Trellis Garden Afghan

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Approximately 45 x 72 ins.

(For Intermediate Crocheters)

MATERIALS: Columbia-Minerva -Nantuk 4-ply (4 oz. ball)-7 Main Color (MC); 1 ball each of Colors A, B, C, D and E.
Nantuk colors shown are (MC) Winter White, (A) Med Purple, (B) Med Coral, (C) Forest Green, (D) Christmas Green, (E) Lt Gold.
AFGHAN HOOK: 14 in. straight or jumper hook size K-or size needed to obtain gauge given below.

GAUGE: In Afghan st (counting vertical bar and st as one st and 2 halves of each row as one row)- 7 sts=2 ins. 3 rows = 1 in.
Take time to precheck gauge.

NOTES: Base is worked in one piece.
Each row of Afghan st consists of 2 halves, always working from the right side.

BASE: With Afghan hook and MC, loosely ch 156.

Row 1-First Half: Retaining all lps on hook, draw up a lp in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end; 156 lps on hook.

2nd Half: Yo and through first lp, * yo and through 2 lps; rep from * until 1 lp rems on hook (rem lp counts as first lp on next row).

Row 2-First Half: Retaining all lps on hook, draw up a lp under 2nd vertical bar of row below and under each bar across to within last st, to keep left edge from warping insert hook through center of last st so there are 2 vertical bars on left edge, yo and through st; 156 lps on hook.

2nd Half: Work off lps in same way as 2nd half of row 1; there are 155 sts.

Marking row 1 as lower edge, rep row 2 until 207 rows have been completed, ending with 1 lp on hook.

Bind Off Row: Draw up a lp under 2nd vertical bar and draw this lp through lp on hook (a sl st made), * draw up a lp under next bar and draw lp through lp on hook; rep from * across working through center of last st. Fasten off.

CROSS STITCH EMBROIDERY: Read notes accompanying charts carefully before beginning. Be sure to begin embroidery at lower edge in case any adjustment in length is necessary.

EDGING: (Work after embroidery is completed.)

Row 1: From right side, with crochet hook and MC; join yarn with sl st in first st in right corner on upper edge, ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each st to end; 155 sc. Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: *Skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 4 * ; rep between *'s to middle of edge, skip 2 sc, draw up a lp in each of next 2 sc, yo and through all 3 lps on hook (a dec made), ** ch 4, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc**; rep between **, s to end; 51 ch-4 lps. Ch 5, turn.

Row 3: Sc in first lp, * ch 4, sc in next lp; rep from * across, end with ch 2, dc in beg sc of row 1; 49 ch-4 lps with a half lp at each end. Ch 4, turn.

Row 4: Sc in first full lp, * ch 4, sc in next lp; rep from * across, end with ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of half lp at end. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Work 2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc in each lp across, end with sl st in first ch of turning-ch. Fasten off. Steam afghan lightly to measurements.


-Each space on chart represents one Afghan st and one vertical bar on each row of base. Work each cross stitch over st and bar (see illustration) using a blunt needle and single strand of color indicated.
-Work cross stitches loosely so that base stitches do not distort. Be sure to cross all stitches in the same direction.
-Begin embroidery at lower edge leaving 4 rows unworked on lower and upper ends and 4 stitches unworked on each side edge.
-Work double lattice hexagon 3 times ending with row 71 of chart. Work floral motif in each hexagon, reversing motif on left side. Work floral cluster in each of two center diamonds.
-Secure all ends and weave in carefully on wrong side.
-Click here for chart.

Other great patterns from Gallery of Afghans, Book 688:

Pattern © 1983 by Columbia-Minerva. is not endorsed by Columbia-Minerva.