Embroidered Afghan – Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

This free embroidered afghan pattern was originally published in the Woolco Knitting and Crocheting Manual, in 1916.

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

Crochet Afghan Pattern:
Embroidered Afghan

Crochet Afghan Pattern - Embroidered Afghan


2 boxes of dark and 1 box of light Woolco Germantown Zephyr
No. 8 Woolco hook, 10 inches long
Embroidery Chart


With light yarn chain 36, work even in afghan stitch until strip is 2 1/2 yards long.

With dark yarn chain 36.

1st and 2nd Rows – Single crochet.

3rd Row – * 3 single crochet, make a puff stitch thus; wrap, put hook around the 4th stitch in 1st row, pull yarn through, wrap, take off 2 loops, wrap, put hook around the same stitch, pull yarn through, wrap, take off 2 loops, wrap, take off 3 loops. * Repeat between stars, end row with 3 single crochet.

Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows until stripe is as long as light one.

Make 3 stripes of dark, 2 light. Place wrong sides together, join with single crochet, using light yarn.

Embroider cross stitch design on light stripes.


With dark * in 6th row make 3 double crochet each 1 1/4 inches long. Work back in the 4th row 3 double crochet each 1 1/4 inches long. * Across the top and bottom work in every 6th and 4th stitches.

2nd Row – With light * make 3 double crochet between the 3rd and 4th stitches, 3 double crochet around the 3 just made. Wrap twice around hook, put hook in 2d space in 1st row of border, ^ wrap, take off 2 loops ^. Repeat between ^’s twice. Chain 3, fasten with a slip stitch in last stitch. * Repeat between stars around afghan.

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