly. Make 7 fringes between each scallop across short ends. Trim ends evenly.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Quadra Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

Quadra Crochet Rug Pattern - Berroco



Skill Level: Easy
Quadra
Whip up a textured crocheted rug to match your decor. Weekend comes in weathered shades that will blend with any color scheme.

Finished Measurements
Approximately 23” x 27½”
Materials
1 Hank each Berroco Weekend (100 grs), #5907 Mouse (A), #5932 Cocoa (C) and #5941 Sea Glass (D) and 2 hanks #5906 Raisin (B)
Crochet hook, size 5.00 mm (H-8) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge
16 sc’s = 4”; 12 rows = 4” in sc worked TBL
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Note
There will be 4 ch-2 spaces in each rnd - these are the 4 corners.
Mat
With crochet hook, using A, ch 22.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to 1 ch before end, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) all in last ch, working along the other side of foundation ch, work 1 sc in each ch to end, work (ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2,) all in last ch, join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, * sc TBL in each sc to next ch-2 space, (1 sc, ch 2,1 sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) all in next ch-2 space, rep from * once more, join with a sl st in beg sc. Rep Rnd 2 ten times more, having 2 more sc’s between corners on short and long edges. Change to B and rep Rnd 2 twelve times. Change to C and rep Rnd 2 eight times. Change to D and rep Rnd 2 once. Change to C and rep Rnd 2 four times. Change to B and rep Rnd 2 six times. Change to A. Rep Rnd 2, working through both loops instead of TBL four times. Working from left to right, work around entire mat in Reverse Sc. Join with a sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

For more great patterns visit Berroco here.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Teal Starburst Retro Style Granny Square Crochet Blanket & Blanket Pattern.

Teal Starburst Retro Style Granny Square Crochet Blanket & Blanket Pattern.

Teal Starburst Retro Style Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern PDF
Here is a really pretty teal granny square blanket, afghan, throw. It has been constructed with 49 little flower granny motif squares and has been bordered multiple times to give a good colour contrast and finished look.

You can get the blanket by clicking here or scroll down to get the pattern.

Retro Vintage Style Teal Flower Granny Square Crochet Blanket Afghan Sublime

Click here to buy the pattern.

Teal Starburst Retro Style Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern PDF

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

Police admit wrongly arresting woman assaulted at age 17, but mother criticises force for leaving her daughter traumatised

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A rape victim was falsely accused of lying about attack to police. Image shows a model posing in a clinic. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Sandra Laville

A rape victim falsely accused of lying by detectives has won £20,000 in damages after suing police under the Human Rights Act. The woman, who cannot be named, was 17 when a man raped her in Winchester in April 2012 after a night out with friends. Her mother reported the attack hours later and the victim told officers her T-shirt may contain her attacker’s DNA.

But the garment was never sent for forensic testing and weeks later the girl, who has mental health problems, was accused of lying about the rape and arrested for perverting the course of justice. During the arrest, one detective told her: “This is what happens when you lie.”

Documents seen by the Guardian reveal that detectives from Hampshire police decided within two days of the rape report that the girl was lying. A detective inspector, who was supervising the inquiry, told a junior colleague: “Fucking nick her.”

But six months later – after a complaint by the girl’s mother about her treatment – a new team of officers reviewed the investigation and informed the mother and her daughter that they believed her. The T-shirt was sent for testing, and the suspect, Liam Foard, was tried and found guilty.

Hampshire police have apologised to the family and admitted liability for false imprisonment and assault. The force accepted there was a breach of its duties to avoid or deal with “inhuman or degrading treatment” under the Human Rights Act to properly investigate the rape.

The victim’s mother said: “I’m glad that they had admitted they were wrong, but how many times does it have to happen? If it can happen to my daughter, how many more can it happen to?” She said her daughter had yet to receive an apology in person.

Four officers faced disciplinary action after an internal investigation by the Hampshire force’s professional standards department. Three avoided any sanction after they retired or resigned, and the fourth was given a written warning.

Debaleena Dasgupta, the young woman’s lawyer, said: “Many people wrongly assume the police have a legal obligation to investigate crimes. However, the only way victims of crime can seek justice for these sorts of issues is using the Human Rights Act, which imposes a duty on the police to properly investigate very serious offences.”

In the days after the rape, the girl was attacked twice in the local area and called a “pathetic rape victim”. The police investigated both incidents but no further action was taken. Eight weeks after her rape complaint, on June 22 2012, the girl was asked to come to a police station, where she was told she was under arrest for perverting the course of justice.

“I just thought, ‘What the hell is going on?’” her mother said. “I knew what perverting the course of justice meant, so I knew they were arresting her for lying about the rape. So at that time my daughter had just turned 18 and I insisted because of mental health problems that I sit in on the interview.

