Persian Print – Crochet Afghan Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

This free crochet pattern for a Persian print afghan was originally published around 1952 by Coats and Clark in Afghans Book No. 289.

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

Crochet Afghan Pattern:
Persian Print Afghan

Crochet Afghan - Persian Print

REQUIRED MATERIALS

CHADWICK’S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED. 4 Ply, Art. E.232: 2] skeins (1 oz, “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 789 Bittersweet and 21 skeins of No. 858 Navy
Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 5.

NOTE(s)

The approximate final size of this crochet afghan is 46″ x 62″.

Gauge: Each motif measures 4 inches square.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

First Motif

Starting at center with Bittersweet, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st Rnd – Ch 3, 15 dc in ring. Join and break off.

2nd Rnd – Attach Navy to same place as sl st. Sc in same place. * 2 sc in back loop of next dc, sc in back loop of next dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off (24 sc).

3rd Rnd – Attach Bittersweet to back loop of first sc, sc in same place, sc in back loop of next 2 sc, * skip next sc, in back loop of next sc make 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc; skip next sc, sc in back loop of next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

4th Rnd – Attach Navy to first sc, ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, * ch 3, in next sp make sc, ch 3 and sc: ch 3, dc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

5th Rnd – Attach Bittersweet to same place as sl st, sc in same place, * ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc. (ch 3, sc in next loop) 3 times: ch 3, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

6th Rnd – Attach Navy to first loop, ch 1, in same loop make 2 dc, ch 5 and 3 dc: * ch 3, skip next loop, (sc in next loop, ch 3) twice; skip next loop, in next loop make 3 dc, ch 5 and 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

Second Motif

Work as for First Motif until 5 rounds have been completed.

6th Rnd – Attach Navy to first loop, ch 3, 2 dc in same loop, ch 2, sl st in corresponding loop on First Motif, ch 2, 3 dc in same loop on Second Motif, ch 1, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 1, skip next loop on Second Motif, sc in next loop, ch 1, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 1, sc in next loop on Second Motif, ch 1, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 1, skip next loop on Second Motif, 3 dc in next loop, ch 2, sl st in next loop on First Motif. 3 dc in same loop on Second Motif, complete rnd as for First Motif (no more joinings).

Make 11 rows of 15 motifs, joining adjacent sides as Second Motif was joined to First Motif (where 4 corners meet, join 3rd and 4th corners to joining of previous 2 corners).

Edging

1st Rnd – Attach Navy to any corner sp, ch 3, 6 dc in same sp, * dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp, (dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sp) twice; dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp, dc in next joining, 3 dc in next sp. Repeat from * around, making 7 dc in each corner sp. Join and break off.

2nd Rnd – Attach Bittersweet to same place as sl st, sc in same place, ch 2, skip 2 dc, in next dc make sc, ch 3 and sc; * ch 2, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, making sc, ch 3 and sc in center dc of each corner. Join and break off.

3rd Rnd: Attach Navy to first loop, ch 3, 4 dc in same loop, 3 dc in each sp around, making 5 dc in each corner loop. Join and break off. Block to measurements.

This free crochet pattern for a Persian print afghan was originally published around 1952 by Coats and Clark in Afghans Book No. 289

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