Marigold Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

Drape your living room sofa in beauty and elegance with this gorgeous afghan!  Squares are created individually in solid squares and floral squares that are stitched together.  Afghan is quick and easy to crochet using worsted weight acrylic yarn and a large crochet hook.

What a great way to use up scraps of yarn.  Imagine every flower a different vibrant color.  Create a color scheme for every season or holiday.

 

Marigold Afghan

FP277
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Intermediate
Size: About 54 inches by 66 inches
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: Cocoa (MC) – 32 oz, Tangerine – 8 oz, Gold – 8 oz, Amber – 8 oz, and Orange – 8 oz.
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Each Motif Measures 6 inches.

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

TO CHANGE COLORS

Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.

*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com

FLOWER MOTIF
(Make 49 – 12 each in 3 colors and 13 in 1 color)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with color, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form ring; * ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, sc in ring; rep from * 5 times. DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND.
Rnd 2: Working behind petals, * ch 3, sc in back of sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: * Ch 2, 5 dc in ch-3 lp, ch 2, sc in next sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: Working behind petals, * ch 5, sc in back of sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: * Ch 2, 7 dc in ch-5 lp, ch 2, sc in sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 6: Working behind petals, * ch 3, sc in back of center dc, ch 3, sc in back of next sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 7: * Ch 1, 5 dc in ch-3 lp, ch 1, sc in next sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: Working behind petals, ch 4, sc in back of next sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 9: With right side facing, join MC with sl st to any ch-4 lp, (hdc, 6 dc, hdc) in same lp, 5 sc in next 2 lps, (hdc, 6 dc, hdc) in next loop (corner), complete round to correspond; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

PLAIN MOTIF (Make 50)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with MC, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form ring;  ch 1, 8 sc in ring. DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND.
NOTE: Work in back loop of sts throughout.
Rnd 2: * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around.
Rnds 3-9: Sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in corner sc.
At the end of Rnd 9, sl st to corner. Finish off and weave in ends.

Assembly
– Block Motifs.
– Sew motifs together, alternating between Flower Motif and Plain Motif, arranging colors as desired.

Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join MC with sl st to any corner sc, ** ch 4, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, * (ch 4, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc) 3 times; ch 4, skip next 2 sc, sc in joining (between motifs), ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across to corner, ch 4, sc in corner sc; rep from ** around; join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in ch-4 sp, sc in next sc, * hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in next lp, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Deborah Stinson

    I am trying to make the marigold afgan. When I come to row eight on the flower motif. How many of the chain fouloops do you end up with? In row nine you will have to have four corners (right)? I am practicing this pattern before I purchase the yarn to make the project. Also it seems that the last row of MC is not enough to make a square.

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