Apple Basket Afghan
Crochet this country afghan or just make the pillow for a great country accent. The apple baskets are cross stitched on afghan stitched squares.
Copyright 1992 Vicki Becker
This pattern is my own design. You may print the pattern for your personal use ONLY! You may not publish or post this pattern anywhere without my written permission.
Apple Basket Afghan
Size: 51" x 74"
Hooks: Afghan hook size N or 15mm and Crochet hook size N
Gauge: Afghan stitch - 7 bars and 5 rows = 2 inches
Use these colors or pick colors to match your decor!
Red Heart Classic 4 ply yarn
Color A - 34 1/2 oz Aran
Color B - 7 oz Cardinal Red
Cross Stitch Colors
Regular Afghan Stitch (Make 12)
With color A, ch 41. Work 34 rows A; and bind off.
Row 1: With color B work 1 row of sc around each square; working 3 sc in each corner; fasten off.
Row 2: Join color A in any corner sp, ch 3, 2 dc in corner sp, *sk 1 sc, yo pull up loop in next st, yo and pull up another loop in the same sp, yo and pull up another loop in the same sp (7 lps on hook), yo and draw through all lps on hook, (Puff St made), ch 1, rep from * around working 3 dc in each corner, fasten off color A.
Row 3: Work 1 row Sc around square with color B; working 3 sc in each corner; fasten off.
Cross stitch 6 squares using 2 ply with the cross stitch colors following the Apple basket graph.
Weave the squares together alternating with plain squares.
Start in any corner sp; with color A.
ROW 1: Work sc with color A around afghan working 3 sc in each corner; fasten off.
Row 2: Work same as for Row 2 or Square Border. Working 3 dc in each corner; fasten off.
Row 3: Work same as Row 1 Outside Border.
Size: 16" x 16" excluding ruffle.
Make 2 afghan squares without border. Cross Stitch one of the squares using the apple basket graph. With wrong sides together, Weave three sides of the pillow together. Do not cut yarn. Set aside and make the pillow following the pillow instructions or purchase a 16" x 16" pillow form . Insert the completed inside pillow into the pillow cover and finish weaving closed.
Row 1: Join Color A in any sp; use only the back loop. The front loop will be used for the inner ruffle. Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *dc in next sp, 2 dc in next sp, rep from * around working 3 dc in each corner sp. Join with a sl st to top of first ch 3.
Row 2: Repeat Row 1.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, dc in each sp around working 3 dc in each corner. Join with a sl st to top of first ch 3; fasten off.
Row 1: Join Color B in any corner. Use the front loop of row 1, bottom ruffle. Ch 3, 2 dc in same spm *1 dc in next sp, 2 dc in next sp rep from * working 3 dc in each corner. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Row 2: *Ch 3, sc in next st, rep from * around. Join with a sl st to bottom of first ch 3; fasten off.
Apple Basket Graph
0-Warm Brown X-Medium Brown +-Cardinal Red Cent Sign-Claret
#-Paddy Green *-Forest Green B-Country Blue L-Windsor Blue