“She [my daughter] tried to run away – she just couldn’t believe it. And she did put up a fight in the police station.”

After her arrest, the girl was on police bail for months while Hampshire police consulted the Crown Prosecution Service about whether to charge her. “It was horrible, because it was like she might have gone to prison. And what would she do, how would she cope, how would I cope, how would the family cope?” her mother said. She added that her daughter’s mental health deteriorated as they waited for the charging decision, and that she began self-harming and attempted suicide twice.

“She was upset because she couldn’t believe that they couldn’t believe that it could happen to her,” the mother said. “We didn’t find out until a later date that they hadn’t done the forensics on the clothes. And that was partly the decision to arrest her, for perverting the course of justice.”

In October, on the day the teenager was due to answer bail, two officers visited mother and daughter at their home. “They told me that my daughter didn’t need to go to the police station to answer bail and that they now believed her story and they would now be taking over the investigation,” said her mother. “I remember standing in the living room saying, ‘They believe you, they believe you.’ She didn’t believe it. She had lost all faith in them by then.”

Documents from Hampshire police confirm that when forensic tests were finally carried out on the T-shirt, seminal fluid and DNA from the suspect were detected. The police documents state: “This was particularly significant as when interviewed for rape, Liam Foard denied any sexual contact with her.” Foard was convicted of rape in September 2013 at Winchester crown court and jailed for six years.

An internal investigation by the force’s professional standards department highlighted the impact of her arrest on the young woman. It said: “Given that she had been raped, reported the matter to the police and now found herself under arrest and being accused of lying, this must have been a particularly traumatic experience. Clearly, had the rape investigation been completed to the required standard, she would never have been arrested and interviewed.”

Chief Superintendent David Powell, head of Prevention and Neighbourhoods at Hampshire police, said: “We accept the way we initially treated this victim fell well below the standard we would expect. We deeply regret this and we took action at the time by referring this case to our professional standards department.

“We have changed our internal processes and any decision by an investigating officer to discontinue a rape investigation or release a suspect with no further action has to be agreed by an independent panel chaired by an assistant chief constable.

“I would like to reassure all victims of sexual assault that we do take you seriously. We do believe you, we appreciate how hard it is to come forward to report these offences, we do not judge you and we are committed to ensuring a professional and supportive response. We are doing everything to ensure we never have an initial response like this again.”

Source: The Guardian

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Tuesday Wisdom

 

Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. Just something to think about. Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and help me? Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile to see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--let's start an intentional avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all of those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just needs to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!!! I did it for a friend and you can too.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Carousel Crochet Granny Square Blanket

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A new carousel crochet blanket, completed and on it’s way to a customer. This blanket can be ordered from my Etsy store click here.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Big Bang Crochet Blanket Granny Squares

Here are some photos of the Big Bang blanket completed.
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Big Bang Blanket is available to order in my Etsy Store here.
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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Big Bang Inspired Crochet Blanket Progress Photos

Here are a few progress photos of a Big Bang granny square blanket that I have undertaken to make for a client. The blanket is huge measuring a humungous 86.5” x 86.5”
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Sunday, 3 May 2015

BRIGHT SQUARES BLANKET AND PILLOW Crochet Pattern Patons

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MATERIALS Patons® CanadianaTM (3.5 oz/100 g; 205 yds/187 m) Blanket Pillow

Contrast A Med. Teal (10744) 1 1 ball

Contrast B Fool's Gold (10610) 1 1 ball

Contrast C Tangy (10628) 1 1 ball

Contrast D Aran (10008) 1 1 ball

Contrast E Flax (10010) 1 1 ball

Contrast F Burnt Orange (10630) 1 1 ball

Contrast G Timber (10013) 1 1 ball

Contrast H Lime Juice (10712) 1 1 ball

Contrast I Dark Teal (10745) 1 1 ball

Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 18" [45.5 cm] square pillow form.

MEASUREMENTS

Blanket: Approx 48" x 57" [122 x 144.5 cm].

Pillow: Approx 18" [45.5 cm] square.

GAUGE 15 dc and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS BLANKET LARGE MOTIF With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.

4th rnd: Join Color 4 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.

5th rnd: Join Color 5 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Do not fasten off.

6th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

7th rnd: Join Color 6 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.

SMALL MOTIF With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.

