Siesta

This pattern was originally printed in Afghan Book No. 289, by The Spool Cotton Company, copyright 1952. It uses the Red Heart Yarn of that time.

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Size based on the original yarns: 47 x 62 inches

MATERIALS:CHADWICK’S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art. E.232: 16 skeins (1 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 686 Paddy Green; 14 skeins of No. 676 Emerald Green and 9 skeins of No. 647 Surf Green.Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 6.

GAUGE: Each motif measures 5 inches square.

MOTIF (Make 108) … Starting at center with Paddy Green, ch 2. 

1st rnd: In 2nd ch from hook make (sc, ch 1) 8 times. Join with sl st to first sc.

 2nd rnd: Sl st in next sp, ch 3, * in next sp make (dc, ch 1) twice; half dc in next sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join to 2nd ch of ch-3. Break off. 

3rd rnd: Attach Emerald Green to same place as sl st, ch 4, * in next sp make (dc, ch 1) twice; half dc in next sp, ch 1, in next sp make dc, ch 1 and dc; tr in next half dc. Repeat from * around, ending with dc, ch 1 and dc in last sp. Join to top of ch-4. Break off.

 4th rnd: Attach Surf Green to same place as sl st, sc in same place, * ch 1, in next sp between dc’s make (dc, ch 1) twice and dc (3-dc shell made); half dc in next half dc, in next sp between dc’s make (dc, ch 1) 3 times; sc in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

 5th rnd: Attach Emerald Green to any half dc, sc in same place, * ch 1, sc in first sp of shell, ch 1, sc in next sp of shell, ch 1, in next sc make (dc, ch 1) 4 times (4-dc shell made); skip next sp, sc in first sp of next shell, ch 1, sc in next sp of shell, ch 1, sc in next half dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. 

6th rnd: Attach Paddy Green to first sp of any shell, sc in same place, * ch 1, (sc in next sp, ch 1) twice; in next sc make half dc, ch 1 and dc; skip next sc, in next sc make tr, ch 1, tr, ch 3, tr, ch 1 and tr; skip next sc, in next sc make dc, ch 1 and half dc; ch 1, sc in first sp of shell. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Sew squares together neatly on wrong side, making 9 rows of 12 motifs.

BORDER … 1st rnd: Attach Paddy Green to any corner sp, 7 Sc in same sp, sc closely around, making 7 sc in each corner sp. Join and break off.

 2nd rnd: Attach Surf Green to first sc, ch 3, dc in back loop of each sc around, making 5 dc in center sc of each corner. Join and break off. 

3rd rnd: Attach Emerald Green to same place as sl st, ch 3, dc in back loop of each dc around, making 5 dc in center dc of each corner. Join and break off. 

4th rnd: Attach Paddy Green to same place as sl st, sc in same place, sc in back loop of each dc around. Join and break off. Block to measurements.

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