And so we begin our rectangles. Our afghan is made with 18 large squares and 12 rectangles. All the large squares are different, but the rectangles consist of four each of three stitch patterns we have already used. I’ll post the rectangle edging instructions in a separate post.
Rectangle #1 (make 4)
Note: This stitch pattern is the same as the stitch pattern for square #2.
Row 1: Ch 14, sc in second ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch); repeat from *, turn.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in center dc of next shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (shell in next sc, sc in next dc) 2 times, turn.
Rows 4-16 or same number rows as square #2: Repeat rows 2-3, ending with row 2.
At end of last row, fasten off.