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Free Crochet Pattern: Tree of Life Afghan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 90360AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size
About 44 x 56 in. (112 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 15, 2010)


Flowers (multiple of 10 sts + 4)
Rows 14-26
25: Rep Rows 2-13.
Rows 27-3226-30: Rep Rows 2-6.
Row 33 31: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across.

AFGHAN
Flower Panel
Next 5 Rows:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Work Rows 1-33 31 of Flowers pattern.


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Tree of Life Afghan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

15 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern stitches. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

BPDC (back post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around the post of st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st in front of the BPDC.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around the post of st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st behind the FPDC.
BPTR (back post triple crochet) Yo twice, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around the post of st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Skip st in front of the BPTR.
FPTR (front post triple crochet) Yo twice, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around the post of st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Skip st behind the FPTR.
Left Cross (worked from RS) Sk next 2 post stitches, FPTR around next 2 post stitches, working in front of post stitches just made, FPTR around 2 skipped post sts.
Right Cross (worked from WS) Sk next 2 post stitches, BPTR around next 2 post stitches, working behind post stitches just made, BPTR around 2 skipped post sts.
Rev sc (reverse single crochet) Sc worked from left to right.

NOTES:

1. Front post sts are worked on odd-numbered rows (RS), and back post sts are worked on even-numbered rows (WS).
2. Always sk the next st behind a front post st (FPDC, BPTR), and in front of a back post st (BPDC, BPTR).
3. Trees pattern stitch and Flower pattern stitch can be worked from written instructions or from the stitch diagrams.
4. For clarity, RS rows in stitch diagrams are shown in red, WS rows in black. Read RS rows on diagram from right to left, and WS rows from left to right.


tree diagram top
tree diagram bottom

PATTERN STITCHES
Trees (multiple of 48 sts)
Rows 1 (RS):
Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 14 sc, FPDC around next 4 sc, sc in next 12 sc, FPDC around next 4 sc, sc in next 14 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Note: In all following rows post sts are worked around post sts only. You may need to "lean" your hook forwards or backwards to reach the next post st. Always remember to sk the next st, in front of or behind, the post st.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 14 sc, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 12 sc, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 14 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Rows 3–16: Rep Rows 1 and 2 seven times.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 13 sc, FPTR around next post st 2 rows below, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in each of next 12 sc, FPDC around next 4 post sts, FPTR around same post st 2 rows below, sc in next 13 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 12 sc, BPDC around next post st, 2 BPDC around next post st, BPDC around next 3 post sts, sc in next 12 sc, BPDC around next 3 post sts, 2 BPDC around next post st, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 12 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 12 sc, FPDC around next 6 post sts, sc in next 12 sc, FPDC around next 6 post sts, sc in next 12 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 11 sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next st, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 12 sc, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next st, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 11 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 10 sc, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 12 sc, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 10 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 8 sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next 4 post sts, 2 BPTR around same post st 2 rows below, sc in next 8 sc, 2 BPTR around next post st 2 rows below, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 8 sc, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next 6 post sts, sc in next 8 sc, FPDC around next 6 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 7 sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 2 sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sc, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 6 sc, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sc, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 6 sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next st, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 27: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 5 sc, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next st, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, Left Cross, sc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next st, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 28: Ch 1, turn, *(sc in next 5 sc, BPDC around next 2 post sts) twice, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sts, (BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts) twice; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 29: Ch 1, turn, *(sc in next 5 sc, FPDC around next 2 post sts) twice, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, (FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts) twice; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 30: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sc, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, (BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 31: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sc, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, Left Cross, sc in next 4 sts, Left Cross, sc in next 5 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 32: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sc, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 33: Ch 1, turn, *(sc in next 3 sc, FPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 5 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 34: Ch 1, turn, *(sc in next 3 sc, BPDC around next post st) twice, (sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 3 sts, (BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts) twice, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 35: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next post st, (sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, (sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts) 3 times, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, (sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 36: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 5 sc, BPDC around next post st, (sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 3 sts, (BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 37: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 5 sc, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 3 sts, Left Cross, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, (sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st) 3 times, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 38: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 5 sc, BPDC around next post st, (sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 2 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts) twice, BPDC around next 4 post sts, (sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st) twice, (sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 39: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sc, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts) twice, FPDC around next 4 post sts, (sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st) twice, (sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st) 3 times, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 40: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sc, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 7 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts) twice, BPDC around next 4 post sts, (sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 7 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 41: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 3 sc, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 7 sts, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next 4 post sts, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, (sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 7 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 42: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 11 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, Right Cross, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, (sc in next 3 sts, BPDC around next post st) twice, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 43: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 10 sts, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, FPDC around next 4 post sts, (sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st) 3 times, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 44: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 10 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 7 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 2 sts, BPdc around next 2 post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 7 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 45: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 9 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 7 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next 2 post sts, sc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next 2 post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 7 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 46: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 16 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts) 5 times, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 16 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 47: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 16 sts, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts) 5 times, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 16 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 48: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 15 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 15 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 49: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 15 sts, (FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 15 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 50: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 18 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 2 sts, (BPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts) twice, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 18 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 51: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 17 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 3 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 17 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 52: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 21 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 21 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 53: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 20 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next post st, sc in next 20 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 54: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 20 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 6 sts, BPDC around next post st, sc in next 20 sts; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 55: Rep Row 53.

