Apache Rose Peacock

Feb 1, 2006
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by Josi Hannon Madera

Introduction

The colors for this afghan (click the photo above for a larger image) are taken from the vivid, festive traditional hues of Mardi Gras. The pattern is based on a modified version of the Choctaw chevron, the basic shape which is used to build that tribe's famous quilts. Created in strips using all Tunisian simple stitch, this afghan works up quickly for its size and is large enough to cover a queen-sized bed.

The blanket in the photograph is up for auction through Mission Fish, where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat For Humanity, a worldwide charity dedicated to safe housing to those with the most economic and social needs. Made from 100% cotton yarn, this all-weather blanket is squishy soft and machine washable. Please bid on this blanket and help us support the continued efforts to repair the US Gulf Coast and rebuild homes for its residents.

Materials List

  • 1024 yds Color A, DK to Light Worsted Weight Yarn
    shown in Knit Picks Crayon - Green
  • 768 yds Color B, DK to Light Worsted Weight Yarn
    shown in Knit Picks Crayon - Yellow
  • 768 yds Color C, DK to Light Worsted Weight Yarn
    shown in Knit Picks Crayon - Purple
  • 5.50mm (US-I) afghan hook
  • 5.00mm (US-J) standard hook
  • 4.0mm (US-G) standard hook
  • Darning needle

Finished Size

70" x 45"

The Pattern

Pattern

Click here to view a tutorial on the Tunisian Simple Stitch.
Each strip of this blanket is 18 stitches wide and 228 rows long (38 rows/block, 6 blocks/strip). Create each strip as indicated below. Click on the letters for a larger, more detailed printable version of each block.

I J G H E F C D A B
J I H G F E D C B A
I J G H E F C D A B
J I H G F E D C B A
I J G H E F C D A B
J I H G F E D C B A

Join the strips with your preferred method (the afghan photographed was whip-stitched). After joining pieces, attach Color B to upper righthand corner and chain 1.

Border

(B) Row 1 - Using 4.00mm hook, work 1 sc into each stitch across top of afghan (179 sc), switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into upper lefthand corner stitch, 1 sc/row down side of afghan (226 sc), 3 sc into lower lefthand corner, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 stitch into each foundation ch (178 sc), switch to 5.00mm hook, 1 sc/row up side of afghan (226 sc), 2 sc into same corner as first stitch worked, join with a sl st to first stitch worked AND TURN so that the backside of afghan is facing.

(B) Row 2 - using 4.00mm hook, ch 1, 1 sc, switch to 5.00mm hook, ch 1, 3 sc into upper righthand corner stitch, {1 sc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 3 trc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next stitch} x 38, 3 sc into lower righthand corner, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 stitch into stitch across bottom of afghan (180 sc), switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into lower lefthand corner stitch,{1 sc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 3 trc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next stitch} x 38, 3 sc into upper lefthand corner stitch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into each stitch across top of afghan (180 sc), join with a sl st to first stitch worked AND TURN so that the front side of afghan is facing, change to color A.

(A) Row 3 - using 4.00mm hook, ch 1, 1 sc into each stitch across top of afghan (181 sc), switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into upper lefthand corner stitch, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, {sc-3-tog over next 3 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches} x 37, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 3 sc into lower lefthand corner stitch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into each stitch across bottom of afghan (182 sc), switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into lower righthand corner stitch, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, {sc-3-tog over next 3 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches} x 37, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 3 sc into upper righthand corner stitch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into next stitch, join with a sl st to first stitch worked AND TURN so that backside of afghan is facing.

(A) Row 4 - using 4.00mm hook, ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into upper righthand corner stitch, 1 sc into next stitch, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, {sc-3-tog over next 3 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches} x 37, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 sc into next stitch, 3 sc into lower righthand corner stitch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into each stitch across bottom of afghan (184 sc), switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into lower lefthand corner stitch, 1 sc into next stitch, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, {sc-3-tog over next 3 stitches, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into each of next 2 stitches} x 37, sc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 sc into next stitch, 3 sc into upper lefthand corner stitch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into each stitch across top of afghan (182 sc), join with a sl st to first stitch worked AND TURN so that the front side of afghan is facing, change to color C.

(C) Row 5 - using 4.00mm hook, ch 1, 1 sc into each stitch across top of afghan (182 sc), switch to 5.00mm hook, 2 sc into upper lefthand corner stitch, ch 3 (counts as trc into corner stitch), 1 trc into each of next 2 stitches, trc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, dc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, sc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, dc into next stitch, {trc-3-tog over next 3 stitches, dc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, sc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, dc into next stitch} x 37, tr-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 trc into each of next 2 stitches, ch 3 (counts as trc), 2 sc into lower lefthand corner stitch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into each stitch across bottom of afghan (186 stitches), switch to 5.00mm hook, 2 stitches into lower righthand corner stitch, ch 3 (counts as trc), 1 trc into each of next 2 stitches, trc-2-tog over next 2 stitches, dc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, sc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, dc into next stitch, {trc-3-tog over next 3 stitches, dc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, sc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch, dc into next stitch} x 37, tr-2-tog over next 2 stitches, 1 trc into each of next 2 stitches, ch 3 (counts as trc), 2 sc into upper righthand corner stitch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, join with a sl st to first stitch worked AND TURN so that the backside of afghan is facing.

(C) Row 6 - using 4.00mm hook, 1 sc into each of the next 5 stitches, 2 sc into side of ch, switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into top of ch, 1 sc into each stitch down side of afghan, 3 sc into top of ch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 2 sc into side of ch, 1 sc into each stitch across bottom of afghan, 2 sc into side of ch, switch to 5.00mm hook, 3 sc into top of ch, 1 sc into each stitch up side of afghan, 3 sc into top of ch, switch to 4.00mm hook, 2 sc into side of ch, 1 sc into each remaining stitch across top of afghan. Fasten off.


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on Dec 7, 2011 7:50 AM

The site that hosted the patterns for the blocks is no longer up.

syd75 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 2:38 PM

clicked on link and got advertisement.  my computer did not like the link, said it wasnt to be trusted