© 1984 by Bernat Yarn & Craft Corp.
Reproduced with permission from Spinrite LP
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Web page created 11th June 2006

A Blanket of Roses Afghan

This cozy afghan topped with gorgeous roses is a mingling of pretty stitches done in a knitting worsted yarn. Because you are working one octagonal unit at a time it is great carry-along crochet. Finished size: approximately 40 inches by 60 inches.

Abbreviations
ch chain tog together
scsingle crochetyoyarn over
hdchalf double crochetdecdecrease
dcdouble crochet*this symbol indicates that the
trtreble crochetdirections immediately following are
slslipto be repeated a given number of
sl stslip stitchtimes
st(s)stitch(es)
begbeginning

Stitch Gauge
All crocheting is planned according to a specified stitch gauge. We have suggested the size hook with which the average crocheter will obtain the stitch gauge specified in these directions. However, if you do not get the correct gauge with the suggested hook use any size hook which will give you the specified gauge. You MUST work at the stitch gauge given in the directions if you wish your finished work to be the size given.

Materials Required
Bernat Satin50g balls (or any equivalent KW weight yarn that will give the specified stitch gauge). Mauve x 6, Pink x 4, Gray-green x 4 and White x 10.
15mm (H or 8) hook or any size hook that will give the specified stitch gauge.
1Tapestry needle.
Gauge
Each octagon should measure approximately 10 inches
Each square should measure approximately 5 inches

Note
The abbreviation used in the following directions is preceded by the explanation the first time it appears.

OCTAGON: Make 24. Using Color A, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, 3 dc in ring, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 3rd st of ch 3 and draw loop through, ch 3, * 4 dc in ring, remove hook from loop, insert hook in first dc and draw loop through, ch 1 (bobble made), ch 2, repeat from * twice more, join - 4 bobbles and 4 ch 3 spaces.

Round 2: * In next ch 3 space work 1 sc, 4 dc, 1 sc (petal), repeat from * 3 times more, join. Fasten off.

Round 3: With right side facing you, join Color B in first sc, holding petals forward, * ch 3, sl st in center of ch at base of next petal on Round 2, ch 3, sl st between petals on Round 2, repeat from *, ending ch 3, sl st in center of ch at base of next petal, ch 3, join - 8 ch 3 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 4: With wrong side facing you, join Color B in any ch 3 loop and work 1 sc, 5dc, 1 sc in same ch 3 loop, * 1 sc, 5dc, 1 sc in next ch 3 loop, repeat from * around, join - 8 Color B petals. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing you, holding petals forward, join Color C in any sl st of Round 3, * ch 7, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sl st in next sl st of Round 3, repeat from * 7 times more, join - 8 leaves.

Round 6: Turn, * 5 sc on side of next leaf, 3 sc in point of leaf, 5 sc on other side of same leaf, repeat from * 7 times more, join. Fasten off.

Round 7: With right side facing you, join Color D in center sc at point of any leaf, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, * 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, skip next st, yo hook twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (yo hook and draw through 2 loops) twice, skip 2 sts, yo hook twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through all loops on hook, skip next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 3 sc in corner st, repeat from * around, ending last repeat 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of last 2 sts, join.

Round 8: * 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, repeat from * around, join.

Round 9: Sl st to center sc, ch 4, turn, 1 tr, ch 1, 2 tr in same st, * skip next st, 1 tr in next st, skip next st, 1 bobble in each of next 3 sts, skip next st, 1 tr in next st, skip next st, 2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr in next st, repeat from * around, ending last repeat 1 bobble in each of next 3 sts, skip next st, 1 tr in next st, skip last st, join. Fasten off.

Round 10: With right side facing you, join Color A in any st, ch 3, 1 dc in each st and 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in each corner space, join. Fasten off.

Round 11: With right side facing you, join Color B in any st, ch 1, 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in each corner space, join. Fasten Off.

SQUARE: Make 15. Using Color A, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Work in same manner as Round 1 of Octagon. Fasten Off.

Round 2: With right side facing you, join Color C in any ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next space, repeat from * twice more, join. Fasten off.

Round 3: With right side facing you, join Color D in any corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, * 3 dc in next space, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner space, repeat from *, ending 3 dc in next space, join. Fasten off.

Round 4: With right side facing you, join Color A in any corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, 1 dc in each dc and 3 dc , ch 2, 3 dc in each corner space, join. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing you, join Color B in any corner space, ch 1, 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in each corner space, join. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Following chart for placement of motifs, with right side facing you and using Color B, sew motifs tog through BACK LOOPS.

EDGING

Round 1: With right side facing you, join Color B in first corner st of any corner octagon, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *1 dc in each st to corner, 3 dc in corner st *, repeat between *'s twice more, ** 1 dc in each st to 2 sts before next corner st (joining), yo and draw up a loop in each of next 5 sts, yo and pull through all 10 loops on hook (4 sts dec), repeat between *'s twice, repeat from ** to corner octagon, dec 4 sts, repeat between *'s 4 times, repeat from ** around. Fasten off.

Round 2: Using Color A, repeat Round 1.

Round 3: Using Color D, repeat Round 1.

Round 4: Using Color C, Repeat Round 1. Fasten off.

Every effort has been made to have these crocheting directions accurate and complete; however, we cannot be responsible for variance of individual crocheters, human errors or typographical mistakes.

© 1984 by Bernat Yarn & Craft Corp
Reproduced with permission from Spinrite LP

A blanket of roses afghan chart
A chart of the motifs and border to assist you with the written instructions



The arrangement of the 24 octagons and 15 squares

© 1984 by Bernat Yarn & Craft Corp.
Reproduced with permission from Spinrite LP
Disclaimer: This site is not endorsed by Spinrite LP
Photos & history @ https://megan.cc/RosesBlanket
Web page created 11th June 2006