Old Maids Puzzle Afghan
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.
This pattern is simple squares. You could use any of the graph patterns to make this one.
Size: (approx.) 46" x 58"
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 - 40 oz White
Cross Stitch Colors
3 1/2 oz Grenadine
3 1/2 oz Blue Jewel
3 1/2 oz Paddy Green
Regular Afghan Stitch (Make 20)
With color A, ch 30. Work 25 rows A; and bind off.
Cross Stitch each square using the Old Maids Puzzle graph.
Weave squares together making 4 rows of 5 squares each.
Start in any corner sp; with color A ch 3.
ROW 1: 3 dc in same sp as ch 3, *dc in next sp, rep from * around. Work 4 dc in each corner. Join to the top of first ch 3.
ROW 2: Sl st to corner sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as ch 3, * dc in next sp, rep from * around. Work 4 dc in each corner. Join to the top of first ch 3.
ROW 3: Sl st to corner sp. Ch 3, 4 dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 3, sk 2 dc, dc in next st, ch 3, sk 2 dc, (1 tr, ch 6, 1 tr) in next dc, rep from * around. Work the remaining corners as follows: dc in 2 sts before and after corner sp; work 5 dc in corner. Join to top of first ch 3.
ROW 4: Sl st to corner sp. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch 6 sp, dc in tr sp, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, rep from * around. Work corners as follows: dc in 3 sts before and after corner sp; work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each corner sp. Join to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
Size: (approx.) 13" x 16" excluding ruffle.
Pillow Cover Front: With Blue Jewel, ch 35. Make 5 rows B; 34 rows White; 5 rows Blue Jewel; and bind off.
Side Strips (Make 2): With Blue Jewel, ch 7. Make 5 rows with Blue Jewel; 34 rows Grenadine; 5 rows Blue Jewel; and bind off.
Weave these three pieces together for the cover front.
Cross Stitch on White square with Old Maids Puzzle Graph.
Pillow Cover Back: With White, ch 48. Make 45 rows; and bind off.
With wrong sides together, weave three sides of the pillow front and back together. Do not cut yarn. Set aside and make the inside pillow following the pillow instructions or purchase a 13" x 16" pillow form . Insert the completed inside pillow into the pillow cover and finish weaving closed.
Row 1: Start in any corner sp; with White, ch 3; 2 dc in same sp as ch 3; dc in every sp around. Join with a sl st to top of first ch 3.
Old Maids Puzzle Graph
X-Blue Jewel *-Paddy Green 0-Grenadine