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Peonies Crochet Afghan

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Published: 06/20/2012

by Michael Sellick

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Pretty Peonies Afghan Crochet Pattern

by Michael Sellick
©2012 The Crochet Crowd

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I completed this afghan is just a matter of 4 days without breaking a sweat. It was inspired by a gorgeous vase of flowers Daniel created for our dining room table. In looking at the vase while enjoying a delicious lunch, I wondered what the equivalent design to the flower vase would be if I crocheted something using the exact same colours. 

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I decided to use traditional stitches but then opted for a stitch that I have never done in a project before. Together with the double crochet stitch, I incorporated the boxed block stitch into the pattern to make it much more interesting. The choice of stitching helped grow the afghan at the tremendous speed that I had achieved. 

The colours were inspired by Red Heart's colour pallette from Collage and With Love. I noticed with the Collage that the colours are slowly transitioning with colours that are within the same shades of colour within the vase. I then mixed Red Heart's With Lovedue to the extreme softness of Collage so that the afghan would maintain a really soft texture and feel. 


Dimensions

  • Afghan is a hexagon shape. Tip to Tip = 5 Feet Diameter, Flat Edge to Flat Edge = 4.5 Feet.


Materials Used


Instructions:

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Abbreviations: CH = Chain, ST ST = SL ST, BEG = Beginning, DC = Double Crochet,


Starting at the middle of the afghan and go in rounds around the afghan. With every round completed, we slip stitch to complete the round before moving up to the next level. 


CENTRE HEXAGON - SOLID DC's

  1. Using Blue Wave Collage Yarn, CH 4, Join with SL ST to form ring
  2. CH 3, 2 DC into the ring, CH 1,  *3 DC into the ring, CH 1, Repeat from * 4 times. Join with SL ST. (There should be 6 groups of 3DC which represents each one of the 6 sides. 
  3. CH 3, *1 DC into each of the next 3 DC, V-Stitch in corner (1 DC, CH 1, 1 DC). Repeat from * 5 times. Final corner will be 1 DC, CH 1 and join with top of the BEG CH 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  4. Join With Love Eggshell into same corner where you fastened off in step 3. CH 3, *1 DC into each DC till the next corner, V-STITCH in the next corner. Repeat * 5 time times. Last corner will be finished with 1 DC, CH 1 and ST ST. 
  5. Repeat Step 4 and fasten off, weave in ends.
  6. Fasten on Red Heart Collage Landscape Green. CH 1, *SC into each DC until the next corner, in corner, V-STITCH (1 SC, CH 1, 1 SC). Repeat from * 5 more times. Final corner gets 1 SC, CH 1 and SL ST to the BEG CH 1 Stitch.  Fasten off and weave in ends. 
  7. Fasten on With Love Eggshell. Repeat step 4 and fasten off. Weave in ends. 
  8. Fasten on Red heart Collage Rose Dust. Repeat Steps 4 using this colour.
  9. Repeat Step 4 using Collage Rose Dust. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
  10. Fasten on Red Heart's With Love Eggshell. Repeat Step 4 using this colour.
  11. Repeat Step 4 using With Love Eggshell. 
  12. Fasten on Collage Blue Wave, Repeat step 6. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
  13. Repeat step 7. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  14. Fasten on Collage Landscape Green, repeat 4 & 5 steps using this colour. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
  15. Repeat step 7. Do not fasten off. Read directions between here and the first instruction below. 
To help you... each row will grow by 2 stitches per flat edge. I have worked out the stitch counts per flat edge per round. This is important for the boxed block stitch starting on round. 

3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31

 

TO CONTINUE THIS AFGHAN... CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE DIRECTIONS