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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Mesh Diamond Afghan Pattern - Free Vintage Crochet

Free Vintage Crochet has made available a Mesh Diamond Afghan crochet pattern from Afghans Crocheted & Knitted, Star Book No. 202, originally published by American Thread Company.  To see the original post click the picture. 

For my readers enjoyment I have reproduced the instructions below.  All copy and property rights remain the property of the Publishers.  Crafty Frog has no ownership of any of this material.  Reproduced for your enjoyment and personal use.




Size: 49 x 68 inches
Materials Required:
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED
12 - 4 ounce skeins White
2 - 4 ounce skeins Antique Gold
or
DAWN "SAYELLE"*
12 - 4 ounce skeins White
2 - 4 ounce skeins Antique Gold
Plastic Crochet Hook Size H OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW
GAUGE: 2 meshes = 1 inch
OUTER PANELS: (Make 2). With White ch 68, d c in 6th st from hook, * ch 1, skip next st of ch, d c in next st of ch, repeat from * 5 times, ch 1, skip next st of ch, popcorn st in next st (popcorn st: 4 d c in same space, drop loop from hook, insert in 1st d c, pull loop through), * ch 1, skip next st of ch, d c in next st, repeat from * 14 times, ch 1, skip next st of ch, popcorn st in next st, * ch 1, skip next st of ch, d c in next st, repeat from * 7 times, ch 4 to turn all rows. 2nd ROW: D c in next d c, * ch 1, d c in next d c, repeat from * 4 times, ch 1, popcorn st in next d c. (NOTE: Keep popcorn st to right side of work), ch 1, d c in next popcorn st, ch 1, popcorn st in next d c, * ch 1, d c in next d c, repeat from * 12 times, ch 1, popcorn st in next d c, ch 1, d c in next pop­corn st, ch 1, popcorn st in next d c, * ch 1, d c in next d c, repeat from * 5 times, ch 1, skip 1 st of end mesh, d c in next st, ch 4, turn. Continue working in same manner starting at 3rd row of chart and work to B. To work a popcorn st at beg of row work as follows: ch 3, work 3 d c in same space, y o and work off all loops at one time. Work from A to B 6 times. Then work 1st row of chart, cut yarn.
CENTER PANEL: (Make 1) With White ch 68, work according to chart, working from A to B 7 times, then work 1st row of chart, cut yarn.
FINISHING: Block each section. Matching meshes place last st of edge of outer panel over last st of edge of center panel. Sew through both thickness. Attach other outer panel to opposite side of center panel in same manner.
EDGE: With Antique Gold work a row of s c all around Afghan work­ing 2 s c over side of each d c on sides; 1 s c in each st and in each ch 1 space across lower and top edges and 3 s c in each corner mesh, join in 1st s c, cut yarn.
TASSELS: Wind Antique Gold 27 times over an 8 inch cardboard. Tie one end, cut other end. Then tie again one inch from last tying. Make 15 more tassels in same manner. Tie one tassel securely to center s c of each corner and one to the s c directly above or below popcorn sts across lower and top edges.

Mesh Diamond Afghan Pattern chart





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