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Mount Vernon Afghan 

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Using a Knitting Worsted or Sports would be perfect for this work. 

Afghan 53 x 69 inches (approx.)

MINERVA KNITTING WORSTED

Black, and Assorted Colors about 12 tp 18 balls. Great way to use up your scraps.

1 No. 2 Steel Crochet Hook

Scale: 5 sts. to 1 inch

This Afghan is worked in four-inch squares in a variety of shades and can he made with odds and ends of yarn. There are 192 squares. Join them 12 squares wide and 16 squares long.

TO MAKE 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 more times, fasten in 2nd Ch. At beginning of Row.

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, 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, 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, fasten.

Row 5-join Black at corner and work in the same manner. This completes one square.

Sew or crochet squares together and work border as follows:

Row 1-With Black work 1 Row S.C. (increase at corners).

Row 2-Ch. 2, * D.C. in 3rd st., D.C. in 2nd st. (crossing sts.), repeat from * around Row.

Work 3 more rows.

Row 6-With color S.C.

Row 7-Change color, S.C. around Row.

Row 8-Same color as Row 6, * 1 S.C., Ch. 3, 1 S.C. in same st., skip 1 st., repeat from * around Row, fasten. 

From Minerva Yarns 1936

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