This free pattern originally published by Coats & Clark in Afghans and Matching Pillows, Book 505, in 1954.
CHADWICK''S RED HEART WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art. E. 232: 12 skeins (1 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins) each of No. 1 White, No. 12 Black, No. 230 Yellow and No. 909 Scarlet.
Clark''s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No 6.
GAUGE: 4 rows make 1 inch.
Afghan measures 45 x 60 inches.
Starting at bottom with Scarlet, make a chain 50 inches long.
1st row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * (insert hook in next ch, draw loop through) 3 times; thread over and draw through all loops on hook (2 sc decreased), 3 sc in next ch. Repeat from * across until row measures 45 inches, ending with 2 sc in last ch. Break off. Cut off remaining chain, do not turn.
2nd row: Picking up back loop only of each sc, attach White to first sc at beginning of row, 2 sc in same place, * dec 2 sc over next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc. Repeat from * across, ending with 2 sc in last sc. Break off.
3rd, 4th, and 5th rows: Repeat 2nd row, working one row each of Black, Yellow, and Scarlet. Break off. The 2nd to 5th rows incl. constitute pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures 60 inches, ending with 5th row. Fasten all ends securely.
With Scarlet sc closely across each long side. Block to measurements.
Other great patterns from Afghans and Matching Pillows, Book 505:
Blue Diamond Afghan
Candy Cane Afghan
Jacob''s Ladder Afghan
Lazy Daisy Afghan
Maltese Cross Afghan
Mardi Gras Afghan
Pennsylvania Dutch Afghan
Polka Dot Afghan
Shaded Stripes Afghan
Satin Stripe Afghan