Talk to the Animals
Afghan measures approximately 34" x 42"
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn
- 24 1/2 oz. Yellow or Main Color
- 3 1/2 oz. each of Peach, Lilac, Mint, Powder Blue and Pink
- Crochet Hook: Size I or size to obtain gauge
7 stitches = 2"
8 rows = 2"
To save time, take time to check gauge!
Note: There's a handy guide to commonly used crochet and knitting abbreviations in FAQ.
To Begin: With Main color, loosely ch 107 sts.
Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn at end of this and each row (106 sts).
Row 2 and all rows: Work 1 sc in each st across. Work until 146 rows have been completed.
Border is worked in this order: Powder Blue, Peach, Lilac, Pink, Mint and picot row Yellow
Row 1: Join Powder Blue in any corner. Work this corner and all corners as follows in parenthesis ( 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) all in corner st, ch 1 skip 1 st. If working across narrow edge, work * 1 sc, ch 1, skip 1 st, rep from * across to corner, work corner. Across long edge work 1 sc, ch1, skip 1 row, rep from * across, work corner, continue around. Fasten off Powder Blue.
Row 2: With Peach, join yarn in ch-3 corner. Work 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc all in corner. Ch 1, * work 1 sc, in ch-1 in spaces of row below, ch 1, rep from * to corner, work corner in corner, continue around. Fasten off Peach.
Row 3: With Lilac rep row 2.
Row 4: With Pink rep row 2.
Row 5: With Mint rep row 2.
Row 6: With yellow, join yarn with sc in any ch-3 corner, work picot (ch 3, sc in first st of ch 3), 1 sc in corner, ch 1, 1 sc in ch-1 in spaces of row below, picot, ch 1, * 1 sc, ch 1, in each of next 3 ch-1 in spaces, picot, in same stitch as last sc, ch 1, rep from * across, work around with a picot in each ch-3 corner. Fasten off.
Cross Stitch Pattern:
Follow chart, work one cross st (worked over 1 row) for window box using Blue. Position animals according to chart and work in colors as indicated. Work all stitches in a loose and even tension and all top cross stitches in same direction.
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.
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