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Flower Garden Granny Afghan
Flower Garden Granny Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn; 13 ozs Lemon Yellow, 10 ozs Peach, 8
ozs Raspberry, 5 ozs                          Spring Green, 13 ozs White
Crochet Hook Size I or 5.50 mm

Finished Size Approximately 46" x 65"

Square: (make 24):
With yellow, ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: (right side):
Ch 4, (counts as first trc of rnd), tr in ring; * ch 2, 2 trc in ring; rep from *
6 times more, ch 2, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-4; eight 2-trc groups
+ 8 ch-2 sps. Finish off yellow.

Rnd 2: With right side facing you, join peach with a sl st in first trc of any
2-trc group, ch 3 (counts as first dc of rnd), 2 dc in next trc; * ch 2, sk
next ch-2 sp, dc in next trc, 2 dc in next trc; rep from * 6 times more, ch
2, sk last ch-2 sp, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3; eight 3-dc groups +
8 ch-2 sps. Do not finish off.

Rnd 3: Continuing with peach, ch 3, do not turn; work 3 dc in next dc, dc
in next dc; * ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc 3 dc in next dc, dc in
next dc; rep from * 6 times more, ch 2, sk last ch-2 sp, join with a sl st in
top of beg ch-3 ; eight 5-dc groups + 8 ch-2 sps. Finish off peach.

Rnd 4: With right side facing you, join raspberry with a sl st in first dc of
any 5-dc group, ch 3, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2
dc; * ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in
each of next 2 dc; rep from * 6 times more, ch 2, sk last ch-2 sp, join with
a sl st in top of beg ch-3; eight 7-dc groups + 8 ch-2 sps. Finish off
raspberry.

Rnd 5: With right side facing you, join green with a sl st in first dc of any
7-dc group, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc; * ! 2 dc in next dc, trc in each
fo next 2 dc; ch 2 (for corner sp), sk next ch-2 sp, trc in each of next 2
dc; 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc!; ch 2 (for sp at center of
side), sk next ch-2 sp, dc in each fo next 4 dc; rep from * twice more,
then rep from ! To ! Once, ch 2, sk last ch-2 sp, join with a sl st in top of
beg ch-3; four ch-2 corner sps (between trcs). Finish off green.         

Rnd 6: With right side facing you, join white with a sl st in ch-2 sp
between 2 trc at any corner, ch 3, work (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp; * dc
in next st, hdc in each fo next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts as follows: Draw
up a loop in each of next 2 sts (3 lps now on hook), yo hook and draw
through all 3 lps on hook (dec made); sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, sk
next ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts (as before);
hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in next st, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next
ch-2 sp at corner; rep from * around, ending last rep without working
corner, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Do not finish off.

Rnd 7: Continuing with white, ch 3, do not turn, dc in next st, * work (2
dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp at corner, dc in each of next 9 sts; ch 2,
sk next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 9 sts; rep form * around, ending last
rep by working dc in each of next 7 dc (instead of dc in each of next 9
sts), join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Do not finish off.

Rnd 8: Continuing with white, ch 3, do not turn; dc in each fo next 3 sts, *
work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp at corner, dc in each fo next 11 dc; ch
2, sk next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 11 dc; rep from * around, ending
last rep by working dc in each of next 7 dc (instead of dc in each of next
11 dc), join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off white.

Rnd 9: With right side facing you, join yellow with a sl st in ch-3 sp at any
corner, ch 3, work (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp; * dc in each of next 13 dc,
ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, dc in each fo next 13 dc, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in
ch-3 sp at next corner; rep from * around, ending last rep without
working last corner, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off, leaving
approximately 30" sewing length.

Assembling:
Afghan is 4 squares wide by 6 squares long. To join two squares, hold
both squares with right sides together, with sewing length positioned
whenever possible at upper right hand corner. Thread sewing length (or
use a length of matching yarn) into tapestry or yearn needle; weave to
center ch st at corner. Now sew with overcast st in outer lps only of
corresponding sts across, ending in center ch st at next corner.
Continue to join squares in this manner until all squares are joined into
rows. Then join rows together in same manner, being careful that each
4-corner junction is firmly joined.

Edging:
Rnd 1: With right side facing you, join yellow with a sl st in ch-3 sp at any
outer corner of afghan, ch 3, work (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp; dc n each
of next 15 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 15 dc, * work 2 dc in
each fo next 2 sps (sp on each side of joining), dc in each of next 15 dc,
dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 15 dc; rep from * across side to
next corner, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp. Work rem sides
and corners in the same manner, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Do
not finish off.

Rnd 2: Continuing with yellow, ch 3, do not turn; dc in next dc, * work (2
dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner sp, work dc in each dc across side; rep
from * around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Do not finish off.

Rnd 3: Continuing with yellow, ch 3, do not turn; dc in each of next 3 dc,
* work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner sp, work dc in each dc across
side; rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off
yellow.

Rnd 4: With right side facing you, join peach with a sl st in any corner
sp, ch 3, work (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp; * work dc in each dc across
side, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner sp; rep from * around, ending
last rep without working corner, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Do not
finish off.

Rnds 5 & 6: Continuing with peach, rep rnds 2 and 3. At end of rnd 6,
finish off peach.

Rnd 7: With raspberry, rep rnd 4. Do not finish off.

Rnd 8: Continuing with raspberry, rep rnd 2. Finish off and weave in all
ends. Lightly steam press on wrong side.