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Crochet Trellis Afghan

Wreath
Beautiful textured stitches accented by cross-stitch flowers make this crocheted afghan a family favorite. Create five strips, join them together and embroider. A perfect companion to both formal and informal decor. The approximate finished size of the afghan is 48" by 64".

Materials:

4-ply worsted weight yarn—

  • 60 oz. Apricot (A)
  • 7 ozs. Dark Apricot (B)
  • 3.5 ozs. Green (C)
  • 3.5 ozs. Rose (D)
  • 3.5 ozs. Brown (E)

Size K crochet hook or size required to obtain given gauge.
Tapestry needle for embroidery.
trellis chart

Gauge:

  • 3 single crochet = 1 inch
  • 7 rows = 2 inches

Strip A: Make 3.

Note: Make sure Box 1 and 2 are the same size so they can be joined together.


BOX 1: WITH A, CHAIN 27.

Row 1:
Single crochet (sc) in 2nd chain from hook, *sc in next chain; repeat from* across — 26 sc. Ch 1, turn.
***Row 2:
Wrong side. Sc in first sc, * sc around post of next sc (called sc post—insert hook in space before next stitch, bring hook across back of stitch and out in space after stitch, draw up a loop and work off as a sc); repeat from * across, end sc in end stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3:
Sc in each stitch. Ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 3 for 24 more rows.
Last row:
Repeat Row 2. Ch 2, turn.

Note: On Row 2 and the last row a ridge is formed on the right side of work.


BOX 2:

Row 1:
Right side. Ch 2 on turn is always counted as first half double crochet (hdc), *hdc in each stitch across, Ch 2, turn.
Row 2:
Repeat Row 1. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3:
SC in each of first 3 stitches (sts), *Front Raised Double Crochet (yarn over and insert hook in space before stitch, going from front to back, bring hook across back of stitch and out in space after stitch, coming from back to front, yarn over hook and draw up a loop, work off the 3 loops on hook as for a double crochet) around post of next 4 corresponding hdc 2 rows below, skip 4 sts at the top (stitches behind the 4 Front Raised Double Crochet), 1 sc in each of next 4 hdc; repeat from *, end 1 sc in each of last 3 sts. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4
and all even rows: 1 hdc in each st. Ch1, turn.
Row 5:
1 sc in each of first 2 sts, * 1 front Raised Double Crochet around post of each of next 2 Raised Double Crochet 2 rows below, skip 2 sts at the top, 1 sc in each of next 2 hdc, 1 Front Raised Double Crochet around post of next 2 Raised Double Crochet 2 rows below, skip 2 sts at the top, 1 sc in each of next 2 hdc; repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 6:
Look Row 4.
Row 7:
1 sc in first st, * 1 Front Raised Double Crochet around post of each of next 2 Raised Double Crochet 2 rows below, skip 2 sts at top, 1 sc in next 4 hdc, 1 Front Raised Double Crochet around post of next 2 Raised Double Crochet 2 rows below, skip 2 sts at top; repeat from *, end 1 sc in last hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 8:
Look Row 4.
Row 9:
Repeat Row 7
Row 10:
Look Row 4.
Row 11:
Repeat Row 5.
Row 12:
Look Row 4.
Row 13:
1 sc in each of first 3 sts, * 1 Front Raised Double Crochet around post of each of next 2 Raised Double Crochet 2 rows below, skip 2 sts at top, 1 Front Raised Double Crochet around post of next 2 Raised Double Crochet 2 rows below, skip 2 sts at the top, 1 sc in each of next 4 hdc; repeat from *, end last repeat 1 sc in each of last 3 hdc. ch 2, turn.
Row 14:
Look Row 4.
Row 15:
1 sc in each of first 3 sts, * 1 Front Raised Double Crochet around post of each of next 4 Raised Double Crochet, skip 4 sts at top, 1 sc in each of next 4 hdc; repeat from *, end last repeat with 1 sc in each of last 3 sts. Ch 2, turn.
Row 16:
Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 5 through 15. At end of Row 15, ch 1, turn. Work 1 row even in
sc. Ch1, turn.

START BOX 3:

Sc in each st. ch1, turn. Repeat between *** for pattern (from Row 2 of Box 1 to the first sc row of Box 3). Work even until there are 7 boxes in all — 4 Box 1 and 3 Box 2. End with last row of Box 1. Fasten off.

Strip B: Make 2.

WITH A CH 27

Work first 2 rows of Box 1 of Strip A, then continue with Box 2 of Strip A. Alternate Box 2 and Box 1 as written for Strip A for 7 boxes in all &shy 4 Box 2, 3 Box 1. End last Box 2 with 2 rows of sc and 1 row as Row 2 of Box 1, forming a ridge. Fasten off.

Finishing:

  • With A, right side facing, join at outer side edge corner. Work 1 row of sc along the side edge of strip, making sure work is flat. Ch 2, turn.
  • Next row: Work 1 hdc around post of each sc, end with a hdc in end stitch. Fasten off. On corresponding side of same strip, work 1 row of sc, making sure to have same number of stitches as corresponding side. Fasten off.
  • Work all strips in this manner. Follow chart for flower embroidery.
  • Embroider a flower in each Box 1 in cross stitch. From wrong side with A, Slip stitch (slst) strips together loosely, placing an A Strip at each end and alternating other strips.

Border:

  • Join B at a corner with a sl st. With right side, work sc around all sides of afghan, making sure work is flat and working 3 sc in each corner, with corresponding sides having same number of stitches. Join with a sl st.
  • Last round: Ch 1, with right side facing, working backwards from left to right, sc around all sides of afghan, making sure to keep work flat. Join with a sl st and fasten off.

How to Make a Tassel

Tassels:

  • Make 4.
  • Cut 40 strands of color B, 12" long. Place a length of yarn in center and fold all strands in half. Knot length of yarn tightly around center.
  • With a second length of yarn wrap several times around all folded strands 1" from top to form a head and tie securely. Trim ends.
  • Fasten a tassel to each corner of afghan as shown.
how to make tassel
how to make tassel

Diagram how to cut tassel
how to cross stitch

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.