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Daisy and Black-Eyed Susan Flower Afghan

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These daisy and black-eyed susan flower squares can be joined for a "Daisy Patch" Afghan.

One Example:

See a variety of these afghans below in different color placements, using the two flower designs (click on each thumbnail pic to go to the larger images).

The blocks could be made any of three ways: Cross stitch on single crochet, cross stitch on afghan stitch or by crocheting colors in, following the chart. I did this one as cross-stitch on afghan stitch background. Click here for the color chart to crochet the Black-Eyed Susan square.

Click here for the color chart to crochet the Daisy square. In this example, I worked the chart in afghan stitch with worsted weight yarn, using a US size J afghan hook. This resulted in a block that was longer than wide (8" x 6 1/2").

Here are a few color placement ideas for you or you may enjoy thinking up some of your own. Examples are with 25 blocks made in afghan stitch and a finished size of 41" x 32 1/2" (this includes one border round of double crochet on assembled afghan). You may wish to make a smaller or larger afghan. The examples are just to give you a few ideas to spark your own creativeness. Click on each thumbnail pic below to go to the full-size image of that afghan.

This is an example of the afghan made with 30 blocks. The more blocks you are using in your afghan, the more creative you can become with color placement. (Click on the thumbnail pic at left to go to the larger image).

Directions for Single Crochet Squares
Abbreviations: ch = chain, sc = single crochet
Materials: Choose the yarn weight you prefer, according to the approximate finished size you want. Suggested: US size G, H or I hooks with worsted weight yarn. US size F hook is suggested with sport weight yarn.
Starting Chain: Ch 24.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. (23 sc)
Rows 2 - 23: Chain 1 to turn. Sc in each sc across. (23 sc)
End off. With each single crochet representing one square on the chart, and one cross-stitch X covering one single crochet, follow chart to cross stitch the design on the crocheted square.

Directions for Working Squares in Afghan Stitch (also called Tunisian)
Instructions for making afghan stitch squares sized to co-ordinate with the daisy cross-stitch charts, see this page: http://crochet.about.com/library/bldtunisian1.htm

I created the color charts for the Daisy and Black-Eyed Susan based on my adaptation of a daisy filet crochet design originally printed in 1916 in the pattern book The Ladies' World Filet Crochet Book No. 2. Length of Copyright Protection Terms

The images of the individual Daisy, Black-Eyed Susan Flower blocks and the finished afghan images copyright © 2000 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Bookmark for this pattern is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa060300.htm

You can also make this daisy design in filet crochet. Filet Crochet Chart and Instructions

Various Methods For Joining Crocheted Squares

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