Download the full PDF here.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Larksfoot Afghan Blanket

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MATERIALS Caron® United™ (4 oz/113 g; 235 yds/215 m) Main Color (MC) White (06001) 4 skeins Contrast A Royal (06013) 4 skeins Contrast B Red (06008) 4 skeins Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge Approx = Approximately Beg = Beginning Ch = Chain(s) Cont = Continue(ity) Dc = Double crochet Pat = Pattern Rep = Repeat Sp(s) = Space(s) St(s) = Stitch(es) Yoh = Yarn over hook ABBREVIATIONS: www.yarnspirations.com/abbrevi

MEASUREMENTS Approx. 48"x 60" [122 x 152.5 cm]. GAUGE 12 dc and 6½ rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS Notes: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed.

Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc throughout.

Stripe Pat With MC, work 2 rows. With A, work 2 rows. With B, work 2 rows. These 6 rows form Stripe Pat. With MC, ch 145. Mark every 25th ch for easier counting.

1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in next ch. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Join A. Turn

3rd row: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc. *Yoh and draw up a long loop in ch-1 sp 2 rows below. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - extended dc made. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

4th row: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Miss next ch. *1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Ch 1. Miss next ch. Rep from * ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Join B. Turn.

5th row: With B, ch 3. 1 extended dc. 1 dc in next dc. *Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc. 1 extended dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

6th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of row. Join A. Turn. First 6 rows of Stripe Pat are complete. Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep 3rd to 6th rows until work from beg measures approx 60" [152.5 cm], ending with 2 rows of A. Fasten off.

Free PDF Pattern Caron.com

Friday, 1 May 2015

Flower Garden Blanket Vintage Crochet Pattern

Flower Garden Afghan Crochet Pattern

Flower Garden Afghan Pattern

Source - Free Vintage Crochet.com

Size: 48 x 64 inches

Materials Required:
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED
13 - 4 ounce skeins Lt. Olive Green
3 - 4 ounce skeins Antique Gold
2 - 4 ounce skeins each Pink, Dk. Coral, Canary and Violet (Flower Colors)

Plastic Crochet Hook Size J OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN MOTIF GAUGE BELOW
½ yd. Lining and Shredded foam rubber for Pillow

GAUGE: Each motif measures 4 inches.

1st MOTIF: With Antique Gold ch 4, join to form a ring, * ch 8, s c in ring, repeat from * 7 times, join, cut yarn. 2nd ROUND:At­tach a flower color in any loop, work 1 s c, 5 d c, 1 s c in each loop all around, join in 1st s c, cut yarn. 3rd ROUND:Attach Lt. Olive Green between any 2 petals, s c in same space, * ch 2, holding petal to front, s c between next 2 petals, repeat from * all around, join in 1st s c.4th ROUND: Sl st in next space, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, * 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in next space (corner), 3 d c in next space, repeat from * twice, 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in next space, join in 3rd st of ch. 5th ROUND: Sl st in each of the next 2 d c to space between next d c groups, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, * 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in corner ch 2 loop, 3 d c in between next d c groups, 3 d c in between next d c groups, repeat from * twice, 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in corner ch 2 loop, 3 d c in between next d c groups, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn. 2nd MOTIF: Work 1st 4 rounds same as 1st motif.5th ROUND: Join to 1st motif as follows: sl st in each of next 2 d c to space between next d c groups, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, 3 d c in corner ch 2 loop, ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook in corner ch 2 loop of 1st motif, pick up loop and pull through, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop of 2nd motif, * drop loop, insert hook in next space between d c goups of 1st motif, pull loop through, 3 d c in between next d c groups of 2nd motif, repeat from * once, drop loop, insert hook in next space between d c groups of 1st motif, pull loop through, 3 d c in ch 2 loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, drop loop, insert hook in ch 2 loop of 1st motif, ch 1, 3 d c in same space of 2nd motif, and complete round same as 1st motif. Join 3rd motif to 1st motif and 4th motif to 3rd and 2nd motifs in same manner. Work 192 motifs arranging motifs in 12 groups of 4 flower colors according to chart on this page. (If desired work 12 groups of each of 4 colors and then sew groups tog according to chart).

EDGE: Attach Lt. Olive Green in any corner loop, ch 3, 3 d c in same space, * 4 d c between next d c groups, repeat from * twice, 4 d c in seam, 4 d c in each of next 3 spaces, 4 d c in seam. Continue all around in same man­ner working 4 d c, ch 2, 4 d c in each corner, join. 2nd ROUND: Sl st to next space between d c groups, * ch 4, 5 d c in 3rd st from hook, ch 1, s c in next space between d c groups, continue all around in same manner, join, cut yarn.

PILLOW

Work 16 motifs same as afghan working 1 group of each of the 4 colors. Finish with edge same as afghan.

LINING: Cut 2 sections lining ma­terial allowing about 1 inch more on each edge for seams. Sew 3 sides. Fill with shredded foam rubber and sew opening closed. Place crochet section over pillow and sew in place as illustrated.

Flower Garden Afghan Pattern chart