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Anniversary Afghan Learn to exchange this to crochet

Thank you Larae W. for sharing this with us.

Note: Use worsted weight yarn and size 6 or 7 needles. or??? Do it your way.

On as many stitches you want. I work at least 250 or more.

Note for stitch: Inc 1 stitch as p1 in front of stitch and p in back of same stitch for increase of one stitch.

Inc 2 by k1. p1, k1, in same stitch. Every row starts out with 5 stitches for a garter border.

Knit the first five rows for a garter border.

There is a double knit on each end because the first 5 are garter stitches so it looks like I am repeating my self but the first 5 isn't a part of the pattern just the border.

Set up row 1: knit 5, p1,* k3, p1, k3, p15, repeat from * across end k3, p1, k5.

Set up row 2; knit 5, k1, p3, k1, p3, k15, repeat from* across end p3, k1, k5.

Row 1: Knit 5,inc 1 * k3, p2tog, p13, p2tog, k3, inc2 k3, repeat from * across endinc 1, k5.

Row 2: Knit 5, k2,* p3, k13, p3, k3, repeat from * end p3, k2, k5.

Row 3: Knit 5, p1, inc 1 * k3, p2tog, p9, p2tog, k3,inc 1, p1,inc 1, repeat from* across endinc 1, p1, k5.

Row 4: Knit 5, k3 ,* p3, k11, p3, k5, Repeat from * end p3, k3, k5.

Row 5: Knit 5, p2,inc 1, * k3, p2tog, p7, p2tog, K3,inc 1, p1, k1, p1,inc 1, repeat from* across endinc 1, p2, k5.

Row 6: Knit 5, k4 * p3, k9, p3, k3, p1, k3, repeat from* across end p3, k4, k5.

Row 7: Knit 5, p3 ,inc 1 * k3, p2tog, p5, p2tog, k3, inc 1, p2, k1, p2, inc1, repeat from * across end inc 1, p3, K5.

Row 8: Knit 5, k5, * p3, k7, p3, k4, p1, k4, repeat from* across end k5, k5.

Row 9: Knit 5, p4, inc 1, * k3, p2tog, p3, p2tog, k3, inc1, p3, k1, p3 ,inc1, repeat from* across end inc 1, p4, k5.

Row10: Knit 5, k6, * P3, k5, p3, k5, p1, k5 repeat from* across end k6, k5.

Row11: Knit 5, p5, inc1, * k3, p2tog, p1, p2tog, k3, inc1, p4, k1, p4, inc1, repeat across* end k3, inc1, p5, k5.

Row12: Knit 5, k7, * p3, k3 ,p3, k6, p1, k6, repeat from *across end p3, k7, k5.

Row13: Knit 5, p6, inc 1,*k3, p3tog, K3, inc1, p6, k1, p6, repeat from* across end k3, inc1, p6, k5.

Row14: knit 5, k8, * p3, k1, p3, k7, p1, k7 repeat from * across end k8, k5.

Row15: Knit 5, p8, * take the next k 3, p1 and place on a dp needle and hold in back of work, k the next k3,then pl off the dp then knit the k3 off the dp this makes a cable to the back, p15 ,take the next k3, p1 and hold in front of work k, the next k3 and then p the p,st off the dp then knit the k3 off the dp this makes a cable front, repeat from *across end with, p8, k5.

Row16: knit5, k8, * p3, k1, p3, k15, repeat from * across end with, k8, k5.

Row 17: knit 5, p6, p2tog ,* k3 ,inc2, K3, p2tog, p11, p2tog, repeat from * across end with k3, p2tog, k6, k5.

Row18: knit 5, k7, * p3, k3, p3, k13, repeat from* across end with p3, k7, k5.

Row19: Knit 5, p5, p2tog, * k3, inc1, p1, inc1, k3, p2tog, p9, p2tog, repeat from* end k3, p2tog, p5, k5.

Row20: Knit 5, k6, * p3, k5, p3, k11, repeat from* across end with p3, k6, k5.

Row21: Knit 5, p4, * p2tog, * k3, inc1, p1, k1, p1, inc1, k3, p2tog, p7, p2tog, repeat from * across end k3, p2tog, p4, k5.

Row22: Knit 5, knit 5, * p3 k3, p1, k3, p9, repeat from * across end p3, knit5, knit5.

Row23: Knit 5, p3, p2tog,* k3, inc1, p2, k1, p2, inc1, k3, p2tog, p5, p2tog repeat from * end k3, p2tog, p3, k5.

Row24:Knit 5, k4, * p3, k4, p1, k4, p3, k7, repeat from* across end with p3, k4, k5.

Row25: Knit 5, p2, p2tog, * k3, inc1, p3,k 1,p 3, inc1, k3, p2tog, p 3, p2tog, repeat from * across end k3, p2tog, p2, k5.

Row26: Knit 5, k3, * p3, k5, p1, k5, p3, k5, repeat from * across end p3, k3, k5.

Row27: Knit 5 p1, p2tog * k3, inc 1, p4, k1, p4 i nc 1, k3, p2tog, p1, p2tog, repeat from * across end k3, p1, p2tog, k.5.

Row 28: Knit 5, k2, * p3, k6, p1, k6, p3, k3,repeat from * across end p3, k2, k5.

Row29: Knit 5, 2tog, * k3, inc1, p6, k1, p6, inc1, k3, p3tog, repeat from * across end k3, p2tog, knit 5.

Row30: Knit 5, k1, p3 , * k7, p1, k7, p3, k1, repeat from* end k3, k1, knit 5.

Row 31: reapeat Row 15 for the cables and k and p where they fall.

End of pat

After I knit two whole pattern repeats, I embroidered roses, using green for the stem and leaves and 2 different colors (one a favorite of the woman's and one that was a favorite of the guys). Then I put a dark red color in the center of the afghan.

I worked 5 complete rose patterns before putting the dark rose in and another 5 after this way the rose is in direct center.

I made the stems by embroidering over the knit one stitch in the middle and the leaves off the stem and I made three rows of thread per petal making three petals per flower because it is easier to hide the loose thread after you cut it off. I also intertwined the thread into the stems to hide the loose ends.

I have made 4 afghans with this pattern they are fun to make. Larae