Divider
Note: All 6 rows of the Divider pattern are worked on the RS of the afghan.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, do not turn, working in front loops only, rev sc in each sc across.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, do not turn, working in unworked back loops of sc of previous row, sc in each sc across.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 two more times.

flower diagram

Flowers (multiple of 10 sts + 4)
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, *ch 10, (sc, ch 10, sc, ch 10, sc) in next sc (flower base made), sc in next 9 sc; rep from * across.
Note: When working Row 2, keep ch-10 sps of previous row on RS of the work; do not let these ch-sps fall to the WS.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 9 sc, ch 1, sk next 3 sc and ch-10 sps, *sc in next 9 sc, ch 1, sk next 3 sc and ch-10 sps; rep from * across to last 4 sc, sc in last 4 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *work sc by first inserting hook through first ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sc, work sc by first inserting hook through last ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, *work 6 dc by first inserting hook through center ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc, sc in next 9 sc; rep from * across.
Note: When working Row 6, keep 6 dc of previous row on RS of the work; do not let these sts fall to the WS.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 9 sc, ch 1, sk next 6 dc, *sc in next 9 sc, ch 1, sk next 6 dc; rep from * across to last 4 sc, sc in last 4 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 4 sc, ch 10, (sc, ch 10, sc, ch 10, sc) in next sc (flower base made), sc in next 4 sc; rep from * across.
Note: When working Row 8, keep ch-10 sps of previous row on RS of the work; do not let these ch-sps fall to the WS.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, *ch 1, sk next 3 sc and ch-10 sps, sc in next 9 sc; rep from * across.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 6 sc, work sc by first inserting hook through first ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sc, work sc by first inserting hook through last ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc, *sc in next 3 sc, work sc by first inserting hook through first ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sc, work sc by first inserting hook through last ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc; rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 9 sc, work 6 dc by first inserting hook through center ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc, *sc in next 9 sc, work 6 dc by first inserting hook through center ch-10 sp of flower base and next sc; rep from * across to last 4 sc, sc in last 4 sc.
Note: When working Row 12, keep 6 dc of previous row on RS of the work; do not let these sts fall to the WS.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, *ch 1, sk next 6 dc, sc in next 9 sc; rep from * across.
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, *ch 10, (sc, ch 10, sc, ch 10, sc) in next sc (flower base made), sc in next 4 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * across.
Rows 14-25: Rep Rows 2-13.
Rows 26-30: Rep Rows 2-6.
Row 31: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across.

AFGHAN
Tree Panel
With larger hook, ch 145.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 144 sc at end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc in next 48 sc, place marker) twice, sc in last 48 sc.
Work Rows 1-55 of Trees pattern. Note: There should be 144 sts worked in each row. Each rep of the Trees pattern should be worked over 48 sts (separated by stitch markers). Move markers up as work progresses and count your sts frequently.
Next 4 Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Remove markers. Note: You should end with a RS row. Do not fasten off.
Divider
Work Rows 1-6 of Divider pattern. Do not fasten off.
Flower Panel
Next 5 Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Work Rows 1-31 of Flowers pattern. Do not fasten off.
Next 4 Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Note: You should end with a RS row.
Divider
Work Rows 1-6 of Divider pattern. Do not fasten off.
Tree Panel
Rows 1 (WS) and 2:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across – 144 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, (sc in next 48 sc, place marker) twice, sc in last 48 sc.
Work Rows 1-55 of Trees pattern. Do not fasten off.
Next 2 Rows: Ch 1, turn, *hdc in next 20 sts, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 20 sts; rep from * 2 more times. Remove markers.
Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Do not fasten off.
Border
Rnd 1 (RS):
Ch 2, turn, hdc evenly spaced around outside edge of Afghan, working 3 hdc in each corner; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, do not turn, working in front loops only, work rev sc in each hdc around.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, do not turn, working in unworked back loops of Rnd 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, do not turn, working in front loops only, rev sc in each sc around. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Leaves Edging
Work with smaller hook.
Row 1 (First Leaf): Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in next ch, 3 sl st in last ch, working along opposite side of foundation ch, sl st in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, sc in next ch. Do not fasten off.
Row 2 (Next Leaf): Ch 1, sl st in ch at base of previous Leaf, rep Row 1. Rep last row until piece measures long enough to go around all edges of Afghan (about 5 yd (4.5 m) long). Fasten off.
Note: In the next row, work into the horizontal bar in the back of the sts of the Leaves. The horizontal bar is on the WS of the st, just below the back loop.
Next Row (RS): From RS, join yarn in horizontal bar in back of first dc of First Leaf, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, tr in tip of Leaf, *ch 1, dc in 3 dc of next Leaf, ch 1, tr in tip of Leaf; rep from * across all Leaves.
Next Row (RS): Ch 1, do not turn, rev sc in each st across. Fasten off. Sew last row of Leaves edging to rev sc Afghan border. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es) tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 22 reviews)
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Tree of Life Afghan Reviewed by Barbara Beck on 2014-04-07 *****
My first large afghan other than ones made with squares/shapes etc. I loved making this and even added an extra couple of rows of the flower pattern. I am using the afghan as I put a popcorn edging on it while I make all those leaves which seems to be never ending!!

Comments on this have been fantastic and fellow crocheters are just amazed. My knitting friend thought it was knitted as she didn't know you could do cable crochet.


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