Crochet a Mount Vernon Afghan
Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

Everyone loves the Mount Vernon afghan - most made of any afghan. Make this simple crochet afghan in any colors you wish.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this much loved crochet pattern to make this favorite crochet afghan. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted afghan pattern.

Crochet Afghan Pattern:
Crochet a 'Mount Vernon' Blanket

Crochet Afghan - Mount Vernon Afghan


REQUIRED MATERIALS

Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 ounce skein)
15 Skeins - Assorted Colors
8 Skeins - Black

OR

Minerva Afghan Germantown (2 ounce skein)
20 Skeins - Assorted Colors
11 Skeins - Black

1 Steel Crochet Hook Standard Size 2

NOTE(s)

Gauge: 3 Sts. to 1/2 inch. (Finished Square measures about 4 inches.)

Approximate Final Size: 54 inches by 72 inches.

Crocheted squares may be joined straight if you prefer.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

To Crochet a Square

Row 1 - With Color, Ch. 3, join in a ring, Ch. 2, 2 D.C. in ring, Ch. 1, * 3 D.C. in ring, Ch. 1, repeat from * 2 times more. Slip St. to 2nd Ch. at beginning of row, break yarn, fasten.

Row 2 - With 2nd Color, fasten yarn in one of the four corners, Ch. 2, 2 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, * 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, repeat from * around row, Slip St. to 2nd Ch. at beginning of row, break yarn, fasten.

Row 3 - With 3rd Color, fasten yarn in one of the corners, Ch. 2, 2 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, * 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, repeat from * around row, ending 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, Slip St. to 2nd Ch. at beginning of row, break yarn, fasten.

Row 4 - With 4th Color, fasten yarn in one of the corners, Ch. 2, 2 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, * 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in next space. Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in same space, Ch. 1, repeat from * around row, ending 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, 3 D.C. in next space, Ch. 1, Slip St. to 2nd Ch. at beginning of row, break yarn, fasten.

Row 5 - Join Black at corner and work in the same manner.

This completes one Square.

Make 284 squares and sew together on wrong side as illustrated:

11 squares in first row across,
10 squares in second row across,
Repeat these 2 rows, 12 times more, then 1 row of 11 squares.

Crocheting the Border

Row 1 - With Black work 1 row S.C. all around Afghan, increasing at outside corners and decreasing at inside corners to keep work flat.

Row 2 - With Color, Ch. 2, * 1 D.C. in 3rd St., 1 D.C. in 2nd St. (crossing Sts.), repeat from * around row.

Rows 3 and 4 - With Black work 1 S.C. in each St. around row.

Fasten yarn.

This crochet pattern for a 'Mount Vernon' afghan was originally published in the 1940's by Minerva in Minerva Afghans, Volume 72.


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